Japan Visa Rejected, and It Popped My Bubble DreamsTuesday, July 24, 2012
I clearly remember the day when I received a newsletter e-mail from Air Asia, November 2011, that said they have a promotional fare to Japan. I was really excited and went to their website to check the fares. And it was surprisingly cheap, well of course it's no brainer to compare the fare of this budget-airline with any other full-serviced airline. The price range started from Rp 2,500,000 to 3,500,000 (around US$250-350) while other airline can cost you for Rp. 7,000,000 and above. Luckily, few days before, my Aunty told that her friend would move from Dutch to stay in Japan at the following year. Then I thought this was a coincidence! It means we can stay at her place in Japan. Based on these two facts, I ask my aunty whether she wanted to go to Japan or not. And she said yes, she want. I also asked my girlfriend to come along, and she was as really excited as I was.
I started to hunt these cheap fares on airasia.com, comparing which was the cheaper day to fly, and then finally I got 10-15 July 2012 as our trip date. The tickets were already purchased, and our next step was of course to get the Japan Visa. But since the departure date was still at the following year, we waited to proceed the visa closer to the date. Plus, when I check on the requirements at Japan embassy website, we have to include the copy of our bank book for the recent 3 months. It means, they will consider the fund that we have in the bank to proceed the visa. Well, still got a lot of time to work even harder and save even more money!
As the time went on and when it was getting closer to the departure date, I started to prepare the documents needed for the visa. If you are seeking infos about what are the documents required for the visa, here is the list :