First things first – did you read the first chapter of our Visa Series? No? What are you waiting for? All right, is it done now? Let’s jump into it then!
Why should you have a Working Holiday in Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun is one of the most popular destinations for spending a year abroad and it is not difficult to understand why: from 漫画 (manga, Japanese comics) or アニメ (anime, Japanese animation) fans to people who fall in love with the nature, the hospitality or the food – there is a Japan for everyone, you only have to find yours! In case you are still hesitating, here you go with our top reasons to spend a year abroad in Japan with a Working Holiday Visa:
You have a whole year to enjoy a brand-new world: that means 365 days of thrilling first times, exciting adventures, new friends, and unforgettable memories. Be prepared, the next 12 months are going to be a hell of a ride!
Experience the real Japan: from the eclectic and always vivid Tokyo, to peaceful farms in remote mountains. You decide where to start and where to end.
Become fluent in a new language: learning a language is rewarding and fulfilling (also useful for your career, though). Developing your skills in 日本語 (nihongo, Japanese language) will open up doors if you want to stay longer in the country.
No restrictions on hours: some visas (for example, Student visas or Dependant visas) limit the hours for the beholders to enroll in paid activities. Luckily, you can work up to 40 hours per week with your working holiday visa.
Perform the job that fits better your skills: in regular working visas (such as Engineering or Humanities visas) you have to engage in a specific activity and sometimes you have to apply for a different visa type if you want to change jobs. That won’t be a problem if you have a valid working holiday visa – you will be able to perform jobs in different areas without changing your resident condition. Having said that, take into account that you are not eligible to work in the entertainment industry – keep away from bars, pubs and those questionable places if you don’t want to lose your visa status!
You will be able to change into a working visa or a student visa if you want to stay longer in the country: you don’t have to come back home if you don’t want to – you can apply for a new resident status in the nearest Immigration bureau.
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Sounds like a plan, right? Now let’s take a look at the basic requirements needed:
How can I apply?
If you fit the requirements, then head to your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Japan in your country with the following documents:
Please take into account that you have to do the submission in person and you may be interviewed during the process – which usually does not take longer than a week or two.
If everything goes well, you will receive your working holiday visa and you will be ready to start your new life here in Japan! Do you hold your working holiday visa? Register on IZANAU and develop the career of your dreams in Japan.
* Visa applicants are responsible for their own application and IZANAU cannot be held responsible if authorities applied changes after the redaction of this article.Tags: japanvisa, workvisa
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