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Japan's new digital nomad visa will let workers stay and work anywhere in the country for up to 6 months

By Kenny Yeo - on 2 Mar 2024, 10:36am

Japan's new digital nomad visa will let workers stay and work anywhere in the country for up to 6 months

Note: This article was first published on 6 February 2024.

Mount Fuji, an icon of Japan.

Japan's Immigration Services Agency (ISA) is planning to launch six-month visas for digital nomads so that workers who can work remotely can come to the country to work and travel.

This visa will allow these workers to work from anywhere in Japan. They can bring their spouses and children too.

According to The Japan Times, the country is "fast becoming a hot spot for digital nomads" thanks to its low crime rate, tourist attractions, culture, and lower cost of living. The yen is weak now.

The government hopes this will help boost tourism in the country, which is one of the most important industries for Japan right now.

The visa is open to countries and territories with which Japan has signed both tax treaties and agreements, or that are visa-exempt when visiting Japan. This includes Singapore, the US, Australia, and 46 others.

Other requirements include an annual income of at least 10 million yen (~S$90,618). They must also have private health insurance. Self-employed applicants can apply for this visa too.

The visa cannot be extended. Applicants who wish to prolong their stay must leave Japan and apply for a new visa.

Japan is expected to start issuing these visas by the end of March.

Source: The Japan Times

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