How to Apply for a Japan Tourist Visa

Note: This guide only applies to Philippine residents. For other nationalities, visit MOFA.

Updated: April 14th, 2014

Japan Visa

I updated this post into a simple outline so that first time applicants of Japan Tourist Visa can fully understand the process and the required documents more.

If you think applying for a Japan Tourist is a grueling process, perhaps after reading my guide, it will give you an idea that applying is as easy as 1, 2, 3 when you know exactly what you’re doing.

Step 1: Go to PH Embassy of Japan website and look for the type of Visa that best suits you.

>> Click here << to visit the website of Embassy of Japan in the Philippines and from there look for Types of Visa. For Tourism purposes, you will see there are 3 types of Visa:

1) Visa for Tourism/Visit Friends or Distant Relatives (with or without sponsor);
2) Visa for Visiting Relatives (with sponsor)
3) Visit Relatives/Friends Invited by US Military Personnel (SOFA Status);

Step 2: Gather and prepare the required documents.

Now that you know which type of Visa that you will be applying for, gather all the required documents listed from the PH Embassy of Japan website. It stated there, ALL documents must be ORIGINAL unless otherwise stated.

Required documents for applicants without sponsor are the following:

1. Philippine Passport. Must have signature and at least 2 blank pages
2. Visa Application Form (Download)
3. Photo (4.5cm x 4.5cm, white background)
4. NSO Birth Certificate
5. NSO Marriage Contract (if the applicant is married)
6. Daily Schedule in Japan (Download)
7. Documents or photos etc. to prove relationship
8. Bank Certificate. Read here on how much show money.
9. Income Tax Return (Form 2316) original and photocopy.

However, you MUST submit these additional documents if applying with sponsor (Relatives, friends, or Boyfriend/Girlfriend, Fiance/Fiancee):

10. Invitation Letter from the Sponsor (Must have handwritten signature. ORIGINAL) (Download)
11. Guarantee Letter from the Sponsor (Must have handwritten signature. ORIGINAL) (Download)
12. Most Recent Income Tax Return Copy (Form 1040 and Form W-2)
13. Residence Certificate (if Guarantor is a Japanese) or Foreign Registration Certificate from City Hall (if Guarantor is not a Japanese)

Additional requirements if Invited by US Military Personnel:

14. Statement of Service (With e-mail address of attestant if possible)
15. Invitation Letter from Guarantor in Japan (Must have hand written signature)

USEFUL TIP #1: Not listed on the website but I recommend sending a copy of your Certificate of Employment or COE if you’re applying without a sponsor.

USEFUL TIP #2: Applicant’s Bank Certificate is not required if you have a guarantor. Alternatively, you should submit your guarantor’s Bank Certificate.

Step 3: Choose your desired accredited agency, submit the documents, and pay the Visa Application Fee.

You CANNOT directly apply at the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines; instead, you MUST apply through the agencies accredited by the Embassy of Japan. Appointments when submitting documents is typically not necessary. You can just walk-in during their business hours.

>> Click here << to view the list of Accredited Travel Agency for Japan Visa Application.

Step 4: Wait for the call.

It usually takes 2 to 3 business days to process the application if documentation is complete and in order. If you a receive a call from them, it’s either you’re lacking a document or your passport is ready for pickup.

For some reason, some agencies do not disclose information whether you were granted Japan Visa or Denied over the phone. You will just find out upon passport pickup which is the most thrilling part.

They can only tell you whether you were granted a visa or not upon passport pick up. In some agencies, a white sticker at the back of your passport, it’s Granted! Congratulations! While red sticker denotes Visa Denial.

For denied applications, you may apply again after 6 months.

Downloadable templates for your Japan Visa Application

Or visit. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website for templates in other language.

My personal experience

In my case, I chose Reli Tours & Travel Agency (SM Megamall) to process my application. My overall experience with them was just OK. I had an unpleasant experience during my first time as their staff were very unfriendly. Especially the front desk. But during my second time (2nd Japan Visa application), those irate staff are no longer there and served me better.

I got my Japan Tourist Visa 2 days after I submitted my documents. The Visa Type I applied for was the Invited by US Military Personnel (SOFA Status). It was a breeze!

Other resources: MOFA of Japan

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  • http://www.solitarywanderer.com/ Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com

    When can I go to Japan kaya? I find it soooo expensive there. Still your post would be a big help should I decide to go visit :)

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Aleah! Punta na! Pero yes, very expensive talaga. Naubos talaga yung show money ko dito hehe

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  • http://www.travelfillers.com/ killerfillers

    nice to be back in your site..bago na pala lay out. Anyhoo thanks para dito sa guide, question meron ba silang required na amont para don sa bank certificate?

    Reply

    Ada Reply:

    Hi Killerfilers! Yes meron, it will be on my next post woot. :D Surprise syempre :D

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  • http://mamibells.blogspot.com Bella

    I want to erase my photo sa visa ko rin! Natawa ako dito Ada! :))

    mamibells.blogspot.com

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    Ada Reply:

    AHAH! Syempre, baka manakaw identity ko eh :P

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  • Kris

    Hi!

    Thanks for your helpful blog!

    May case ako though sana may idea ka about it. I transferred to another company last May and I’m planning to go Osaka for a 2-day concert. My dilemmas are: 1.) According sa requirements, needed and 2316 pero HR said they can’t give me dahil wala pa kong 6 months; 2.) Worried na dahil bago lang ako sa company, madedeny ako.

    Hope for your response! Salamat!

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Kris,

    If wala ka ITR, kahit Bank Certificate na lang and Certificate of Employment. Wala rin akong ITR nung nagsubmit ako kasi bago lang ako, pero ayun, approved naman ;)

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    Kris Reply:

    Thanks Ada! Hmm pero ok lang din na isubmit ko ung ITR galing sa previous company ko? :D

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    Ada Reply:

    Yup!! That’s okay!!!

  • nina

    Hi..your blog is a big help.. but sana ma answer m din ang case q.. ksi im a spouse of a filipino resident in japan.. the first apply was tourist visa and i got denied kahit complete ang papers q..I used UHI agency.. and then the second one was i have certificate of eligibility..so diba sabi nila malakas na ang kapit mo non? pag may hawak ka..i pass all the requirements.. then nanghingi ang embassy sakin ng marriage certificate ng mother in law q sa hapon na pinaksalan nya.. and we passed it.. but then i got denied again.. im not sure why.. now i am applying again together with our 4 month old son.. with certificate of eligibility ulit.. and now i am so worried na bka denied na naman .. ang hirap.. lalo n ngayon may baby na kami..mas mhirap malaman n denied tapos wala namang sasabihin kung bakit.tingin m ano dapat q gawin? anong tingin mong agency na ok tlga at reliable? pls answer. thank u.

