Application Kit: Japan Visa Requirements, Forms, & Guide

Application Kit: Japan Visa Requirements, Forms, & Guide

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The Rundown

  • Japan visa requirements for Filipinos include a passport, PSA birth certificate, and accomplished schedule of stay or itinerary, among others.

  • If you’d like to apply for a single-entry or multiple-entry Japan visa, you are instructed to apply via a designated travel agency. We have the list and contact details provided below.

  • Download links to templates issued by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are also included below.

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  • This feature is part of our BEYOND ManilaxSeoul series, which provides tips and recommendations to travelers going beyond Manila and Seoul.

Also read: How to Fill Out: Japan Visa Application Form & Schedule of Stay

I. JAPAN VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINO TOURISTS

Applying for a single-entry Japan visa in the Philippines is relatively easy. It boils down to two steps: gathering the requirements and transacting with a travel agency that’s designated by the Embassy. Some would say that the most difficult part is getting a PSA birth certificate, while others would say it’s having to write a cover letter that explains why they’re missing a requirement like the ITR. But these processes are, considering general factors, fairly manageable. It really only gets tricky if you’re aiming to get a multiple-entry Japan visa wherein you have to prove that you are eligible for one. But if you’re a first-time traveler, apply for a single-entry and stick with the two steps. Let’s look at the list of documents that you have to prepare:

A. Single-Entry Japan Visa Requirements for Filipino Tourists

  1. Accomplished Japan Visa Application Form

    • Download the Japan visa application form here.

    • Fill out the application form completely either by hand or electronically (typewritten). If an item is not applicable to you, use N/A.

    • Application forms with empty fields may not be accepted by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

    • Make sure to supply truthful and accurate information.

  2. Valid Philippine Passport

    • Ensure that your Philippine passport is not damaged and that it has at least two (2) blank pages.

    • Affix your signature on your passport. If you have the new version that’s valid for ten (10) years, the signature field is on page 3. (The previous version of the Philippine passport already has the holder’s e-signature on the bio page.)

  3. One (1) passport-size photo

    • 4.5cm x 4.5cm, white background

    • Your photo should have been taken in the last six (6) months.

    • Write your name and date of birth on back side of the photo.

    • Paste your photo on the application form.

  4. Birth certificate

    • Your birth certificate must have been issued within the past one (1) year by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA Main Office) or Serbilis Outlet Center. You can request a copy (and have it delivered to your address!) from the PSA website here.

    • If your birth certificate from PSA is unreadable or lacks information, get a copy of your birth certificate from your local Civil Registrar (city hall) and submit it together with your PSA Birth Certificate.

    • If your birth certificate is categorized under late or delayed registration, submit supporting documents like your (a) baptismal certificate; (b) Form 137 or school record from your elementary or high school; and (c) school yearbook, if possible.

    • If you have no record of birth, submit a Certificate of Non-Record from PSA along with a birth certificate from your city’s Civil Registrar.

  5. Accomplished Itinerary or Schedule of Stay (Taizai Yoteihyo)

    • Download the editable or Word version of the Japan Itinerary Template or Schedule of Stay here.

    • If you prefer a PDF version, you can download one here.

    • Specify the date of your arrival and departure. If already arranged, you may also indicate the flight number and your ports of entry and departure.

    • Supply the full details of your accommodation, i.e. hotel name, address, and telephone number.

    • Your itinerary must show your planned activities for each day of your stay. When similar activities continue on consecutive days, specify the range in the dates column, i.e. “YYYY–MM–DD to YYYY–MM–DD”.

  6. Income Tax Return

    • Submit a clear copy of your latest ITR. This may be obtained from your employer.

  7. Original Bank Certificate

    • Your bank certificate must have been obtained from your bank in the past three (3) months.

  8. Marriage Certificate, if applicable

    • Must be issued within the last one (1) year by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA Main Office) or Serbilis Outlet Center. You can request a copy (and have it delivered to your address!) from the PSA website here.

