Sponsored visa

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306 comments on “Sponsored visa”

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  1. 87
    Bennett said (19 July 2007 at 6:54 pm)

    Billy, I doubt that your activities will help get you the work visa directly, but they may help you get a job (which is a big step towards getting a visa).

    As for timing, it may only take 1-2 months for the visa to come through, but remember you usually have to find a job offer before you can even apply for a visa. This took me quite some time and I ended up needing about 4 months.

  2. 88
    Billy said (20 July 2007 at 9:41 am)

    So, like you said somewhere on this website that after those 90 days on the tourist visa, I could come back to America and then head right back for another 90 days if need be (which will probably be needed). I know you also said that after a couple of times, they start to get suspicious. Would that be a good idea, to come back after the 90 days and head right back on a tourist visa if my work visa hadn’t quite arrived yet? Also, with the work visa, do they send it to you in mail back to America, or could you pick it up at a place in Japan so that you can remain there and not have to fly back to America and then back to Japan?

  3. 89
    Bennett said (22 July 2007 at 7:44 pm)

    I’m not sure what happens if you have applied for a visa and then leave Japan and come back. It would be better to ask somewhere official, such as your Japanese embassy or the Immigration Information Center.

    If you apply for a visa in Japan, you normally have to go in and pick it up (and pay for it) at the appropriate immigration department in Japan.

  4. 90
    golamrezataleby said (12 August 2007 at 8:11 am)

    i want to find job for gemologist

  5. 91
    golamrezataleby said (12 August 2007 at 8:21 am)

    reverently iam reza from iran i am gemologist for diamond grading and ston gem golored i want to find job for gemologist in japan mygualification:fullname:golamrezataleby age:40 male and single please connection to my:rezataleby45@gmail.com

  6. 92
    Shil said (19 August 2007 at 1:13 am)


    Could you please clarify this.
    I am a IT professional who was given a Work Visa (‘Intra Company Transferee’) by my company to come and work in Japan. Now I will soon be resigning this job and am planning to look for a new job here in Japan.

    My question is during this gap between resigning my current job and finding a new one, can i continue to stay here on the current Visa.(visa is valid till 2010).

    Also is it alright to continue working for the new employer with the Visa given by the previous employer?

    Please advice.

  7. 93
    Bennett said (19 August 2007 at 1:11 pm)

    Shil, you have the work visa by virtue of being sponsored by your company. If you resign, your company is supposed to tell the Immigration Department. Your visa will then become invalid and you will have to leave the country.

    In practice, this often does not happen, and you simply stay on using your current visa until it expires, then apply for a new one with your new employer. But I don’t think this is strictly correct procedure.

  8. 94
    Love said (5 September 2007 at 4:59 pm)

    Hi! I am looking for an employer or sponsors who could help me work in japan. I’m 29 from the Philippines.

  9. 95
    yvonny said (13 September 2007 at 2:04 am)

    i just want to ask a question about sponsored visa.can my grandmother who is a japanese citizen can sponsor me? or guarrantor me? so that i can stay here in nihon for a long time? pls.. help

  10. 96
    bernice said (2 November 2007 at 12:37 am)

    hi!could you please help me….im a trainee here in japan and soon my contract is finished, i want to go back here and i have an employer and that is where i am working with right now, the problem is i dont know what are the requirements are and how can i come back here….

  11. 97
    sarker said (2 December 2007 at 4:40 am)


  12. 98
    Mitchell said (12 December 2007 at 7:58 pm)


    I have been living in Japan on working holiday visa teaching kindergarten,recently i returned home to Sydney, i have 4 years experience teaching and hold a 3 year degree. recently I have been asked by a company to come work for them, and they have applied for the cert of eligibility, i dont know too much about the company, as it is very young, but do you think this should be enough for a visa? Anything other info or advice you could give me? Thanks,

  13. 99
    Bennett said (13 December 2007 at 6:43 pm)

    Mitchell, that might be enough. Even if your own qualifications and experience are OK, remember that the Immigration people evaluate the sponsoring company as well as you. There’s no way of knowing other than waiting to see what the decision is.

  14. 100
    vasantha said (17 December 2007 at 4:17 am)

    Dear I am srilankan coming to japan to find volunteers who like to work in the school for small children pleas write me

  15. 101
    katongole said (23 December 2007 at 3:49 am)

    i have worked in a car care product, used motor spare parts business for 10 years mainly for japan made. i want to get job for any company and we share ideas, business knowledge how to export those spare parts to Uganda.please any one willing contact me

  16. 102
    S.M.ENAMUL HOQUE said (14 January 2008 at 7:21 pm)



  17. 103
    Henry said (1 February 2008 at 5:50 am)

    Hi Shil. I am an IT professional with 2 years of taught Japanese language. I would like to send to you my Cover letter&Resume. I am currently residing in USA. I want to come stay in Japan. Maybe you could help me? What is your Email, here is mine. hhamilton2006@gmail.com

  18. 104
    harry said (5 February 2008 at 12:52 pm)

    Good day.. I worked in Japan for 8 years straight. I don’t have legal papers by that time. I am now in the Philippines and My employer wants me back to his company and I just want to ask what form they have to fill out for me to have an employer sponsored visa.

    thank You,

  19. 105
    liz said (5 February 2008 at 9:52 pm)

    hi!im here in abu dhabi right now for work.but now the status of mu company is not.so im planning to go in japan coz theres a lot of opportunity there.i have a friend residing in japan for 20 years she can sponsored a visa for me or not?

  20. 106
    Muhammad Atif Khan said (28 February 2008 at 5:49 am)

    i have a u sponsored me i have a good knowledge of Computer Software and Hardware Skills and Ms Office / Office Assistant sir plz give me a jobs Computer Operator, Clerk, Data Entry Clerk and Potostat machine Operator

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