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Nina, I am not sure if UHI is still an accredited agency for Japan Visa application. Might as well try Friendship Tours or Reli Tours and Travel in SM MOA Branch. I wonder why your application keeps on getting denied. When was the last time you applied? Did you apply again after 6 months of being denied? There’s should be a 6 months period kasi.

    Since you will be applying with your baby, I guess you will have to submit the Cert of Eligibility of the baby as well. Also, what’s the job of your husband in Japan? And how long does he work there? Because if he’s really a resident there, might as well submit these:
    1) A certificate of residence (with description of his/ her family relationship with all family members),
    2) Submit a photocopy of the both sides of the valid Residence card (the Alien Registration)
    3) A photocopy of his/her passport (including the pages of status items, the record of entry etc.)
    4) Provide Photos to prove relationship.

    And since your husband is a resident in Japan, provide these additional documents from him as he will serve as your guarantor. So, you should submit these too from your husband:
    1. Letter of reason for invitation
    2. Letter of guarantee
    3. His ITR (issued by the head of administration
    local office at place of residence) and/or and Certificate of tax payment
    4. Certificate of deposit balance

    DO NOT make it look like na dun na kayo titira. There’s a different process for that. Remember, even if married na kayo, under TOURISM VISA parin ang inapplyan niyo, ang Cert of Elig (COE) is just an additional doc na titingnan ng Consul if talagang pwede kayo tumira dun, and from what I know, there’s a great chance for applicants with COE na may travel history na sa Japan. But for now, apply as TOURIST talaga muna.

    Also, do you have prior travel history? Very helpful siya, if wala pa, why not travel to Asian countries muna.

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  • http://www.adaphobic.com giselle

    hi there,,,,magtatanong lang ako about visa papuntang japan,,,,may asawa akong american citizen na nagwowork ngayun sa japan handle by us government hindi siya millitary pero sofa member din siya,,,,ano ba ang mga requirements na dapat ipasa para sure maaprobahan ang visa ko???,,,anyway,kukuha lang ako ng tourist visa para bisitahin siya dun at aasikasuhin nadin namin dun dependent id tapos sofa stamp ko para no worries na ako pag dating sa visa sa susunod na magpunta akong japan at para makasama ko siya dun ng matagal…. hindi ba pwedeng type written ang invitation at guarantor letter niya?pero ang pirma niya is his own signature talaga….sa mga reasons lang niya ang type written,,,,pwede kaya yun?

    hope u can give me some advices,,,thank u

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Giselle, If SOFA but not Military, your application would still fall under Tourist Visa for friends/relative/tourism.

    You have to print out the Format first for Invitation and Guarantor letters, then fill up handwritten by your asawa :D. You can download the format above for your convenience: Download here. Kelangan ipadala yun ng asawa mo via Express Mail para makuha mo agad ;)

    Also, he needs to mail his ITR and/or Foreign Registration Certificate from City Hall. Just all the requirements which falls under 1 – 13 (Tourist Visa with guarantor). Just remember, items 1-9 from you yung documents, then 10-13 sa from your asawa :D. I believe it will give you great chance of getting approved.

    Just a tip: When filling up your application form, under Reason of Travel, just write: TOURISM and will visit my Husband/Wife. Make it clear, make it simple :) Wag mo na lagay yung buong reason na kelangan niyo kuha ng dependent ID, baka kasi isipin ng consul, may balak ka talaga mag-tagal dun unang apply palang.

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  • http://www.adaphobic.com giselle

    thank u sa tips ms ada…actually rajah travel agency already gave me the list for tourist visa were now preparing the documents to give to them i dont know if ITR or foreign registration certificate is needed cause it doesn’t have on their list?…
    if my visa will get approve do i needed to go to the CFO seminar ?

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Giselle, then those documents that Rajah indicated would be okay ;) No need to attend seminar, it’s only for OFWs working in Japan ;)

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  • http://www.adaphobic.com giselle

    hindi ba ako hahanapan ng immigration ng CFO certificate ms ada kung nandun na ku sa airport?

    thank u for keeping responding me,,,,,

    Reply

    Ada Reply:

    Nagtataka ko Miss Giselle kung san info niyo po nakuha yung CFO Certificate. HEHE. Wala naman pong ganun sa Tourist Visa. Meron bang nakaindicate na ganung requirements sa Raja??

    I been to Japan na under Tourist Visa, hindi naman ako hinanapan nun. CFO is only for Filipino fiancees/spouses who will migrate abroad.

    Pero since first apply mo palang, it SHOULD be under tourist visa muna. Then kapag okay na documents mo to migrate to Japan, dun na siguro magfafall ang CFO for your next application.

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  • annemometer

    Hi!
    Thank you so much sa tips mo.. Nagpasa ako nitong sunday (Oct21) lang sa Reli Tours kasi yun na yung malapit samin then yesterday (Oct23) I got a text na ready for pick-up na raw passport ko pero upon pick-up ko pa malaman if may Visa na ko. Kinuha ko na kanina then pagbigay sakin meron nga ko Visa.. I’m so happy.. Kumuha na rin ako agad ng ticket.hehe.. I’ll be visiting my hubby na pinadala ng company nila dun for two months. sabay na kami uuwi.
    Again, thanks sa tips mo.. God Bless..

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    Kaye Reply:

    Congrats :) Can I ask what documents you submitted? Thanks :)

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    annemometer Reply:

    I applied for tourist visa w/o guarantor. kung ano lang din asa list nila pinasa ko except yung photo kasi nilagay ko sa purpose na sightseeing & shopping lang gawin ko dun. tapos nagsubmit ako ng certificate of employment na inallow ako magleave w/ pay. yung NSO birth certificate, marriage contract & bank certificate meron naka attached na receipt.Ü
    I asked the lady na taga Reli Tours kasi nagpabook na ko ng ticket kung bakit ang bilis ng Visa ko. sabi nya baka dahil wala ng need pang i-verify sa japan mismo like yung papers na need mo isubmit if you’ll visit a relative or if may guarantor ka. Tsaka nagsubmit talaga ako ng daily schedule in japan kahit di pa sure kung san ako punta.Ü

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    Kaye Reply:

