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Purpose of going to Japan is to visit relatives
(parents, sisters/brothers, aunts/uncles, or nieces/nephews)

[Spouse of a Japanese who wants to live together with husband should have Certificate of Eligibility. ]

2007 July

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 Embassy website, at the entrance of Embassy or through accredited agency. )
  3.   Photo    (4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background)
    •    Photo must be pasted on the application form.
  4.  Birth Certificates  to prove relationship (* see below)
  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. Invitation Letter from Guarantor in Japan (Must have handwritten signature)
  7.  Family Registration (Koseki Tohon)
  8.  Residence Certificate (JUMINHYO)
    •   [7, 8 is only applicable if Guarantor is a Japanese]
    •  Note: 7 and 8 must be issued within three months.
  9.  A certificate of residence (JUMINHYO), with description of his/ her family relationship with all Family members from City Hall, Passport Copy (all pages) or a copy of Residence Card. (9. is only applicable if Relatives in Japan is not Japanese)
      (Note: for cases wherein the guarantor is the relative in Japan, a certificate of residence (JUMINHYO) from city hall (issued within three months) is necessary)
<< If Applicant Shoulders All the Expenses >>
  1-A.  Bank Certificate
  1-B  Income Tax Return (Form 2316) original and photocopy
Exemption of [1.A, 1-B]
If the applicant is eligible for Multiple Entry
<< If Guarantor in Japan Shoulders Any Part of Travel / Living Expenses >>
  2-A.  Guarantee Letter (MIMOTO HOSHOSYO)
      (Format available at the Embassy Website or at the entrance of Embassy.) 
  2-B.   Income Certificate (SHOTOKU SHOMEISHO) from City Hall, Tax return certificate (NOUZEISHOMEISHO: form2) from Tax office, KAKUTEISHINKOKUSHO HIKAE or Bank Certificate(YOKIN ZANDAKA SHOMEISHO)
  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).



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)


If Birth Certificate (NSO) is “Late Registration”


- 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.

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

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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