    • If you have no record of marriage in PSA (negative result), submit a Certificate of Non-Record from PSA along with the Marriage Certificate from your city’s Civil Registrar (city hall). Visit this page to view the request guidelines from PSA.

  9. Accomplished List of Visa Applicants Form, if applicable

    • Fill out and submit the List of Visa Applicants form only if you’re traveling as a group or family.

    • You may download the List of Visa Applicants form for your Japan visa application here.

👉 If you have a sponsor or guarantor in the Philippines who will fund your trip, submit the following documents along with the standard set of Japan visa requirements:

  • Guarantee Letter

  • Proof of relationship between applicant and guarantor, i.e. readable copy of your PSA Birth Certificate and photos of you and your guarantor

  • Original Bank Certificate of your guarantor

  • Clear copies of your guarantor’s Income Tax Return (ITR Form 2316). Statement of Tax Withholding is not accepted.

👉 If you are a foreigner residing in the Philippines (long-term), submit a copy of your Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) that’s issued by the Philippine government along with the standard set of Japan visa requirements.

B. Multiple-Entry Japan Visa Requirements for Filipino Tourists

According to the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, those who intend to apply for a multiple-entry Japan tourist visa must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Filipino national with a Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ordinary IC passport that meets ICAO standards

    • If your passport has a green cover (issued from 1995-2007), you are ineligible.

    • If your passport is maroon (issued 2007 onwards), you should be good.

  • Applicants who intend to engage in activities corresponding to those permitted for Temporary Visitors

    • Temporary Visitors are those whose stay in Japan is less than ninety (90) days. Their primary purpose is any of the following: sightseeing, visiting family members, visiting friends or acquaintances, and/or business (non-remunerative).

  • Applicants who wish to apply for a multiple entry visa for short-term stay

    • If you won’t be engaging in work or remunerative activities and are not staying for more than ninety days, you should be eligible.

Furthermore, you must meet any of the following conditions for issuance of multiple-entry Japan tourist visa:

  • CONDITION 1: You are a visa applicant with history of travel as a temporary visitor to Japan in the last three (3) years. You have no known violation of domestic laws of Japan nor had a problem with immigration regarding entry and status during your period/s of stay. You have sufficient financial capacity to support your travel expenses.

  • CONDITION 2: You are an applicant with history of travel as temporary visitor to Japan in the last three (3) years. You have no known violation of domestic laws of Japan nor had a problem with immigration regarding entry and status during your period/s of stay. You also have an extensive travel history as a temporary visitor to G7 countries (excluding Japan) in the last (3) years.

    • G7 countries include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • CONDITION 3: You are an applicant with abundant financial capacity.

  • CONDITION 4: You are a spouse or child of an applicant with abundant financial capacity.

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements and any of the conditions for issuance, go ahead and prepare the following requirements to apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa for Japan:

  1. Accomplished Request for a Multiple-Entry Visa

    • Download the Japan multiple-entry visa request form here.

    • Check the items that apply to you and state your reasons for wanting to obtain a multiple-entry visa for Japan.

  2. Valid Philippine Passport

    • Must be machine-readable (maroon or issued 2007 onwards).

    • Ensure that your Philippine passport is not damaged and that it has at least two (2) blank pages.

    • Affix your signature on your passport. If you have the new version that’s valid for 10 years, the signature field is on page 3. (The previous version of the Philippine passport already has the holder’s e-signature on the bio page.)

  3. Accomplished Japan Visa Application Form

    • Download the Japan visa application form here.

    • Fill out the application form completely either by hand or electronically (typewritten). If an item is not applicable to you, use N/A.

    • Application forms with empty fields may not be accepted by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

    • Make sure to supply truthful and accurate information.

  4. One (1) passport-size photo

    • 4.5cm x 4.5cm, with white background

    • Should have been taken in the past six (6) months.

    • Write your name and date of birth on back side of the photo.

    • The photo must be pasted on the application form.

