Japan has made it easier for Filipino travelers to gain a multiple-entry visa

Japan has further loosened requirements for Filipinos to get a multiple entry visa into the country. The Japanese embassy announced the further relaxation of visa requirements for Philippine passport holders begins this August.

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The embassy said the number of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay with business purpose and cultural and intellectual figures will be expanded. In addition, the validity period of visas will be extended from five years to 10 years maximum.

Medical doctors, lawyers and certified public accountants will also be applicable to visas for cultural and intellectual figures, which Japan has restricted to some occupations such as university professors.

The Japanese Embassy said “the relaxation of visa requirements is expected to contribute to improvement of convenience for tourists and increase in repeat visitors, as well as further advancement of people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines.”

More information is available on the Japanese Embassy website: http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

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