Japan Working Holiday visa, 6-12 months
Long stay Working Holiday Visa is issued to those who intend to study/internship or travel in Japan for less than 12 months. Apply for only 16 countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, The Republic of Korea, France, Germany, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Hong Kong, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Taiwan
Category: Working Holiday Visa
Number of entries: Single/Multi-entry
Duration of stay: less than 12 months
Processing Time* : 1-2 months
Follow up by : Japanese Visa Expert
- Guide to fullfil your visa application form
- Checking all your documents in checking-list
- Guide to deposit your visa application & your documents
- Make your appointement with Japanese Consulate
- Follow up the visa process
- Provide required travel documents
(*)Processing time means the time it takes for the Japanese Consulate to process your visa. Please allow extra time for shipping and handling
Not included : Japanese Consulate fees :
3,000 yen for a single-entry visa
6,000 yen for a double-entry or multiple-entry visa
Fees are collected in the currency of the country in which the Consulate General is located
We recommande you to use this service if you :
- First-time to get a paid internship or job in Japan
- For a national of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Poland or Slovakia, an applicant must be currently residing in his or her country of nationality; for a resident in Hong Kong, an applicant must possess a valid HKSAR or British National Overseas passport; for a resident in Taiwan, an applicant must possess a valid passport of Taiwan.
- Intending primarily to spend holiday in Japan for a specific length of time.
- Being between 18 and 30 years of age both inclusive at the time of application for the visa; As for Australia, Canada and Republic of Korea, an applicant should be between 18 and 25 years of age except in those cases where the competent authorities of Japan agree to extend the limitation of age to 30 years.
- Not being accompanied by dependents or children.
- Possessing a valid passport of his or her country/region and a return travel ticket or sufficient funds with which to purchase such a ticket.
- Possessing reasonable funds for the maintenance of his/her stay during the initial period of stay in Japan.
- Being in good health.
- Never having been issued a Japanese working holiday visa in the past.
Besides the documentation mentioned above, other documents might be required by visa officers in order to decide whether to issue the visa on a case by case basis.
Cancellation & Refund policy
As of 12th July 2016, Japan has introduced the working holiday programmes with the 16 countries
The working holiday programmes are, based on bilateral arrangements, intended to make it possible for the youth of Japan and its partner countries to enter each country primarily for the purpose of spending holidays while allowing them to engage in employment as an incidental activity of their holidays for the purpose of supplementing their travel funds.
The programmes are designed to provide the youth with wider opportunities for them to appreciate the culture and general way of life in the partner countries for the purpose of promoting mutual understanding between Japan and its partner countries.
The working holiday participants are strictly prohibited from working at bars, cabarets, nightclubs, gambling establishments and other premises affecting public morals in Japan.