Japan Visa Requirements for Filipino Citizens

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Citizens of around 180 countries require a visa when traveling to Japan for tourist reasons. The Philippines is one of the countries included in that list.

Any Filipino passport holders wishing to travel to Japan must meet the Japan visa requirements.

The Japan electronic visa, or eVISA, allows Philippine citizens to travel to Japan for short visits for reasons of tourism.

The Japan eVISA is available to citizens of the Philippines resident in select countries. It is easy to apply for via a straightforward online form. The application is usually processed quickly, and the authorization is sent via email. Learn more about the process below.

What is a Japan eVISA for Philippine Nationals?

The Japan eVISA is an electronic visa that grants the holder entry to Japan for purposes of tourism.

The eVISA allows the holder a single entry stay in Japan for up to 90 days. It is valid to enter Japan for 3 months from the day after approval. It only permits entry by air.

The Japan eVISA was originally offered to passport holders from the People’s Republic of China. However, it was then made available to citizens of certain other eligible nations, including Filipino citizens, if they are resident in select countries.

Do I Need an eVISA to Travel to Japan as a Filipino?

The Japan eVISA is only available to Filipino passport holders if they hold permanent residence in one of the following countries:

  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Mongolia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Filipino travelers who are not resident in these countries, visiting for reasons other than tourism, not arriving by air, or wishing to stay in Japan longer are not eligible to apply for the eVISA. They should contact their local Japanese embassy or consulate for further information.

How Can I Apply for a Japan eVISA as a Citizen of the Philippines?

The application procedure for a Japan eVISA for Filipinos is straightforward. The online form takes just a few minutes to fill out. It can be completed from any device with an internet connection.

You should ensure you have all the correct paperwork and information with you when you fill in the application. This is to avoid mistakes and speed up the process of application to ensure there are no problems.

When filling in the form, you will require:

  • A valid Filipino passport. It should have at least 6 months’ validity from the date of your trip to Japan.
  • A photograph of yourself, passport.style, taken in the last 6 months.
  • An email address to which the  Japan eVISA approval notice will be sent

There will be a selection of security questions to answer as part of the online application, as well as information from the applicant’s passport. Information regarding travel details will also be required, such as dates of travel and flight information.

If you are a citizen of the Philippines resident in either Singapore or the UK, you can pay the processing fee online using a valid debit or credit card. Otherwise, you need to visit the nearest diplomatic office of Japan to complete payment.

How Will I Receive My Japan Visa as a Filipino Citizen?

When the Japan eVISA is checked and approved, the approval notice is sent to the email address registered on the application.

This processing is usually very fast, within 5 business days but often quicker than that. During busy times there can be a slight delay, so always ensure you leave plenty of time to apply before traveling.

Japan eVISA holders are required to show the original visa approval notice on a mobile device to board their flight at the airport. Printouts or screenshots are not currently permitted. If you are unable to do this, you’ll have to apply for a visa at a Japanese diplomatic office.

If you are planning on visiting Japan from the Philippines, it is recommended you check the Japan Visa Policy information page regularly to read about the latest updates and information regarding the application process.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Japan

Last update: 06/11/2023

You can now travel to Japan under normal entry rules. There are no COVID-19 measures in place. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Japan.

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