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Hello Vjers,

Hope everyone is having a good day. I have a question and hope I can get right answers here. My fiance booked me a flight thru Japan airlines for June 15, its says Manila to Narita and then a 4-hr lay over and then Haneda- SFO. Since I will be transferring airports, do I need to file a transit visa? Is this something I need to file now while Im here in PH or will that be available in Narita.

Did anyone here had that kind of experience. Please share and help me. Im kinda nervous because I will travelling alone.

Looking forward to your responses.

Razel


XOXO- Timzel

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Moving from K1 Process & Procedures to Philippines regional forum; topic is not about the K1 process itself.

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Contact the airline and see if they can make any arrangements for you.


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How long is your overall layover in Japan? I've had layovers in Narita and Nagoya a couple of times, and a transit visa wasn't required each time. What they do require is for people to go through security again before going to their respective departure gates.

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How long is your overall layover in Japan? I've had layovers in Narita and Nagoya a couple of times, and a transit visa wasn't required each time. What they do require is for people to go through security again before going to their respective departure gates.

The OP has to change airports.


Our journey:

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March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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Thank you for your responses. is it a one day processing for the transit visa? Why do they need a bank certifcate if im not going there for tourism?

I suggest to call them and ask. Will you be on the same airline? When you google it, Haneda is more than one hour away from Narita, so make sure you check-in early for all flights.

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Hello Vjers,

Hope everyone is having a good day. I have a question and hope I can get right answers here. My fiance booked me a flight thru Japan airlines for June 15, its says Manila to Narita and then a 4-hr lay over and then Haneda- SFO. Since I will be transferring airports, do I need to file a transit visa? Is this something I need to file now while Im here in PH or will that be available in Narita.

Did anyone here had that kind of experience. Please share and help me. Im kinda nervous because I will travelling alone.

Looking forward to your responses.

Razel


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03 February 2012: NOA1( e-mail & Text)

03 February 2012: Check Cashed

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22 June 2012 : NOA2 (e-mail & Text)

16 July 2012: Manila Case Number(by phone)

17 July 2012: Interview paid at BPI

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23-24 July 2012: Medical St. Lukes(passed)

24 July 2012: CFO Seminar(had to go next morning for landline #)- PASSED

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27 OCT 2012: Married

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21 FEB 2013: Transit Visa picked up in Chicago for Japan

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You don't need a transit visa as long as you are on a confirmed ticket and not a standby ticket. The airline takes care of everything. If for some reason the flight is cancelled and they would need to put you up in a hotel, tbey would arrange for your visa. This is an agreement between Japan and major airlines. Best to call the airline so you get the answer yourself if you're worried about it.

If your flying standby, meaning you have a buddy pass or a cheap standby ticket from an employee at the airline, you absolutely need a transit visa..


27 January 2012: Mailed I-129F

03 February 2012: NOA1( e-mail & Text)

03 February 2012: Check Cashed

NO RFE'S

22 June 2012 : NOA2 (e-mail & Text)

16 July 2012: Manila Case Number(by phone)

17 July 2012: Interview paid at BPI

19 July 2012: Set interview for Mid-Aug

23-24 July 2012: Medical St. Lukes(passed)

24 July 2012: CFO Seminar(had to go next morning for landline #)- PASSED

02 Aug 2012: Received e-mail from USEM our case is there.

15 Aug 2012: Interview at USEM - APPROVED

13 SEP 2012: POE Minneapolis, MN

27 OCT 2012: Married

19 NOV 2012: AOS package sent

05 DEC 2012: NOA's I-765, I-131, I-485

14 DEC 2012: Biometrics appointment finished(Walk-in..Was scheduled Jan 04 2013)

02 FEB 2013: I-131 and I-765 Approved

07 FEB 2013: USPS Picked up the combo-card

11 FEB 2013: Received Combo-card

21 FEB 2013: Transit Visa picked up in Chicago for Japan

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Hey everyone,

Super thanks for all the responses. So i went to Japan airlines yesterday to ask or maybe try to rebook the flight and make it Narita to SFO, the lady said i dont need a transit visa, when i get to Narita I will ask for a shore pass so I can go out of Narita and to Haneda. japan airlines doesnt have any direct flights from Narita to SFO, all flights are being directed to Haneda to SFO. She said transit visa is only applicable if I will be staying for 24hrs and more.

You don't need a transit visa as long as you are on a confirmed ticket and not a standby ticket. The airline takes care of everything. If for some reason the flight is cancelled and they would need to put you up in a hotel, tbey would arrange for your visa. This is an agreement between Japan and major airlines. Best to call the airline so you get the answer yourself if you're worried about it.

If your flying standby, meaning you have a buddy pass or a cheap standby ticket from an employee at the airline, you absolutely need a transit visa..

I just wish I wont have any problems when I get there.



Hey everyone,

Super thanks for all the responses. So i went to Japan airlines yesterday to ask or maybe try to rebook the flight and make it Narita to SFO, the lady said i dont need a transit visa, when i get to Narita I will ask for a shore pass so I can go out of Narita and to Haneda. japan airlines doesnt have any direct flights from Narita to SFO, all flights are being directed to Haneda to SFO. She said transit visa is only applicable if I will be staying for 24hrs and more.

I just wish I wont have any problems when I get there.

Thanks again.

xoxo


XOXO- Timzel

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Im wondering if you ever made it out. Im planning to book this coming feb and would like to know how was the trasnfer. Hiw fast and is it worth it?

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I just moved from the Tokyo area after being stationed there for four years and I've made the trip to Narita and Haneda many times. One serious issue you need to look into is transportation between the two airports. With light traffic it could take two hours at best to transit. Add that with time it takes to get your pass through immigration, get your luggage, find WHERE your transportation starts and then the check-in process at Haneda you're going to be cutting it extremely tight. I would suggest calling the airline and see if they arrange travel for the airport change. If not, the only way I see you will make it will be to take the Narita Express to Haneda. You'll have to be quick but you can make it. Ask for help inside the airport at a customer service desk. Once you go down the escalator to the train station hardly any one speaks english.

Or you could just re-route your flight with a POE in Seattle so you don't have to change airports.


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