JAPAN VISA REQUIREMENTS & PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Stepabroad Programs provide you with everything you need to start your life in Japan. While there are a number of visa options available to Canadian citizens, each visa comes with certain requirements and limitations. Whether you’re hoping to move to Japan permanently, or simply explore life in a new city, working holiday visas can be the perfect solution.
A working holiday visa offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in this country and its culture and to “test the waters” before committing to a longer-term stay. The process of getting everything set up has never been easier with the help of your dedicated companions here at Stepabroad. Our team will help you with every step of the process, to make your journey as smooth as possible! Here’s an overview of which visas are available to help you choose the most suitable for you:
1. Tourist Visa (Temporary Visitor Visa):
This visa is suitable for tourists planning to visit Japan for sightseeing, leisure, or visiting friends and family. The visa is typically valid for 15, 30, or 90 days. In fact, as a Canadian citizen, you can enter Japan as a tourist without obtaining a visa in advance. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a “landing permission” stamp in your passport, which allows you to stay for a specified period. However, be sure to meet the entry requirements, including having a return ticket and sufficient funds for your stay.
2. Working Holiday Visa Japan:
The Working Holiday Visa allows Canadian citizens aged 18 to 30 to work and travel in Japan for a specified period. This period is usually six months to one year. This visa is designed to promote cultural exchange between the two countries. However, the availability and conditions of the Working Holiday Visa can vary. For this reason, it’s important to check the latest information from the Japanese embassy or consulate. Stepaborad specializes in assisting Canadians with their Japan visa requirements.
3. Student Visa:
If you’re planning to study in Japan, you’ll need a Student Visa. This visa is suitable for individuals enrolled in educational institutions in Japan. To obtain a Student Visa, you usually need to be accepted by a recognized educational institution. In addition to this, you must provide proof of sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.
4. Other Visa Categories:
There are several other visa categories for various purposes, including work visas, cultural activities, research, journalism, and more. Additionally, each category has its own set of requirements and conditions. Alternatively, a Working Holiday Visa is a great way to test the waters if you’re thinking of moving long-term.
Things Can Change
It’s important to note that visa requirements and application processes can change. Through our partnership with International Experience Canada, Stepabroad takes great pride in assisting Canadian citizens to obtain their Japan Working Holiday visa. It is imperative to note that a visitor’s visa does not enable you to work, which makes a Japanese working holiday visa the easiest way to dive head-first into the Japanese lifestyle. It’s our mission to make that happen!