IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES

/Entry to Japan
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Entry to Japan

All foreigners coming to Japan are required for visa application specially those who are planning to stay for longer period.

For short term stay, foreigners coming from countries under the “Visa Exemption Agreement” are not required to apply for visas. In which case includes, if the foreigner’s visiting purpose is only for tourism, commerce, conferences and visiting acquaintances. The allowed number of stay is only 90 days for visa exempted nationalities.

You can view the full list of countries under the “Visa Exemption Agreement”.

On the other hand, the countries listed below are required to apply for visa. Kindly check the details by clicking on the link of each country listed.

Foreign nationals, who wish to work in Japan, is required a visa that will allow them to work in Japan. It is NOT allowed to work if you only have a tourist visa.

A job offer in Japan is required to successfully apply for most types of working visas and to enter the country on a status of residence permitting work.

There are various kinds of visa each allowing the holder to work in a specific professional field, e.g. Engineer, Instructor or Entertainer. If you change your job while you are in Japan and your new job falls into a different professional field (e.g. from Education to Engineering), you will need to change your status of residence.

In order to qualify for most working visa types, a university degree or a professional experience in the applicable field is required.

For tourism purposes visa application requirements includes:

  • 1 Valid Passport
  • 1 Visa Application Form
  • 1 Photo ( passport size )
  • Proof of sufficient funds to shoulder all the expenses while in Japan ( bank certificate, income tax certificate )
  • Itinerary during stay in Japan ( travel itinerary, hotel bookings )

Below are the list of approved travel agencies in the Philippines.

Agency NameOfficeContact No.
ATTIC TOURS PHILS.,INC
Roxas Blvd.Manila Main OfficeUnit 202 Coko Bldg.1,Patio Madrigal Compound, 2550 Roxas Blvd.,Pasay City 130202-556-6301 to 6305
Hotel Jen BranchGround Floor,Hotel Jen Manila, 3001 Roxas Blvd.,PsayCity 130502-984-0566 02-668-9845 02-516-0699
Cebu BranchLobby,Waterfront Airport Hotel 1 Airport Road, Lapu-lapu City,Mactan Island,Cebu032-341-2011 032-341-2012
Discovery Tour, Inc.
Main OfficeUnit301G/Floor Sagittarius Building,H.V.Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village,Makati City.02-892-2849 0915-320-0780 0999-943-5231
Cebu BranchDoor No.203-A1 2nd Flr.Northgate Center, Don Manuel Gotianuy Complex, Gov.Cuenco Ave., Banilad City, Cebu ( Beside UC-Banilad Campus)032-340-1822 0916-958-3489 0999-420-5556
Davao BranchDoor 109 G/F Court View Inn Bldg. Quimpo Blvd. Cor. Sandawa Road, Davao City ( Beside Ice Giants)082-285-7188 082-284-4114 0915-326-0111
FRIENDSHIP TOURS AND RESORTS CORPORATION
Makati Branch3/F 331 Building, 331 Senator Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City0632-894-0886
0917-529-6774
Manila BranchGround Flr., GLC Bldg., A. Mabini cor. T.M. Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila0632-523-8801 to 07
0917- 854-3614
Main OfficeUnit301G/Floor Sagittarius Building,H.V.Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village,Makati City.02-892-2849
0915-320-0780
0999-943-5231
RAJAH TRAVEL CORPORATION
Main Office3rd. Flr., Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Makati City02-810-9622
02-893-8180
0917-548-1810
Cebu BranchUnit 215A Business Center B, Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City032-345-3459
032-344-4825
0917-724-3373
RELI TOURS AND TRAVEL AGENCY
Main Office3rd Floor, Dusit Thani Hotel, Ayala Center,Makati City02-894-1210
02-893-9226
0906-280-6666
SM Mall of Asia BranchSouth Park 123, SM Mall of Asia, Bay City, Pasay City02-556-1447
02-556-1446
0906-513-6777
SM Megamall BranchUnit 215A Business Center B, Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City032-345-3459
032-344-4825
0917-724-3373
SM South Mall BranchUnit 215A Business Center B, Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City032-345-3459
032-344-4825
0917-724-3373
Lucky Chinatown BranchUnit 215A Business Center B, Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.S. Fortuna St., Banilad, Mandaue City032-345-3459
032-344-4825
0917-724-3373
UHI (Universal Holidays Inc.)
Main OfficeMezzanine Floor,Dusit Thani Manila Hotel, Ayala Center,1223 Makati City02-859-3857
0917-634-8280
0917-530-2998

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS
for registration and issuance of the Overseas Employment Certificate (Exit Clearance) NAME HIRE WORKERS

  1. Passport
  2. Validity period of not less than six (6) months from intended date of departure
  3. Valid Work Visa
  4. Please refer to the “Application Visa Tab” above for the list of accredited travel agencies for Japan Visa Application.
  5. Employment Contract
  6. Company Profile of Foreign Company/Employer, valid Business License or Company Registration of your Employer
  7. Statement of how you were able to get the employment
  8. copy of Diploma, Employment Certificates, Service Record or Training Certificates and License/Eligibility (PRCcard), if any
  9. Valid Medical Certificate
  10. from DOH-accredited medical clinic authorized to conduct med exam for OFWs. For embalmers and massage therapists, submit DOH Certificate.
  11. Pre-Departure Orientation and Seminar (PDOS) Certificate by OWWA
  12. If with relative/s in the worksite, submit proof of relationship such as Marriage Contract or birth certificate
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration | POEA
For detailed information on processing OEC and processing fees. Please refer to the information below

  • Address : Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City
  • Website : http://www.poea.gov.ph/
  • Email : info@poea.gov.ph
  • Contact No. (PH) : 722-11-44 / 722-11-55