Sponsored visa

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306 comments on “Sponsored visa”

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    Soo said (9 September 2003 at 10:13 pm)

    i’d like to work in japan but i do not have a BA or BS college degree is it possible to get a working visa in japan without a college degree?thanx

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    Bennett said (9 September 2003 at 10:22 pm)

    Soo: It’s possible to get a visa without a degree, but it’s easier if you have one. To get a working visa, your sponsor needs to demonstrate that you have qualifications that can’t be fulfilled by a local person. Every little helps, e.g. native fluency in a foreign language, a good degree, or special professional skills. The more you have, the easier it will be to get a visa (and a job). You should contact potential employers and ask them what kinds of qualification you’ll need.

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    Jessop said (14 January 2004 at 11:01 pm)

    So, if I have a 4 year degree, can I apply for a Visa here in the US before I go over and get a job?

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    Bennett said (23 January 2004 at 1:04 am)

    Jessop: Generally, you have to have a job organised before you’ll get a work visa. The standard procudure for this would be to successfully apply for a job in Japan, and then your Japanese employer applies for the visa on your behalf (they act as your sponsor). When the visa comes through, they send you some documentation and then you can enter Japan with your visa and start work.

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    Peter said (18 February 2004 at 10:59 pm)

    Interested in information about work visas for part time jobs. I am currently in the states, but have a 1 year extension of a student visa in Japan (graduated chiba dai grad school this past march)
    I have the possible opportunity to work as an assistant professor at a university there beginning in April…..

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    Bennett said (19 February 2004 at 11:35 am)

    Peter: The university should be able to help get you a visa. There is a specific “Professor” class of work visa for this.

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