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2004-04-16, 09:40 PM
How long do they last, three months? Can you get them without a degree? I'm English.
2004-04-16, 10:10 PM
Read for yourself there.
2004-04-19, 07:04 PM
Thankyou. Can you just go for a holiday which isn't very long, like, a month or two without getting some kind of a visa? How long is the longest you can stay without a visa?
2004-04-19, 07:08 PM
Yes. UK citizens can get a 3 month visa exemption on arrival, known incorrectly as a tourist visa!
2004-04-19, 07:10 PM
Can you be any age for that? How would you go about getting one, in the same way as a working holiday visa?
2004-04-19, 08:05 PM
Just arrive in Japan.
They (Immigration) will give you one as you arrive. It is a small stamp in your passport.
Talk to a travel agent, they'll tell you how to get to Japan.
it is totally different to a Working Holiday Visa, and is based upon a reciprocal agreement with the UK.
2004-04-19, 08:22 PM
And so with that you can't work at all, not even part-time?
I imagine I wouldn't be able to find work anyway because I don't speak any Japanese. I'm considering doing a Linguistics with Japanese degree but to do that I'd have to spend a year there, so basically I want to check out the country to see whether I'd like it. This next year (I finish this year of college in a few months) is going to be my gap year and I want to travel during it, so it makes sense for me to go to Japan.
2004-04-19, 08:37 PM
You cannot legally work on a visa exemption.
Good idea to look at Japan for a few months. As a student you could legally work part-time, and support yourself that way, but you would have to be a bona fide enrolled student.
A WHV is always an option for you until you become 30.