How to Apply for Japan Visa in the Philippines

Update Info on how to apply for japan visa in the philippines

NOV 18, 2014
Finally Japan actually is relaxed in issuing Tourist Visas to Filipinos. Anyone who applied with proper documents is almost guaranteed entry. And all those who have previously been to Japan is granted 5 years visa. The best news for me is that the duration of stay has been increased to 30 days from 15 days.

I’ve just been granted one. Awesome!

Here you go, step by step guide on how to apply for Japan visa in the Philippines.

Japan Visa

I’ve been to Japan twice before, once in 2006 then again in 2008. It means I’ve experienced both the direct application and the new rule of applying through an accredited agency. It used to be completely free to apply for Japan visa, but the agony is that you have to be up so early to fall in line outside the embassy. That was horrible because that time I had incomplete requirement so I had to do it twice!

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Since July 30, 2007, Japan tourist visa application can only be made through an accredited travel agency of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. The travel agency will check your requirements before submitting them on your behalf. This is actually more efficient because it saves a lot of time for both the applicant and the embassy. However, time is money, so while the Japan visa remains free, the travel agencies will be charging processing fee.


Tourist and Visiting Relatives Visa

There are probably a million types of visas, but this post (as with all my previous visa application posts) is only going to deal with tourist and visiting relatives visas. Because that’s the extent of my experience. I have a sister living in Tokyo. If you are studying, marrying, attending conference, for medical reasons, or purpose other than tourism or visiting relatives, please go to the official website of the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines.

Requirements for tourist visa (no guarantor)

  1. Passport
  2. Visa Application form – download
  3. Photo 4.5cm x 4.5cm (white background, no border, no hair accessories, paste on application form)
  4. Birth certificate of applicant
  5. Marriage contract, if married
  6. Detailed Itinerary – download
  7. Bank Certificate
  8. ITR

Requirements for visiting relatives visa (with guarantor)

  1. Passport
  2. Visa Application form – download
  3. Photo 4.5cm x 4.5cm  (white background, no border, no hair accessories, paste on application form)
  4. Birth certificate of applicant
  5. Marriage contract, if married
  6. Detailed Itinerary – download
  7. Invitation Letter from guarantor in japan – download
  8. Family Registration (Koseki Tohon) (issued within 3 mos)(1)
  9. Residence Certificate (JUMINHYO) (issued within 3 mos)(1)
  10. Residence card (2)
  11. Xerox Copy of all pages of passport (2)
  12. Bank Certificate (if applicant shoulders the expense)
  13. ITR Form 2316 (orig and Xerox copy)
  14. Guarantee Letter (if guarantor shoulders any part) – download
  15. Income Certificate (SHOTOKU SHOMEISHO) from City Hall
  16. Tax return certificate (NOUZEISHOMEISHO: form2) from Tax office

Notes on requirement #8,9,10,11
(1) If guarantor is Japanese national. 
(2) If guarantor is non Japanese resident. 


Visa validity, processing time, et. al.

The Japanese visa, if granted, is valid for 3 months. If not granted, no reason will be disclosed. Maybe they don’t like your photo, who knows.

The average processing time is one week, if complete requirement (average means more or less, it means not exact). You may be require to submit more document, appear for interview, or whatever pleases their high salaried embassy workers.

The usual granted # of days for tourist is 15 days from date of arrival in Japan. One just cannot over state the obvious.  For visiting relative, visa is allowed up to 90 days. Or so the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Japan website says.


The accredited travel agencies

(link to website, branches, fee) who file Application for Japan Visa in the Philippines

  1. Attic Tours Philippines, Inc (Manila & Cebu) – P1680 (same for independent & with guarantor)
  2. Friendship Tours and Resorts Corp (Manila & Cebu) – 1,200 (independent), 2,000 (with guarantor)
  3. Rajah Travel Corp (Manila) – – 1,800 (independent), 2,500 (with guarantor)
  4. Reli Tours and Travel Agency (Manila) 1,200 (independent), 2,000 (with guarantor)
  5. Pan Pacific Travel Corp (Manila & Cebu) – P2000
  6. Discovery Tour, Inc (Manila & Cebu) – P1000

Note that all except Pan Pacific handles all types of visa application. Pan Pacific doesn’t handle applications with guarantor.


Why we can’t get 90 days visa?

In the case of one of my sister Girlie (3), she tried applying for 90 days but was denied. Tried again for 40 days with the same result. Needless to say she had complete requirement provided by our sister Pincky (2) who was an expatriate working in Tokyo. So when she applied again, she did as an independent traveler and they called her in to inquire why she didn’t use a guarantor when she has a sister there.

In the end they gave her a visa for 15 days. What a joke, right? We don’t get it. There’s no reason for my sister to not get a visa since we have our own family corporation with her as Board of Director and she had been to Japan twice previously. She has over 20 stamps on that passport including Japan, S.Korea, USA and Canada. They didn’t want to give her visa stay of more than 15 days. So what’s the point really of submitting more requirements than regular application if you get 15 days too?

And our biggest beef is even if they won’t give her the 90 or 40 days, why not just approve it with 15 days validity instead of denying it completely? They obviously know we have family in Japan, therefore it is normal to want to visit. It takes money and time to prepare those requirements even if the visa itself is free. Unless they admit to being ignorant about the costs and troubles that comes with the application, then it is just plain intolerable arrogance.


The national of the ff. countries do not require visas to enter Japan for stay up to 90 days.

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal (except when the passport was originally issued in present or former Portuguese colonies), Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.A., and Uruguay

Notes: Countries highlighted in BOLD are allowed to extend for another 30 days. Brunei national is allow to stay up to 15 days without visa.


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332 Responses to How to Apply for Japan Visa in the Philippines

  1. Pearly05 06/16/2016 at 5:31 pm #

    Hello just wondering yung friend ko kasi may japan visa na however nakalagay sa visa valid on march 16,2016 valid until june 18,2016 ? May chance paba na maka alis siya? Or ma renew niya yung visa niya kahit hindi niya nagamit? ?

  2. cookie 05/30/2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass… Just a question on validity you mentioned that its 3mos. I plan to go there this december. Id like to apply as early as september sana because I plan to resign din. para lang sana may ITR pa ako… Im thinking pasok sana sya dun sa 3mos validity but the thing is january for yung return flight namin which makes the return flight beyond the 3mos period. do you think it will still get approved?

    • Hansel 06/09/2016 at 2:05 am #

      Hi. Wala naman kinalaman yung pagbalik mo sa pag approved ng visa mo. If I were you, mag apply ka ng last week of September. So it will expire sa last week ng january para pumasok sa target travel date mo. Kasi you have to go back here before the visa expires.

      • Maaeee 06/10/2016 at 10:37 pm #

        Hi! I’d like to ask if its not necessary ba na may ticket na even before ma grant yung visa? Kasi in te application form they need the iterenary, the departure etc. pwede bang tentative or kahit ano nalang po yung ilagay dun if ever yung makukuha mong package is hindi exact sa nilagay sa application form or yung date of departure is different? Thanks much po!

  3. ms military 05/21/2016 at 6:20 pm #

    hello guys again. i just got back from japan a week ago. im planning to go back there again this august under sofa status. can i just apply for a multiple entry? I dont quite understand what multiple entry visa requirements are. the website confuses me. :( I need help please. thank you.

    • Hansel 06/09/2016 at 2:08 am #

      What visa you have applied before? Tourist without guarantor ba? As far as I know, ma mataas ang chance na maapproved ng multiple if second entry mo na, or you have more than enough money in your bank account.

      • Ms. Military 06/10/2016 at 12:34 am #

        Hi Hansen. Thanks for the reply. First application ko is under sofa status same guarantor young bf ko sa militar. Nakbalik ako dito sa manila ng may 13 lang bale tourist visa 15 days single entry ung aken. Eh gusto ko sana bumalik sa japan ng july 1 pero multiple entry visa under sofa status pa rin for 15 days lang ulit. Wala ako bank account. Wala din ako work kase student pa ko. Hehe. Pede kaya ako sa multiple entry and ano chances na ma deny ako? Thanks

        • Hansel 06/10/2016 at 3:15 pm #

          I dont have any idea sa sofa status na sinasabi mo eh. Buti nga naapproved ka khit wala ka nashow na bank account. Nice to know that, I think ang bigger factor na tinitngnan nila isa your financial capacity para mabigyan ng multiple entry talaga. So malaking bagay amg bank cert sa pag apply ng multiple entry. But this is only my idea. I dont k ow kung ano ba tlga ang tinitingnan nila pag daging sa pagbgay ng gnyan

        • Aki 06/14/2016 at 10:14 pm #

          Hi Ms. Military, my bf is stationed in Okinawa and he’s planning to fly me out to oki, ask ko lang, did your bf sent you his w-2? Aside from the guarantee letter and statement of service. Tnx!

          • Ms. Military 06/16/2016 at 2:42 pm #

            Hi aki. Uu need ung w-2 and 1040a nya. Di din naman tatanggapin ng agency ung application mo pag kulang kase alam nila di i pa process ng main office nila. Hehe. Goodluck

          • Aki 06/16/2016 at 2:46 pm #

            Yea I already spoke to a travel agent yesterday and I was told that my bf can black out his ss# with a pentel pen. Anyway, thank you!

  4. em 05/21/2016 at 3:09 pm #

    Hi! Is it better to buy plane tickets first or get visa? I wonder.

    • Hansel 06/09/2016 at 2:10 am #

      Get your visa first. They are not requiring plane tickets. Agencies are encouraging everyone not to book a plane ticket yet unless they have the visa on hand already.

  5. Hansel 04/14/2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Hello! I have been in Japan last year. I appliee for tourist visa without guarantor. I stayed there for 14days. Now, I am planning to go back, but now with my daughter, she’s turning 3months. Anyone here experience to apply visa for an infant or a kid? How was it? Thank you.

    • ms. military 04/17/2016 at 7:12 am #

      Hi guys. Very nice article. :)
      Can anyone please help me with my concern? I have a US Air Force boyfriend in Okinawa Japan and he is my guarantor and everything. He recently just got his divorce papers finalized this March 2016 but we have been together for 1 year now. I’m thinking would this mess with the Consulate’s head? Another problem is his Statement of Service doesn’t have his commander’s signature so what we did was he wrote an email with his electronic signature and we attached that to the statement of service. I am a first time traveler and a college student, I have no proof of employment which serves as a strong tie in the Philippines. I have been feeling anxious over the last few days. I really wanna see him for only 15 days. Do you guys think I might get approved? We didn’t submit his bank certificate too only his ITR. Would that suffice? Thanks. :)

    • rose 05/13/2016 at 9:25 pm #

      same here im planing to bring my son with me this comming september ive been to japan last april-may :)

      • Hansel 06/09/2016 at 2:12 am #

        How old is your son? I applied for tourist visa before without guarantor. My daughter is 4month old now. I am planning to travel this yr. Only the two of us.

  6. JIm 04/13/2016 at 8:59 pm #

    Wow, thanks for the info…. big help…though may problem sa requirement, this ITR req. since nasa middle east ako eh almost 2 years na akong di nag babayad ng tax sa pinas. So I was wondering kung anong maipapasa sa kanila.

    I was planning to travel hike and camp all by myself next year March or April 2017 for 1-2 weeks. DiY sana kaso magiging problem pa ata yung ITR. Ouch!

  7. Anna 04/13/2016 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi! I just submitted my application and the documents but i think one of the NSO birth certs there was late registration and we didnt submit the additional 2 req’ts because we thought it wasnt considered late registration anymore.
    Do you think the jap embassy would automatically deny it?? Or will they ask you first to submit the missing documents?

  8. Aki 04/12/2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Hello. Can I apply for a tourist visa with ITR from my previous job? I am currently unemployed but planning to apply for a visa.

    • Hansel 06/09/2016 at 2:17 am #

      Its okay if you don’t have a job. You don’t have to put ITR if you don’t have a job. As long as you sufficient funds in your bak account. Went there last year, I I only submitted my bank cert, nso, application form, passport and tour itinerary. Naapproved naman agad kinabukasan.

      • Jen 06/15/2016 at 9:32 am #

        Hi. U mentioned u did not submit an itr. Did u put employed or unemployed in your application? Problem ko din kasi ang itr. Thank you.

        • Aki 06/16/2016 at 2:34 pm #

          Hi Jen. I spoke to a travel agent from friendship tours yesterday and I was told that if I can’t submit an ITR, i have to make an explanation letter as an alternative document for the ITR

  9. 鈴木凛 (@jonna1012) 04/11/2016 at 12:38 am #

    Hi! (Kindly disregard my previous comment)
    Me and my friend are planning to visit Japan for 7 days in March 2017. It will be our first time to go overseas and we do not want to get a package tour because we will be meeting our friends from Indonesia who also will visit Japan. Will that be okay? We are planning to make a detailed itinerary of our 7-day schedule and I am wondering if that’s okay. If we won’t have any problem in the approval of the visa. I look forward into your reply. Thank you.