    Thanks for your reply. May guarantor kasi ako so sabi mo nga bka medyo mas matagalan ng kaunti. Pero ang galing at nakuha mo yung sayo kagad. Nakakakaba naman kasi. Enjoy sa trip mo!! :)

    john Reply:

    Hi anne ask ko lng if ilang days ung itenerary na sinubmit mo sa reli? Ilang days ung bngay sayo to stay in japan? Thank you

  • yra

    hello po!! i just want to ask kun ano po ba magandang ireason para makuha ko yung brother ko from philippines

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  • Yuna

    Hello~ I would like to ask about the documents you submitted to prove your relationship with your guarantor. I have lots of emails and letters and I wonder if taking a photo of those would be enough or should I bring the original ones? :)

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi! It’s should be Photos, not letter and emails. ;)

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    Yuna Reply:

    Thanks for your reply. :) I also have photos. I read that some also submit emails and letters. Did you also submit those? :)

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    Ada Reply:

    You’re welcome Yuna :D No, I didn’t submit them. Based on the requirements on the Main Japanese Emabssy Manila website, it’s only photos. Where you did you read about the emails? I think it’s not necessary since it’s not primary proof of relationship. Photos would be great! :D

    Yuna Reply:

    Like you, I read the post of magnetic rose along with those of applicants who shared their experiences. They mentioned that they submitted letters and even emails. I guess those are supporting documents. Their guarantor is a Japanese so probably the pictures may not be enough. My guarantor is a Japanese too so I thought I needed to submit those, just in case. :)

    Ada Reply:

    Cool! Let me know how it goes. ;)

    Yuna Reply:

    Hello, Ada :)
    My visa was approved a week ago so I’ll be going there at the end of this year. It’s a bad timing since the coolest time of the year. But at least I can get the chance to see my bf there. :) Mine took a long time because of the bank certificate of my guarantor. Anyway, your website is really helpful. I hope to see more of of your posts. :) Good Bless! ^_^

    Ada Reply:

    Congrats Yuna! Glad your approved! I just got back from Japan last Dec 6th for 15 days, super ginaw!

    Yuna Reply:

    How long did you stay there?Sobrang lamig nga daw kaya nag-aalala ako.Any advice what kind of winter clothing I should bring? :)

    Ada Reply:

    15 Days haha! Inubos ko. As In Clothing for winter teh, like yung mga jacket na pang Mt. Pulag, yung waterproof para in case umulan. Madalas kasi umambon don.

    Fashionable mga tao dun, mga tipong ganito: http://www.tightflavor.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Kenzo-Fall-Winter-2011-2012-Womenswear-Lookbook-012.jpg

    Yuna Reply:

    Sulit naman ang trip. :) Siguro mega-balot na lang dahil palamig nang palamig eh. Will you post some new blogs of the places you went during your trip? :)

    Ada Reply:

    Yeah sure Yuna, yun lang konti lang napuntahan ko, since malayo sa Tokyo yung bahay ng fiance ko. Pero soon I’ll update my blog :-)

  • http://www.adaphobic.com giselle

    maam ada,, i have a question regarding to my marriage contract.. nagkamali kasi ako ng fill up sa address kung saan ako ipinanganak it should be AROROY,MASBATE city pero nailagay ko sa original Marriage contract namin is AROROY,CAWAYAN MASBATE CITY,, manonotice ba ng taga immigration yang adress na yan at pwedeng maging dahilan kung bakit di maaprove visa ko?

    i need ur reply ms ada…

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Giselle, not really sure about it the location is almost the same, I don’t see any problem about that. So have you submitted your requirements already?

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    giselle Reply:

    wala pa ms ada hindi ko pa nasusubmit im planning to submit this on this weekends saturday,,sa rajah agency

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  • http://www.adaphobic.com giselle

    hello ms ada,,,hindi alam ng hubby ko kung paano o madali ba kumuha ng bank certificate niya. ok na ba ang bank statement niya? i need ur opinion ms ada

    Reply

  • http://www.adaphobic.com unknown

    hello there!
    I am married to civilian officer in japan he is american working in yokohama base now.
    we are done to submit our papers in travel agency,but i am worried if the embassy in japan will approve our papers cause some of the papers that he send me is only a copies,even his certificate of employment also is a copy cause he thought the copy is fine to submit.,,,i feel nervous now,what would be the result?is there possibilities i cannot get tourist visa?

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi, if ever there would be discrepancies on the documents you’ve submitted, I am sure the agency will contact you to submit more documents. Please do not worry and just pray that it will be approved.

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  • http://rhiyan_dudegrl@yahoo.com cristina

    Hi,
    Im Cristina a OFW in Taiwan. I have a relatives in Japan my auntie ask me to visit her. What im going supposed to do. Balak ko po kasi this coming April 2013 ako mag babasyon dun para ksabay na ng anak nya pu2nta din dun sa japan dito nga lang po ako mag eexit sa taiwan. Mag pa2alam po ako sa boss nmin na mag ba2syon ako sa japan.
    Ano po ba ang dapat ko i produced para po makarating ako dun. at nakahanda nman po ang tita ko na ibigay ang lahat ng requirements. San po ba ako d2 sa taiwan dapat pumunta at anong adress po. Maraming salamat and more power

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  • Pam

    Hi I also have a US Navy bf in Japan. Did you get married already? We are planning to get married in Japan next year.

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Pam. No we’re not married yet. Everytime I go to Japan it’s always under tourist Visa parin and so far di pa naman ako nadeny. We’re planning to get married in the US first.

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    Pam Reply:

    Yeah having problems kasi pano pakasal dun just with a Tourist visa kasi 15 days lang. :-( Anyway it’s hard having an LDR

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    Ada Reply:

    Is he American US Navy? If yes, you can request up to 30-60 days of stay in Japan. Put mo lang sa application form intended length of stay 60 days. Then sa reason, getting married with a US Navy ;)

    Pam Reply:

    Really? Under SOFA Status? I could do that? Hmmmmm may kakilala ka ba na nagtry na nito?

    Pam Reply:

    Hi Ada, It’s me again. Kelangan ba may bank certificate ka pa din kahit ang magsshoulder ng lahat ng expenses mo ay yung Fiance mo? Thanks.

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    Ada Reply:

    Yan din ang prob ko noon pero nagsubmit parin ako kahit PHP35K lang ang laman. Naapprove naman. I guess kung mejo malaki ng konti yung pera mo submit ka pa rin, pero kung 0 talaga, wag na since may W-2 at Form 1040 naman from your BF ;-)

  • Pam

    Yes American US Navy. Really? I could do that? Under SOFA Status? Pero hindi ba kelangan ng mas malakeng amount ng money?

