Week days: 05:00 - 22:00 Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00 Sunday: Closed

Retrieved from Japan International Training Cooperation Organization
See official page


JICA Trainee: After receiving Letter of Acceptance to the course, kindly follow accordingly to avoid delay in the processing of your documents:

1. Travel Authority To your concerned department head Acceptance letter from TESDA (for Group Training Courses) or JICA (for Counterpart and Area­Focused Training)
2. Official Passport(RED)
*5 Working days
Department of Foreign Affairs
Office of Consular Affairs BuildingAseana Business Park Diosdado

Macapagal Blvd. corner

Bradco Avenue, Brgy. Tambo

Paranaque City

1. Issuance/Revalidation of Passport Application Form
2. Two (2) Passport size photos with royal blue background
3. Birth Certificate (registered/authenticated by NSO)
4. Original and an extra copy of Signed Travel Authority or Malacañang Authority.
5. Scholarship/Training Contract from respective agencies
6. SEALED (Dry or Wet) Original OR Certified True Copy of Latest Service Record/Appointment (with full middle name)
7. Original Copy of Certificate of No Pending Administrative Record/ Case
8. Letter of TESDA/ JICA acceptance
9. Endorsement Letter from the Applicant’s Agency addressed to DFA.
10. Certified True Copy of Oath of Office (for Elected Officials)
11. Certified True Copy of Presidential Full Powers or Appointment Paper (for Presidential Appointees)*Personal Appearance is required for those who have never been issued e­passport. (Regular, Official or Diplomatic Passport)
For married women, submit Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by NSO or
CTC issued by the Local Civil
Registrar duly authenticated by
3. Pre-departure Orientation JICA Philippines

40th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza

6819 Ayala Avenue Makati City

Tel no. 889­7119

*M­W­F (starts at 10:00 am until 12:00 pm)

*Must go to JICA at least seven (7) working days before departure date to attend orientation & issuance of  pertinent documents for visa application.


Participants must visit the JICA Global Network website before the PDOS in order to have a better understanding of JICA’s Training Program . For information about JICA’s Domestic Centers and its Facilities,

2. *For Government employee: Official Passport (validated)
3. *For NGO/Private company employee: Regular (maroon) passport that is at least 6 months valid from the date of departure from Japan going back to Manila
4. Photocopy of Travel Authority
5. DFA Note Verbale (for Official Passport only,
to be issued by DFA)
6. Php700 for membership to JICA Alumni Association of the Philippines (JAAP)NOTE:

*All JICA Trainees starting JFY 2013 are automatically members of JAAP and are required to pay the corresponding registration fee (Php 500.00) and annual fee (Php 200.00) during PDOS.

4. Travel Tax
Travel Tax Division

Revenue Department

Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone

Authority (TIEZA)

142 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village

Makati City

Tel.#: 551­9533

1. Original JICA letter addressed to TIEZA (to be issued by JICA during the Pre-departure Orientation)
2. Official valid passport or photocopy
3. Photocopy of Travel AuthorityNOTE:

Check your tax exemption certificate if your name is spelled correctly and passport number and destination details are correct.

5. Visa
*5 working days
Embassy of Japan

2627 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City
Tel. # 551­5710

*Personal appearance required Schedule of Filing:
8:40 am ­ 11:00 am
Monday to Friday
Schedule of Releasing:
10:00 am ­ 11:00 am
Monday to Friday

1. Official valid passport (with JICA tracker attached at the back with paper clip)
2. Original DFA Note Verbale (for Official Passport only)
3. JICA letter in Japanese (released by JICA at the Pre-
departure Orientation)
4. Visa application form
5. Photo (45 mm x 45 mm) pasted on the form
6. Birth Certificate from NSO: issued less than 6 months prior to visa application.*Trainees with late registered Birth Certificate will have to submit a Baptismal Certificate AND Form 137/ High School Record.

*Trainees with old Japan visa may submit the copy of the visa instead of the NSO birth certificate.


Upon getting your visa, check if your name is spelled correctly and double check your birthday and passport number.

6. Plane Ticket JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL)

2/F Oledan Square

6788 Ayala Ave. Makati City

Tel. 886­6996
(Ground floor is Standard Chartered Bank and Starbucks)


*any PAL ticketing office

1. Original passport with
2. Original travel tax Japanese visa exemption certificate from DOTFOR PAL: also show copy of Pre-paid Ticket Advise or PTA


Upon claiming your ticket, check if your name is spelled correctly and double check the flight/date/time.

7. Day of departure Be sure to be in NAIA Terminal 1 (for JAL) and Terminal 2 (for PAL) for check­-in at least 3 hours before departure time. See checklist on page 10 of the PDOS brochure