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Thread: Tourist Visa?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Canada, now Japan

    Default Tourist Visa?

    Does anyone here know how tourist visas in Japan work? Is it possible to convert a tourist visa to a working visa once you find work in Japan? I read on the internet that American citizens do not require a tourist visa to enter Japan (just a passport), is it the same for Canadians? Does anyone know anyone who entered Japan on a tourist visa and had it converted to a working visa once they found employment.

    Again, thanks for all your help.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    United Kingdom (England)


    one of my friends did that last year.

    if it's the same as the UK, you just go with your passport, and you can stay for 3 months...then can renew it for a further 3 months.

    He found a sweet translating job then changed his visa. (he did have some problems and had to leave the country...then come back on the new visa...but it was still do-able)

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