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. 691
    dev lama said (6 June 2015 at 3:44 pm)

    hello sir its me dev form Nepal.i have complete my bachler.i also known japanese language well.i ahve passED NAT/JLPT exam. i willing to work in japan but i have no any idea to get working visa.plzz how can i get if any idea you have share with me…

  2. 692
    parbati said (22 June 2015 at 10:02 pm)

    i parbati from nepal i want to japan m a girl how muh money i ned to pay and how muh chances is there if i tried to go. i have complated my plus 2 and doing bachelo right now. my address parbatibaniya3@gmail.com

  3. 693
    NAJIM said (23 June 2015 at 4:42 pm)

    Hello,
    Good afternoon.this is najim from western carroline island (FSM) Federated States Of Micronesia.me and two of my brothers we are run our own buseness here in fsm. iam holding the passport the Goverment of people’s Republic of Bangladesh.i have a quistions to.if is it possible for you iam requesting to you please write to me some advice.
    If any company willing me to work in Japan,as a Bangladeshi citizen am i able to get working Visa or not?
    Noted:i passed my Bachelor Degree.
    I am awaiting for your respons.

    Sincerely your’s

    Najim

  4. 694
    Niraj karki said (2 July 2015 at 10:58 pm)

    Hey,Namaste!
    Is there anybody who can tell me the age regarding the working visa in japan.
    i heard that a person must be more than to apply for working visa of japan.
    Is it true?

  5. 695
    Allice Khalifa said (6 July 2015 at 4:56 am)

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    The Hilton London Ontario Hotel Canada Recruitment Management Team need some Men and Women to Come and work and live in the Hilton London Ontario Hotel Canada, you are responsible for the visa processing charges and accommodation. So if you are interested regarding the offer Just fell free to contact us back Immediately including your Resume CV and your Job application format Which will send to our Contact Email address below for more information & procedures on how to apply for a suitable post E-mail ( allicekhalifa@gmail.com )Best Regard
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  6. 696
    bekon gurung said (6 July 2015 at 6:34 pm)

    ngth i donot need working visa reply me madam

  7. 697
    giereen said (9 July 2015 at 4:49 pm)

    Hi I’m from Philippines and I’m 25 years old. I really want to work in Japan even a hotel staff only or a farmer. please help me

  8. 698
    suman thapa said (10 July 2015 at 3:07 pm)

    I wanna go for Japan but I dnt know which way is simple and best.plz suggest me I need a working visa in japan and wanna work there , I heard somewhere that cook is the best option to go for Japan is that true ??? If then what I need to do?? Taking cooking class or what plz suggest me ???

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    Abdul Mannan niazi said (12 July 2015 at 9:36 pm)

    Sir me Pakistan me job krta ho.14 years experience in marketing in foods n bevreges.me working visa k liye apply krna chahta ho.plz help me

  10. 700
    tikaram bhusal said (15 July 2015 at 10:48 pm)

    dear sir,
    me Nepal job textile market in 7 year experience

  11. 701
    justin said (2 August 2015 at 10:35 pm)

    hai. ….i am justin…age 37….now working construction site safety supervisor…working at hight supervisor cum class 3 driver in singapore….i want work japan im same job………..how i get…..? pls tell me….tks

  12. 702
    shyam raj tamang said (5 August 2015 at 1:47 am)

    Hello sir I’m shyam raj tamang, I’m 22 years old, now I’m in Malaysia, I have 3 years expirens in agriculture in prawns hatchary side, can I get working visa in this prawn. Hatchary side???

  13. 703
    Ritesh said (5 August 2015 at 10:23 am)

    Hello sir, Its me Ritesh Shrestha from Kathmandu, Nepal. I. want to ask m I eligible to work in Japan since I have clear my bacholer degree in Tribhuvan University, Nepal with specification of finance. Please tell me about the steps and all expenses would I require to fulfill for this. Email is riottesh@gmail.com

  14. 704
    joyanta das said (5 August 2015 at 5:54 pm)

    hello sir,how are you.iam joyanta.
    I need a job visa to your country.iam elactricsian. i interested to come japan please help me my age 21years old iam from Bangladesh please issue me work visa iam thankfully you
    My cell no 008801821559229

  15. 705
    Tuhin arfat said (8 August 2015 at 3:00 am)

    Job visa

  16. 706
    Subjang Gurung said (9 August 2015 at 9:29 pm)

    Dear sir/madam
    I am Subjang Gurung from Nepal . I have cleared Bacheler of Arts by TU also known Japanese language as well with NAT certificate. I wanna apply for the Job with working visa’ I don’t have any idea’ if you have just let me know the procedures’ in their needed charges I will manage. I hope you will support my proposal and your help and support will highly appreciate.

    Contact : 00977-9846760281

  17. 707
    Subjang Gurung said (9 August 2015 at 9:29 pm)

    Dear sir/madam
    I am Subjang Gurung from Nepal . I have cleared Bacheler of Arts by TU also known Japanese language as well with NAT certificate. I wanna apply for the Job with working visa’ I don’t have any idea’ if you have just let me know the procedures’ in their needed charges I will manage. I hope you will support my proposal and your help and support will highly appreciate
    Contact : 00977-9846760281

  18. 708
    Salman shabbir khan said (11 August 2015 at 11:04 pm)

    I am from Karachi Pakistan. I heard about the Japan and really interested to work in Japan. I completed my bachelor’s Degree in Arts university of sindh, pakistan. Currently I am doing M.A Economics. and I want to apply for the working visa in Japan. Would you mind to guide me how to apply please?

    Thanking you.

  19. 709
    kasun viraj said (21 August 2015 at 3:21 pm)

    i wanna job in japan.i am 21 years old.please

  20. 710
    Rajesh Nagarkoti said (27 August 2015 at 3:58 pm)

    Dear Sir/Madam
    M from bhaktapur district nepal and wants to go japan for working.so i need working visa.

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