  5. Accomplished Itinerary or Schedule of Stay (Taizai Yoteihyo)

    • Download the editable or Word version of the Japan Itinerary Template or Schedule of Stay here.

    • If you prefer a PDF version, you can download one here.

    • Specify the date of your arrival and departure. If already arranged, you may also indicate the flight number and your ports of entry and departure.

    • Supply the full details of your accommodation, i.e. hotel name, address, and telephone number.

    • Your itinerary must show your planned activities for each day of your stay. When similar activities continue on consecutive days, specify the range in the dates column, i.e. “YYYY–MM–DD to YYYY–MM–DD”.

👉 If you are an applicant who meets CONDITION 1 or has a travel history in Japan in the last three (3) years and has sufficient funds for your travels, submit the following documents along with the standard set of multiple-entry Japan visa requirements:

  • Proof of travel to Japan in the last three (3) years, i.e. your old or recent passport/s with used temporary visitor visa/s and landing permission stamps.

  • Clear copy of your latest Income Tax Return (ITR)

  • Proof of your financial capacity, i.e. bank certificate, stock certificate, etc.

👉 If you are an applicant who meets CONDITION 2 or has a travel history in Japan in the last three (3) years and has traveled several times to Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and/or the United States (G7 countries), submit the following documents along with the standard set of multiple-entry Japan visa requirements:

  • Proof of travel to Japan in the last three (3) years, i.e. your old or recent passport/s with used Japan temporary visitor visa/s and landing permission/arrival stamps.

  • Proof of travel to any G7-member country in the last three (3) years, i.e. your old or recent passport with entry visa/s issued by a G7-member country and immigration stamps.

👉 If you are an applicant who meets CONDITION 3 or has an abundant or sufficient financial capacity, submit the following documents along with the standard set of multiple-entry Japan visa requirements:

  • Birth Certificate [See notes under A.4)

  • Marriage Certificate [See notes under A.8)

  • Latest copy of your Income Tax Return (ITR)

  • Proof of financial capacity, i.e. bank certificate, stock certificate, etc.

👉 If you are an applicant who meets CONDITION 4 or is a spouse or child of an applicant who has abundant financial capacity, submit the following documents along with the standard set of multiple-entry Japan visa requirements:

  • Latest copy of your spouse’s or child’s Income Tax Return (ITR). (He or she will be considered as your guarantor.)

  • Guarantor’s proof of financial capacity, i.e. bank certificate, stock certificate, etc.

  • Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate [See notes under A.4 or A.8)


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  • Need help filling out the Schedule of Stay (Japan itinerary) template? Check out our guide here.

  • If you’re missing a requirement (like the ITR) for your tourist visa application, you may write a cover letter. You can find our sample here.

  • Once you have your Japan visa requirements ready, the next step is to contact and transact with a travel agency that’s designed by the Embassy. View the contact details in the next section below.

  • A visa applicant can only apply directly to the Embassy and the consular offices when the travel is for diplomatic/public purposes or the applicant is invited directly by a Japanese government institution or independent administrative agency.

  • The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines does not collect a visa fee (yep, it’s free!). However, expect to pay your chosen designated travel agency an amount ranging from ₱900-1,500 for their visa processing service.

  • Processing of Japan visa requirements takes at least five (5) business days from when the Embassy has received your application from the travel agency.

  • Once issued, the Japan visa will be valid for three (3) months. No extension is allowed.

  • Whether you’re applying for a single-entry or multiple-entry Japan tourist visa, you must print all of your requirements in A4-size papers. If your original document is printed out in a different size, make a copy that is adjusted to fit A4-size papers. Do not paste or staple together the pages.

  • If you feel like you have other documents that can support your visa application (aside from the requirements listed above), the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines encourages you to submit them. Applicants who are employed typically prepare their bank statements and their employment certificate to help establish their economic and social ties in the Philippines. Those who own a business may want to submit a copy of their business permits. Other documents that may help strengthen your Japan visa application include a copy of your school records, school report cards, and proof of residence, among others.