  10. 鈴木凛 (@jonna1012) 04/11/2016 at 12:25 am #

    Me and my friend are planning to visit Japan for 7 days in March 2017. It will be our first time to go overseas. May I ask how to get a Bank Certificate? Me and my friend both have bank accounts but we dunno how to get BC. I hope you can help us. Thanks!

    • Vanessa See 04/25/2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Go to your respective bank branch and request for your bank statement or bank certificate… i think there’s a minimal fee upon requesting bc

  11. cathlans 04/08/2016 at 6:40 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass! I am a public school teacher since July, 2015 but I’ve been a preschool teacher for almost 5 years. Yung ITR 2015 na pinasa ko po is mejo mababa ung nakalagay dun since July, 2015 ako nagstart magwork sa public at yun lang po ung naipasa ko sa agency. Pero ang savings ko naman po ay nasa P150,000 naman po. We already booked our roundtrip tickets and accommodations. Nagpasa rin po ako ng COE, Clearance from the principal since hindi pa napipirmahan ung travel order ko. Dapat po ba pinasa ko rin ung ITR 2014&2015 ko from my previous company. Thank you.

  12. Suannie 04/01/2016 at 7:56 pm #

    Hi all! My brother just got approved with his visa application today after 7-working days. Since he is only doing freelance work (photographer) and not really earning from it and no ITR to provide, I have to submit documents to show that I will support him with all the expenses while in Japan. I did not have to apply for a visa since I hold an Australian passport (I have dual citizenship Aus/Fil) but I submitted my ITR and bank certificate plus Affidavit of Support and other pertinent papers to increase my brother’s chance. In his lack of providing an ITR, the travel agent suggested him to write a letter of explanation and there, he stated that he wanted to visit Japan so he can take photos of the amazing and beautiful places in Japan. I think apart from the assurance of financial support from me, expressing admiration of a country like Japan will guarantee you visa. I read somewhere where one who is unemployed got a visa because she stated she is into Anime and Japanese fashion. Thank God, the long wait and anxiety is over. We are heading off to Osaka next week. Thank you for this blog too :)

  13. Anon 03/19/2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Hi, it’s been 10 working days since we submitted our no-guarantor tourist visa application to a travel agency and I’ve been told by the travel agency that it’s still being process :(. I was granted a visa before when I was given the chance to participate in the JENESYS program so I really thought that it will take me less than a week to get my visa. I also read blogs saying it only takes about 3-7 working days to process a japanese visa.

    Our flight is in 2 weeks so I’m feeling restless. Do you think the embassy is just overwhelmed by the number of applicants given that it is spring or they just found a fault in our applications? Would really appreciate your thoughts

  14. Jepoy 03/16/2016 at 11:18 pm #

    Hello wanderlass,

    Okay lang ba kung below 6 months ang validity ng Passport ko papuntang Japan?

    Ang flight ko kasi is on March 22 na and wala na akong time para makapag renew dito sa pinas. Wala na din pala yung passport extension. Mag tourist lang naman kami ni misis for 6 days.

    Thank you.

    • wanderlass 03/17/2016 at 1:23 pm #

      It is is below 3 months that would be problem, but if more than 5 months, maybe they would let you pass. But this is just my thinking, I’m not Japan immigration control so I can’t say for sure.

      • Reese 05/25/2016 at 6:52 pm #

        Ilang months po kaya ang required for new passport holder? Thank you :)

  15. Mariane 03/16/2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Hi! Would you know if Japan gives out 30-day Single Entry visa? I would want to apply for an ME but unfortunately, we were told we would not be able to use/activate a JR Pass. Saw some comments here about the 30-day but not sure if this is ME/SE. Thanks!

    • wanderlass 03/17/2016 at 1:25 pm #

      I am not aware of the JR Pass and Multiple Entry Visa. But Japan gives 30days multiple entry visa valid for 5 years, which is what I have.

      • Kathy 04/13/2016 at 10:46 am #

        Hi! Is your visa sponsored? Did you specifically request for a multiple entry, 30-day visa?

      • ms. military 05/21/2016 at 6:29 pm #

        hello wanderlasss, what category are you in for multiple entry visa for 30 days? I got a single entry for 15 days and I just got back from japan okinawa to visit bf military under sofa. im a student and what are the documents and your reason for multiple entry? please help me i wanna see my bf again this october end of semester, december for holidays, march 2017 for 2nd anniv, and then may 2017 for my bday. he will leave japan next year May for another deployment, should i include that too? thanks much. ill wait for your thoughts. :)

  16. Samari 02/20/2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi! I am planning to apply again for a Japan visa. The first time was under my cousin’s name and documents so I had no problems as I was a student then. This time, I would be applying for myself but I am not sure if my documents would be sufficient. I started working Aug. 2015 and although I have my ITR/Form 2316 copy from our company given out last week, I am not sure if that would be allowed since it’s still not BIR-stamped? I plan to go on March 15 (it’s quite sudden too) to accompany my cousin.

  17. whills 02/13/2016 at 7:42 am #

    japan is already open country right?

  18. Kendra Cabanero 02/12/2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass,

    I have a Filipino husband working in Japan as trainee for Jitco.. I’m planning tovisit him this april but will be staying in a hotel the whole time. Is it ok not to list him as my guarantor just like ur sister since I have bank cert and ITR. Expenses will be shouldered by me dhil sakin rin nmn pinapadala ung money. Will embassy be able to trace my husband in Japan even if I don’t declare him.?

  19. Julie 02/11/2016 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi, kailangan ba ng properties titles na maipakita kapag mag aaply ng japan tourist visa?

  20. Nicole 02/09/2016 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi good day ask q lang po .. single parent kc aq then ung surname n gamit q sa husband q pa din pro hindi na kme nagkikita at nag sasama ..the problem is my business ang father q sa akin nakapangalan . surname sa pagkadalaga ang gamit q dun ganun din sa itr q at bank account .. what do i need to do .. ? Tnx ..

  21. mizzymelody 02/04/2016 at 11:30 pm #

    Hi! I tried following your suggestions on how to get my Japan Tourist Visa. Thank you, I got it and travelled to Japan for two weeks. Thumbs up! I haven’t written my experience yet but hopefully I’ll post it soooon. :D

  22. mae 01/30/2016 at 1:23 am #

    hi ask ko lng po kung is it ok na magapply ng student visa sa japan na married ka…?

  23. khristine jazelle lucena 01/29/2016 at 2:27 pm #

    hi, do i really need to have a travel agency or can i just go to the embassy with my documents? i hope you’ll reply. thanks! :)

    • wanderlass 01/31/2016 at 9:44 am #

      if u read the blog post, you’ll know the answer.

  24. Hanna 01/11/2016 at 10:28 am #


    We’re planning on going in Osaka in March for a three-day vacation, and I was wondering if the ITR is a must in the requirements. I’m still a student and non-working, and I was wondering how I would apply for the visa. Thank you.

    • Ma 01/22/2016 at 5:30 pm #

      Hi, if you are a student, its not a requirement. Just present your school certificate and supporting documents from your parents


  25. althea 01/09/2016 at 1:00 pm #

    hi po ask ko lang po may guarantor po ako sya din po yung guarantor ko dati ang tanong ko po tatanggapin po ba ng embassy yung kazei shomeshou at nozie shomeshou?

  26. Cynthia fujii 12/23/2015 at 2:18 am #

    I married to japanese national but we already separated since 2001 i applied a tourist visa is it possible to grant my visa? I’m still using his surname. Thanks

  27. Mae 11/21/2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Hi. Im planning to go to japan this april 2016. Im selfemployed . Ask k lng About s business permit and itr nd po nka pngaln skn s Father ko po nka reg un business nmin. Ok lng po ba yun? or do I need to attach letter pa n ngprove n kajoin ako dun s business?? or wat??

    Thanks :)

    • Maria 12/15/2015 at 5:28 pm #

      Hello Mam, if wala name mo sa business permit, officially hindi ka kajoin. Naka lista kaba as employee sa business ng father mo? Pwede ka magpa sponsor sa parents mo.


    • Joji 12/17/2015 at 10:45 pm #

      Hi im georgia’ im planning to go to japan in april2016 with my boyfriend who as a u.s citizen and he will be my financial guarantor.is the sufficient or what other requirements since im only a student?

      • Ma 01/22/2016 at 5:31 pm #

        Add school certificate.

    • joy 02/13/2016 at 7:58 pm #

      il be cruising asia this march, we will be passing and had a stop over in japan, will i still need to have a visa?

  28. Leo 10/04/2015 at 8:54 pm #

    Hi wanderlass! Is the Japan Embassy strict with the 6 mos. passport validity when applying for a visa? I have an upcoming trip but my passport will expire around May next year, I’m thinking of renewing but I’m not sure if can get the passport ready for visa application 1 month prior to my trip.

    • Chen 01/17/2016 at 12:52 pm #

      Hi Leo Did you apply Japan Visa?

      • Leo 01/23/2016 at 8:55 am #

        Hey Chen, Yep I did. But I had to renew my passport before I submitted my forms just to be sure.

  29. Yen 09/29/2015 at 6:32 pm #

    Hi Ms. Wanderlass,

    Nice Blog po.

    I and my husband are planning to visit Japan for a Tourist Visa no guarantor po pero we are planning to stay sa house ng cousin ni husband for 4 days ano po pwede gawin namin?


  30. cyko11 09/09/2015 at 11:17 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass,
    Maraming salamat sa info. I’m planning to visit Japan next year (with guarantor). But my problem is the ITR from BIR. I’m working as a freelance for almost a year now, meaning di consistent ang tax ko. Mahigpit ba sila pagdating sa issue na yun? Magkano dapat yung “enough” fund sa bank account? Can you also share your total expenses or preferred pocket during the stay? Thank you so much.

    • Tuna 06/13/2016 at 4:04 pm #

      Pagawa ka ng ITR. talk to an accountant. They know the work around. Ask for BIR form 1701.

  31. love kajiwara 08/31/2015 at 9:43 pm #

    hi i would like to ask if ilang days usually ang processing of visa for spouse with certificate of eligibility? and is it true they have interview or unexpected call from the embassy? i would like to know if ok lang din ba tumawag sa agency pra mag update sa visa processing.. its been 3weeks since i submitted my application of visa

  32. cinnamonchan 08/15/2015 at 9:26 pm #

    This is one of the blogs I read before I applied for a visa to Japan. You guys may also check my blog to know about getting a visa to Japan with a guarantor in this link. https://binibiningcinnamon.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/visa-for-filipinos-going-to-japan-with-a-guarantor/

    • Cynthia fujii 12/23/2015 at 1:32 am #

      Hi ask ko lang if possible ba ako mabigyan ng visa i married to Japanese nung 1999 and we separated year 2001 but i still used his surname in my passport

  33. Althea 08/05/2015 at 7:36 pm #

    Hello po good day ! Ask ko lang how to apply tourist visa i dont have guarantor but i have enough funds on my bank account but my problem is i dont have ITR wla kasi akong work or business. Ive been from japan last year po october visit friends 1 month lng po ako dun and now i want to apply without guarantor…..
    Thank you

    • Lozabel Mendoza 08/28/2015 at 3:02 pm #

      I can help you, just contact my number 09183941763, I have multiple visa in japan and Taiwan

    • mariel 01/24/2016 at 9:19 pm #

      hi althea! ask ko lng kung paano ginawa mo sa visit friends? balak din kasi ng friend ko dun na iinvite ako, 1month lang ba yung binigay na duartion sayo ng embassy? thankyou!

  34. Mao 07/11/2015 at 11:53 pm #

    Hello,I just want to ask what should I do in my situation. Because I want to apply for a multi purpose visa or a student university visa like from first year until I graduate maybe around 4 years. Currently a freshmen and I haven’t asked my school if they do exchange student program like from here to Japan (Our school does have foreign exchange students). I’m still a minor and my boyfriend is a Japanese going in and out the Japan (maybe including me) and he will shoulder all the expenses including living cost. All my papers are okay, but I won’t include my parents I’ll also put my boyfriend as a my guardian so can someone help me? And do I still need to submit my ITR and bank statement? Thank you!

