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. 536
    kamal giri said (25 January 2014 at 7:12 pm)

    hi everyone its me kamal giri from nepal but currently working here in oman as a store supervisor.now i am planning to move japan for similar job.such as in grocery or restaurant or any customer service job.although i know japanese language too.how can i fullfill my dream?pls do reply @ kamaltied@rocketmail.com or just do calling me : +96894165309

  2. 537
    Raj said (28 January 2014 at 10:52 pm)

    hey iam raj from nepal . i want to work in japan so any body can help me plz

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    hi everyone its me bikash gurung from nepal but currently working here in malaysia in the itlalians baker as material handling.now i am planning to move japan for similar job.such as in grocery or restaurant or any customer service job.although i know japanese language too.how can i fullfill my dream?pls do reply @ blackroyal@gmail.com

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    REZAUL KARIM said (3 February 2014 at 2:25 pm)

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  5. 540
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    It’s kamal thapa from Nepal,22 years,+2 pass I want job in Japan if you want new energetic new man then plz call me @+9779813622813 any work ok,,

  6. 541
    Sujan dangol said (23 February 2014 at 4:10 pm)

    Dear sir,

    I want to go japan with authorized working visa.
    How can i get detail about the process regarding
    working visa for japan? i am from nepal . please
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    +977 9841709671

    thank you

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    binodkadel said (8 March 2014 at 1:17 am)

    Iam from’nepal i wantdoworkinjapan ineedjapenvisahowtogetmejapenesvisaplzhelpme phone9779848603086

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    muskan karki said (16 March 2014 at 12:50 am)

    Dear sir
    i am interested to know more about what kinds of visa that Nepalese woman can get who has age between 20-25yrs…because i have find some of consultant they bringing for agricultural purpose..
    it will be pleasure to know about more about this
    your sincerely

  9. 544
    Raju said (21 March 2014 at 8:09 pm)

    Dear sir Iam raju from Nepal.i have worked as a supervisor in retail store for 3yrs in London.iam now in Nepal and have a very good command of English.i want to go to japan for work now .is there any sort of work visa which is suitable for me for Japan .plz reply me.my no is :+9779813899286.email:raj.rr100@gmail.com

  10. 545
    yolanda talinio said (22 March 2014 at 9:08 pm)

    hai watashi wa yolanda disu, i welling to work in japan because i like very much to your country.. uningay shimasu domo arigati ni ..

  11. 546
    Laxman Baral said (25 March 2014 at 1:44 pm)

    dear sir/madam,

    i want to come japan in working visa,i have 3 years work experience of Multipurpose cooperative in Nepal kathmandu. If you want to help me then please contact in this eamil id laxubaral@gmail.com
    i will wait for your positive answer thank you so much..

    Laxman Baral

  12. 547
    Afjal Ahamad said (25 March 2014 at 9:04 pm)

    i am from Bangladesh, i need work permit visa , pleases help me , afjalahamad2010@yahoo.com , skype afjalahamad , 008801191084182

  13. 548
    sandesh said (29 March 2014 at 12:51 am)

    hi i am sandesh i am 28 years old i have good knowlege about indian food i want to work in japan in the in hotal line so plz if there is any job plz plz plz help me

  14. 549
    Sudip Sapkota said (30 March 2014 at 7:17 pm)

    Hi i am sudip from nepal but I m currently I m in japan studying japnese language I want to change my visa to working visa so I m searching for a sponsor company if any one has a link with sponsor company for working visa plz help me I will pay for your help thanx please contact me in sudeepsapkotw@gmail.com and 08091044298

  15. 550
    lizadoniere said (3 April 2014 at 5:54 pm)

    hi im from philippines iwant to go there i have 3 years experience as a field coordinator/3 years administration/ encoder please anyone can help me to get a working visa??iza2634@yahoo.com thank you!!!:)

  16. 551
    sandeep said (6 April 2014 at 1:40 pm)

    Hello im sandeep rai and i want to work in japan. Is there any agencies to help me for this plz contact me . My cell no. 9804975972

  17. 552
    RINKO said (7 April 2014 at 4:10 am)

    U all are dumb.. STOP COMMENTING HERE AND BEG FOR THIS BLOG ADMIN. HE WONT HELP U ENTER JAPAN. TO ENTER JAPAN AND WORK U SHUD HAVE HIGH LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE LIKE FOR COOM ITS 10 years; then only you will be anle to get SKILLED WORKER VISA. OR THERE ARE OTHER VISAS LIKE ARTIST VISA ETC FOR FOREIGENERS. AS FOR COOK THE DEMAND IS FOR INDIAN AND NEPALESE COOK. AGE SHUD BE 27 above. YOU ALL ARE FOOL WASTING UR TIME HERE COMMENTING COZ THIS PERSON WILL PROBABLY NOT HELP U . ばか

  18. 553
    Rinko said (7 April 2014 at 4:18 am)

    And importantly , SUPERVISOR RETAIL STORE MANAGER WATEVER ,ETC cannot get working visa to JAPAN . SORRY , YOU CANNOT GET VISA FOR THIS TYPE OF PROFESSION IN JAPAN. AND FOR WOMAN AS WELL THERE IS NO WORKING VISA FOR FOREIGNER WOMN IN JAPAN unless she is dependent of a SKILLED WOKER. IT DOESNT MATTER WETHER U KNOW JAPANESE OR NOT TO OBTAIN SKILLED VISA LIKE FOR COOK. DEPARTMENT STORE WORKER LIKE MANAGER,STAFF,ETC WHATEVER CANNNOT GET VISA TO JAPAN ..HIGH DEMAND IS FOR COOK VISA MOSTLY FOR NEPALI/INDIAN FOOD AND FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS (LIKE AMERICANS OR BRITISH(WHO’s NATIVE LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH) … DONT HAVE FALSE HOPE THAT U WILL GET VISA FOR UR CURRENT WORK ,

  19. 554
    Nazmul Hoque said (16 April 2014 at 1:34 am)

    I want to visa for my life.

  20. 555
    ishtiaq said (20 April 2014 at 8:00 pm)

    hi,my name is Ishtiaq,from Bangladesh.I have a little bit experience in consumer support centers and in telemarketing sectors as well.I worked for different international campaigns in a telemarketing way.3 or 4 years I was involved in this sectors but couldnt get any achievement as the salery was too poor.I wish I could do any kind of customer service works in abroad.I do love JAPAN as a work place.If any employer is keep seeing my mail I might b very glad! I do love any kind of service type works in japan,whatever any part of the world.It may as an assistant,as a watchman,as a store keeper,as a typer and etc.

    If you are seeking for an employee then drop a respond to my mail or make a phone call to the bellow number.Thanks a lot!
    +8801788172207
    ishtiaq2207@gmail.com

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