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VISA SECTION


VISIT RELATIVES / FRIENDS INVITED BY US MILITARY PERSONNEL (SOFA STATUS)

REQUIREMENTS
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
     

(Available at the Embassy Website, at the entrance of Embassy or accredited agency.)

    3.   Photo (4.5cm x 4.5cm, white background)
     

(must be pasted on the application form)

    4.  Birth Certificates to prove relationship (*see below)
     

EXEMPTION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES

- If the applicant is visiting friend/distant relative and has his/her passport (old or valid) with a used Japanese Visa

    5. Marriage Contract (if the applicant is married)
      (4 and 5 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.)
    6. Daily Schedule in Japan (in case of visiting friends)
    7.  (if visiting friend) Documents or photos etc. to prove relationship
    8. Statement of Service (With e-mail address of attestant if possible)
    9.Invitation Letter from Guarantor in Japan (Must have hand written signature)  
    10. Bank Certificate
   

11. Income Tax Return (Form 2316) original and photocopy

     

[10. and 11. are only applicable if he/her has account in bank or income tax return]

   
EXEMPTION OF [11,12]

- If the applicant is eligible for Multiple Entry or Guarantor shoulder all part of travel/living expenses for relatives (parents, sisters/brothers, or aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews).

    [If Guarantor in Japan Shoulder Any Part of Travel / Living Expenses]
      -A.  Guarantee Letter (Must have handwritten signature)
                  (Format available at the Embassy Website or at the entrance of Embassy)
      -B.  Most Recent Income Tax Return Copy (Form 1040 and Form W-2)
   
EXEMPTION OF  [1-B]

- If the applicant is a parent of Guarantor in Japan

- If the applicant is a child (must be 19 years old and below) of Guarantor in Japan

   

Please note: It is applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she meet 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, urgent reasons for visit: medical certificate, wedding invitation)
 

Submission of requirements does not guarantee issuance of visa.

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

   

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

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)

- BIRTH CERITIFICATE FROM LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

If Birth Certificate (NSO) is “Late Registration”

- BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE

- SCHOOL RECORD (Form 137)

- SCHOOL YEAR BOOK (If applicable)

Please indicate complete address and land line (telephone, if applicable) of the church in the baptismal certificate, and of the school in school record.

HOW TO "PROVE RELATIONSHIP"
Relationship of
Applicant – Filipino in Japan
Birth Certificates to be Submitted
Parent – Child Applicant + Filipino in Japan
Brother – Sister Applicant + Filipino in Japan
Aunt, Uncle – Niece, Nephew Applicant + Parent of Filipino in Japan + Filipino in Japan
Niece, Nephew – Aunt, Uncle Applicant + Parent of Applicant + Filipino in Japan
FILING APPLICATION
   

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.

NOTICE
    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.
FOR INQUIRIES
   

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      (+ 63-32 ) 231-7321 / 7322
   

DAVAO

      (+ 63-82 ) 221-3100 / 3200
    Website
    http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/visiting/index.htm
   

FAX service by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo

    03-5501-8490
   

E-mail Inquiries

    ryoji@ma.mofa.go.jp