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    Ada Reply:

    Hi Pam, yes kahit di ganon kalaki money sa account mo kasi siya naman talaga magsshoulder. Alam na nila yon ;) Yung aken 35K lang for 15 days naapprove siya

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    Pam Reply:

    Tlga? Risky yun ah… 2x nako as tourist visa and 1x as student visa. Nagapply ako dati ng 20 days itinerary nadeny kaya maingat na talaga ako ngayon pero try ko yung sinabi mo.

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    Malen Bacay Reply:

    Hi Pam, do you have an idea why ka na-deny for your 20 days itinerary? :)

    Pamilee Reply:

    Hi Malen, I don’t have sufficient funds.

    Malen Bacay Reply:

    Thank you Pamilee! I booked for 18 days kasi (before I found out about the 15 days limit). Provided that I show proof of enough funds and complete requirements for the tourist visa w/o guarantor, do you think they’ll approve of it or 15 days lang talaga ang iggrant? I’d rather re-book my ticket and pay for the extra charges than get denied kasi, but I want to be sure muna sana. :)

    Pamilee Reply:

    Hi Malen,

    There is an increased chance of getting a 15 day visa if the itinerary you gonna submit to JP Embassy is shorter (ex: 6 days or lesser). Based from my experience, I haven’t encountered someone who got more than 15 days Tourist visa for the purpose of sightseeing. Good luck! :-)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    This is True. When I applied for a tourist visa for the very first time, my bank account has 100K but I only put 8 days of stay. They grant it and given me 15 days of stay :-D When I went to Japan, I stayed there for 13 days.

    Malen Bacay Reply:

    Hello Pamilee and Ada! My visa application (tourist, no guarantor) was approved for 30 days :)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Awesome!! Congrats Malen!!

  • janrock

    Hi ada! my husband just recently got a new job in japan, he is a filipino. He wants me to visit him sometime, like maybe after a year or so. do u think I have a chance to get a visa? if so, what will be the best documents to present? Im not sure if I can provide my itr since i just recently got a new job. please advise. thanks

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Janrock,

    You apply for a Visa to visit relative or friend (even though he’s you BF, it would still fall under the same category. Just submit documents 1 – 13 ;-)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Approval of Japan Tourist Visa is within your own merits. Just make sure to submit complete documents ;-)

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  • KAren

    Nag apply me ng tourist visa sa universal holidays in makati very friendly and accommodating lhat ng staff kya nging madali ang pag aayos ng Mga papers nmin. Ngpunta me lastwk it was Thursday submit all the recquirements needed . We avail the package tour in Tokyo for 4 nights and 5 days.since wala us itr ng mami ko pinagawa Nila me ng explanation letter reason Kung Bkit wala us itr kaya LNG nkalimutan me gawan ung mami me kaya bumalik ulet me sa Uhi to submit that letter since Friday is holiday bumalik me sa knila ng sat morning. Sbi ng staff sun Monday p dw maipapasa sa Japan embassy ung papers us and ang Sabi nila it’s Takes 5 to 10 days to get the result, I received a call from them saying that are Japan visa was granted, I was suprised kc ang bilis Nya Monday cia pinasok kinabukasan may result na I ask them bt ang bilis ng process sbi Nila ok dw lahat ung Mga pinasa me na documents.kasama me mami ko at anak ko we’re leaving on dec 26 , 2012 for tokyo.cguro nkatulong ung us visa ng mami me multiple visa Atsak nkapag work me sa Japan before as trainee for 3 years ntapos me contract me. And nag tour us sa hongkong last July this year.i recommend universal holidays in makati ok lhat ng staff feel at home ka sa company na toh for sure.

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    Ada Reply:

    Thanks for sharing your experience Karen! I’m glad your was granted. From what I know madali ng maapprove ang Japan Tourist Visa ngayon because of sudden drop in its tourism market.

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  • Sophia

    ask ko lang kc na divorce n ko sa aswa kong japanese but dito s pinas hindi ko p nbabago yung passport ko as a single sbi s dfa yun dw muna gmitin ko kc ayw nila plitan hanggat hindi ina acknowledge here.. eh may bf ako now n gusto nya magvisit ako sa japan, he also a japanese. ok lng kaya na gmitin ko p rin yung passport ko n married? do you think na maaprobahan yun?

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Sophia, you need to fix everything first to make your “surname” and “status” change to being single again. After that, go to DFA and have your passport name change. Iniiwasan naten dito ay ma-question ka ng Japanese Consul, na bakit ganon yung apelyido mo eh divorce ka na pala tapos pupunta ka ng Japan. Magsususpetsa sila kung anong gagawin mo sa Japan.

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  • Love

    Hi Ms.Ada. I am planning to go to Japan this Feb. Plan ko isurprise ang BF ko for our 3rd year anniversarry :) so plan ko kumuha ng package tour for 4-5 days land in tokyo without his knowledge( surpirse nga ) hehe . Kaya lang ako lang mag isa . Ang prob ko is wala akong ITR since hindi naman ako employed. Ang requirements na meron ako is Bank certiicate, Old passport with used visa from japan, My new passport (ofcourse )with used visa galing hongkong and macau last december 2012.

    Divorce ako sa japanese for 2 years na and naannuled lang dito sa philippines last december. I went to japan for 4 times and the last visa i got was Multiple visa (90 days). Valid till november 09-nov ’10. ( tourist) Pero 90 days lang ginamit ko and umuwi na ko dito pinas.

    My prob is wala ako ITR kasi hindi naman ako employed . and Mag isa lang ako punta doon sa package tour.
    Pa advice naman dear kung ano pa pwede ko gawin :)
    Do u think maaprove visa ko ? Thank you :)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    You have to still submit the requirements at your own merits even though nakapackage tour ka. Unang masisilip ng Japanese Consul is yung bank certificate mo pero wala kang ITR or unemployed ka. You need to prove them na babalik ka ng pinas.

    What I can suggest to you is to have your BF sponsor your trip. Ask for an invitation letter and a guarantee letter. Sorry if this would ruin your plan to surprise him but it would increase your chances of going there. If you would stick to your plan of surprising him, you can try. No one can actually tell if it will be approved or denied except the Consul ;-) Just remember to submit all requirements

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  • otakusama_sakura03

    Hello po

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    You can put 2 months on the application form maybe they can grant you. But since 2 mos ka magstay, you need to provide extra documents na babalik parin ng Pilipinas. Since you’re a student, you may need to show your registration or enrollment form and documents that your BF can support you for span of 2 mos. So he needs to submit his ITRs as well.

