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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    Hisamuddin said (31 December 2016 at 9:02 am)

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    Chiranjivi tiwari said (31 December 2016 at 10:15 pm)

    Dear sir I want to go japan for work and I have 1 year experience at agriculture in isreal. You have any type of work plz Contact this number 9851243715

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    maika said (4 January 2017 at 6:34 pm)

    Hi! your post is very useful..

    I hope you could help me..

    Me and my son are full blood Filipino (from Philippines) and we’ve never been to Japan. I’m a single-parent and would like to work in Japan.. I want to bring my son with me there so I can enroll him at a daycare/nursery in Japan while I’m at work. Do you think it’s possible to happen?

    I’m really having a hard time finding answers to this problem. 🙁 as well as to what type of visa should me and my son apply for.

    Initially, my plan is to apply for a tourist visa for both of us and find a job in Japan that can sponsor a work visa for me. The thing is, what would my son’s visa would be if mine would change to work visa? does enrolling him to a nursery will help him get a different kind of visa too?

    my mom who is in USA is the one who would give me all the financial support until we can finally settle-down in Japan. She would get an Affidavit of Consent and Support for me and my son stating that she would shoulder all the expenses that we need.

    therefore, the requirements such as bank statement (under my name), My own Income Tax Return and my Certificate of Employment will not be needed anymore.. that’s what I think of since I haven’t had a job since I got pregnant up until now that my son is already 1y.o. I’ve been a full-time mom.. but is that correct? Does my mom have to show an American bank statement? How should she provide me the money we need? Via bank or what?

    My bestfriend who is a half Japanese lives in Japan, do you think she can do some help for me and my son too?

    Thank you! any advise would be very much appreciated!!

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    kamal said (7 January 2017 at 5:16 pm)

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    respected sir/madam, i am from nepal and currently in japan studying japanese language.i have a university degree from nepal.i am very much eager and interested for working visa.will you please assist me with further more information.i will be grateful to you. hoping to hear positive response. thanks you. with best regards kamal bahadur karki

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    Bourhan uddin said (7 January 2017 at 10:49 pm)

    It’s me,I am working in supermarkets since 5years as a supervisor.I want to go japan,how help me.

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    kiran said (8 January 2017 at 7:08 pm)

    Hi
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    Mohan bist said (18 January 2017 at 5:33 pm)

    Hi I am mohan bist from nepal I want working visa for Japan
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  11. 913
    Jack said (20 January 2017 at 5:42 pm)

    Hi, i’m currently on a tourist visa here in japan and found a company that will hire me. Certificate of Eligibility was applied and approved. do i still need to go back to Philippines or i can apply the work visa here without leaving Japan. What is the next step? Kindly help. Thank You !!!

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    subhash dhungel said (22 January 2017 at 1:06 pm)

    . Dear sir

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    Dear Respected sir mam
    I’m Gyan from Nepal I’m looling job in Japan how can I apply and ??? I’m student running bachelor’s 3years in BBA.

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    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

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