  35. misty 07/08/2015 at 4:27 am #

    ask ko lang po taga usa po ako gusto ko mamasyal kasama bf ko taga manila , nagtravel na rin kami dalawa sa asia na di kailangan ng visa gaya indonesia , malaysia , singapore, hongkong , macau pano ba siya makakuha ng japan visa for 7 days lang at same day din po ba pwede apply wala po sya itr or bank staments

  36. Che 06/26/2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Hi wanderlass do you have any idea if I can layover in Japan po without transit visa? Papunta po ako ng Brazil and my flight po is next week na Sana,,, thanks

  37. Hazel 06/19/2015 at 12:13 am #

    hi ask ko lang if may chance ba na maapprove ako kung kung first out of country kois japan agad. Japan kase talaga ung gusto ko na mapuntahan ng una

    • cheska 07/21/2015 at 9:22 am #

      I know a friend na unang travel nya canada, walang tatak or any visa sa passport nya approve naman. Same as japan may friend ako first time nya mag travel. First tatak ng passport at first visa nya japan. As long as you have the documents.

    • Hansel 06/09/2016 at 1:59 am #

      Yes. Unang exit ko is Japan. Tourist Visa with No guarantor. No work. But have enough amount on bank cert.

  38. Mawamichee 06/17/2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Hi I plan to visit in Japan my sister will be my guarantor!! I have all my requirements except for her back account because she didnt have it!!! Is there any chances that My visa will be granted? for 30days vacation? Your reply will be very helpful to me :) Im a first timer !!! Thanks A Lot :) and goodluck to me

  39. kaye@lang 06/06/2015 at 9:07 am #

    Hi, may tanong lang ako, uneducated kasi ako, tapos gusto ko sanang mag trabaho sa japan as singer or performer ba, pero paano yun limited lng English na alam ko I don’t know Japanese pa, by meaning uneducated, meaning d ako nkapagtapos ng grade 6, pero 20 na ako, sa tingin mo meh chance ba kaya? o mahirap na, paano kung mgpatuong ako sa requirements and such?
    Kaya din kasi ako ng stop kasi meh mental disorder ako pero gusto ko sanang mg work pra mgka pera, dba kya ma discriminate ako? answer me honestly, as much as possible.. thanks

  40. K. Infante 05/29/2015 at 10:54 pm #

    Hi! I’m interested in going to Japan this August, and it’s going to be my first time to travel out of the country if ever. Will that hinder me from obtaining a visa or not? Can that be sufficed with a show money? Thanks!

  41. makoy 05/28/2015 at 3:20 am #

    hi po miss wanderlass ..im currently working here in qatar ,. planning to take vacation by december .. granted po ba ako makakuha ng tourist visa sa japan .. wala po kasi akong ITR since i am an OFW .. its my first time to travel to japan po .. and i have no guarantor din ..

  42. maria clarisa yamada 05/23/2015 at 6:24 pm #

    gud eve po,ask ko lang po,mag-to tourist po kmi ng tatay ko my invitation letter po kami at guarantor ko po sister in law ng husband ko is a japanese,my sakit po ang husband ko mabigat,kaya agad po nya kmi pinapupunta ng sister in law ko ok lang po ba 3months relatives visit nmn po,ok napo lht requirements,ppdala palang po via ems.Ma aaproved po ba kaya kmi ng tatay ko..slamat

  43. Natsumi 03/23/2015 at 12:04 pm #

    Good Day! I was born in japan but my parents are both Filipino. Is there any easier way for me to go Japan or I should comply those requirements needed as regular Filipino? Can I get “special” treatment since I was born there? Just asking

    • tania LEE 05/25/2015 at 1:21 pm #

      Hi wanderlass, meron po akong katanungan sainyo. Ako po at ang aking kasintahan ay nakakapagtravel around asia at nagbalak po syang mag travel kami to japan and my worry is the bank statement at itr. I am unemployed citizen at wala din ganon kalaking halaga ang bank ko po. Ano po ang suggestion nyo po to avail a tourist visa?? Btw 7 yrs na po kaming magkasintahan and he was from USA. Please help me Waderlass. TYI xx

      • Al 06/12/2015 at 2:03 pm #

        Maybe you can ask supporting documents from your boyfriend.

        • lyn 02/23/2016 at 10:58 am #

          hello po.ask ko lang po nag apply ako ng visa last 2013 kaso na deny. lahat po ng original docu nasa agency na pinag aaplyan q dati .pede pa po kaya ung mga docu ko bali mag renew nalang ako i aaply q ulit un padin na docu. andon pa naman un sa kanila eh. tia

    • Anna Tamaki 07/11/2015 at 7:49 pm #

      I think none. Though you were born in Japan, there will be no special treatment for you. Children who falls under the category of “child of jap national” will have that “special” application as they need to show docs like koseki tohun of their mom or dad.

  44. Mr. C 03/17/2015 at 6:40 pm #

    And my fiancée is also a filipina… Do still need to exit Japan after we get married to get spousal visa?

  45. Mr. C 03/17/2015 at 6:37 pm #

    Magandang araw po… I have a tourist visa here in Japan for 90days at guarantor ko is my fiancée na approve po ako… Then balak namin magpakasal dito sa Japan… If ever po ba makasal kami ng fiancée ko kailangan kopaba mag exit dito sa Japan? Please need some advice po para May idea kami ng fiancée ko

    • Minda Hori 05/22/2015 at 11:09 am #

      Mr.c hindi na kailangan omixit pa , depende na yan sa work ng fiancee mo anong klase kasi , siya pa rin ang mag support sa iyong living life ,so puwede kang mag pakasal any time..may mga documents lang ang kailangan both ,now go to city office better they will advice you what to do ,you will know it ,minsan kasi kababayan pa natin puro hakahaka he he he….start it now time is limited.

      Ate Minda Hori

      • leslie 05/25/2015 at 9:33 pm #

        Good evening po. Ask ko lang po sana ma’am minda. How to apply for 90 days tourist Visa if Japanese boyfriend po ang guarantor? Thank you po.. I have been to Japan twice.

        Thank you

    • seikana marie 05/26/2015 at 11:35 am #

      mr.c same tayo ng situation kaya lang babae ako pwede kang magpakasal kasi kami ng bf ko nakapagpakasal kaya lang nung mag chachange na ako ng visa kasi patapos na ung 3months ko di daw pwede sabi sa immigration di pwedeng gamitin ang kasal bilang reason para ma-extend ang visa mo dito sa japan maliban na lang kung may ibang reason bukod don

      • Yuri 06/17/2015 at 10:57 pm #

        Hi Ms Seikana Marie, ask ko lang, ano naging next procedure nio.? Kasi dba di pumayag immig na maextend visa mo? Nag try k na ba ng apply ng spouse visa? Kasi ppunta din ako Nihon and magpapakasal din, kaya i need suggestions and advise sana, almost same case kask tayo, salamat.

  46. Levy 03/11/2015 at 6:17 pm #

    Lahat po ba nakakakuha ng visa? Ilang days po bago makakuha ng visa?

    • Mr. C 03/17/2015 at 6:42 pm #

      At first time po namin kumuha ng visa for 15 days may result na agad sya with in 3 days.. Pero nung mag apply na kami ulet for 2nd time for 90 days it took 1month but still approve

      • em 03/27/2015 at 1:21 pm #

        90 days for 2nd time? can you tell me what are the requirements that you have submitted to get that 90 days? been to japan last January and i just got 15 days tourist visa. hope to hear from you. thanks

  47. defero 03/03/2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Hi! I’m planning na mag-apply ng japan visa soon. Ask ko lang kung anong pwedeng alternative requirements if still unemployed? Wala pa akong ITR na mppresent since jobless pa. My parents will shoulder my expenses for the trip. Thanks! xx

  48. Robster 03/01/2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Having a guarantor really helps a lot. There will be 8 of us traveling to Japan on May 2015 and we decided to apply for our visa as early as February. Seven of my family members (Mom,Dad,Brother,2 Nephews, Niece, Aunt) applied and they were all granted visa valid for 90 days with 30 days duration of stay upon entry. I, on the other hand applied here in Dubai and was only granted a 15 day stay (maybe because I only specified 15 days in my Itinerary – i.e. Schedule Of Stay document). That’s all I need anyway. By the way, my other sibling is based in Japan and he is the one who provided us the guarantee documents. From my side, I provided a photocopy of my passport, photocopy of my birth certificate, a letter addressed to the embassy highlighting my salary details as well as my intended vacation days in Japan, electronic copy of my 3 month bank statement, government ID, air ticket (yes I booked a refundable air ticket for this matter). That’s it!

  49. Mark Gerson Santos Antonio 02/10/2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Goodevening Ms. Wanderlass may question po ako, meron na po ako complete papers, except ung Papers ng Uncle & Cousin ko na Nihon. pero this friday dadating ung mga paper like Taxes po nila and Guarantor letter via EMS. ask ko lang kung ano pa po ung kulang ko para po ma sure ko na bigyan ako ng visa? 90 days po ung kukunin ko.. meron po ba kayo ma susugest para po ma sure ko po na ma bibigyan ako.. kasi po first time ko po pupunta, but all my 3 cousins here po ay nakapunta and nakabalik nman.. thank po.. :)

  50. ZOI 02/07/2015 at 7:21 pm #

    hello po, good evening, first time ko pong mag apply ng japan visa for tour, complete na po requirements ko including yung return ticket and hotel booking for 2 nights. yung wino worry ko lang ay baka may specific amount silang kailangan sa bank balance certificate?
    magkano po ba kailangang laman ng bank mo for the approval of visa?
    salamat po:)

    • maria clarisa yamada 05/23/2015 at 6:18 pm #

      100k need meron ka sa bank

  51. D 02/05/2015 at 1:53 am #

    Should I apply for a visa first or get a plane ticket? Thanks

    • P3ugeot78 03/02/2015 at 5:26 am #

      Hi D, yup you should apply first for a visa. Just to be sure. :-)

  52. Sky 02/03/2015 at 3:50 pm #

    hi, I have a boyfriend in Japan pero assignee lang sya for work.. and I will visit him this March.. plan ko is to stay in Japan for 15 dyas since may ticket na ako papunta and pabalik.. since andon naman un boyfriend ko, I plan to stay sa place nya provided by their company.. however, ang worry ko is magkakaproblem ba ako if I will declare na sa place nya ako mag stay since ndi ko naman sya guarantor? or should I get hotel accommodation para mas may chance maaprove visa ko?

  53. Argie 02/02/2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi po, kailangan po ba talaga ng 6 months newer na original copy ng NSO birth certificate on visa application? hindi po ba sila tumatanggap ng photocopy? Thanks!

    • Leslie 02/03/2015 at 5:18 pm #

      As far as i know, pag 1st time magapply ng Japanese visa, you are required for an original and within a year of NSO birth Certificate. Original docus lang ang needed nila.

      • Jay 02/05/2015 at 10:39 am #

        Hi po, i’m planning to apply for a tourist visa. I’ve to asian free visa countries and USA. How long is the processing of the ViSa?

    • Mark Joseph Diamzon 02/08/2015 at 9:47 pm #

      Oo, kailangan ng emabahada na magsumite ang mag aapply ng orihinal na kopya ng Birth Certificate galing sa NSO, ang orihinal na kopya ay dapat nairelease sa loob ng anim na buwan.

  54. anj 01/30/2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi i am planning to apply for a tourist visa with my husband n kid. Hm to i need to present on my bank cert if im planning to stay for a week? I have an aunt there but will not apply for a visiting relative visa. I’ll be staying in her house, is it ok to add that to my itinerary or book a hotel?

    • Mark Joseph Diamzon 02/08/2015 at 9:55 pm #

      Para sa akin, mataas ang tsansa na maaprubahan ang visa kung:

      Ang halaga ng nasa Bank Account ay naglalaro sa PHP 70,000 to 90,000 (good for three for 1 week). Siguraduhing mas mataas ang taunang kita sa isusumiteng ITR kaysa sa halaga ng nasa Bank Certififcate. Mas mainam kung bawasan ang mga Paid Tours sa inyong gagawing itinerary. Mainam din na ibagay sa buwanang kita ang pipiliing klase ng hotel na tutuluyan.