  • Those who have urgent reasons to travel to Japan may also submit a medical certificate, wedding invitation, and the like.

  • Some applicants who have sponsor/s funding their full or partial trip expenses also opted to have their Guarantee Letter from their sponsor notarized.

  • Documents that will come from your sponsor must be submitted to you (visa applicant) and not to the Embassy.

  • As a general rule, your passport must have a validity of more than six (6) months from your intended departure date.

  • If you’re wondering about Condition 3 and 4 for the Japan multiple-entry visa eligibility, there’s no provided definition of someone who has an abundant financial capacity. However, if we were to base it in economic researches such as this one, family or households who are considered rich (at 2017 prices) are those with a monthly income of at least ₱190,400.

  • Japan visa requirements that are submitted to the Embassy will not be returned (except, of course, for the passport).

  • If applicable, applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise their Japan visa application will be terminated.

  • As noted by the Embassy here, the reason for the denial of visa will not be disclosed. When a Japan visa application is denied, the individual may re-apply again for the same purpose after six (6) months.


TOP TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR JAPAN

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Now that you have an idea of the required documents to get a Japan tourist visa, you may want to start contacting a designated travel agency (list below) and browsing the most popular Japan travel essentials for tourists. Here are some that you may want to consider:

  1. Japan Pocket Wifi (pick-up at multiple locations)

  2. Tokyo Skyliner Ticket

  3. Suica IC Card

  4. Universal Studios Japan™ (1 Day E-Ticket)

  5. Osaka Amazing Pass

  6. Japan Rail Pass (7 Days)


II. HOW TO APPLY FOR A JAPAN TOURIST VISA (Single & Multiple Entry)

When you have all your Japan visa requirements on hand, all that’s left to do is to transact with a designated travel agency. For a fee, they will lodge your application at the Embassy and get the visa for you (typically within 5-7 days, give or take). Just give them a call (or message them on Facebook), ask for their visa processing rates, and submit your documents.

List of Designated Travel Agencies for Japan Visa Application

Here are the travel agencies designated by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines (fees and information are subject to change without notice):

1. Attic Tours Phils., Inc

  • Japan visa processing fee: ₱1,500 + 12% VAT (excludes one-way courier fee of ₱300)

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MANILA OFFICE (MAIN):
Unit 202 Coko Building 1, Patio Madrigal Compound, 2550 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Email: manila_sales_01@attic-tours.com or manila_sales_02@attic-tours.com
Call: +632 556-6301 to 05

MANILA OFFICE (HOTEL JEN):
G/F, Hotel JEN Manila, 3001 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Manila
Email: manila_sales_01@attic-tours.com or manila_sales_02@attic-tours.com
Call: +632 984-0566, 668-9845

QUEZON CITY OFFICE (SM NORTH):
G/F The Block, SM CITY NORTH EDSA, Quezon City
Email: manila_sales_01@attic-tours.com or manila_sales_02@attic-tours.com
Call: +63 372-3254, +63 373-2594, +63917-898-0905

QUEZON CITY OFFICE (SM FAIRVIEW):
Upper Ground Floor, Annex 3 Bldg., SM City Fairview, Quezon City
Email: manila_sales_01@attic-tours.com or manila_sales_02@attic-tours.com
Call: +63 372-3254, +63 373-2594, +63917-898-0905

CEBU CITY OFFICE (SM FAIRVIEW):
2nd Level, SM City Cebu, NRA Mabolo, CEBU
Call: 032 239-8435, 0922 874 7156

DAVAO CITY OFFICE (SM FAIRVIEW):
Level 3, SM City Davao, Quimpo Blvd., Talomo, Davao City
Call: 082-225-8920, 0917-321-1328

2. Discovery Tour

MAKATI OFFICE:
301 G/F Sagittarius Building, H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, MakAti City Philippines
Email: japanvisamnl3@discoverytour.ph
Call: (632) 812-3328

