Working Visa Types

Japanese Visa

Working visa

If you plan to stay in Japan for a long period of time, more than 90 days, or want to work in Japan, you will need a working visa. These are types of working visa’s that exist in Japan.

All visa types are for 1 or 3 years. The final decision on length of stay lies with the Japanese government.

Please click on the link to visit the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to get application information.

typeexamples
Professoruniversity professor, assistant professor, assistant, etc.
Artistcomposers, songwriters, artists, sculptors, craftspeople, photographers, etc.
Religious activitiesreligious people such as monks, bishops, missionaries, etc.
Journalistnewspaper journalists, magazine journalists, editors, news cameramen, announcers, etc.
Investor/business managercompany presidents, officers, etc.
Legal/accounting servicesattorneys, judicial scriveners, public accountants, tax accountants, etc. certified in Japan
Medical servicesphysicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, etc. certified in Japan
Researcherresearchers, investigators, etc. at research institutes, etc.
Instructorteachers, etc. at elementary schools, intermediate schools and high schools
Engineerscientific engineers, IT engineers, etc.
Specialist in humanities/International ServicesExamples: foreign language teachers, interpreters, copywriters, designers, etc.
Intra-company transfereepeople transferred to the Japanese branch (head office of the same company, etc.)
Entertainermusicians, actors, singers, dancers, sportspeople, models, etc.
Skilled laborchefs specializing in the food of a foreign country, animal trainers, pilots, sports trainers, sommeliers, etc.

 

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