My girlfriend just went back to Japan. We really want to be together, so I figured that the easiest way to go there would be to get a working holiday visa.
I know I can only get this one time, and one time only, but I think this is a good time to use it.
She will finish her last year of university, and then start job hunting. In the mean time, she will be working somewhere as a part time job, and I will try to work somewhere with my working holiday visa.
Now, I have a few questions:
1. I am not the smartest when it comes to travel, and stuff related to travelling, so, is the visa free? If not, how much will it cost? I heard one of the requirements is to bring proof of $2500. Also, it says "Applicants residing in the city of Ottawa must submit all of the following IN PERSON at the Embassy of Japan". OK, well I don't live in Ottawa, so can I apply from my city and get it sent in the mail? Will I have to mail my picture ID, passport, whatever to the embassy? What about the proof of money?
2. The visa is only good for 12 months. So if I want to stay another year for whatever reason, how easy is it to get another visa? (ie. student visa)
3. How hard would it be to get a part time job as an English "tutor"? (Be it under the table or not) I suppose it would depend on the area, right?
I will be living in an apartment in Fukuoka with my girlfriend in case anyone wants to know the location.