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  • maricel m sekiguchi

    Hello po! im maricel, i am married to japanese man pero naghiwalay kami! nangako po xa n ipadadala nia ang recon papers namin but till now hindi p din nia ipinadadala! gus2 ko po magapply ng tourist visa para makuha ko po un. tapos na po ang penalty ko as overstay in japan sumuko po kase ako ng kusa. ano po kaya ang magandang gawin ko para makakuha ng visa?

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Maricel, Visa grant will depend on the documents you will be submitting. It’s on your own merits. So just make sure you have all the documents ;-)

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  • bella

    hi ms. ada, goodevening, nakita ko kasi na marami kang natutulungan from your advices.. kaya I’m lucky to hit this page, :) my nabasa ako na pwedeng ilagay na magpapakasal ka upon applying for tourist visa? hindi ba madedeny ang application mo if ganun yung inilagay mo? and paano yung “day to day schedule”, as in day to day talaga? do you have any advices paano magapakasal ang isang us national to a filipina in japan yung kakasya sa 15 days? :) need your help, and hope to hear from you ms. ada, thank you.

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    Pamilee Reply:

    Hi Bella,

    I did the same thing. I am in Japan right now and doing my marriage paper works. I submitted SOFA requirements (Japan Visa) and told JP Embassy that I’m going to get married to my US Navy Fiance in Japan. They asked for additional document which is CENOMAR and then they issued me a 90 day Tourist Visa. Good luck!

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    bella Reply:

    hello pamilee! thank you tlga ha,,pwede mo ba akong tulungan by giving me checklists about the process (marrying in japan),,please please,, saan kayo ikakasal?sa philippine embassy ba?

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    Pamilee Reply:

    Hi Bella,

    We’re going to get married in Yokosuka City Hall. You can’t marry in PH Embassy unless both of you are Filipino citizen.

    All you need are:
    If Single:

    1.) Passport
    2.) Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage “LCCM” (You can get this at PH Embassy)
    If Divorce:
    3.) Divorce Certificate

    Same goes with your partner. He also needs to acquire LCCM in his Embassy. In case of Military, he needs his “Affidavit of Competency to Marriage” from Legal Service Office.

    Also, all of the documents should have Japanese Translation.

    Good Luck :-)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Thanks for the info Pamilee! We girls should meet soon, it would be a nice idea if Filipina Navy wives like us will get together soon!!

    bella Reply:

    haha, i’m excited girls,,hehe nakakatuwa talaga, atleast when our loverboys are underway we can spend time while waiting,hehe

    Harlyn Suzuki Reply:

    Hi ms. Ada gud day po gusto ko po sn hmingi ng advice po nun ngpunta po me ng Jpn ibng name po ginamit ko Kc po dati nung talento o entertainer me s Jpn ibng pngln pinagamit sakin ng manager ko ngayun po my boyfriend me gusto ko gmitin un real nme ko po s knya mgppkasal po kmi hinde po kya me mhold s japan Kc un unang name ko my fingerprint npo s japan sna po mbgyn nyo po me ng advice kun ano po dpt Gawin thank u po Godbless

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Harlyn, your case seemed to be very unusual. I guess better contact the Japan Embassy for that. Here’s the number:

    Manila: (02) 834-7514
    Cebu office: (032) 231-7321/231-7322
    Davao office: (082) 221-3100/3200

    bella Reply:

    thanks pamilee, this would really help us!:) congrats in advance! Godbless!

    bella Reply:

    pamilee, you can send the important details in my yahoo account, beanu@yahoo.com thank you so much,,hope to talk to you soon about this matter,,yes he’s a us military currently assigned in japan, hope to meet you someday!

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    Pamilee Reply:

    Your email doesn’t work. Email me: pamilee05@yahoo.com

    bella Reply:

    i emailed you already,,:)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Thanks Pamilee for that!

    Yes Bella, Japan COs can issue you more than 15 days Tourist Visa provided that you have a very good reason. Is your American BF a Navy or military based in Japan? Having a fiance or a BF from the US Navy based in Japan is actually already a great advantage and a great chance for visa approval. For some reason, Japanese COs normally approves this type of application since they are from the military.

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    bella Reply:

    hi ms. ada thank you! ok i’ll follow your advice..:)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    You’re welcome. Let’s meet someday sa Japan ;-) Keep in touch!

    Pamilee Reply:

    Yes. I hope we meet someday too and that would be cool <3

    bella Reply:

    hey! ofcourse, thank you very much sa help niyo ni ms ada ha,,sa yokosuka ba base ang fiance mo?

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Yup! Sa Atsugi ;-) Magkakalapit lang yata tayo if ever :-D

    bella Reply:

    haha, clueless pa ako sa mga lugar nila,,:D pero kung yokosuka naval base ang fiance mo, talagang magkakalapit lang tayo, :)

    Janet Jing-jing S. M Reply:

    Yokosuka and Atsugi is different place as in magkahiwalay at magkalayo….US Naval Base is in Yokosuka and US Armies is in Atsugi…..

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Ah. Sabi ko Lang naman ‘yata’ hehe kaya not sure if magkalapit sila. Hahaha. And by the way my bf is from US Navy not army pero nasa Atsugi siya :-)

    Janet Jing-jing S. M Reply:

    aside from being an education consultant at earthplaza(Sakae-ku, Yokohama), I am also a general consultant at Kanagawa Prefecture for Filipinos (Kawasaki window -the same floor at the passport center)….if you have any questions just send me a message to my account on FB :-)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Now I know who you are. But you don’t know who am I. :-) Sure if I have questions message I’ll definitely PM you. Thanks!

    Janet Jing-jing S. M Reply:

    :-) very easy to trace you because of your BF/fiancee if he is stationed in Japan :-)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Yup yup! See you when you traced me, ;-) I already traced you when you made a comment here on my blog as well! You might just be around Yokohama or somewhere else in Kanagawa right now :-D

    Or just around Tokyo maybe HEHE

    Janet Jing-jing S. M Reply:

    I know…because I have also blogs and website and I know what’s going on. I have nothing to hide for because I like people to know that there are proper windows and proper authorities for any questions they like to know about Japan, how to get visas, questions about any problems that they are facing….. :-)

    bella Reply:

    sure ms ada! :D

  • Pamilee

    Hi Bella,

    I did the same thing. I am in Japan right now and doing my marriage paper works. I submitted SOFA requirements (Japan Visa) and told JP Embassy that I’m going to get married to my US Navy Fiance in Japan. They asked for additional document which is CENOMAR and then they issued me a 90 day Tourist Visa. Good luck! :-)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/malenbacay Malen Bacay

    Hi, I am planning to visit Japan on April 26-May 14. I have already booked my ticket at Delta airlines before I realized that visa given is usually 15 days. Do you think it will be possible for my visa to be granted and for me to be given my requested duration of stay (April 26-May 14)? Thank you in advance.