  55. iamkimyu 01/28/2015 at 11:38 am #

    Hi Wanderlass! we just submitted our visa requirements from one of the accredited agency and all we have to do now is to wait. we are applying for a tourist visa, the agency told us that we are in complete requirements and we don’t have to worry. My concern is do they still call in your house? or anyone here has experienced it? Thank you :D

    • Marie 02/01/2015 at 5:46 am #

      in our case, the travel agency (rajah travel) called us when our visa was ready for pick up. i’m not sure with the others though :)

    • seikana marie 05/26/2015 at 11:44 am #

      my expirience gamit ko cellphone # wala kasi kaming phone sa bahay and mailing address ko sa bahay ng friend ko sa manila sa probinsya kasi ako dumating ang passport ko na may approve visa for 90days sa house ng friend ko

  56. Myla Aberin Ramos 01/21/2015 at 12:03 am #

    Hi po..ask ko lang if theres a possibility again na ma pa deport ako ulit once n mabigyan ako ulit ng visa dito sa pinas to travel japan,,na phobia na kasi ako sa experience ko last 2007 last trgel ko as visiting relatives.mahigpit kSi ang imigration that time..pls reply po

  57. ilovesakura 01/17/2015 at 2:25 pm #

    hi wanderlass,
    we just got our visa valid for 15 days, im travelling with my husband its our 4th time to travel abroad (SG,HK,Thai). but we’re worried about being offloaded by the immig officials,
    can you give me advice what to present to get through,
    we applied “tourist visa”, and we declared that we’r goin to osaka for 4 days. but when we get our visa,i changed plan and i booked a flight going to narita for 7 days. is it possible na malaman nila na iba un inapply ko sa binook ko ? i have relatives kc from shanghai, they will travel to narita too so meet up nlng kmi don instead of osaka. We’re worried of conflict pagdating sa immig..

    Thanks in advance…

    • ilovesakura 01/17/2015 at 2:37 pm #

      pwede rin bang hindi nko mag book ng hotel bec will be staying at our auntie’s house in chiba, i mean i got “tourist visa” but will be visiting relatives pra mkatipid sa accomodation… bka hanapan kmi ng hotel booking ng immigration.. what to do?

      • Leslie 01/22/2015 at 5:20 pm #

        In the immigration office, they won’t be looking for a hotel confirmation if you have the invitation letter from your aunt if you are intending to stay in Chiba.

        • James Darryl 01/28/2015 at 8:12 pm #

          hi. ask ko lang kakaapproved pa lqng ng visa ko and all the docs was already in japan embassy. ano ba possible hanapin saken bukod sa visa and plane ticket ko? kasi ung guarantee and invitation letter nasa japan embassy. pls get in touch with me add me in fb James darryl Manipon. nakkapag tour na rin ako last 2013 sa singapore and malaysia but bago un 2012naoffload ako sa h.k and macau 1st travel ko sana un

          • leslie 02/01/2015 at 10:52 pm #

            Hi James. In regard to your question.. Usually, wala na silang hanapin sa yo kundi ang visa and plane ticket mo.

      • gemma 05/23/2015 at 3:40 pm #

        you already got the tourist visa right,so you can do whatever u want, as long as you go back on the expected date of return,walang criminal offense dun..

  58. Reymond del Rosario 01/16/2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi.. wanderlass,

    Im Reymond from complink Marketing inc. Planning to visit in japan for the first time and this is also my first time to travel abroad.. My job here in ph is sale’s and corporate representative for 9 years.. i have all requirements they needed. my question is i am going to travel for 30 days is it good idea? instead of 15 days only.. wanderlass give me some advise for the first timer like me… thank you and god bless.

    • kim uy 01/21/2015 at 3:28 pm #

      raymond del rosario, pasyal ka muna sa free visa countries pra maniwala sau na tourist nga intention mo sa japan.

    • Leslie 01/22/2015 at 5:23 pm #

      As what kim Uy said, if it’s your first time to travel, better travel first to some free visa countries para malaman nila na tourist lang ang purpose mo. if you’re applying 30days and Japan is your first country to visit, magdududa sila dahil may cases na baka ang purpose mo is to find a job. But if you have a guarantor in Japan and will shoulder all your 30days expenses, it’s okay.

  59. Joy B. Catipay 01/12/2015 at 9:31 am #

    Gud am Miss Wanderlass ask ko lng po kong pwede n ako mg apply after three months ng Japan visa krrting ko lng po last january2 gusto po kc ng sister mg apply ako by April.tnx po

    • Fam 01/15/2015 at 10:40 pm #

      Hello po! Kailangan po ba mghintay ng 3 months bago mka apply agad ng japan visa? Nka sked po kasi ako umuwi sa pinas end of this month, plano sana namin ng guarantor ko na mg apply agad ng visa weeks or a month after ng pgdating ko ng pinas.. Please help.. Salamat po..

  60. annika uehara 01/07/2015 at 8:45 pm #

    hi im married to a japanese im planning to visit him this year with our 2 babies. its my first time to apply for a visa and to travel abroad. do u think i will be granted 30dys? and please can u recommend an agency thanks.

    • Jenelyn Akiyama 01/27/2015 at 12:33 pm #

      mabibigyan ka po ng visa.. mag direct po kayo sa japan embassy tpos lahat po ng requirement nu translate nu in japanese

    • sheilarein benitez 05/22/2015 at 11:15 pm #

      Gud day po, mam ask ko lng po just in case po ba na approve un visa, pd po ba ndi sundin un sked sa itenarary, pd pb i delayed ng one week, ndi po ba un magkaron ng kado

  61. Harold Pasion 01/05/2015 at 4:15 pm #

    Hi! To answer your question why Filipino tourists get only 15 days of stay or 30 unlike other countries that are able to get 90 days. It actually depends on the bilateral immigration agreement between a country and Japan. Unfortunately, the Philippines and Japan only agreed to 15 or 30 days.

  62. Curry21 01/04/2015 at 3:05 am #

    Hello po i just have a question i want to apply for a tourist visa just for 5 days
    I already been in japan before because i was married with japanese i live there for almost 3years but we already divorced last july can i get a tourist visa just for 5 days without any guarantors?

  63. Laurice 01/03/2015 at 11:37 pm #

    Hi. Ate. Hehe. I’m glad I found your blog. I have questions, I do hope you reply to me asap. Here it is. My mother is leaving in japan with my 2 japanese sister and their grandmother. She’s planning to apply a tourist visa for me this year (i hope this month). I just want to ask po if hindi po ba kami mahihirapan lalo na po sa requirements and interview. I talked a person from an agency last year and he gave me the requirements. And I found it easy to my parts. But as I read in the embassy site, there’s a lot of things to complete first especially in my mother side. And by the way byuda na po pala mom ko sa japanese husband niya… Pls help. Thanks… Godbless!

  64. axecute23 01/01/2015 at 10:34 am #

    Hi Wanderlass,

    Ask ko lang po, 1st ko po travel abroad, nag booked po akong ng flyt to Japan this coming July 2015 just only 5 days to celebrate my bday. japan is my dream country to go. Hindi ba ako ma deny if may hotel booking ako (confirmed) pero wla akong daily sched doon gusto ako lng mag lakad2 doon. naka avail kc ako sa promo sayang nman. Also i can comply all requirements, dadaan ba ako ng agency to process my visa?

    Thank YOu!

    • franchesca 01/25/2015 at 9:39 am #

      yes kailangan mo dumaan ng agency all u need to do is complete all requirments

    • Jcb2015 02/18/2016 at 4:45 pm #

      Hey bro. Na approve ba application mo?

  65. Marlene polintan 12/22/2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Hello poh,gusto ko poh sna mag apply for tourist visa for japan..gusto ko po sana bisitahin yng boyfriend ko,american navy poh sya at nka base sya sa japan..ano poh ang mga need na requirements na kukunin ko at kailangan kunin ng boyfriend ko pra makapag tourist poh ako doon khit 15 days lng poh? At need poh din ba na my bank account ako khit boyfriend ko na yng magguarantor sa akin?

  66. Gie 12/22/2014 at 1:05 am #

    Hi! Ask ko lang po if I can apply for Tourist Visa sa Japan without ITR? I’m 43 years old i retired early all I want is to travel around the world that I can afford. Traveling to Japan is one of my dream? I need help here kung papaano makakapag travel ang mga retired individuals? Thanks so much po sa help.

  67. Jacob Wilson Lee 12/19/2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Hi wanderlass, may gusto lang ako clarify na mga bagay.

    1. Kapag 1st time ka mag apply for visa kelangan mo ng guarantor?
    2. Kelangan mo talaga dumaan sa travel agency for application ng visa?
    3. Ano difference ng with and without guarantor?

    • Leslie 12/20/2014 at 1:33 pm #

      Hi! I just came from Japan by a guarantor. To answer your question #2 and #3, #2, yes, kelangan mo dumaan sa agency Kasi hindi pwede personal ang pagapply ng visa..
      #3. With guarantor, sila ang mgsshoulder ng expenses mo while you are in Japan, and sila ang mggguarantee na hindi ka mg TNT or may kilala ka sa JP. just based on my experience with a guarantor. Without guarantor, ikaw Lang ang magapply ng visa mo.

      • Em Marcial 12/26/2014 at 1:24 am #

        Hi leslie. Il be going to japan by january. First time to travel abroad and with japanese guarantor. Heard a lot of stories of offloading at Naia. Can you share your experience and what are the requirements do i have to bring at Naia. Thank you and hope to hear form you.

        • iamleslie03 12/26/2014 at 9:24 am #

          As far as i know, hindi naman sila magooffload if you have the Japanese visa. and you must have return ticket, hotel booking confirmations and ID to show to the officer. or if possible, approval of leave of absence copy. :)

          • em marcial 12/26/2014 at 11:25 am #

            i have a japanese guarantor kase. do i have to bring some docs from my guarantor and what are they? thank you so much for your time

          • iamleslie03 12/26/2014 at 1:17 pm #

            @ em marcial: no. docs from the guarantor are supposed to be submitted sa embassy for your visa.. they won’t offload you if may return ticket ka.. coz they will surely doubt na mg TTNT ka don.. just show them your ticket and you’re ready to go. just answer their questions truthfully.. and bring your company ID if your working and if possible, just show them your approval of leave of absence., Good luck! :)

      • Em 12/28/2014 at 1:38 am #

        Hi leslie. Nabasa ko kse need daw ng invitation letter at guarantee letter sa immigration sa Naia. Eh meron lng ako yung photocopy nung pinasa sa pagkuha ng visa. hiningan ka ba dito sa naia nung umalis ka with sponsor sa japan? Thanks and hope to hear from you.

        • Leslie 01/15/2015 at 9:01 pm #

          No.. Hindi Ako hinanapan ng invitation letter and guarantee letter.. But I think it would be best if you bring those letters.. Coz you might encounter a strict officer that would ask you.. I think pwede na ang photocopy,. Coz you will just tell the officer na ang original is kelangan ipasa sa embassy.

          • Em 01/28/2015 at 2:54 pm #

            Thank you. Im here na sa japan. Wala naman hiningi at tinanong sakin sa immigration. Super dali lang dn pala. Anyway thank you for replying.. More power to you!

          • em 02/10/2015 at 1:14 pm #

            hi again. how many months do i have to wait to apply again for multiple visa? what are the requirements?

          • Leslie 02/10/2015 at 1:42 pm #

            hintayin mo muna mgexpire ung visa mo bago ka mkaapply ng bago..

          • tania LEE 05/25/2015 at 1:35 pm #

            Hi Leslie, first timer din po ako at planning ang boyfriend ko on his next vacation to travel at japan. What should i do po to avail tourist visa?? Posible po ba makapag avail ng tourist visa ang isang tulad ko na walang bank statement, walang trabaho at walang itr?? Ang boyfriend ko po ang mag shoulder ng expenses and were traveling together if it happens. Ano pong suggestion nyo po para sakin? Please help me, nangangarap lang din po ako na makarating at maranasan ang Japan.

            Thank you in advance po ate.

          • mariel 01/24/2016 at 9:39 pm #

            hi leslie! ask ko lang kung ilang days nagrant yung visa mo for visiting a japanese national friend. kasi balak ng friend ko na iinvite din ako. possible ba mgrant yun ng 90 days? thankyou in advance!

        • Lovelyteph Atin 03/21/2015 at 8:02 am #

          hello po, i want to ask you if pwedi bang mag apply ng 90days visa ang boyfriend ko ?

    • Leslie 12/23/2014 at 4:12 pm #

      Hello po! Gusto ko Lang po sana magtanong. According po sa blog nyo, visiting relative visa is until 90days. How about po pag 30days Lang and ang guarantor is not a relative po? Is it still okay to apply for a visa? My guarantor is a Japanese national and a friend.

  68. Baste 12/16/2014 at 11:07 pm #

    Dear wanderlas

    nag apply ako ng tourist visa today, and binalik sa akin ang Birth certificate ko at tinanong ko sya n kasama sa requirements ang birth certificate ang sagot nd nadaw tama po b yun sila po kasi ang nag aasist ng document sa travel and tours.?

    • wanderlass 12/16/2014 at 11:37 pm #

      ang alam ko pag first time applicant you need birth certificate. only if you previously have japan visa that you are not required.

