Work visa process

When you enter Japan, you will probably be on a 90 day tourist visa exemption. Holders of certain passports (e.g. Ireland) can get this extended by an extra 90 days. You must leave the country before your exemption runs out, but you can return straight away and get another 90 days. Some people worry that the the immigration people will eventually get suspicious if you keep doing this, but I have also heard of people who have done it five times with no problems.

Live and Work in Japan

You’re not allowed to work in Japan without a working visa. But if you find a job and a company willing to sponsor your work visa, you can apply for the work visa and have it issued without leaving the country. A few years ago, this wasn’t possible; you’d have to apply in Japan, get some sort of form issued, and then leave the country and go to a Japanese embassy overseas to get the visa issued. Now it can all be done without leaving Japan; this is what I did in 2002.

When you finally get the visa, it will probably be be valid for either one or three years, but you won’t find out till you get it. You have to apply again for a new visa before the first one expires.

It’s important to realise that your visa lasts only until you leave Japan; once you leave the country, even if only for a holiday, you will lose the visa. To avoid this, you have to apply for a multiple-entry permit. This means your visa will last for the full period (e.g. 3 years) even if you travel outside Japan.

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  1. 916
    Nzerem uchenna joseph said (27 January 2017 at 6:26 pm)

    Dear Sir.i am a traind seaman from Nigeria’how do i get a visa sponsored job in japan please advice me thank you Sir.f0

  2. 917
    Bharat singh saud said (8 February 2017 at 9:44 am)

    Hotel work

  3. 918
    msc said (8 February 2017 at 11:11 pm)

    Respected Sir/madam I am Nepalese citizen and have done MSc in Botany from Indian University. I am looking for a good job within the line of agriculture or biology in Japan. Please provide me with positive feedback.
    Number: 00977-9824011222

  4. 919
    Muhammad Irfan said (9 February 2017 at 12:33 am)

    i am looking a job japan and other countries Civil Supervisor Any Suitable Job My Qualification is B-Tech Civil Engineering in year 2014 and 2 year Civil Engineering Experiences. Kindly support me.job overseas i shall be very thankful to you. .

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    Muhammad Irfan said (9 February 2017 at 12:37 am)

    i am looking a job japan and Civil Supervisor Any Suitable Job My Qualification is B-Tech Honor Civil Engineering passed in year 2014 and 2 year Civil Engineering Experiences. Kindly support me.job overseas i shall be very thankful to you. .

    Please provide me with positive feedback.


  6. 921
    Yam prakash dhakal said (13 February 2017 at 1:39 am)

    I am working too malesiya 3years.. Resduden sushi king(cook)

  7. 922
    Bisu achhamay said (13 February 2017 at 6:32 pm)

    I’m nepali how do i apply for job?

  8. 923
    sandesh kumar thapa said (23 February 2017 at 4:14 pm)

    Honoured sir\madam,
    From several months I am looking forward to be in japan as a worker so I am seeking for working visa permit….I passed +2 before 3 years I am studying japanese language…

    lastly ,I want a good feedback from u about that ; I can be there or not as a dependent visa ? plz kindly tell what i have to do for further process ??

  9. 924
    keshab raj sharma said (26 February 2017 at 12:45 am)

    I from nepal. My wife is there in japan in student visa. I want to go to japan through visit visa and convert it into working. Could u help me . If contact me 9849607025

  10. 925
    Raj kumar dhami said (28 February 2017 at 3:43 am)

    Respacted sir/madam I’m from Nepal . I had completed 2 years ago. Now I’m working in hotel. Im much more intrested do any job in japan so may I have find any jobs in Japan according to my background. If it possible plz contect me. No. +9779809444307

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    phurba sherpa said (1 March 2017 at 4:19 pm)

    how to cheak my apply vissa

  12. 927
    Vivek said (2 March 2017 at 1:03 am)

    Hello ‘ I’m vivek I’m from India but I live in Nepal I want to work in Japan. I do cooking

  13. 928
    Nilanga said (2 March 2017 at 10:19 pm)

    Hi sir
    I am from srilanka working in UAE how can apply Japan Visa
    Please advise me

  14. 929
    Adnan Khalid said (10 March 2017 at 12:45 am)

    Sir & madam
    I need visa for Japan it’s my dream to work in your country
    I am able to work in your country
    Give me a chance in work with your country
    Best regards
    Adnan from pakistan

  15. 930
    Saeed khan said (10 March 2017 at 4:53 pm)

    I am Saeed khan from Pakistani my dream country from Japan I want to be visa gave me any work visa plz I am working
    Thank you

  16. 931
    Saroj Raj Gaundel said (11 March 2017 at 11:15 pm)

    Dear Sir / Madam ,

    I need a work visa for Japan & it’s my dream to work in Japan.
    I am working in Qatar since 7 years as a salesman.
    Awarded by the company as a best salesman of the year 2013.
    Please give me a chance Sir/Madam. If it possible please contact me on this number 0097450440132.

    Thank you

  17. 932
    Shahid iqbal said (14 March 2017 at 10:34 am)

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I like to hv work in japan so kindly let me know about work visa
    Wright now i m working in south africa since 10 years
    My cell no#0027642774709

  18. 933
    lok bahadur shrestha said (16 March 2017 at 3:12 am)

    hello sir,
    I have been working in Dubai since 6yrs as a aviation security in Dubai international airport. I would like to have a work in japan so please kindly let me know the process for working visa.
    Hoping positive response from your side.

  19. 934
    Lakpa sherpa said (19 March 2017 at 12:03 pm)

    Respected sir nd mam
    Iam looking job in japan for agriculture. I had good experience nd accommodation latter too. I worked in isreal almost 7 yeRs in agriculture. I do have good experience to make flower bucky nd all kinds of flower name. Willing to work in japan in all field.

  20. 935
    Umesh Timsina said (22 March 2017 at 2:58 pm)

    Dear Immigration Offocer,
    I am from nepal i have applied for job in japan.The company have send me contract paper also. I am confused how can i get Certificate of Eligibility and how much i have to pay for it.

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