No doubt, Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world many Filipinos dreams to visit one day! Whether you want to see the real Cherry Blossom or Sakura or just want to experience the beauty, culture or the snow of the country, entering Japan needs a visa.
So here’s a simple guide on how to apply for a tourist visa if you are planning to visit the “Land of the Rising Sun” — Japan.
1. Determine what kind of Japan visa you need
There are many types of Japan visas that you can apply for, depending on the purpose of your travel. For example, you just want to tour Japan, then you need a tourist visa. However, if you are planning to visit friends or distant relatives residing in Japan, you need to apply for another type of visa.
Remember that each type of visa varies and requires different requirements. Check the website of Embassy of Japan in the Philippines for more information.
2. Prepare the required documents for your visa application
The following are the requirements needed according to the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines for tourist visa application.
3. Look for an accredited travel agency to process your application
All application must go through accredited travel agencies. So look for one where you can submit all your requirements to them and they will be the one to process it for you in exchange for corresponding fees. Walk-in application in The Embassy of Japan is not allowed.
4. Wait for the result of your application
If there is no problem with your application, the process should only take three to five days. In case that there is a problem with your visa application, the embassy will reach out to you. If you completed all the requirements and checked by your agency, all you need to do is to wait.