CEBU OFFICE:
Door No. 203-A1 2/F Northgate Center Don Manuel Gotianuy Complex Gov.Cuenco Ave Banilad City Cebu
Email: cebubranch@discoverytour.ph
Call: (032) 340-1822/ 340-1824

DAVAO OFFICE:
Door 109 G/F Court View Inn Bldg., Quimpo Blvd. cor. Sandawa Road, Davao City
Email: japanvisadvo1@discoverytour.ph
Call: (6382)285-7188

3. Friendship Tours and Resorts Corporation

MANILA OFFICE:
3/F Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines 1226
Email: visa@friendshipmanila.com
Call: 0917-548-1810

CEBU OFFICE:
Bldg. 1 Oakridge IT Center, 880 AS Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City
Email: visa@friendshipmanila.com
Call: 0917-724-3373

4. Rajah Travel Corporation

MAKATI OFFICE:
3/F 331 Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines
Email: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com
Call:  +63 (02) 894 0886

MANILA BRANCH:
G/F GLC Building, A. Mabini cor. T.M. Kalaw Sts., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Email: webinquiry@rajahtravel.com
Call: +63 (02) 523 8801

5. Reli Tours and Travel Company

MAKATI OFFICE:
3/F Dusit Hotel cor. Edsa Pasay Road, Makati City
Email: relitours@yahoo.com
Call:  (632) 867-3655, (632) 894-1214 or (632) 893 9226

PASAY BRANCH:
SM Mall of Asia, Bay City Pasay City, Metro Manila
Email: relitours@yahoo.com
Call:  632-556-1445, 556-1446 or 556-1447

MANDALUYONG BRANCH:
5/F SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Email: relitours@yahoo.com
Call: 632-637-4694, 637-4695 or 637-5020

MANILA BRANCH:
4/F Lucky Chinatown, Reina Regonte St. cor. Dela Reina St., Binondo, Manila
Email: relitours@yahoo.com
Call:  632-242-0640

LAS PIÑAS BRANCH:
SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Piñas City
Email: relitours@yahoo.com
Call: 632-800-4948, 02-800-4949 or 02-800-4950

6. Pan Pacific Travel Corporation  

  • Japan visa processing fee: ₱1,000 if not availing a tour or booking a flight

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MANILA OFFICE:
353 E.T. Yuchengco Street, Binondo, Manila, Philippines
Email: panpacifictravel@gmail.com
Call: (63-2) 243-6666

MANILA BRANCH (Ermita):
G/F Pacific Place Apartelle Suites. 539 Arquiza St. Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Email: trafalgarmanila@panpacifictravel.com.ph
Call: (632) 523-1990 or 526-6427

MAKATI BRANCH:
Unit LG-1 Herrera Tower Condominium. # 98 V.A. Rufino St cor. Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Email: pptcmkti@yahoo.com
Call: (632) 810-8551 to 56

CEBU BRANCH:
Diplomat Hotel, Suite No. 6, 90 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines
Email: panpaccebu@gmail.com
Call: (032) 254-0343/45/47/49

7. Universal Holidays, Inc.

MAKATI OFFICE:
G/F Dusit Thani Hotel Ayala Center, Makati City 1223, Philiipines
Email: japanvisa@universalholidays.com
Call:  +63 (02) 859-3818 or 859-3858

CEBU OFFICE:
2/F Mahogany Place, Pope John Paul II Ave., Cebu City, 6000
Email: cebu@universalholidays.com
Call:  +63 (32) 238-3076

III. TRAVELERS’ TIPS: JAPAN VISA APPLICATION

Here we list some common questions or concerns about applying for a Japan visa in the Philippines:

1. How much money should be reflected in my bank certificate?

Many applicants say that it is ideal to show that you have at least ₱10,000 per day (per head) of your stay, i.e. for a seven-day trip, aim to show that you have ₱70,000 in your bank account. However, know that there’s no definitive answer given by the Embassy in regard to this. Here are some suggestions that may help show that you’re financially capable to fund your travel:

  • Ensure that the cost of your tours and accommodation in your planned itinerary or schedule of stay is commensurate with the money you have on hand.