      • Em 12/26/2014 at 12:03 pm #

        Hi wanderlass, any advice for first time traveler to japan. How was it like at Naia? I have a japanese guarantor kse who happens to be my dads friend. A family friend of ours. Got na my visa for 15 days and plan to stay at their house. Been hearing of an offload story and i am wondeing if what are your advice to avoid such. Is there a specific documents taht i have to bring at Naia from my guarantor? Thank you ad hope to hear from you.

      • Fam_18 01/08/2015 at 10:06 pm #

        Hello po.. Ask ko lng po, pwde po bang mg apply agad ng japan visa a week after galing ng japan? May guarantor po ako.. Wla po bang no. Of days or months akong dapat hintayin para mka apply agad ng visa? Sana matulungan nyo po ako.. Salamat..

        • Leslie 02/10/2015 at 1:41 pm #

          hi.. as far as i know, ang una mong visa dapat hintayin mong mgexpire muna before ka mkaapply ulit..

    • Baste 12/17/2014 at 8:54 am #

      Dear Wanderlas

      2nd time ko po nag apply yung una accompanied ko yung pamangking ko n japanese.
      last 2010 p po yun and i got my visa. now i applying for tourist visa w/out guarantor and complete naman po ang requirements ko yunlan nagtataka ako kung bkit binalik sa akin ang birth certificate ko. thanks and more power to you.


    • kaye 12/17/2014 at 2:48 pm #

      Kaya binalik BC mo kse ngrant k n ng jap visa nung 2010, so ang BC po need lang for first timers. Kahit paso n ung visa mu since 2010 p eto nakita nman cguro s passport mu ung tatak nun kya nde k n required to submit ng BC…

  69. Althea 12/16/2014 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi po good day!!! Galing po ako ng japan dumating ako last november 25 my gurantor po ako dati at tatlo po kami then nag apply po kami ng 30 days And now i invite po kami ulit ng gurantor this january gusto sana namin ay 90 days my posibilidad po ba na ma grant ulit? Thank you po…

    • Leslie 12/16/2014 at 6:25 pm #

      Hello po! Yung 30days application po for tourist visa po, Hindi po ba mahirap? And guarantor nyo po is a Japanese national po? Thank you!

      • wanderlass 12/16/2014 at 9:33 pm #

        No guarantor. With guarantor you will not be given multiple 5 years visa.

        • leslie 12/16/2014 at 9:36 pm #

          i have a guarantor po kasi to bear all my travel expenses while staying for 30 days for a single entry visa ma’am.. :) maggrant po kaya yun and i have complete requirements po.. :)

    • kaye 12/17/2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Cguro magagrant k ulet lalo n kung wla k nman nilabag s batas nila… always remember japanese are law abiding citizens so kung wla k nman anomalyang ginwa during ur last stay then its possible for you to be granted again… just a thought!

  70. iamleslie03 12/16/2014 at 9:29 am #

    hello po! i would like to ask are the requirements still the same when applying for 30 days visa?
    how many percent is the guarantee to issue one? i had a previous Japanese tourist visa for 15 days and i would like to apply for 30 days this time..

    Thank you!

    • wanderlass 12/16/2014 at 9:54 am #

      depends on requirements you prepared. if they’re complete then it’s 100% guarantee. it is now standard to give 30 days visa.

      • Leslie 12/16/2014 at 1:27 pm #

        is it necessary po to have a guarantor to bear all the expenses if mgapply po ng 30days tourist visa? My guarantor is a Japanese national po who happens to be my friend.. I was wondering if the 30 and 90 days visa sa mga may relatives po sa JP.

        • aidryl 05/28/2015 at 6:40 am #

          Hellow po,may ages limit po bah sa Japan,I mean pag tourist ka at walang guarantor,I’m here po Bahrain…plan SNA kmi ng friends KO to apply tourist visa Japan…San po ang mainam na mas madalling mkpg apply…ung NSA ibang bansa or sa pilipinas mismo….thanks po ,hope matulungan nyo po kmi…

  71. sigue honeylette 12/14/2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Good Day!

    Hi Ms.Melissa I just want to ask how to get a flight reservation/ confirmation without paying for it.. I cannot book a flight without visa.. please let me know how.

    What I did is I just booked a flight from Cathay Pacific then I printed it, but it stated there that I only got 24hrs to settle the booking , is that okey ?

    Thanks in advance..

    • wanderlass 12/15/2014 at 9:08 am #

      You don’t need flight booking applying for Japan visa.

      • imbeee 12/15/2014 at 12:50 pm #

        Thanks for the response, nabasa ko po kc sa ibang blog na ngsubmit cla ng flight itinerary anf hotel reservation.. =(

        • Marie 02/01/2015 at 6:04 am #

          in our case, we did not submit our flight itinerary kasi hindi naman sya requirement (we booked our flights after we got our visa approved), although we did submit our hotel reservations as part of our daily schedule. :)

          • Mark 08/13/2015 at 11:35 pm #

            Hi marie, for hotel reservations do i need to pay for the rooms that i booked already? I was checking some hotels in tripadvisor and in some hostels/hotels you need to pay a reservation fee.

      • ghie 02/18/2016 at 3:58 pm #

        hi po! ask ko po kung ilan days maximum ang visa if ma grant po accompanying minor to japan. friend ko po yung mother married sa japanese at baby pa lng ng iwan na yung bata sakin 6yrs old na sya ngayon

  72. Melody Tiangson 12/14/2014 at 12:52 am #

    Hi ..this year galing po ako sa japan nitong april..ngapply ako ng single entry visa..guarantor ko po ung japanese boyfriend ko..next month plan ko po ulit pmunta ng japan kaso po gus2 ko mgapply ng multiple visa..ang tanong ko po sa multiple visa po ba puedng mg guarantor ulit ung boyfriend ko?? Or sariling documents ko na po ipapass ko..kaso po wla po akng ITR never po kc ako ngwork sa company at wla din po ako business..pero may bank account ako..please help me po..thanks

  73. elaine47erika 12/07/2014 at 12:24 am #

    Hi ask ko lang if Pano kung minor ako student pa lang, I dont have itr or bank certificate and bibisitahin ko yung boyfriend ko dun ? How do I get a bank certificate or itr and what are the requirements ?

    • melissa 12/09/2014 at 3:16 pm #

      Hi! I’m going there this Sunday to spend christmas with my boyfriend. You’ll need photocopies of your study load, student id (validated), original copy of your bank certificate (so open an account in any bank and put money in it. in my case, i placed more or less 100k in my account), daily itinerary in japan, your passport, original copy of your nso. And since you are still a student, i highly recommend you also include a copy of your parent’s ITR, their bank certificate as well, affidavit of consent and support and their Certificate of employment. Good luck! Please refer to their website for more info. My boyfriend is still a student in japan so he cant guarantee for me. If your boyfriend is also working, you can ask him to be your guarantor. :) hope this helped! Good luck! I hope you get approved! :)

    • Anjjj 12/10/2014 at 8:22 pm #

      Hi! Ask ko lang kung need ba talaga na 6months valid ang passport? Magexpire kase ng june 17 2015. Nasa embassy na yung passport ko at ngyn tumwag yung agency at may hinihingi pa daw na documents. Anu pong ggwin ko?

      • melissa 12/12/2014 at 6:42 am #

        Yes. At least 6 months valid. :-) comply mo Lang yung mga hinihingi na additional requirements. :-)

    • Ice Basilio 12/13/2014 at 11:34 pm #

      Hi. Student din po ako and guarantor ko bf ko japanese sa pagpunta ko dun.. pwede b kung bank certificate nlng nya ung present imbes na ung sa akin? Wla kase ako bank acct n active as of the moment..

  74. lady_hunter 12/04/2014 at 8:12 pm #

    They actually don’t trust Filipinos with relatives here, so they just gave your sister 15days visa..
    There are lot of TNTs here.. bilog..
    And karamihan sa kanila is may kamag anak, so malakas ang loob..and because of that, sad to say, Japanese government are losing trust to Filipinos,

    Thanks for these infornation by the way..
    I will share this to my cousin para dna niya ko kulitin kuni n siya for tourist..hahah

  75. cherry 12/03/2014 at 1:00 pm #

    2x po ako nahuli s japan. My possibilty p po bang makablik ako?

  76. Kai 12/03/2014 at 3:34 am #

    Hi! This is really helpful but I wanted to clarify one thing. It said at the bottom that USA is included in the list of countries that aren’t required any visa for 90 days. I’m living in Philadelphia and a green card holder therefore, I have a Philippine passport and still a Filipino citizen. Am I included in the US or the Philippine jurisdiction?

  77. Grace 12/02/2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Hi! Ask ko lang po kasi my daughter is 17 years old samahan daw niya yung niece ko na japanese 12 years old para mag vacation sa japan sponsor po niya sister ko and her husband na japanese. Ano po requirements sa age niya 17 years old lang?

    • lady_hunter 12/04/2014 at 8:15 pm #

      Kinailangan ko dati ng DSWD certificate dahil under 18 ako non, but it was 7years ago..ewan ko lang ngayon

  78. xxlilin08xx 11/24/2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Hello! Thank you for this. It might be too early but my siblings and I are planning to go in Japan on 2016 so I’m getting our itinerary ready but I have a question, it is not required to travel to other countries before going there right?
    Some relatives always tell me why not travel to non-visa countries before going in Japan but I really want to experience my first travel in Japan.

    • melissa 12/02/2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Me too! This December 14, 2014 I booked a ticket to japan. It was super cheap so I went ahead and booked it. I submitted my documents last November 28. They told me they will just call me. I’m still a student so all I submitted was my passport, daily itinerary, study load, nso, student id copy and application form. Oh I also submitted a bank certificate. Keeping my fingers crossed! It will be my first time abroad if granted. Good luck to you!

      • kaye 12/17/2014 at 2:57 pm #

        Nsa japan k n b?! How many days ngrant sayo?! Share nman…

  79. Martini 11/19/2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Hello Wanderlass! Mga magkano po kaya dapat and fund? I have more or less hundred thousand in my bank account.. Planning to stay in Japan for 5 days.. Enough na po kaya un para mabigyan ako ng visa? Meron din po akong guarantor na Japanese national.. Thank you in advance.. Hope to hear from you

  80. Rico 11/16/2014 at 10:54 pm #


    I just wanna ask some questions about visiting in Japan, i’ve been to Japan before and i was actually granted for 90 days tourist visa but the thing is that, i dont even know where to start because the company that i was working with before did the application on my behalf, i just give my passport and a picture. Now the friends that i have met before when i was still in japan would like to invite me, ips it possible to get another 90 days visa again given that i was granted before? I think i do have all the requirements, but i dont have enough funds in my bank and what would be the first step that i need to do? Hope to hear from u:) godspeed!

  81. rurouni karen 11/16/2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Hey Wanderlass! Just sharing….. Got my tourist visa denied today…first time though……..it’s always been easy to get tourist visa here in Dubai….. i can’t still think of a reason what went wrong??? :-( good news is……. i was inspired by your sissy’s story….now i can smile.. :-).. i’ll try my luck again after 6 months (maybe?) thanks for sharing… :-)

    • Merberry Pornea 12/16/2014 at 9:23 am #

      Hi question ko po, bakit ka po na deny? may idea ka po ba kaya kung bakit? kinakabahan kc ako, kc mag aaply din ako for tourist visa..

      • wanderlass 12/16/2014 at 9:55 am #

        matagal na yung deny. i’ve now 5 yrs visa of 30days. they’ve relaxed na like i said in the beginning of my post.

        • Jhoan of ILOCOS NORTE 02/28/2015 at 4:51 pm #

          Hi wanderlass, thanks for your blog very helpful. Just wanna ask lang po kc twice na po ako nabigyan ng visa, the first time is working visa 200Tourist travel (no visit to any relatives/friends)
          The applicants bank statement (preferably for the last 6 months)
          The detailed itinerary of the traveling days in the Schengen Zone, hotel reservations or a formal invitation letter by a resident of a Schengen country.3 nd the second is visiting relatives that was 2005 and so on deny na. My husband and I were planning for a tourist visa next month or two. How much money do we need to have kaya for at least 30 days tour? Ok lang b magpa book n kmi s hotel pero s relatives kmi mag stay. What would the chances po. Thank you and god bless! !!

          • Jhoan of ILOCOS NORTE 02/28/2015 at 5:00 pm #

            (sorry po s unang post. I didn’t notice I had paste something in my message box)
            Hi wanderlass, thanks for your blog very helpful. Just wanna ask lang po kc twice na po ako nabigyan ng visa, the first time is working visa 2003 nd the second is visiting relatives that was 2005 and so on deny na. My husband and I were planning for a tourist visa next month or two. How much money do we need to have kaya for at least 30 days tour? Ok lang b magpa book n kmi s hotel pero s relatives kmi mag stay. What would the chances po. Thank you and god bless! !!

