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Japan – Visa and Immigration Key Facts

Last Updated: September 2017

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Framework for Visa and Immigration Law

  • Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act of 1951.

Approval Authority

  • Ministry of Justice.

Areas of Risk

  • Conditions for an intra-company transfer must be met (i.e. minimum one year employment in the company, etc.).

Processing Times (principal visa category for international assignments)

  • 1 – 2 months.

What are the fees charged by the Government for the main visa category (assuming a family of 4)

  • USD Nil

Please note: in some countries government charges vary by nationality of applicant, age of dependents, and other factors. In addition charges are subject to change from time to time.