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Japan Introduces New Visa for Digital Nomads

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially announced a new "Digital Nomad" visa, intended for remote workers with an annual income of ten million yen or more. The Digital Nomad Visa will allow holders to work remotely in Japan for up to six months (once this period is exceeded, the applicant must wait for six months to reapply for the same visa status). The new visa presents a great opportunity for those in the relevant sectors to immerse themselves deeper in Japan.

To find out more about the visa, check out the webpages below.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Specified visa: Designated activities(Digital Nomad, Spouse or Child of Digital Nomad) | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (mofa.go.jp)

Japan Immigration Services Agency:
Status of Residence of “Designated Activities” (for Digital Nomad / Spouse or child of Digital Nomad) | 出入国在留管理庁 (moj.go.jp)

Upon preparing the documents listed in the above, you can submit Digital Nomad Visa applications to your nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan

(*Canadian passport holders visiting for tourist purposes for under 90 days remain exempt from visa requirements.)



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