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        • Jhoan of ILOCOS NORTE 03/02/2015 at 9:46 am #

          Pano po mag apply ng 5 yrs visa if ex-japan? Tnx

      • Rurouni karen 12/16/2014 at 10:29 am #

        Hi merberry…… no idea eh, actually 3 kaming pinoys magkakasabay na nag submit…… but my friend na kasabay kong nag-apply sa pinas, got hers…. nakakaloka lang no clue at all…. i think it’s easier sa atin to get one…

        • Ems Sy 08/30/2015 at 6:51 pm #

          Hi Rurouni Karen. i just want to ask kung saan ka nagaaply ng visa mo? kasi as you said easier to get the visa if sa pinas.

  82. Kathy Retiza Obenza 11/16/2014 at 11:41 am #

    Hi wanderlass..ask ko lang sana 7 years na akong di nakabalik ng japan gusto ko sanang surpresahin ang mama ko sa japan kaya ngplano akong pumunta ulit ng japan ask ko lang kung pwede akong mag apply ng multiple entry visa?o ano kaya ang dapat kong gawin..pls help me..thank you sana mkapgreply ka.

  83. Loraine A. 10/29/2014 at 8:14 pm #


    Great post. Btw, is the ITR necessary? I am an online worker, earning more than most. But I don’t have an ITR :( It’s my dream to visit Japan. Hope you could help. Thanks!

    • Mark Joseph Diamzon 11/17/2014 at 9:58 am #

      ITR is important, otherwise you can’t do things that requires ITR. Start paying your taxes. It’s everyone’s responsibility.

  84. Althea 10/21/2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Hi po ask ko lang po i have my guarantor and i applied as visiting friends last week after 3 day the result was granted and i booked already plane ticket round trip sa monday na po alis ko… Ask ko lng po if may posibildad po ba na ma offload ako sa immigration? Maliban po sa passport visa and itinerary flight schedule ano pa po kailangan ko dalhin? May guarantor po ako friend ko po

    Thank you

    • manchang 10/30/2014 at 12:16 am #

      hi po ask ko lang kung san ka nag apply and ilang days ka po dun?

    • mar 11/06/2014 at 10:05 pm #

      my visa is granted f0r 90 days i am a nikkei jin 4th generati0n

    • em 01/13/2015 at 7:52 pm #

      Hi, what happened to you in Naia? Ano dinala mo sa airport?

  85. kitty saniel 10/20/2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Hi, when I read that part about not getting the 90 days visa. My boyfriend’s mom and sister actually lives in Kyoto and they dreadfully miss him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend applied for the first time, immediately he was denied. We don’t know the real reason yet but probably it was because he wrote 90 days on his form (with the question “how many days do you intend to stay?”), on the other hand the not so detailed itinerary (which his mom wrote) had only 15 slots which means 15 days.
    when we submitted the requirements, the staff in the agency checked everything and only said “i think it’s okay sir if walang income tax certificate since nag submit na mother mo ng tax certificate” and proceeded to mail all the papers.

    the visa application is so confusing. my boyfriend is saddened he doesnt get to spend time with his family in Japan (he’s 26 yrs old).

    maybe 90 days is really a bad idea?

    • kitty saniel 10/20/2014 at 3:49 pm #

      wait i meant *income certificate

    • wanderlass 10/25/2014 at 2:17 pm #

      it’s like a lottery. kasi I actually know people who got approved 90 days.

    • josa 11/15/2014 at 9:37 pm #

      hi, i think your boyfriends mom has to submit additional papers like updated bank book copy of her bank account . my mom has been in and out of japan for 5 times already and she always stays for 90 days here. they actually told us here that the income of your guarantor is the most important thing to have your bf visa approve.

    • Roman A. Santos 12/03/2014 at 2:36 pm #

      the problem is not the number of days…it is the TAX that Japan is up to…everything here is TAX…Income Tax…Residence Tax…etc…no Tax no Visa…

  86. mazumi 10/10/2014 at 1:35 am #

    good day i am a filipina and married to a japanese national a few months ago only here in the philippines but he didn’nt want to register our married in the japan city hall or in japanese embassy or in his koseki tohon because of the taxes he was going and needed to pay after we get married the question is even if my husband didnt file or register our married in japan embassy is it possible for me to go to japan even my husband does’nt pay his taxes?
    i hoping for your response ..thanks and may the god bless you always!

    • josa 11/15/2014 at 9:55 pm #

      Hi Mazumi,
      I am a filipina and my husband is a japanese. if you want to come to japan with a tourist visa , i think as long as you have the funds and req. you cant be denied. but if you want to come with a spouse visa then your husband has to register your marriage in japanese embassy or in a city office here in japan a few months after your marriage. failure to register means your marriage is not binding in japan. your name has to be in his koseki-tohon.

  87. kaye 10/05/2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi, im relly planning to go to japan just before this year ends. I just resigned from my previous job, i still have my itr and of course i have my bank cert. I will visit japan with no guarantor though my sis lives there for 10 yrs now, she married a japinoy. My question is do you think i will be grant a 40-90 days visa if i will apply with no guarantor?! I can have my sister as my guarantor however, as per my sis she is not paying any tax in japan since her salary doesnt mean the requirements as tax paying employee. So she’s “zero-tax” so is it still possible for my sis to be my guarantor? Or you cannot be a guarantor if ur not tax payer. Any thoughts plz…

    • zai 10/13/2014 at 7:46 pm #

      you can ask your sister’s husband to be your guarantor..they are already married, so the husband is now your brother in law..that’s what i did and i got my visa..Hope it’ll help you

    • dains 10/13/2014 at 10:41 pm #

      Paano yun ngresigned ka? Baka kasi mgduda sila sau. MAs gusto Nila ung more attached s pinas like ung my work. Ako nga rn e nhhrapan kasi ngresigned nrn ako

    • mary 12/02/2014 at 9:44 pm #

      hi,kaye if yous sisters husband paying taxes he can be a guarantor,paying taxes in japan is one of a reason why other can get japan visa,as of me im a single mother ,i started paying for only a months then i invited my MOM and my brother they got a visa for only 1months.Ask ur sis.try and try u will get it.goodluck

  88. Shiela 10/05/2014 at 2:23 am #

    Hello ms.wanderlass gusto ko sanang malamn kong pwd ako mgaply ng visit visa but im already married to a Japanese d ang tagl kc ng process ng papers namn sa cfo kya d ako mkaalis .d b ako mgkakaproblema sa immigration. Thank u hihintayn ko ung sagot mo

  89. john mike cabonce 09/25/2014 at 3:50 pm #

    tanong ko lang po kasi may girlfriend ako dito sa japa,tapos tranee lang po kasi ako d2,3 years po kontrata namin at matatapos na po sa nxt year of march,pwd po mag apply bilang visit friend visa kasi siya daw po mag guarantor sa akin,half pinay japanese po xa,,at doon ako titira sa bahay nila,kasi pumayag na ang mga magulang…salamat po

  90. Gladys Mae D. Dela Cruz 09/20/2014 at 9:38 am #

    Hello Good Day!I’m 32yrs.old and I want to travel for the first time in japan,para isurpripse ko po ang asawa ko na don nagtatrabaho :)
    Mag aaply po ako ng tourist visa with no guarantor,address of stay sa application po ang ilalagay ko ay sa hotel,peru ang plan ko po ay dun mag stay sa dorm ng asawa ko.Ang tanong po malalaman pa kaya ng immigration na hindi sa hotel ako tumuloy at sa dorm ng asawa ko ako mag stay para po makatipid!!!

    • wanderlass 09/23/2014 at 2:32 pm #

      hindi malalaman pagnakapasok ka na ng bansa. make sure lang na totoong meron kang booking when you apply at baka magcheck.

      • tricksmae 09/25/2014 at 2:28 pm #

        thanx po!how about itr po?wala po kasi aq nun,gov’t employee po brgy.kagawad for 4yrs.di naman po ganun kalaki honorarium ko,panu po b gagawin?but i think i have money to travel in my bank account..thanx po!

        • yen 09/30/2015 at 2:10 pm #

          Same concern po sakin, we are planning to saty sa house ng cousin naming pero mag aaply kami for tourist visa no guarantor pano po yung sa bookings sa hotel? kailangan ba naka reserve na at pag meron na kami visa papa cancel ko na lang para hindi saying bayad? and how about po sa ITR non taxable po kasi ako because basic salary lang yung meron ako but we have money in our bank pwede po ba yun?

          • wanderlass 10/05/2015 at 4:46 pm #

            yes. try agoda.com and bookings.com choose yung hotels na cancellation allowed.

  91. vanessa valdez 09/11/2014 at 11:10 pm #

    i am an employed teacher and my dream is to visit japan together with my husband who had worked there for 2 years…may i ask how?wat are d requirements and how much money will it take?thank you and god bless

  92. tortkeeper 09/06/2014 at 5:23 pm #


    We are in the process of completing our requirements for the visa. We just found out though that I have two registrations with NSO under two completely different names so I’m unable to get the birth certificate that matches my passport and all my ids etc. We are not aware of the first registration which has me carrying the name of my absentee father hence all my life i carried another name and my mom’s surname (I’m proud to say I was raised by a single mom). We’ve consulted a lawyer already, and I will need to have the first registration canceled which takes about a year since it’ll need to thru the courts. Since our trip is in November already, here are the items I plan to submit:

    – passport
    – birth certificate from NSO dated 2011 with receipt (late registered – I was born 1983 and was late registered 1988).
    – school form 137
    – baptismal certificate
    – all govt ids, etc that will show that I did not use any other name in my lifetime .
    – letter explaining the reason behind the NSO issue which will hopefully include a petition already to cancel my first registration
    – ITR
    – COE
    – bank certificates (substantial amount from several banks if needed)
    – Sunlife MF investment
    – Manulife Investment
    – Philamlife Investment
    – property title
    – plane tickets (piso fare, hehe)

    Have traveled to several Asian countries already, HK, Sing, Taipei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, Mumbai, Bangkok and Malaysia.

    Any thoughts on the items I plan on submitting? Really worried with the NSO issue, funny enough I can’t seem to find anyone similar to my situation.

    We are traveling as a famjly as well, my mom, sister and GF. It’ my graduation gift to my sister who’s graduating in a couple of weeks.

    Hope someone can help..

    Thank you.

    • purplecarabHao 12/11/2014 at 8:12 pm #

      Hi tortkeeper, same situation with my mom. Can’t decide whether to push through with our trip this jan 2015 or not. Any updates on your case? Were you able to secure a japan visa? Thanks!

  93. Nadine 08/29/2014 at 4:47 pm #

    I wouldn’t recommend Reli Tours SM Southmall in Las Pinas. The travel agents there – Tess & Marjorie – are masungit and not really helpful. I’m quite particular with customer service, since I work in the industry as well. Perhaps next time I’ll try Reli Tours Dusit. I spoke with one of the agents there – Jeza(?) and she was very helpful on the phone.

    • Molly 10/22/2014 at 12:33 pm #

      same in Reli Tours Megamall. Di na ako uulit dun.

  94. andromeda 08/28/2014 at 9:24 pm #

    hi..tanong ko lang po kung need pa rin ng visa even 5days stay lang sa japan

  95. mary kaye dee santos 08/28/2014 at 5:48 am #

    hi wanderlass i would like to ask how the process bcoz my friend have friend in japan and her husband is japanese my friend get my passport medical birthcertificate ITR AND BANK STATEMENT, I want to know po kasi how po ang process kasi lahat po un pinadala sa japan and her friend is a guarantor we’re waiting daw po sa mga papeles na bumalik dito bago daw po mag apply ng visa anu po ba ang proseso at paanu? kasi were plan to work there in a factory is it dangerous and is it possible po ba na madeny ang visa?? it takes almost 3 months na po kasi un mga papel ko sa kanya ang sabi nman ng friend nya sa japan meron lang daw po na papeles na kailangan antayin dun ndi pa daw kasi lumalabas and i dont know what is that hope you can help me thank you

  96. ydal 08/18/2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi! im glad that to see your blog.Anyways what is my chance of getting a visa?I have a Japanese friend and his asking me to go there.his willing to give me an invitation letter and shoulder all the expenses during my stay .And I guess I do have enough funds in my bank as well.I wish to hear from u.TY.^^

  97. cind 07/25/2014 at 12:50 am #

    helo po ..nag apply po ako as an english teacher sa japan just recently and had several skype interviews and luckily they hired me and wanted to work in their school. but i have to arrange all my visa documents. saan po bah ako magsisimula? ano po bang una kong dapat gawim? please help me poh..wla akong idea kng saan ako mag-uumpisa..

