CHANGE IN THE SCOPE OF ACCEPTANCE OF VISA APPLICATION (IMPORTANT NOTICE)

2020/10/1
CHANGE IN THE SCOPE OF ACCEPTANCE OF VISA APPLICATION
(IMPORTANT NOTICE)

 
The Government of the Philippines is implementing a Community Quarantine for the management of the COVID-19 situation.
 Under this circumstances, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines processes Visa Application as described below for the time being to pay the maximum consideration to prevention of infection by applicants, as well as to carry out its urgent duties.
 
1. Only application for following Visas are accepted.
(1) Diplomatic or Official Visas
(2) Visas to be issued for humanitarian consideration or urgent need
(3) Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel (Updated on October 1, 2020)
* This is applicable to Philippine nationals and other nationals who have been legally residing in the Philippines as well.

 
2. Application Procedure
(1) The applicant can visit the embassy to apply for a visa directly in person.
  * In terms of visa application of students and technical intern trainees whose sending/accepting organization is same, a representative with the authorization letters from every applicants can apply.
  Accepting time:
  8:40-11:00 AM, Monday to Friday except the embassy holidays
  * We do not accept applications after the accepting time.
(2) Documents
   Please refer to the relevant pages https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000035.html
   For applicants mentioned in 1 (3) above, please refer to https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html (2. Required documents for the visa application).
(3) We will accept visa application with complete documents. Incomplete requirements will not be accepted. We may request additional documents if necessary in our process.
(4) Due to a large number of applications submitted to the embassy at this time, we may need a longer time to process than usual. We cannot indicate a standard processing period.
(5) Please understand that we cannot accommodate requests of early release of passports for scheduled date of departure, or inquiries regarding the status of application for smooth examination. We will contact the applicant when the application is processed.
 
3. Contact
  Japan Visa Information Hotline
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100081298.pdf
* We strongly recommend you to utilize this hotline, please.
 
Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
English/Filipino: 02-8834-7514
Japanese: 02-8834-7508
 
Consulate-General of Japan in Davao
https://www.davao.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html
 
Consular Office of Japan in Cebu
https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000135.html