  • Submit your certificate of employment that shows your monthly salary. If you’re a freelancer, you may want to submit project agreements or contracts with your clients from the past 12 months to show that you have a steady inflow of cash.

  • You may submit bank statements that record all of your income and expenses. This would demonstrate a good financial history.

2. I filed my ITR online and didn’t bring it to BIR to get it stamped. Will it be accepted?

Yes, ITR’s that are filed online (no stamp) will be accepted.

3. If I have a guarantor in Japan (non-family member), what kind of photos should I submit?

Photos of you and your guarantor are asked by the Embassy to prove that you know each other well. If you can submit pictures that were taken in different years, that’ll be wise. This would show that you go way back. If you can, you may want to submit at least five photos.

IV. DOWNLOADABLE FORMS FOR JAPAN VISA APPLICATION

For convenience, we’ve listed all the forms that may be applicable or relevant to your application:

Alternatively, if you’re a single-entry Japan tourist visa applicant, you may also download this PDF file that’s uploaded by the Embassy to guide you with your application. If you’d like to apply for a multiple-entry Japan tourist visa, download the Embassy’s PDF guideline here.

V. JAPAN VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER CATEGORIES

Aside from tourists, there are other categories that fall under the Temporary Visitor category. They are those who will travel to Japan for business or those who intend to visit for medical purposes. Here are the Japan visa requirements that you need to submit if your purpose of travel is any of these, as taken from this guide released by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines:

A. Single-Entry Japan Visa Requirements for Business or Cultural Purposes

If your primary purpose of visit to Japan is business, i.e. business liaison, conference, business meeting, contract signing, after-sales service, advertising, market research, cultural exchange, sports exchange, and the like, you may apply for a single-entry Japan visa for short-term business affairs. Here are the requirements:

  1. Accomplished Japan Visa Application Form

    • Download the Japan visa application form here.

    • Fill out the application form completely either by hand or electronically. If an item is not applicable to you, use N/A.

    • Application forms with empty fields may not be accepted by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

    • Make sure to supply truthful and accurate information.

  2. Valid Philippine Passport

    • Ensure that your Philippine passport is not damaged and that it has at least two (2) blank pages.

    • Affix your signature on your passport. If you have the new version that’s valid for 10 years, the signature field is on page 3. (The previous version of the Philippine passport already has the holder’s e-signature on the bio page.)

  3. One (1) passport-size photo

    • 4.5cm x 4.5cm, with white background

    • Should have been taken in the past six (6) months.

    • Write your name and date of birth on back side of the photo.

    • The photo must be pasted on the application form.

  4. Certificate of Employment

    • Typically requested from your Human Resources or Administration personnel

  5. Proof of Sufficient Funds or Financial Capacity

    • May include orders to travel from your employer, letter of temporary assignment, and the like.

  6. Invitation Letter

    • Download the Invitation Letter template here.

    • The inviter should be a business entity, organization, or the state or local government. If it’s a person like a professor or an associate professor, he or she can be recognized as the inviting organization if the university extended the invitation for the purpose of exchanges under his or her name.

    • The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines stressed out here that the applicants must comply with this requirement. Do not leave any item blank.

    • The Invitation Letter for your Japan Visa Application must be addressed to the Japanese ambassador or the consul-general.

    • You must explain clearly the activities you intend to engage in in Japan. Do not use obscure reasons such as “tourism,” “visiting friends,” or “visiting relatives.”

    • Supply the address, name, and telephone number in the column for the inviter or inviting person. Put your company seal or representative’s seal on this form. Private seals are unacceptable. A signature of person in charge would be acceptable if the company/organization does not have a seal.

    • Write the visa applicant’s full name in alphabet. If there are more than one Japan visa applicant, specify the number of applicants and fill in this List of Visa Applicants form. The applicant’s information (those who requested the letter) should be Applicant #1 on the list.

