Here are two quick steps to getting your Japan Visa this 2015:
STEP1: Prepare required documents
- Valid Philippine Passport
- Visa Application form
- Photo with white background (4.5cm x4.5cm )
- Itinerary of Travel/ Daily Schedule in Japan (TAIZAI NITTEIHYO)
- Bank Certificate
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- ITR (Income Tax Return or Form 2316)
- Additional documents*
*Additional documents: If you want to include helpful documents to boost your chances of approval, it is highly encouraged. Example is a copy of your e-ticket/ return ticket, copy of your booked accommodation/ confirmed hotel reservations, a good one also is Employment certificate or a simple letter of “grant of leave from work” written by your boss.
*to avoid hassles , bring the original copy and a photocopy of all documents. (They will return the original copy once reviewed by agency)
STEP2: Pick a travel agency and schedule an appointment
You cannot process your papers thru any other route. There are only 7 accredited agencies that are recognized by the Japanese embassy to collect and process your papers . Beware of other agencies that offer otherwise.
click HERE for accredited agencies
When you have scheduled an appointment, make sure you bring the requirements above and its photocopies, prepare also for the agency fee (check your agency website). Japan Visa is GRATIS- No fees are imposed by the embassy of Japan to applicants who are granted a visa .Only the agency fee is what you will be paying.
Upon arriving in the agency, they will check your original documents and collect the photocopy of each. To avoid delays, prepare documents beforehand and completely fill up the visa application form you printed. Your passport will also be collected. You will be informed by your agency via text once your passport is ready for pick-up. As of the moment, be positive and pray your visa is coming soon 🙂
Q: “How long will I wait for the results of my application?”
A: Its hard to tell, but we got ours after 7days. Agencies have claimed it takes 7-10 days waiting time
Q: “How much amount is needed to be visible in the Bank certificate?”
A: Some say to ensure a 6-digit number, but to be honest I didn’t have a 6-digit number in my bank when I applied for a 7-day trip. Maybe its safe if your account has been around for more than 3months, and the amount in there should justify that you can financially support yourself for the number of days you will stay in Japan. Make sure you have an enough amount to satisfy your travel period.