SOFA STATUS

Visiting US military personnel or spouse stationed at the US military base in Japan.
  ※Please refer to PDF file of The Japanese Embassy.
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(Photo: Shurei no mon at Okinawa)

 

 

 

 

 


  • All documents must be in A4 size.
    Documents of other size must be copied into size A4 and please submit together with the original..
  • Photo size is 45×35mm(2×1.4in).
    Application form and photo size were revised. Please use revised application form and photo(45×35mm).
  • Please DO NOT USE FRICTION ERASABLE PEN in visa application form and in all documents.
  • Please make sure all documents legally obtained and DO NOT SUBMIT FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS.
  • WE FREQUENTLY GET QUESTIONS ON "HOW MUCH"money should be indicated on the bank certificate.
    Although the embassy did not release any guidelines on this or any minimum amount.  It is best to show your biggest but truthful balance.
    Please call for personal appearance, requirements and others.
  •  Please DO NOT PURCHASE any form of travel arrangement prior to the release of your visa application results. Delays and Denials do occur.

【REQUIREMENTS】
All documents must be original unless otherwise stated.

1: PHILIPPINE PASSPORT

  • Broken passport is not accepted.
    Passports must be signed and must have at least two(2) blank visa pages.

2: VISA APPLICATION FORM (※)

  • Application Form Size: A-4 size(21.0×29.7cm)
    Application form should be filled in all items correctly.
    If items is not applicable, please fill in [N/A].
     Application form without date of application, signature and with blank item will not be accepted.
    For the date of application, please fill in the date of submission to RELI TOURS AND TRAVEL (or to the embassy in case of direct application).

    Embassy may deny the application that is filled in incorrectly or wrong information.

3: PHOTO

  • Photo size is 45×35mm(2×1.4in) with white background.
    Photo must be taken within 6 months.
    Please write applicant's name and birthday on back side of the photo.
    Photo must be pasted on the application form. -- Please put on glue each corners

4:BIRTH CERTIFICATE -ORIGINAL-

  • It must be issued within one year from PSA Main Office/Serbilis Outlet Center(Nationwide).
    If the birth certificate from Philippine Statistics Office(PSA) is unreadable, or has incomplete information, please submit the birth certificate issued by PSA together with a birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar.If the birth certification is "late registration",
    please submit in addition, a Baptismal Certificate and School Record(form 137) from high school or elementary and School Yearbook(if possible).
    If there is no record in PSA,
    please submit a "Certificate of None-Record" from PSA together with a birth certificate from the Local Civil registrar.

5:MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE(if the applicant is married) -ORIGINAL-

  • It must be issued within one year from PSA Main Office/Serbilis Outlet Center(Nationwide).
    In case there is no record in PSA,
    please submit a "Certificate of None-Record" from PSA together with the Marriage certificate from the Local Civil Registrar.

NOTE Please attach AUTHORIZATION LETTER for each applicants
*"4 / 5": AUTHORIZATION LETTER to JAPAN EMBASSY for PSA
 Please DOWNLOAD
AUTHORIZATION LETTER 
to Japan Embassy for PSA
Fill in and Attach with other required documents.

6:DAILY SCHEDULE IN JAPAN(TAIZAI NITTEIHYO)  (※)

7:PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP

  • Pictures, passport copies etc. for visiting friends/acquaintances
    Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates to connect relationship for visiting relatives.

8:STATEMENT OF SERVICE

  • If possible, please submit statement of service with name and email address of attestant.

9:PASSPORT COPY OF US MILITARY PERSONNEL IN JAPAN

  • Information page and pages with stamps regarding Japan travel

10:INVITATION LETTER  (※)

  • ※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).

【If applicant will shoulder part or all of his/her travel expenses】
11:BANK CERTIFICATE -ORIGINAL-

  • Validity of Bank Certificate is three (3) months from the date of issue.

12:APPLICANT'S INCOME TAX RETURN(Form 2316) clear photocopy(latest).

【If Military Personnel in Japan will shoulder part or all of the applicant's travel expenses
13:GUARANTEE LETTER

14:TAX CERTIFICATE(Income Tax Payment: Form 1040 and W-2)

 

EXPENSE |HANDLING FEE P2000 |VISA FEE--- |TOTAL P2000