Visa Eligibility

Foreigners are not allowed to work in Japan unless they have an appropriate Japanese work visa. There are a few ways to get one. Some of the more common ways to get the work visa are as follows.

Live and Work in Japan

  • Marry a Japanese citizen. If you can find that special someone, then he or she should be able to help you with all the paperwork for your work permit.
  • Get a working holiday visa. Depends on your age and country of citizenship. (E.g. New Zealanders under 30 can get these visas.) Contact your Japanese embassy for details.
  • Get an employer-sponsored visa. This is what I did. There’s more information on this website.

In general, if you have a dependent visa (for example, if you are married to a work visa holder), you are not allowed to work. After all, if you can work then you are not really dependent on the other person. However, it is possible for dependent visa holders to get a part-time work permit — see the Dependent Visa page on this website for more.

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  1. 336
    nylenal said (18 June 2015 at 7:31 pm)

    Helo po,nagpapatanong po kc ung kaibigan ko,kasal pa siya sa asawa nyang hapon nang mabuntis sa bago nya pong ka live-in na hapon din.medyo mhaba npong ikuwento kung paano nangyari.umuwi po sya ng pilipinas pra doon ipanganak ung baby nya.ngayon,gusto nya pong malaman kung ano-anong mga papeles ang kakailanganin nya pra mkapunta ung baby nya sa japan pgkatpos nyang mkipag divorce sa asawa nyang hapon.handa nman din po dw na bigyan ng apelyido ng ama ang kanyang anak.

  2. 337
    ramesh said (15 July 2015 at 9:55 am)

    hi i am from nepal.one of my friend,residing in japan is offering job .he told me that his company is looking for labor in agricultural sector.i have just passed secondary level.is it possible that if his company sponsors me i can get visa for labor work with low education?if so what will be the criteria?? please reply ASAP.thanks

  3. 338
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  5. 340
    NoRa.. said (5 November 2015 at 4:29 pm)

    hi..magandang araw tanung ko lang po kung pano makakuha ng COE nandito po ako sa pinas 5yrs na po…hnd ako makabalik ng japan nandon po ang mga anak ko sa hapon….pano po ako makakakuha ng COE para po makabalik po ako ng japan…tnx

  6. 341
    saleem khan said (28 December 2015 at 4:48 am)

    hellow i m saleem khan from india my wife is philippino girl she is permanent in japan we get marreid in india she back in japan now how i m get visa plese help me i dont know about that my mail. ksaleem261@icloud.com

  7. 342
    Kamal Kumar said (29 March 2016 at 2:49 am)

    Hello Sir/Madam
    I am textile designer (Woven Labels Designer and Narrow fabrics Designer ) Since 2004
    I want work permit visa for Japan
    Can u help me for work permit visa process
    Thanks
    Kamal

  8. 343
    Kamal Kumar said (29 March 2016 at 3:35 am)

    Kamal Kumar

    Hello Sir/Madam
    I am textile designer (Woven Labels Designer and Narrow fabrics Designer ) Since 2004
    I want work permit visa for Japan
    Can u help me for work permit visa process
    Thanks
    Kamal
    Email : mucad.designer@gmail.com

  9. 344
    mohd shabbir thind said (3 May 2016 at 2:29 am)

    I want to work visa

  10. 345
    Williamlema said (7 May 2016 at 5:04 am)

    Thanks a lot for the article.Much thanks again. Awesome.

  11. 346
    Jayaprakash said (19 June 2016 at 1:12 pm)

    Am a experienced fabricator with pipefitter the oil&gas industry, am looking for a suitable position at japan, who can help me, how can get a work permit, pls help me, thanks

  12. 347
    Raj said (1 September 2016 at 4:29 am)

    Hi sir I want to work in Japan could you plz guide me

  13. 348
    salinka said (31 January 2017 at 6:39 pm)

    i need work visa permit in japan. i have Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BSs) at University of Greenwich i live in tanzania (zanzibar)

  14. 349
    Yuki said (17 February 2017 at 11:15 am)

    I am Half Filipino Half Japanese, my passport is Japanese. I had no problems going here in Japan all i had to do was go to City Hall and register everything, my father who is japanese helped me. it was no problem at all i even have a recognition as a filipino but that is only valid for immigration. i am now Working, paying pention, paying taxes and live in my own apartment.

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  18. 353
    M.Yousuf said (5 August 2017 at 9:46 pm)

    Hi, 5 Aug 2017
    Good Day.
    I am Male want to work in Japan with sales field expedience are pharmaceuticals products, can food stuff confectioneries, toiletries, perfumes and luggage’s, garments.
    I have 2 years experience, auto mobile sales as a sales executive in a reputed company.
    Also I have passed 2 level English speaking course from a reputation institute and can teach Native English speaking in Japan.
    Kindly reply, I shall be very thankful to you.
    Sincerely ,
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  19. 354
    M.Yousuf said (5 August 2017 at 9:51 pm)

    Hi, 5 Aug 2017
    Good Day.
    I am Male want to work in Japan with sales field expedience are pharmaceuticals products, can food stuff confectioneries, toiletries, perfumes and luggage’s, garments.
    I have 2 years experience, auto mobile sales as a sales executive in a reputed company.
    Also I have passed 2 level English speaking course from a reputation institute and can teach Native English speaking in Japan.
    Kindly reply, I shall be very thankful to you.
    Sincerely ,
    M. Yousuf

  20. 355
    mae said (2 September 2017 at 3:44 pm)

    Hi, i’m a filipino, i’m married to a japanese for almost 12years. He have his own construction company. He want to invite my brother to work for him.. is there any chance we can invite my brother? please can anyone help me? thanks!!.

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