FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Note: This information is designed as guide only and does not contain detailed information. If you require further explanation, please contact the Embassy of Japan or one of the Consulates General of Japan. This information is for Canadian citizens.
A. No. Canadians who enter Japan as tourists may stay for up to ninety days as long as they hold a Canadian passport and do not receive any income while in Japan.
A. In order to get a visa to work in Japan, you must first find a potential employer who is willing to act as your sponsor and arrange for your certificate of eligibility. If you then qualify for a visa, one will be issued by a Japanese mission outside of Japan.
A. No. Once you are in Japan you cannot change your visa. However, if you receive an offer for employment while in Japan, it is possible to leave Japan and obtain a visa from a Japanese mission in Canada or in a third country, providing that you meet all the necessary visa requirements.
A. No. Japan does not require certain conditions concerning your passport's validity. While it is better to have a passport which is valid for a longer period than six months, as long as your passport is not expired when you depart from Japan there should be no problem with your entry into Japan.