    P.S. I will be able to provide my supporting documents such as work details, bank statements and my passport will also show previous trips to the US and my B1/B2 multple entry visa as well.

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  • Guest

    Hi, I am planning to visit Japan on April 26-May 14. I have already booked my ticket at Delta before I realized that I booked more than 15 days. Do you think it will be possible for my visa to be granted and for me to be given my requested duration of stay (April 26-May 14)? Thank you in advance.

    P.S. I will be able to provide my supporting documents such as work details, bank statements and my passport will also show previous trips to the US and my B1/B2 multple entry visa as well.

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hello! Yes it’s still possible. Just DO NOT show your itinerary ticket when submitting documents. However, you if ever you were only given 15 days of visit, you will need to buy another ticket going back to the Philippines. Japanese Consuls can give maximum of 90 days of visit to Japan but to only applicant with special circumstances like medical, marriage, etc. But for Tourism, I never heard na nagbigay sila ng more than 15 days. Laging 15 days binibigay nila. Good luck on your application ;-) Update us!

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    Malen Bacay Reply:

    Thanks Ada, you’ve given me hope! I’ll update you once I have started my visa application on February. :) Another question, would you suggest that I limit the itinerary that I will prepare for 15 days only to increase my chance of getting approved? I’m worried that if I prepare an iti for 18 days they might deny my visa application altogether instead of granting me 15 days.

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Malen, you daily itinerary should be for 15 days only.

  • Monix14

    hi miss ada..

    your blog is really helpful..im planning to go to Japan this coming april..i will be visiting my Japanese boyfriend..i recently had surgery and on leave from work ( i teach in one of the universities in Manila)..thus, my savings were all used up..my boyfriend and I decided that he will just sponsor me and will serve as my guarantor..i will be staying with him and will be meeting his parents too..we’ve been together for more than 2 years..my questions are:

    1.) Will it affect my application that i currently am on leave from my job?

    2.) i don’t have ITR and bank certificates, will these lessen my chances?

    3.) If my visa is approved, do you think i can stay for more than 15 days?

    4.) if i plan to stay for 60days, how do i go about the day to day itinerary?

    5.) im currently on leave also from the university working on my master’s degree thesis, can i use this as a proof as well if i can get some papers from school?

    thank you so much..

    PS

    you’re right about Reli tours in Megamall branch..they aren’t accomodating..worst, they look at me as an opportunist trying to get to Japan..

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Monix!!

    Japanese Consuls basically allows a Tourist Visa for up to 15 days only. For special circumstances like medical, marriage, etc, they can allow up to 90 days. However, since your purpose is to only visit your boyfriend, I believe that they will just give you 15 days of stay. Most especially if it’s your first time visiting Japan, Tourist Visa is up to 15 days only.

    1) If you’re just on leave from your current job, get a COE or Certificate of Employment from your University and if they do release a letter that you’re on official leave try getting that as well stating kung kelan ka babalik ng school para mag-turo again.

    2) I didn’t have my ITR and bank certificate only has PHP35K++ yet my application was approved. What I did was submitted my guarantor’s ITR and his Bank certificate instead.

    3) You CANNOT stay for more than 15 days if you were only given 15 days of stay.

    4) If you are planning to, no need for itinerary.

    5) Yes you can use this proof as well. ;-)

    The last time I went to Reli Tours, wala dun yung masungit na lalaki. Babae na pumalit. Ewan ko lang ngayon kung bumalik na siya HAHA. Okay experience ko sa Reli Tours 2nd time ;-)

    Good luck on your application! Update me!!

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  • Monix14

    thanks miss ada..that was a quick reply..:)
    it’s a little disheartening nman to know that i only have 15 days..hahaha..:)
    but anyway 15 days is better than nothing at all..
    i’m still quite scared because i have read in one of the forums about an Estonian girl visiting her boyfriend in Japan and was sent back home right after she arrived because of lack of funds. (ie. credit cards and cash)
    one last question: how much cash do i need to bring going there so that the immigration officer will not send me back right after i arrive in Narita? hahaha..:)
    thanks really..
    will definitely keep you updated..:)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi there again Monix, that girl was so unlucky. I guess it depends on the immigration officer. Perhaps prior to checking her funds she was asked several questions that caused suspicions.

    During my first time, when I arrived in Narita, the officer also asked me several questions! I still remember that I was the only Filipino who arrived that time (Cathay Pacific) and interviewed for the longest time . Like where will I stay, what’s my job in the PH, how am I related to the guarantor, and if it’s his own house. HAHA. Just answer truthfully and look straight into the officers eyes ;-)

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    Monix14 Reply:

    thanks for the tips..will definitely keep them in mind..:) God bless..:)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    I didn’t have cash when I arrive in Narita. I only brought my ATM and Credit Card.

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  • Harlyn Suzuki

    Hi ms. Ada gud day po gusto ko po sn hmingi ng advice po nun ngpunta po me ng Jpn ibng name po ginamit ko Kc po dati nung talento o entertainer me s Jpn ibng pngln pinagamit sakin ng manager ko ngayun po my boyfriend me gusto ko gmitin un real nme ko po s knya mgppkasal po kmi hinde po kya me mhold s japan Kc un unang name ko my fingerprint npo s japan sna po mbgyn nyo po me ng advice kun ano po dpt Gawin thank u po Godbless

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  • Harlyn Suzuki

    Hi ms. Ada gud day po gusto ko po sn hmingi ng advice po nun ngpunta po me ng Jpn ibng name po ginamit ko Kc po dati nung talento o entertainer me s Jpn ibng pngln pinagamit sakin ng manager ko ngayun po my boyfriend me gusto ko gmitin un real nme ko po s knya mgppkasal po kmi hinde po kya me mhold s japan Kc un unang name ko my fingerprint npo s japan sna po mbgyn nyo po me ng advice kun ano po dpt Gawin thank u po Godbless

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  • anne

    hi ^.^

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  • anne

    hi ms.ada,
    hingi po sana ako ng advice about my visit visa, sa kapatid ko who had just gave birth this january…yung asawa po kasi ng kapatid ko yung garantor ko eh di p po sxa makakakuha ng tax cert sa munisipyo nila, bank certificate lng po…ok n po ba kaya yun may chance po ba na maaaprove ang visit visa ko sa kapatid ko? advice po thanx po.

