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When do I have to apply for my visa to Japan?

The processing time for the Working Holiday Visa is usually 2 weeks. However, this can vary depending on certain factors or the number of applications. Please call the Japanese Embassy/Consulate in your country and inquire about the current processing time for the visa.

Before applying for the visa, you need to book your flight and travel health insurance, our service package, and prepare the necessary documents for the visa application. Remember, you should apply in person at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate, so you might as well need to plan your travel to the Embassy. Your passport will be sent back to you by post.

To ensure everything aligns time-wise, please allow a lead time of 4 weeks until your flight from today.

If you are of a nationality with an annual limit of Working Holiday Visas issued, please inquire at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate to confirm if it is still possible to apply.

The validity of the visa starts on the date you enter Japan.

Updated on: 01/01/2024