    • Laarni Malibiran 10/11/2014 at 6:43 am #

      Hi Cind, would u mind if I ask where u submit ur applications? Thank u :)

  98. wanderlustre 07/23/2014 at 3:39 am #

    I was reading your blog and others an hour before I received a message from Reli tours, asking me to come over and pick up my passport. I was granted a Japanese single-entry tourist visa! yay!!

    I know exactly how the others felt. I thought I didn’t have enough funds. I just have around 11x, xxx in the bank and I’m going to Osaka and Kyoto for 12 days. I thought there was no chance.

    I’ve only been with my current company for a little over a year but I have all the requirements. COE, ITR, leave of absence, round-trip tickets, hostel reservations from hostelbookers, birth certificate, bank certificate and itinerary. I spent a lot of time on the fake itinerary and made sure it will not exceed my budget for sightseeing. I even had a walking itinerary. It has the amount I’m going to spend at each tourist destination like entrance fees and stuff. It’s fake since I won’t be following any of it. I’m going with my boyfriend and we planned to do other things like whitewater rafting, canyoning and hiking since we are both adventurous. But he’s a privileged one for having an Australian passport.

    Prior to this trip, I went to Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Hong Kong. I started going out of the country since March. Then, sort of became a monthly thing. I was making ipon of the stamps. Too bad HK don’t stamp the passports anymore.

    Anyways, I submitted my application last Thursday. the visa was granted on Friday and I received my passport today, Tuesday. To those who are reluctant, if you have all the documents, there’s no reason to get denied. Best of Luck!

    • myra lyn 08/10/2015 at 7:37 pm #

      Hi, what to do po pagwala itr? I have money in the bank was given to me by my lolo or pamana.. I have no work but i sell things i want. What should i do? Pls. Help itr n lng wla ako before ko submit sa agency..
      And also if ever ma grant me ng 7 or 15 days dpt b gamitin or til wen ang visa?
      I been to japan 4 times as ofw before..

    • Showheyhey 12/28/2015 at 3:39 am #


      I would just like to ask if do i still have a chance to get approved kahit nadeny yung visa application on my first try? I got rejected last march. But i am planning to apply again for the next year (around august)

  99. lala 07/22/2014 at 4:17 am #

    Hi wanderlass,
    Hope you read this one po.. coz i really need an advice in getting japan visa. I have a cousin in japan married to japanese national, now they’re my guarantor, they will shoulder all the expenses as in lahat wala akong gagastusin. Then employed ako dto kaso hndi naman ako hinuhulugan ng tax ng employer ko even sss, but i have previous job na hinulugan yun. And then were planning to get 3 months visa na pwede iextend pa to another 3 monts to think na employed ako dto. Kase purpose ko dun is to babysit my pamangkin since both parents have work and at the same time magside line din doon for the rest of my stay para khit ppano may maiuwi din ako pagbalik ng pinas and also look for the company na pwede appĺyan directly. I also hav bank accounts kaso nasa 40k lang ĺaman e.

    May chance ba ako na maapprove visa ko?
    Thank you.. sana magreply ka po.

  100. Kenji Sasaki Jr. 07/15/2014 at 8:28 pm #

    hi good eve,

    my name is ken 24years old and i was wondering if you could help me.. ok here it is.. back when i was 17 me and my brother flew to japan, my mother as a guarantor and got a 1 year family visa. we meet our father i dnt know if he was happy to see us or not heheheh. (not married). so after a month my brother flew back home here in the Philippines, i stayed (FOR FUN).. and fell in love with the place, so i planned on staying and maybe study and have a life, but then when my mother came back to visit philippines she never came back.. she said its a visa problem.. now here’s my problem i want to go back to japan again, and im starting from 0, i mean no guarantor, but i do have the funds heheheh, so what will i do where should i go 1st?..

    i do hope for your reply thank you

    • kaye 10/05/2014 at 2:03 pm #

      If u r a dual citizen then u just hav to choose one citizenship. As per reading ut name u are a japinoy right?! So no need to get visa if u wil choose to be a japanese citizen… just a thought!

  101. takz 06/26/2014 at 3:52 pm #

    my father is a japanese nasa japan po sya ngayon at nasa hospital may sakit po sya sa puso may passport na po ako need q po makakuha ng visa para mapuntahan sya dun at malaman anu na po kalagayan nya anu po kaya kelangan q po na requirments?…salamat

    • sakura0816 08/07/2014 at 9:54 am #

      Hello, Takz.
      japanese filipino here! kung japanese ang father mo bakit need mo ng visa? you should be a citizen and get a jap passport! its our privilege.

      • darwin mizuno 08/22/2014 at 4:15 pm #

        hi po may tanong lang po sana ako. posible po ba maging japanese citizen,pinanganak po ksi ako bgo sila kinasal ng nanay ko. patay n po ksi papa ko kaya dina naiayos. sana po matulongan nyo po ako. salamat

  102. bebot 06/19/2014 at 1:58 pm #

    good day! :)

    nakakatuwa at nakita ko ang info na ‘to…

    i’m 37 years and want to travel for the first time.

    japan ang napili kong puntahan…

    nabasa ko na lahat ng application dito sa google search


    i don’t have ITR because i don’t have any bussiness

    but i think i have money to travel in my bank account.

    please give some help of advice…

    • wanderlass 06/20/2014 at 3:49 pm #

      ITR is part of the requirement, but they have been relaxed lately so maybe they will approve without it basta you have sufficient fund in the bank. confirm with the travel agency, they would have better suggestions.

      • Nathan Gordzz 07/10/2014 at 4:40 pm #

        Hello po, I just wanna ask. First time ko din po kasing mag aapply for tourist visa (visiting relatives). 20 years old po ako pero wala po akong trabaho sa ngayon. Ang ate ko po or ang asawa nyang Japanese ang magiging guarantor. Tanong ko lang po, being jobless, at ate ko ang sasagot sa expenses ko, mataas po ba ang chance of denial? Thank you

    • tricksmae 09/30/2014 at 12:15 pm #

      hello kumusta po natuloy po ba kau sa japan?kumusta po ang apply nyo sa tourist visa without ITR?naaprove po ba?thanx po!

  103. Jv 06/18/2014 at 10:46 am #

    Hi i want to visit japan maybe this august , is it possible to have my vacation and apply for a job at the same time while staying there?

  104. Johnny23 06/15/2014 at 2:32 am #

    Hi. It will be my first time to apply for a Japan visa. Can I just bring a certified true copy of birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar instead of NSO-issued, since I do not have an NSO-issued certificate now but I already had certificate from Local Civil Registry. Thanks!

    • wanderlass 06/15/2014 at 10:18 am #

      I would say you need to call to request. It takes 3 days. Or you can call one of the agency and ask. They’re the one deciding if your application is complete.

      • Joy B. Catipay 01/12/2015 at 9:26 am #

        Gud am Mam ask ko lng po kong pwede n po ako ulit mg apply ng Japan visa after three months gusto po kc ng sister ko mg apply n ako ulit by April eh krrting ko lng po last January 2 galing Japan.

        • Fam 01/15/2015 at 10:17 pm #

          Kailangan po bang 3 months after galing dito sa japan ang hintayin bago mkaaply ng japan visa?

  105. mabelle 06/14/2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Tanong ko lng po nag aply po ako ng visiting relatives visa last month pero nadenied po ako,ngayon po may offer sa akin n working visa sa japan as band vocalist pwede ko po bang ituloy ito kahit kakadenied ko lng as visit relatives visa?

    • wanderlass 06/18/2014 at 5:52 pm #

      If you have valid work visa there is no reason to deny you, in my opinion.

  106. Vince 06/11/2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Hi, wanderlass! How about this article of PhilStar, do you think it’s true? It’s very confusing. http://www.philstar.com/bansa/2014/05/09/1313847/visa-free-sa-pinoy-aprub-na-sa-japan

    • wanderlass 06/15/2014 at 10:19 am #

      the Jp embassy denied this

      • Vince 06/16/2014 at 7:42 am #

        Oh! I see. Thank you.

  107. ivan 06/09/2014 at 1:46 am #

    Hello po..

    Thank you for the article..very nice..

    I am an indonesian..I plan to spend my vacation with my wife in japan by august or september..

    Me and my wife are working here in manila.

    Is it possible for us to applying japan tourist visa ??
    Is there any other requirements we have to prepare ? And can you give us any hint or advise to make the process for applying the tourist visa going smoothly..

    Thank you po.

    • wanderlass 06/09/2014 at 8:49 am #

      if you are legally working in Manila with valid work permit, then you may apply in Manila. You just need to add work permit in you list of requirements.

  108. Jackie Acosta 05/31/2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Hi Wanderlass! I have booked a flight on 29 Sept – 6 Oct 2014 for Japan for my son (14y.o) and myself. I am an OFW in Bahrain (frequent traveller to UK, GCC, Asia). I can apply for a tourist visa while in Bahrain without any problems. My concern is for my 14y.o. son’s visa for Japan. Obviously I will go home to Manila first prior to our scheduled Japan trip. I have read a lot of blogs about visa for Japan but I have not read about applying for a minor. Hope you can help, thanks in advance.

    • wanderlass 06/09/2014 at 9:10 am #

      Additional requirement for minors are financial papers of guardian and proof of relation (mother birth certificate). call one of the agencies, they will be better in giving info.

  109. Ren 05/09/2014 at 3:44 am #

    Hi! My sister and I are planning to go to Japan. I have a cousin in Japan (we’re not particularly close) but will not be visiting him. Do you think the embassy would grant me and my sister a tourist visa? Or will we have to deal with being denied a visa because of it? any advice we could take when we apply for visa? hope you’ll reply. thank you in advance :)

    • wanderlass 06/09/2014 at 9:12 am #

      If this is first time application, don’t have to mention cousin, and you’ll be fine. In our case kasi, we have record of previous application using my sister as guarantor.

  110. kriss 05/07/2014 at 5:48 pm #

    hi! just want to ask. i have a multiple entry visa in cambodia and as of now im still here working. i want to travel to japan for a tour w/ my gf w/ the same situation like mine. we have bank accounts here. what i want to know is. is it ok that i still have a valid visa for my stay here in cambodia and apply for japan tourist visa w/o guarantor? i have my relatives in japan but it was not my intention to visit them. would it be a plus points for my chance getting approved or not? and by the way, after our supposed to be japan tour, we will return here in cambodia because we still have our contract. please help to advise…. thanks in advance :)

  111. neng 05/03/2014 at 12:00 am #

    Hi, ask ko Lang po. Yung guarantor ko is Japanese Pero hes out of the country in one week before I arrived. Tanong ko po is tatawag ba ang embassy sa guarantor ko? But hes not in Japan during my application

  112. Jover U. Baril 04/23/2014 at 7:04 am #

    Hello po..ask lang po kung ano po ibig sabihin ng multiple entry visa to Japan.?

    • wanderlass 04/23/2014 at 11:23 pm #

      it means you can go back to japan multiple times with the same visa. usually kasi single entry lang.

      • sj 04/28/2014 at 2:26 pm #

        hi po, im 19y,o po.. possible po kaya na makakuha aq ng visa if ilalagay kong guarantor ay yung tita q na asawang hapon? Visiting relatives po sana kht 3months lang. Pls reply po..tnx

      • myla 04/30/2014 at 2:27 pm #

        Hello po can i ask a question. Kasi po nag booked kami sa cebu pacific alis po namin is august 12-24, 2014 promo po kasi yung nakuha namin and 4 person po kami. The question is kelangan pa po ba namin kumuha ng tourist visa? 13days po kami dun.. kasi sabi by june free visa na daw po. 1st time kasi namin kaya po hindi namin alam kung ano process sa japan ng mga kelngan. Pag kumuha rin po ba ng tourist visa mga ilan days po un bago maaprroved? Salamat po for response.

  113. Sarah B. 03/27/2014 at 10:36 am #

    Hello I would like to ask, nag apply ako for tourist visa with no guarantor but I have relatives in Japan. I’m planning to stay sa place nila pero ang nilagay kong address of stay sa application form is hotel kasi nga i have no guarantor at tourist visa ang inapply ko. Magkakaproblem ba ko sa immigration if I put my relative’s address kahit na tourist visa ako? Thanks!

    • ilovesakura 01/25/2015 at 9:50 am #

      hi same problem here, what did you do? my flight is on march na i dont know if i’ll just put my aunty’s address or i’ll just make a hotel reservation… worried! –,

      • Van 06/24/2015 at 9:10 pm #

        Hello! I have the same case. Were u able to go through with your trip? Ano nilagay mo? Thank you!

