How to Get a Work Visa for Japan

Japan Work Visa

Japan Work Visa

Got a job in Japan? You will need to get a Work Visa. Fortunately, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has helped us out and made things easier by providing a crystal clear infographic that shows the different steps that you need to take.

The Work Visa for Japan is designed for the following types of professionals: Professors, artists, religious workers, journalists, investor/business managers, legal/accounting service providers, medical service providers, researchers, instructors, engineers, and specialists in humanities/international services.

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 Visa.

1
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.
2
Gather documentation

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

3
Visa fee

Go to the website of your consulate or embassy that you found in Step 1 in order to get the latest visa fees.

4
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and the visa fee from Step 3 to the consulate or embassy you found in Step 1.

5
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  You now have a Japan visa!

6
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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