Non-Quota Immigrant Visa

All applications for an immigrant visa must be made in person. Either parent or the legal guardian of minor applicants under fourteen (14) years of age can file an application on behalf of the child. The minor, not an infant in arms, is required to present himself/herself at the consular office for interview, together with the person applying on his/her behalf.

Non-quota Immigrant Visa for Alien Spouse of a Philippine National

Visa Type:  13(A)
Applicability: Alien spouse or unmarried minor child* (under 21 years old at the time of visa application) of a Philippine national
Requirements: The required original documents from No.4 are to be presented, along with its photocopy in A4-size paper.

  1. Non-quota visa application form (FA Form No. 3, in two original copies)
  2. Two photos (size: 2”x2” inches / 5.08×5.08 cm) taken within the last six months, with clear white background
  3. Valid passport (should have at more than 12 months remaining period of validity) and two copies of passport data page
  4. For alien spouse: Proof of marriage to Philippine national registered with the Philippine Government(NSO-authentic Marriage Contract / Report of Marriage issued by Philippine Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction.)For minor child: Proof of birth to a Philippine parent registered with the Philippine Government(NSO-authentic Birth Certificate / Report of Birth issued by Philippine Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction.)
  5. NSO-authentic birth certificate of Filipino spouse + photocopy of valid Philippine passport data page.
  6. Affidavit of financial capacity executed by the visa applicant, with supporting documents (i.e. bank statement/certificate, proof of acquired properties/titles, business registration, etc.) notarized by a Japanese notary public, with Gaimusho seal and signature of the authorized Gaimusho official.
  7. Notarized letter-request signed by Philippine national attesting to his Philippine citizenship and endorsing the immigrant visa application of his/her spouse or minor child.If notarized by a Japanese notary public, it must bear the Gaimusho seal and signature of the Gaimusho official.If notarized in the Philippines, it must pass through DFA authentication before it can be accepted by the Visa Unit of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.This document to be executed by the Philippine national can also be notarized at the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo. Personal appearance and valid Philippine passport is required.
  8. Police clearance issued by national police authorities of Japan in favor of the visa applicant.
  9. Medical certificate (FA Form No.11, available for download from this website), issued by qualified physician in Japan who examined the visa applicant, including laboratory and x-ray results with standard size chest x-ray film. (No need to photocopy the x-ray films.)

Important information:

  1. The Filipino spouse/parent of the visa applicant may be required to appear for interview about the immigrant visa application of the foreign spouse/minor child.
  2. Foreign-sourced documents (Items 8 and 9) must undergo the authentication procedure of the Philippine Embassy. Additional processing and charges will apply, as appropriate. The applicant will be advised what to do after evaluation and assessment of his submitted documents.
  3. NSO documents can be sourced online for delivery in Japan. Please visit http://www.census.gov.ph for more details.
  4. All documents in Japanese or other foreign language should be submitted together with its corresponding English translation.
  5. Additional documents may be required if and when deemed necessary.
  6. The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice.
  7. * -> Children born to at least one Filipino parent are citizens of the Philippines, following Art. IV, Sec.1 of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines.

Non-quota Immigrant Visa for Returning Natural-Born Filipinos Who Naturalized as A Citizen of Foreign Country

Visa Type:  13(G)
Applicability: Natural-born citizens of the Philippines who subsequently naturalized as a citizen of a foreign country, and who is returning to the Philippines for permanent residence.
The 13(G) visa may include the accompanying spouse and minor unmarried children.
Requirements: The required original documents from No.4 are to be presented, along with its photocopy in A4-size paper.

  1. Non-quota visa application form (FA Form No. 3, in two original copies)
  2. Two photos (size: 2”x2” inches / 5.08×5.08 cm) taken within the last six months, with clear white background
  3. Valid passport (should have at more than 12 months remaining period of validity) and two copies of passport data page
  4. Proof that visa applicant was previously a natural-born citizen of the Philippines (i.e.: NSO-authentic birth certificate)
  5. Notarized Letter of Intent, indicating intention of visa applicant to reside permanently in the Philippines, notarized by a Japanese notary public, with Gaimusho seal and signature of Gaimusho’s authorized official.
    The applicant must mention and prove capacity to sustain his livelihood in the Philippines and attach corresponding documents to prove financial resources (e.g. statement of earnings, filed income tax return, bank statements, proof of ownership of business entity/property, declaration of assets and liabilities, etc.)
    If 13(G) visa application will include accompanying spouse/minor unmarried children, please present:

    1. Proof of marriage (i.e. NSO-authentic Marriage Contract, authenticated foreign document if married abroad, etc.);
    2. Birth certificate of minor child (i.e. NSO-authentic Certificate of Live Birth, authenticated foreign document if born abroad, etc.);
    3. Police clearance, medical certificate of spouse / child as appropriate.
  6. Proof of Naturalization
    Certificate of Naturalization or its equivalent , proving that the foreign citizenship was acquired through naturalization
  7. Police clearance issued by national police authorities of Japan.
  8. Medical certificate (FA Form No.11, available for download from this website), issued by qualified physician in Japan who examined the visa applicant, including laboratory and x-ray results with standard size chest x-ray film. (No need to photocopy the x-ray film.)
  9. NBI clearance issued within 6 months from the date of visa application. Please refer to the corresponding page in this website for details about fingerprint impression taking relative to the issuance of a clearance certificate from the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Important information:

  1. Foreign-sourced documents must undergo the authentication procedure of the Philippine Embassy. Additional processing and charges will apply, as appropriate. The applicant will be advised what to do after evaluation and assessment of his submitted documents.
  2. NSO documents can be sourced online for delivery in Japan. Please visit http://www.census.gov.ph for more details.
  3. Discrepancies in the applicant’s documents and personal details must be properly resolved before the visa application can be processed.
  4. All documents in Japanese or other foreign language should be submitted together with its corresponding English translation.
  5. Additional documents may be required if and when deemed necessary.
  6. The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

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