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.

  • 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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361 comments on “Visa Eligibility”

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  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    I want to work visa

  4. 345
    Williamlema said (7 May 2016 at 5:04 am)

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

  5. 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

  6. 347
    Raj said (1 September 2016 at 4:29 am)

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

  7. 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)

  8. 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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  11. 352
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    ルイヴィトンブランドコピーブランドバッグのルイヴィトンブランドコピー商品販売きっと最高品質ルイヴィトン偽物バッグ(N級品)のルイヴィトンブランドコピーブランド,ルイヴィトン韓国ブランドコピー,ルイヴィトンマルチカラーバッグは提供いたします。
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  12. 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 ,
    M. Yousuf

  13. 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

  14. 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!!.

  15. 356
    Saroj Gaundel said (6 September 2017 at 7:07 pm)

    Hello,
    Respected sir/madam
    I am from Nepal . I am working now in Doha, Qatar as a salesman since 2010.
    Awarded by company as a best salesman of the year 2013.
    I am not satisfied here that’s why I am looking for a job in Japan.
    If any opportunity there please contact me as soon as possible.
    Thank you

    mobile number : 0097450440132
    Email : gaundel.saroj@gmail.com

  16. 357
    Ed said (1 February 2018 at 1:54 pm)

    Dear mam /sir

    Ask ko Lang po my friend po ako na nag tourist sa Japan gusto nya umuwi at babalik uli at bibili Ng visa
    Possible po un ,,

  17. 358
    Arthi said (18 July 2018 at 4:56 am)

    Hi … I m frm india …my husband s working n Japan… hav applied for Coe for dependent visa… how many it take to come…

  18. 359
    Mohammad said (10 February 2019 at 9:40 am)

    درود خسته نباشید.اینجانب دارای مدرک بین المللی پایپینگ(لوله کشی صنعتی)ازوزارت نفت وهمچنین مدرک برقکارصنعتی وسیم کشی برق ساختمان از فنی وحرفه ای را دارا میباشم.آرایشگری هم بلد هستم.جوشکاری هم میکنم.ورزومه ی کاری درپتروشیمی وپالایشگاه را دارم.شرایط من برا گرفتن ویزا چگونه است؟ممنون میشم ..اگه جواب بدین.متشکرم از زحماتتون

  19. 360
    kolen said (10 February 2019 at 9:42 am)

    درود خسته نباشید.اینجانب دارای مدرک بین المللی پایپینگ(لوله کشی صنعتی)ازوزارت نفت وهمچنین مدرک برقکارصنعتی و سیمکشی برق ساختمان از فنی وحرفه ای را دارا میباشم.آرایشگری هم بلد هستم.جوشکاری هم میکنم.ورزومه ی کاری درپتروشیمی وپالایشگاه را دارم.شرایط من برا گرفتن ویزا چگونه است؟ممنون میشم اگه جواب بدین.متشکرم از زحماتتون

  20. 361
    Cesar cabalse jr said (7 June 2019 at 1:29 am)

    It’s is possible to work in japan as a factory worker iam 36 yrs old 6 yrs experience as a machine operator in Korea!thanks

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