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Japan relaxes multiple-entry visa requirements for Filipinos

/ 09:03 PM August 01, 2018

Japan has expanded the list of Filipinos who may qualify for a multiple entry visa. The new program starts Wednesday, August 1.

In a statement, the Embassy of Japan in Manila said “the relaxation of visa requirements for short-term stay for nationals of the Philippines was decided in order to promote people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines.”

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The embassy said applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay include those traveling for business purposes and for cultural and intellectual interaction.

The validity of the visas will also be extended from five years to a maximum of ten years.

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“The above mentioned 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,” the embassy said.

The expanded list of those eligible for multiple entry visa and their requirements can be viewed here. /ee

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