  7. Documents that explain your activities in Japan

    • Corporate contracts, conference documents, materials on trading goods, and the like.

  8. Accomplished Itinerary or Schedule of Stay (Taizai Yoteihyo)

    • Download the editable or Word version of the Japan Itinerary Template or Schedule of Stay here.

    • If you prefer a PDF version, you can download one here.

    • Specify the date of your arrival and departure. If already arranged, you may also indicate the flight number and your ports of entry and departure.

    • Supply the full details of your accommodation, i.e. hotel name, address, and telephone number.

    • Your itinerary must show your planned activities for each day of your stay. When similar activities continue on consecutive days, specify the range in the dates column, i.e. “YYYY–MM–DD to YYYY–MM–DD”.

  9. Corporate Registration or detailed information of the company or organization

    • Registered corporations should provide an original certified copy of the corporate register that has been issued within the last three (3) months. This is not required for national or regional government entities. As an alternative, if a company is listed on Japan’s Stock Exchange, it may submit a copy of the latest Company Handbook or Kaisha Shikiho.

    • If the corporation is unregistered, they should prepare a summary of the company or organization instead of a corporate register. Download the form here.

👉 If you have a sponsor or guarantor who will fund your full or partial trip expenses, submit a Guarantee Letter along with the standard set of Japan visa requirements for a business visa. You may download the template here. Do not leave any item blank.

👉 If you would like to apply for a multiple-entry Japan business visa, you may find more details here.

B. Single-Entry Japan Visa Requirements for Medical Stay

You may get this type of visa if you intend to travel to Japan for medical purposes, which typically includes treatments, medical examination, full medical check-up’s, and therapy. The same type of visa may be issued to your companions (family members or non-family members), if any, when necessary.

If you are interested to apply fora single-entry Japan visa for Medical Stay, you are advised to first contact and make arrangements with any of these medical coordinators and travel agencies.

Here are the requirements:

  1. Accomplished Japan Visa Application Form

    • Download the Japan visa application form here.

    • Fill out the application form completely either by hand or electronically. If an item is not applicable to you, use N/A.

    • Application forms with empty fields may not be accepted by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

    • Make sure to supply truthful and accurate information.

  2. Valid Philippine Passport

    • Ensure that your Philippine passport is not damaged and that it has at least two (2) blank pages.

    • Affix your signature on your passport. If you have the new version that’s valid for 10 years, the signature field is on page 3. (The previous version of the Philippine passport already has the holder’s e-signature on the bio page.)

  3. One (1) passport-size photo

    • 4.5cm x 4.5cm, with white background

    • Should have been taken in the past six (6) months.

    • Write your name and date of birth on back side of the photo.

    • The photo must be pasted on the application form.

  4. Certificate from a medical institution about the planned medical services and references from a guarantor

  5. Documents showing the foreign patient's financial situation

    • An example would be your bank statement

  6. A document proving the foreign patient's identity

    • The Embassy notes here that ‘the documents which need to be presented may vary depending on the nationality of the foreign patient… [Contact] the Japanese Embassy or Consulate-General to see what specific documents [are needed] to be presented.’

👉 If the foreign patient needs to stay longer than ninety (90) days to be hospitalized and receive medical services, submit a Certificate of Eligibility.

👉 If the foreign patient needs to make multiple visits to Japan to receive treatment, submit a Medical Treatment Plan. Other notes on applying for a multiple-entry Japan visa for medical purposes may be found here.

Reference

To check if there are any changes or updates on the Japan visa application process, you may refer to the official website here.

Contact the Embassy

For inquiries on the visa application procedure, you may inquire from any of the designated travel agency or contact the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines through the following numbers:

  • Embassy of Japan in the Republic of the Philippines: +632 834-7514

  • Consular Office of Japan in Cebu: +63 32 231-7321 to 22

  • Consular Office of Japan in Davao: +63 82 221-3100

You may also email them at ryoji@ma.mofa.go.jp.

That’s all, folks!

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