How to Get a Japan Tourist Visa in UAE (United Arab Emirates)

By Lyza Paloma February 26th, 2021 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides No comments

Here’s a guide on How to get a Japan Tourist Visa in UAE (United Arab Emirates). Though UAE nationals are visa-exempt for Japan, those residents that are not visa-exempt or Emirate can apply at the Embassy or Consulate of Japan.  Where you apply will depend on which Emirate you live at. Read our guide on how to get your visa!

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Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, is an amazing country to travel to. With its gorgeous seasons, especially in Spring and Fall, you will surely be mesmerized by its beauty. I went there during January, which was winter, but you will still fall in love with its people and charm.

Japan Tourist Visa in General

Validity: 3 months
Entries: 15 / 30 / 90 days
Processing: 4 – 7 working days

Where to Apply?

For residents of Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain:

Embassy of Japan in Abu Dhabi
Villa # 633, Mubarak Bin Mohammed St.,  Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi

Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Sundays to Thursdays

For residents of Dubai and the Other Emirates:

Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai
28th Floor, Dubai World Trade Centre Building, Dubai

Office Hours:

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Sundays to Thursdays, for application
  • 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Sundays to Thursdays, for collection
  • May be adjusted during Ramadan

Japan Tourist Visa in UAE Requirements

Here are the requirements for a Japan Tourist Visa in UAE. Please note that this must be submitted within 3 months from the issuance date. You may, however, be asked to submit additional documents by the Embassy or Consulate for further examination.

How to Apply For A Japan Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport

  • Original Passport– with more than 2 blank visa pages and a validity of more than 6 months during the time of application
  • Passport with Valid UAE Residence Visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of Passport and UAE Residence Visa – if ever you are a GCC Member, then you can send a copy of Emirates ID
  • 1 Passport Sized Photo – taken within the last 6 months in a white background, this must be glued on the application for
  • Flight Booking Confirmation

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How to Apply For A Japan Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport

  • Proof of Financial Sufficiency
    • Certificate of Employment – with applicants position, monthly salary, period of leave, for those applying in Dubai, you must address it to the Consul-General of Japan in Dubai and have company seal and signature of in-charge
    • Company Letter – for partner or owner
    • Bank Statement – for the last 3 months, Online statement is acceptable, you must have account name, daily transaction, and balance
  • Proof of Current Address – e.g., Phone or Landline, Water or Electricity Bills showing your address
  • Questionnaire – due to the pandemic

How to Apply For A Japan Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport

  • Visa Fees – (in General) 100 Dirham or visa fee exempt. Check the list here. Filipinos are exempt from paying visa fees.

How to Apply for a Japan Tourist Visa in the Embassy of Japan in Abu Dhabi, UAE

STEP 1: Gather all documents needed for your Japan Tourist Visa Application.

STEP 2: Go to the Embassy of Japan in Abu Dhabi, walk-ins are accepted.  Submit your documents to the officer-in-charge and pay the visa fee if you need to.

STEP 3: Wait for the Embassy to communicate if your visa is ready. It may take a week longer if they ever need additional documents.

STEP 4: Claim your passport at the Embassy.

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How to Apply for a Japan Tourist Visa in the Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai, UAE

STEP 1: Gather all documents needed for your Japan Tourist Visa Application.

STEP 2: A week before your application, send your application form (2 pages) to [email protected] Wait for further instructions. Unlike the Embassy in Abu Dhabi, you need to have an appointment in Dubai.

STEP 3: Follow the instructions in the e-mail and submit your documents at the Consulate and pay the fee.

STEP 4: Wait for the Consulate to communicate if your visa is ready. It may take 4 days, longer if they ever need additional documents.

STEP 5: Claim your passport with at the Consulate.

I hope you now know how to get a Japan Tourist Visa in UAE (United Arab Emirates). Be it Filipino, Emirati, or any other national, you can apply at the Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate-General in Dubai. Just be careful as they may have different approaches in their process as well as process visas for residents under their jurisdiction.

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Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

 

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.

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