Application with Certificate of Eligibility issued in Japan (Working / Non-working Purpose)

Visa application with Certificate of Eligibility as "Professor", "Artist", "Religious Activities", "Journalist", "Highly-Skilled Professional", "Business Manager", "Legal/Accounting Service", "Medical Services", "Researcher", :Instructor", "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services", "Intra-company Transferee", "Nursing Care", "Entertainer", "Skilled Labor", "Specified Skilled Worker", "Technical Intern Training", "Cultural Activities", "Student", "Dependent", "Trainee", "Long Term", Designated Activities". For the purpose of residing in Japan. (Except visa application of private staff/employee of person holding Diplomat or Official status in Japan.)


* For “Instructor / Professor” status are accepted those who have a document from the host institution/organization, that shows there is a vacancy position and it is necessary to enter the country in order to solve the situation that it is difficult to carry out the educational activities of the institution without the supplement, will be required (free written format).

requirements(All documents must be original unless otherwise stated)
  • 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: 4.5cm x 4.5cm, with white background.
  • Photo must be taken within 6 months.
  • Please write applicant's name and birthdate on back side of the photo.
  • Photo must be pasted on the application form.

A “Certificate of Eligibility (COE)” is, in principle, valid for three (3) months. However, the Government of Japan has decided to introduce an exceptional arrangement regarding expired COEs due to the impact of Novel Coronavirus, as follows:

1. Validity of COE
(1) For COE issued from October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 - valid until April 30, 2021
(2) For COE issued from January 1, 2020 to January 30, 2021 - valid until July 31, 2021
(3) For COE issued from January 31, 2021 - valid for six (6) months

  • Visa applicants whose COEs are applicable to the 1. (1) to (3) mentioned above are required to submit a written statement as follows at the time of application. * It is not necessary to submit for a COE which has been issued within three (3) months from the date of visa application.
  • Visa for employment, technical intern training, study - written statement from accepting company, educational institution (university, Japanese school, etc.) and training institution, etc. stating that they are ready to accept the applicants as the same status of activity indicated in the application for the COE. Photocopy is available at the time of application.
  • Visa for “Spouse/Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse/Child of Permanent Resident” and “Long-Term Resident” - written statement from the Japanese spouse, parents or relatives in Japan, etc. stating that they are ready to accept the applicants as the same family status indicated in the application for the COE. Photocopy is available at the time of application.
  • Applicants who have been issued a visa with COE but unable to depart to Japan within the validity of the visa due to the influence of Novel Coronavirus are allowed to apply for a visa again with COE which are listed in the 1. along with the written statement
  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. Applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise application will be terminated.
  7. 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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