I'm sorry if this has been covered here in the past - I ran several searches and I haven't been able to find exactly the information I'm after. The embassy websites are a bit vague with the details on entry times, etc.. so I'm asking here if anyone has any experience. I've also tried emailing my local Japanese consulate (Melbourne - over 3 months ago) but have received no response.
I turned 30 last April, which means I'll be 31 in about 2 months. I understand the age limit for a working holiday visa to be 30 years old, inclusive. Which means I can still apply for it right now.
I have the paperwork filled out, and I'm planning on submitting it to the consulate tomorrow. I know the application is still valid, as right now I'm 30.
I have two questions:
1.) When can I enter? Do I have to enter/activate the visa by my 31st birthday? I'm hoping to leave in 4-5 months, rather than less than 2.
2.) Australians get a 6-month visa which can be renewed for another 6-month, totaling 12 months. If I am 31 at the time of renewal, will I be able to renew?
If anyone can answer either of the above questsions, it would be extremely appreciated.