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  • ethel

    good am po hihingi po ako ng help about sa mother ko sa japan kasi po matagal na sya don resident visa na po sya don gusto po nya na pumunta kami don for good para samahan sya kc nag iisa nalang sya don namatay na kasi yung husband na na japanese 2 yrs ago nakapunta napo ako don nung single pako ngynn po may family nako may possible po ba yun

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    I replied to your email ;-)

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  • ethel

    pls ….po baka may pwedeng tumulong sa problem namin…

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  • disqus_VLTMFPZIOz

    Hello! I find your page pretty decent! :) Hopefully you guys can give me your best opinion…. Will be applying for a tourist visa for me and my sister next month. Tryin’ to get as many options and suggestions as i can on which route we should take for my older sister’s visa application, I am not sure how this works but i hope you guys can help me. We haven’t started anything tho but maybe some of you guys got the same experience or at least alittle similar.. My fiance and i are planning to get married in few months in Okinawa where he is based. He is in the US Air force. I know that my visa category will fall under Tourist Visa since he will invite me (with the intent to marry). But my problem is, my sister who is 32 (2 years older than i am) is my dependent. She got a social anxiety disorder (extremely shy) and she’s been living with me for 8 years now. With that said, i would like to get opinions on what we should do to bring her to Japan, actually to live with us. I know that her application will be same as mine (Invited by a US Military Personnel) but do you think she will have a higher chance of getting her visa approved if we will NOT disclose her disorder? OR do you think her disorder will somehow help? I am not sure which route to take. Don’t like to hurt her application in any way. Just want to hear from you guys what’s the best option to get her a visa where she could stay with us in Japan. It will deeply break my heart and my daughter to leave her by herself here and somewhat deprive her of a family she have known all her life. My daughter have been her world (like a 2nd mom), she doesn’t really have any friends nor family once we leave. We just want her so bad to come not only because of the disorder thing but also because it would be good to have her in Japan para din mabantayan nya daughter ko during the day because my job requires me to be up all night (home based). So kailangan ko din ng mag-aalaga pag tulog ako. It’s a tough situation for us not knowing what to do. I just need help. Thank you and God bless.

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Khloe, thanks for writing. Let me clarify, both you and your daughter already have the Japan Tourist Visa na ba? If kukuha palang kayong lahat, might as well isama ng fiance mo sa Invitation letter and guarantee letter ang inyong sister.

    Also, there’s no document naman that will show your sisters disorder, so I don’t think magiging hadlang siya. Pero kung siya na lang kukuha ng Visa, your fiance needs to send you another invitation, guarantee letter, and his ITR (W-2 and Form 1040) to you for your sister’s application.

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    Khloe07 Reply:

    No visa issued yet as we haven’t started our papers. Concern ko lang yong sister ko if much better ba na apply lang kami for her visa without telling the embassy about her disorder or you think na pag may health issues eh mas malaki yong chances nya na nabigyan ng visa? Esp kasi mag-isa nalang sya pag alis namin so kelangan talag sya na isama.

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Khloe! Thanks for writing back. Walang personal interview kasi sa Japan Visa Application and wala rin document na magsasabi ng disorder ng sister mo. If ever meron man kayong isubmit saying her disorder, I don’t see any problem with that. Basta kumpleto kayo ng requirements ng Invited BY Military Personnel under SOFA okay na ;-)

    Philippine Passport
    Visa Application Form
    Photo (4.5cm x 4.5cm, white background)
    Birth Certificate
    Marriage Contract (if the applicant is married)
    Daily Schedule in Japan
    Documents or photos etc. to prove relationship
    Bank Certificate
    Income Tax Return (Form 2316) original and photocopy
    Invitation Letter
    Guarantee Letter (Must have handwritten signature)
    Most Recent Income Tax Return Copy (Form 1040 and Form W-2)
    Statement of Service (With e-mail address of attestant if possible)

    AS you can see, walang nagdocuments na nagrereveal ng disorder right? If I were you I will stop worrying about it ;-). I will worry if Japan requires Medical screening for visitors, but apparently, Japan doesn’t require it.

    Khloe07 Reply:

    Yeah make sense. Maybe i was just trying to see if it would be helpful to have the certificate attached as supporting doc altho it’s not required para mas bongga ang application. lol Hopefully we’re get through the visa thing. Parang mas nerve wracking pa to sa pag obtain ng US visa ha. haha

    Khloe07 Reply:

    Wish ko lang di sya hanapan ng financial docs etc upon arrival sa Japan kasi wala syang ganun bec of her health issues. Nabasa ko sa isang comment about this one girl na pinabalik dahil kulang money nya. Btw, thanks for your replies!

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Kapag may guarantor kahit wala ng bank certificate yung applicant ;-) hihi. I wish you guys all the best and do update us ;-)

    Khloe07 Reply:

    It’s a social disorder, it’s more on super low self esteem, fear of socializing so di nakikipag-usap sa kung sinu-sino. Choosy lang. lol But seriously, hope everything works out. Stress drillon pala ang pag-aaply! Thanks for the help! :)

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    choosy haha! natawa ko don teh HAHA! ay naku, mas stress drillon pa ko sayo non, pinagalitan ko pa nga fiance ko nun kasi kulang kulang pinadala nya lol

    Khloe07 Reply:

    Haha no problem naman sa mga documents namin kasi super prepared sa paglipad. Excited much ang fiance ko kaya mas organized pa sa organizer ng Starbucks. Kaloka! :))

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    buti pa siya! =)) haha! If ever after niyo ikasal, bale dun ka na rin noh? Kita sana tayo kaso layo mo teh, Jolo, Sulu ng Japan siya aw. Pero I heard maganda doon

    Khloe07 Reply:

    Yes ma’am! Malayo lang sa sibilisasyon ang peg! But as long as they have sushis then i’m sold. lol Onga i can tell it’s a nice place! Bet na bet ni jowa. Saan ba fiance mo? I know for sure na may mga Filipino communities sa mga US bases.

