How to Get a Work Holiday Visa for Japan

Japan Work Holiday Visa

Japan Work Holiday Visa

As stated here, citizens of some countries qualify for Japan’s Work Holiday visa program.

This program is designed to foster young people with global perspective and enhance friendly relationship between Japan and partner countries/regions by providing opportunities for the young people to deepen their understanding about partner countries/regions.

The working holiday makers are allowed to engage themselves in part-time or full-time work to supplement their funds to travel and stay in partner countries/regions.

Go to my Japan visa page for information on other types of visas for Japan.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Japan Work Holiday Visa.

Am I eligible?

People on this list are eligible for the program.

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S, you can find your “Jurisdiction” (i.e. based on the State you live in) here.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S., find your consulate at this site here.
Gather documentation

Follow the steps at this link here provided by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this type of visa.

Visa fee

Go to the website of your consulate or embassy that you found in Step 2 in order to get the latest visa fees.

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 3 and the visa fee from Step 4 to the consulate or embassy you found in Step 2.

Receive your visa

Congratulations!  You now have a Japan visa!

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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