Who Can Get a Digital Nomad Visa in Japan?

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Hello, my name is Taisei Koshida, and I am a certified public accountant and tax accountant.


I aim to assist non-Japanese business owners who need help with reading or writing in Japanese. If you find the Japanese tax return system challenging, I can help you with your tax filings.


The Japanese government created a digital nomad visa on April 1, 2024. Though I am not a visa specialist, I have done much research and heard from visa specialists about it this time. Therefore, I will explain a digital nomad visa in this blog.

People Who Digital Nomad Visa Applies to

-Staying in Japan unless six month
-Working as a remote worker
-Working via information technologies
-Working for businesses of foreign countries office or providing services or products to foreign people and businesses
-Under the contract of employment with non-Japanese companies
-Annual salary is not less than 10 million yen
-Enrolment of private medical insurance compensating not less than 10 million yen for treatment

Plus, the dependants of people to whom this visa applies are also applied.


Examples of Who Apply to Digital Nomad Visa

-Information technology and software developers
-Digital designers
-Online secretaries
-Sole proprietors running foreign companies


Period of Stay of Digital Nomad Visa

It is six months, and it can not be renewed.


The Countries and Areas where This Visa Applies to

Iceland, Ireland, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Indonesia, Uruguay, stonia, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Qatar, Canada, Croatia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Brazil, Bulgaria, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam, Poland, Portugal, Malaysia, Mexico, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, uxembourg, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


Below is the information on a digital nomad visa from ISA.


If you would likt to know about taxes when you get a digital nomad visa, the following blog is helpful.

If Staying in Japan on a Digital Nomad Visa, What Happens to the Taxes to Pay in Japan?


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