Citizens of forty-nine countries, including EU member states, can stay in the country for a maximum of six months.
Japan's economy and international competitiveness are threatened by an aging population, so the country will increasingly open up to foreigners in the hope that they will help improve the situation. According to the Japanese Ministry of Labor, more than two million foreign citizens are currently working in the country, an unprecedented number.
Citizens of forty-nine countries can apply for the new visa, including countries that have tax treaties with Japan or countries that do not require a visa. In addition to EU countries, citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Switzerland, Turkey and Great Britain can apply from Europe, and outside of Europe, Australians and South Koreans can apply. Both Singaporeans and Americans can apply.
The visa is aimed at highly qualified professionals, especially those working in the IT field. It is granted for “specific activities” and can be applied for by those working for companies outside Japan or as freelancers for foreign clients. This is expected to also apply to YouTubers who receive revenue from overseas advertisers.
Applicants must have an annual income of at least ten million Japanese yen (€62,672, approximately 24 million Hungarian forints) and have private health insurance.
Visa holders can stay in the country for up to six months, twice as long as short-term visitors without a visa. The visa can only be renewed six months after leaving the country, and cannot be extended. The visa applicant can also be accompanied by his or her children and spouses if they also have private health insurance.
However, applicants will not be eligible for a residence permit and will not be able to rent long-term accommodation. It is still possible to comment on the visa proposal ahead of its expected submission at the end of March.
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