Special Advisory: Japan Embassy Update as of 28 February 2022


Starting March 01, 2022, The Embassy of Japan in Manila will now accept applications for the below visa categories, such as:

1.  Visa Application with Certificate of Eligibility for:

     a. Technical Internship/Work
     b. Student

2.  Business

3. Visiting Relative extended to Family members such as:
    a. Siblings
    b. Grandparent
   c. Grandchild

4.  SOFA Status (Status of forces agreement)

1. Visa Applications with Certificate of Eligibility for:
    a. Spouses or Child of Japanese Nationals
    b. Spouses or Child of a Long term Permanent residents
    c. Professor or Instructor in an Institutions
    d. Medical Practitioner 
   e. Dependent

2.  Diplomat and/or Official Purposes

3.  Humanitarian and/or Urgent Purposes

4.  Re-Entry Permit for former Permanent Resident                   

5.  Visiting Relative, limited to:
     a. Spouse
     b. parents
     c. children

To strengthen the application for new visa categories under #1 and #2, the applicant should submit the “Certificate for Completion of Registration” to the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS). This additional requirement should be included in the documents to be submitted to support the application.  You may refer to the link below on how to obtain the Certificate for Completion of Registration: https://entry.hco.mhlw.go.jp/ or contact this number at 050-1751-2158, 050-1741-8558 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

The Embassy of Japan in Manila will continue to suspend the acceptance of visa applications for the following categories:
1. Tourism
2. Visiting Distant Relative/Friend

Source:  https://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000035.html

Please contact our Documentation Team for further details:

Sandy Sese
Email: jpsese@rajahtravel.com
Mobile: +63917 5296774 / Viber Chat

Kae Macapagal
Email: japvisamkt@rajahtravel.com
Mobile: +63917 8543614 / Viber Chat


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