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Purpose of going to Japan is to stop by or make a short visit on the way to/from other country(ies)
Your Airline company may apply for shore pass for your convenience if you do not have a transit visa.
However, you need to obtain this visa unless you have special and valid reasons.
All documents must be original unless otherwise stated.
  1.  Philippine Passport
    •   Broken lamination of the photo part is not accepted.
    •   Must have at least two (2) blank pages.
  2. Visa Application Form
    •   Also available at the entrance of Embassy.
  3.   Photo
    •   Specs: 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background
    •    Photo must be pasted on the application form.
  4.  Birth Certificate of applicant
    •   Must be from NSO Main Office / Serbilis Outlet Center (Nationwide) issued within one (1) year.
    •   In case of non-record, you must submit certificate of non-record together with the one from Local Civil Registrar.
If the applicant is visiting friend/distant relative and has his/her passport (old or valid) with a used Japanese Visa
If Birth Certificate from NSO is unreadable, or
If there is no record in NSO, (in addition to "Certificate of Non-Record" from NSO Headquarter)


SUBMIT:  Birth certificate from Local Civil Registrar


If Birth Certificate (NSO) is "Late Registration"


SUBMIT:  Birth certificate

School Record (From 137)

School Yearbook (If applicable)


Please indicate complete address and landline number (if applicable)

of the church in the baptismal certificate, and of the school in school record.

  5. Marriage Contract (if the applicant is married)
      Must be form NSO Main Office/Serbilis Outlet center (Nationwide) issued with one (1) year.
  6. Daily Schedule in Japan
  7. Bank Certificate
  8. Certificate of Reservation issued from Airline Company
    •   One issued from Travel Agency is not accepted.
  9. Valid Visa of the Country of Final Destination
  Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that he/she meets all the requirements for the grant of a visa. Submission of any supporting documents not listed above is encouraged (e.g. applicant's economic or social ties with the Philippines).

Submission of requirements does not guarantee issuance of visa.

Validity of Documents is three (3) month from the date of issue unless otherwise stated.


Application should be filed through accredited agencies (Please see our website for the list of Agents or get one from FAX service by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo , or get one from visa gate of the Embassy.)

※ The applicant may be required to appear in person for interview etc.


Additional documents may be requested where necessary. Applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise application will be terminated.

Documents submitted for application will not be returned.

Applicants can get information from accredited agencies when his/her application is pending.

When visa is granted, VISA FEE is gratis for this category. (Philippine passport holder)

When visa is not granted, the reasons of denial will not be disclosed. Applicants may apply again after six (6) month with the same purpose, unless there are emergency / humanitarian reasons, or application for different purpose.



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