Visiting Relatives Visa

Visiting relatives residing in Japan (if the relationship between the applicant and the relative in Japan is beyond third degree, please follow the requirements for temporary visitor visa for visiting friends)

requirements(All documents issued/prepared in the Philippines must be original except those specifically stated as photocopy.)
  • Broken passport is not accepted. Passports must be signed and must have at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • Available at the Embassy website, at the entrance of the Embassy or at any of the accredited travel agencies.
  • Application form should be filled out all items correctly, if item is not applicable, please fill in [N/A].
  • Embassy may not accept application with blank item, no signature or no date in the form, or with erasures, may deny the application that is filled out incorrectly or wrong information.
  • Specs: 45mm long x 35mm wide, with white background.
  • Photo must be taken within 6 months. No eye glasses
  • Please write the applicant's name and birthdate on the back side of the photo.
  • Photo must be pasted on the application form.


  • If the Birth certificate is unreadable, or has incomplete information, submit the Birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar.
  • If the Birth certificate is "late registration," submit a baptismal certificate and school record (Form 137)
  • If there is no record in PSA, submit a Birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and a "Negative Certificate" issued by PSA​​


  • If the marriage certificate is unreadable, or has incomplete information, submit the Marriage certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar.
  • If there is no record in PSA, submit a Marriage certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar and a "Negative Certificate" issued by PSA
  • Validity of Bank Certificate is three (3) months from the date of issue


  • If inviter or his/her spouse is Japanese, submit his/her Koseki-tohon.
  • If inviter/guarantor is not Japanese, submit his/her photocopy of Residence Card (both sides).

(To show guarantor’s precise capability to pay, submission of some of the following is allowed.)

  • must be issued within three (3) months, Submission of Withholding Slip (GENSEN CHOSHUHYO) in lieu of (14) is unacceptable.
  • Please note that tax certificates to be submitted must indicate gross income amount.
  • Guarantor's Income Certificates, etc., is important in measuring the guarantor's capability to support the applicant therefore, submission of more than one document (e.g. Income Certificate and Bank Certificate) is allowed
  • Visa applications of foreigners who are on a short-term (temporary) visa in the Philippines cannot be accepted. Please apply at the Japan Embassy/Consulate General with jurisdiction over the area in which the applicant resides or over the country of which the applicant's passport was issued.
  1. Size of document for application should be A4 size only. If document is other size, please submit copy that is already adjusted in A4 size from its original and without staples or pasting pages.
  2. It is applicant's responsibility to ensure that he/she meet the requirements for the grant of a visa. Submission of any supporting documents not listed above is encouraged (e.g. applicant's economic or social ties with the Philippines, urgent reasons for visit: medical certificate, wedding invitation).
  3. Submission of requirements does not guarantee issuance of visa.
  4. If document submitted for application is verified by Embassy or Consular Office as fake or tampered, visa is not issued.
  5. Documents submitted for application will not be returned.
  6. A photocopy of documents issued/prepared in Japan is acceptable. However, the Embassy may request the submission of the original document, if it is necessary for inspection.
  7. Applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise application will be terminated.
  8. Reason for the denial of visa will not be disclosed even if an inquiry is made. At the same time, if a visa application is denied, applicant may only re-apply for the same purpose after (6) months.

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