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    ma’am ka jan. HAHA. Sa Atsugi naman siya. so if ever, banda don lang din kami nakatira hehe! minsan kapag nagkamoney ako lipad ako ng Okinawa solo flight habang nasa barko sya. iniwan eh lol

    Khloe07 Reply:

    Get used to it kasi you’ll be hearing that alot pag nasa military community ka. Arte arte lang!haha Ganda nga daw sa Oki kaya lipad lang ng lipad teh! Go lang go. lol As long as sa Japan naman sila naka-based for sure the possibility na magkikitakita mga Filipina eh mas higher pa ang chances kesa pag kuha ng visa. bahaha

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Bakla ka talaga ateng lol

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Better attach na rin yan girl as supporting document woot! :-D

    Ada Lajara Reply:

    By the way, just out of curiosity, when you say disorder, is it mental or physical disorder? From what I know, if the disorder post a physical threat to other, I think you may need to submit a signed waiver. Not sure. Maybe you can call Reli Tours or the agency where you will submit your documents ;-)

  • Yuko Tamamori

    Hi!

    I am planning to go to Japan on December. I’ll be staying there for only 5-7 days, therefore I’m applying for a Tourist Visa. The case is, I’m going there alone, I am 18 years old and still studying in college. I don’t have the Income Tax Return because, as I’ve said, I’m still studying. Can you help me identify the documents that I should submit? I’ve read the list almost a few times. By the way, I’ve been to Japan last year for an exchange program, so I think there’s a strong possibility for my application to be approved.

    Thank you very much. ^^

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Do you have a guarantor there?

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  • Marymize Toraja

    Hi Ada. Your blog helped me a lot. Thanks for this. Just got my 30 day tourist visa. I would like to ask how much did you bring when you left for Japan. Also, in your opinion, how much money should I show them? I have my mastercard and planning to get a credit card for my trip.Though, I actually have a guarantor in Japan. Could you kindly advise me? I am quite nervous since it’s my first trip to Japan. Thanks much!

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi there! I have a guarantor too and the only thing I have was my ATM card since my CC is blocked. I have no JPY in my pocket but the custom didn’t question me since I have a guarantor naman. Relax no need to be nervous ;-) Just be honest when answering their questions and look straight into their eyes.

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  • disqus_oS9zDAm9lf

    good day magtatanong lang po ako kasi nakuha na namin ung certificate of eligibility ko from yokohama japan e kinakabahan ako na pag inapply ko sya sa accredited agency e madeny po ako … married ako sa japanese citizen for about 6 months already ty in advance

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  • Gerald

    Hi Ada,
    I want my Filipina GF to come visit me here in Japan. I am US MIlitary stationed in Japan as well. Can I email you some questions that I have for this whole process? TIA

    GW

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Gerald, sure you can email me your questions at adaphobic@gmail.com

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  • Guest

    Hi ms ada. I’d like to ask if the guarantor would shoulder all of the expenses… Is it ok if u can’t submit the bank certificate and the ITR? Would really appreciate a reply. Thanks

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Yes it’s okay ;-)

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  • Yuna

    Hello, Ada :)
    I’m applying for a tourist visa with a guarantor for the second time. My first one was already approved last year and I just read somewhere that even though you had a previous visa, there is a possibility that you can be denied the second time. Is that true? Or I’m just making myself anxious about applying again :)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Yuna, I had a guarantor last time too and my second time was approved too. I guess it’s a matter of intended length of stay and strong ties in the Philippine why an applicant was being denied even for the second time. Usually those who request a long stay is being denied without any good reason. Don’t worry to much, just submit the complete requirements and you’re good to go!!

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    Yuna Reply:

    Thank you. :) I’m planning to go there during their Golden Week. I hope it can be approved besides, I cannot go anywhere without anyone’s company :)

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  • lidrem agineb

    Miss ada…i texted the agent about the status of application last tuesday but she said the agency did not get it back my passport yet. Ohhh so stressful. Thinking so much about it…:-( are they close on tuesday? Since its Araw Ng Kagitingan”.

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  • http://twitter.com/jen011686 jen guadalupe

    Hello ms.ada! I have sent an email in your email address..check nio na lang po,mhaba kase if I put everything here.. :) thanks! This is jen! :)

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    I read it, I hope you got my reply ;-)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003076699665 Benol Escalante

    Good day po! Maam Ada , Pwede po magtanong kasi na deny po
    yung tourist visa application ko maam bago pa po nung april 11. Yung girlfriend
    ko po is a Japanese descendant and whose been 6 months pregnant now ay gusto naming
    po talaga na makapunta po ako ng japan,upang hindi magbakasyon kundi alagaan at
    paligayahin sya hanggang lumabas na po yung anak namin, Wala po ba rights ng
    mga buntis doon? Kasi po nun nag apply ako yung guarantor ko po is yung tatay
    nya pinalabas naming na friend kami gusto akong kunin para magbakasyon doon at Makita
    yung pamilya nya po pero ang totoo pagkadating ko doon magpapakasal kami ,
    kumpleto naman po yung mga documents na kailangan po pero bakit na deny po ako
    tapos nung tinawagan sa manila Japanese consul ng GF ko hindi nila sinasabi
    kung ano yung reason kung bakit ako na deny.Btw po im from Davao city, Im a 4th
    year student in University of Mindanao,21 years old tapos mag 6 years na po
    kami ng GF ko ngayon july.At tsaka po yung length of stay ko po na inilagay is
    1 month lng po para hindi mahirapan yung mahal kong GF magsulat ng itinerary or
    schedule of stay ko po sa japan.Kailangan ko po talaga ng advice nyo po ang
    gusto lang po sana naming malaman kong may paraan pa ba na iba at tsaka wala
    bang rights para sa mga buntis at para sa mga darating na anak namin .Maraming
    salamat po and more power po!

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    Ada Lajara Reply:

    Hi Benol, I’m sorry your Visa application has been denied, Japanese consul do not really disclose the reason of unapproved Visas. :-(

    I am not in the position to tell you why it has been denied but from my point of view I see you have some red flags. When applying for visa, you must be truthful, like your case, you will get married in Japan, you should put that as a reason why you will visit Japan. I am unable to tell you if Japan embassy does accept appeal. But from what I know, you need to wait 6 months before you can apply again.

    For further inquiries about your concern Benol, I just suggest you contact the Japan Embassy hotline.
    Telephone Number:
    Manila(02) 834-7514Cebu office:      (032) 231-7321/231-7322Davao office:(082) 221-3100/3200

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My name is Ada, an old-fashioned, curly, jumper, wanderlust, who enjoys budget and DIY traveling.

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