In two weeks, I will land at Narita Airport on October 22nd at 3pm, and then go directly to Haneda Airport to catch a flight to Manila on October 23rd at 9am with a stop of 9 hours. I've noticed that the information here may be out of date? The Embassy has said to obtain a transit visa, but is this applicable in my situation? or is there an exemption? I am a Filipino citizen.
Old post, but for posterity:
You do do not need a transit visa if there is no match possible for your itinerary the same day and you arrive and leave from an airport of the same region.
In this case, by presenting your passport and your boarding pass or your electronic ticket, you get an entry stamp upon your arrival allowing you to stay in Japan for 72 hours.
From Timatic, the database used by airlines:
Holders of transit tickets passing through a third country may
get a Shore Pass on arrival for a max. 72 hours stay
only if there is no match on the same calendar
Narita and Haneda are located in the same area (called "group" in Timatic)
airports: Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND), Nagoya (NGO), Niigata
(KIJ), Komatsu (KMQ) and Yokota.
Again, you make do not need a visa
Filipino citizens do not need a visa to transit to the Mexico City Airport (MEX), provided you stay in the international transit area and your stopover lasts less than 24 hours. However, you could not transit without a visa to TIJ or any other Mexican airport.
You also do not need a transit visa for Japan.
Timatic, the database used by airlines to check a passenger's travel documents, states:
TWOV (transit without visa):
Visa required, except for passengers traveling through Mexico
City (MEX) with a confirmed departure ticket for a flight to a
third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the
international transit area of the airport and have documents
required for the next destination.
TWOV (transit without visa):
Visa required, except for passengers with subsequent confirmation
ticket for a flight to a third country on the same timetable
day. They must remain in the international transit area of the
the airport and have the required documents for the next destination.
Passengers with a passport and a confirmed ticket for
a third country within 72 hours can get a Shore Pass on
arrival there is no correspondence on the same flight
calendar day. They must:
- have required documents for the next destination; and
- have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay; and
- arrive and leave from an airport or sea port located
in the same group below.
- Group A:
Airports: Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND), Nagoya (NGO), Niigata
(KIJ), Komatsu (KMQ) and Yokota (OKO).
Seaports: Tokyo, Yokohama, Niigata and Nagoya.
- Group B:
Airports: Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (NGO) and Komatsu (KMQ).
Seaports: Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya.
- Group C:
Airports: Fukuoka (FUK), Nagasaki (NGS), Kumamoto (KMJ),
Kagoshima (KOJ), Naha (OKA) and Kadena (DNA).
Seaports: Hakata (Fukuoka), Shimonoseki and Naha (Okinawa).
- Group D:
Airport: Chitose (CTS).
Seaports: Tomakomai, Otaru, Hakodate and Muroran.
I will travel from India to Canada. I have to change flight at Narita Airport. my departure flight is from another terminal. do I need a visa to change terminal in Narita from T2 to T1?
I take the plane to New York and I will have a stop of 2:45 at the Narita International Airport (which I do not plan to leave) before taking another flight to the airport. Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Do I need a transit visa?