  114. Hans Fabros 02/28/2014 at 4:30 am #

    Hello! I’d apply for a visa with my sister. Thing is, I’d apply with my sister who is still a student with neither bank account nor ITR. Would mine be enough? And if yes, does she have to indicate somewhere that I will be sponsoring her trip? Thank you so much! :)

  115. Bavariane 02/26/2014 at 5:34 pm #


    Thanks for this very helpful blog topic. Just want to ask, its my first time to apply for a visa without a guarantor(Last time we had an agency). I am set to tour with my family on April and I am the one in charge of basically everything. I am completing the form “Schedule of Stay” now and would like to ask, what do I put in the “contact” column since we don’t have a guarantor? Would it be the hotel number or our cellphone number?

    Thank you in advance and hope to get a reply soon. :)

    • Bavariane 02/26/2014 at 7:37 pm #

      Also my mom is a housewife. All she can show is her other visas and Bank Certificate would that be enough? Thanks!

  116. Rio Lynda Negara 02/23/2014 at 6:31 pm #

    Hi! I wonder if its ok to use stapler/staple wire on the docs? Will they return all the docs right after? Is there an interview on the time of submission? Hope to hear from u! Im gonna submit mine on the 10th of march! :-)

  117. rosemary 02/22/2014 at 3:14 am #

    hi!pwede ba akong magask?im from germany pero philippines passport parin,gusto ko pumunta sa tita ko sa japan,tinawagan ko na ang japan embassy dito yung requirements kumpleto na ako dito kasi ako naman lahat gagastos…ang tanging hinihingi sa akin is Invitaion Letter at daily schedule…my ask is saan pwede kumuha ang tita ko nun?kailangan pa ba siyang pumunta sa immigration doon sa japan para sabihin na kailangan nya ng invitation letter at daily schedule para sa pamangkin nya?or pwede naman siyang magdownload at sulatan nya yun with her signature!nalilito kasi siya kong ano gagawin,ako naman kinakabahan kasi april 9 na ang alis ko…

  118. Rika 02/16/2014 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi… Ask ko lang po… Husband ko nasa japan as a permanent visa and gusto ng husband ko sa japan na pag aralin dalawang anak namin. Pero pano po??? Ano po ba mga kailangan? Gusto ng asawa ko sa japan na kami. Thank you

    • Yuki 02/17/2016 at 10:59 pm #

      Hi! im apply japan visa this april ito lang ba ang mga kailangan dalin,guarantor letter,invitation lettet,passport,birth cert,lugar na pupuntahan,visa applicagin form

  119. kaz 02/04/2014 at 11:11 pm #

    hi!! me and my son is planning to go to japan and visit relatives (no guarantor) how much kaya ang kailangan na money sa bank (to get approve) thanks

  120. ram 01/07/2014 at 12:01 pm #

    hi, we’re planning to go to japan this april and i do have a problem with the bank certificate.
    i am a minor and the bank i’ve been using is my mother’s. is there any substitute for this requirement as my parents are based overseas.

    • ram 01/07/2014 at 12:13 pm #

      bank account*

    • wanderlass 01/07/2014 at 4:54 pm #

      IF your parents are sponsoring you, you give your parents’ financial papers. If someone else, then their papers. If yours, then show proof of financial capability. Basta you have to show them proof that you have money to travel to their country.

      • Jaq 12/02/2014 at 8:02 pm #

        Hi sis. How much money do i need to have sa passbook ko? I want to bring my 2 year old son sa disneyland on his 2nd bday sana. I dont have work but i have savings naman. I am a singlemom too. Possible ba na magrant kami mag ina ng tourist visa. 1st time to travel abroad. Thanks.

  121. Mae 01/06/2014 at 8:47 am #

    Hi! I would just like to ask pano kung unemployed ako ngayon, pero ung last work ko ay sa singapore, kailangan ko ba magsubmit ng itr? Tsaka pano rin kung nagpurchase ako ng vouchers for trip to japan with tour pero wala pa flights kasi wala pa ko visa, iaattach ko rin ba ung vouchers sa mga documents na issubmit ko? Thanks

  122. Nik 11/16/2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Hello! Thank you for the info, they’re very helpful ^^
    But I was wondering, if I’m a minor and I’m going to stay on a friend’s house but I shoulder all of my expenses, will that friend still be considered as a guarantor?
    Thank you!

    • wanderlass 11/17/2013 at 3:19 pm #

      if you don’t have hotel reservations, you will need a guarantor paper. My advice is to not mention about your friend and make hotel bookings. Hotel reservations are cancellable.

  123. jon 10/21/2013 at 12:19 am #

    Hello! Just wanna ask a question, My auntie wants me to visit them in japan in November, She’s an american citizen who works/lives in japan for 11 years together with her children and husband. I’m 20 years old. is there any chance na ma approved ang visa ko? she’s my guarantor. I look forward to your response.


    • asianflip 10/29/2013 at 11:09 pm #

      My brother got his visa with the help of his filipino friend as a guarantor for his trip a year ago

  124. asianflip 10/11/2013 at 4:35 am #

    I have/had US visa schengen visa and canadian visa Now im a bit scared I passed my application yesterday for my japanese tourist visa but my trip will be on january… isnt it too early???

    • asianflip 10/16/2013 at 8:51 pm #

      Btw thanks for this blog I got my schengen 2ce

      • wanderlass 10/17/2013 at 10:07 pm #


        • asianflip 10/18/2013 at 5:45 am #

          Got my japan visa today thanks

          • wanderlass 10/18/2013 at 8:06 pm #

            yay! single entry? uso na ang multiple entry. My sister finally got hers.

        • asianflip 10/19/2013 at 7:58 am #

          they gave me double entry! japan will be my 11th country! and tokyo will be my 45th city!!! and i am so hyped!! and seriously, im so thankful with your blog it helped me a lot and you inspire me with your travels.. keep posting more adventures!

  125. eya 08/09/2013 at 10:15 pm #

    How manu days po ma i rerelease ang visiting relatives visa ? kelangan na po kse yun until october 28.. ee wala pa kameng napapasang requirements until now.. aabot pa kaya yun? kung wala po. may express way po ba? thank you.

  126. Myheart 07/30/2013 at 9:14 pm #

    yah let’s stamp all the applications denied lol… im a filipina, resident here in japan… We own few companies… A huge Tax payer… i invited my staffs in phils, guaranttor and docs are completed we pay billion peso every year for damn Tax! Was surprised y they were denied! I tried to spoke to ministry of foriegn affairs..all i got was ” We couldn’t answer your question” So freakin annoying!

  127. John 07/22/2013 at 8:46 am #

    well, sometimes it is very difficult to understand the mind of a consul. They could be generous with the visa, and other times, they could deny your application outright. A well-travelled applicant can be denied visa while a first-timer can be issued his visa. Who knows what a consul is thinking?

  128. Merry 06/25/2013 at 9:41 am #

    Hi! This is very informative and helpful but i still need help. I dont have a bank account yet so i’d like to know what kind of bank account i should open to get a bank cert. thank you!

  129. prettyme 06/22/2013 at 3:36 am #

    hi hansee what happen to your son and your wife visa? are they granted? thanks

  130. elsie 05/05/2013 at 11:15 am #

    so its better to apply independent than with guarantor…..how much money required for bank certification and do I need to talk japanese in case of interview… my mother is in japan but they do not pau tax any suggestion?????

  131. Angela dela Cruz 03/26/2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Hi! I just want to thank you for this informative blog post! :) I was totally clueless regarding the application process and requirements for a tourist visa, especially because I’m still a student, still financially dependent on my parents. :) I passed my requirements last Friday, March 22 and today, the travel agency told me that I was granted a visa valid until June. :) yay! Congratulations on your blog :)

    • wanderlass 03/26/2013 at 11:47 pm #

      Congratulations! Glad to be of help. Bon voyage.

    • Yuen 03/12/2014 at 6:46 pm #

      san ka po agency nag apply? 3 months?

    • GCLabo 03/29/2014 at 4:20 pm #

      Hello! :D

      I just would like to ask if kasama mo ang parents mo sa iyong trip to Japan. If not, may I just know what you submitted as proofs for financial status (eg. ITR, bank certificates, etc). Thank you so much. :)

  132. Hansee 03/09/2013 at 1:46 am #

    Applied for my son and wife’s visa. They are Phil. nationals and I am foreigner with Permanent Resident status of Japan and here in Phil as TRV.
    Submitted the following docs:

    Passports, Forms, Photos
    Birth certificates of both, marriage contract

    Invitation letter from a Japanese friend
    Additional Invitation letter from my side
    Guarantee letter from Japanese friend
    Additional Guarantee letter from my side as husband and PR holder of Japan
    Income Cert and Tax docs of Japanese guarantor
    Juminhyo of Japanese guarantor
    Copy of my Japan resident card
    Copy of my Passport with entry-exit stamps Phil/Japan
    Copy of my Phil ACR-I card
    My bank certificate from BDO worth 550k
    (Because I am in the Phil presently, so I was unable to get my Juminhyo from City hall in Japan as well as my Japanese bank certificate, that’s why I used guarantee as well as invitation of my friend)

    More docs:
    OR&CR of 1 car and 1 dump truck registered on my wife name (visa applicant)
    Contract of lease of our residential apartment (my wife’s name)
    Court order/judgment valued Php 820k in favor of my wife (one of her case for sum of money/estafa/bp-22). 27k installment for every month until 2015.

    additional documents to prove my friendship with Japanese guarantor:
    6 months telephone calling record to prove relation between me and Japanese friend. (Approximately 6 hrs calling per month)
    Print outs of e-mails between me and Japanese guarantor
    My Japanese cellular phone bill as well as credit card (Japanese) bill indicating the business address of Japanese guarantor (which I always use during my absence from japan for up to date payments)

    I filed through Reli tours Dusit thani office. Today was 8th working day in the embassy. But no news yet. Actually this application fall under the category of visiting relative (Because I am the husband and Permanent Resident of Japan). I am badly waiting and don’t know how long it will take. Now I am advised by the agency to follow up on Monday.

  133. mars 02/25/2013 at 6:53 pm #

    May tatanong lang po sana ko. Pano po kung yung katulad kong medical student na gusto pumunta ng japan para i-surprise yung special someone, pero walang bank certificate at ITR, maaaccept po ba yung visa application ko?

    • GCLabo 03/29/2014 at 4:22 pm #

      Hi! :D
      I am a medical student also. Pwede ko bang itanong if natuloy ang application mo for the Japanese visa? If so, anong nangyari? Salamat. :D

  134. ronniegatsby 01/22/2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Funny I stumble on this… I have exactly 10 calendar days/8working days to obtain my Japan visa. Should be enough no?

    • wanderlass 01/22/2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Should be enough but have to tell your agent. The problem is if they didn’t realize and thought they could put it off another day or 2. You travel too much!

  135. Cyrill Jane Simbulan Tongol 01/12/2013 at 1:56 am #

    O.m.g …im applying visa no guarantor…i just want to surprise visit my bf and friends there..tourists can stay only 15 days!?ahhhh…..

  136. japinoy 01/11/2013 at 5:58 pm #

    wow. denied visa means arrogance? maybe they have reason to suspect your sister will end up a prostitute in their country. she’s been denied to enter another country, that’s it. it happens to everybody. what’s the point complaining?

    • wanderlass 01/11/2013 at 6:29 pm #

      Why I cannot complain? It’s my blog after all. I can write whatever I want.

      In the end she was given 15 days visa, therefore they didn’t think she was gonna prostitute herself.

      New Flash: Not everyone gets denied visa.

      • Adrian Gonzales 01/22/2013 at 1:06 pm #

        Their visa , their rules… :(

  137. Adrian Gonzales 01/05/2013 at 10:28 am #

    Thanks so much for this! :) I have a question though. I am an employee who are paid in minimum, therefore I don’t have taxes. I don’t even have a TIN number, so I guess I don’t have ITR too. Would that be okay? I have bank deposit though. And I have a guarantor who is a Japanese national. Thanks in advance!

  138. Agness (@Agnesstramp) 10/16/2012 at 8:26 pm #

    There are many foreign teachers from Philippines in my school in Cambodia. I will spread the word out there :-).

  139. Kat Torres 10/01/2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Sometimes you gotta wonder if they just use draw lots to grant/deny visas.

    • wanderlass 10/01/2012 at 9:15 pm #

      True. It’s like, oh mf@#$, I have a really bad headache today, let’s stamp all applications [denied]. hehe

  140. Joy 10/01/2012 at 12:51 pm #

    cool, Jeff and I will definitely use this very soon ! :)

    • wanderlass 10/01/2012 at 1:07 pm #

      honeymoon in japan! when? i propose in april para hanabi season.

  141. Albin 10/01/2012 at 11:46 am #


  142. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures 09/29/2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Wow this info will definitely help a lot of people! :)


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