Starting from late March 2024, Japan will introduce a digital nomad visa that will allow foreigners to work in the country. This move is aimed at improving the country’s economy and international competitiveness, which is currently under threat as the population ages. With this new visa, foreigners will be able to immerse themselves in Japan while working remotely.
Japan digital nomad visa: Countries covered and requirements
To apply for this opportunity, applicants must meet certain requirements. Firstly, candidates must have an annual income of over 10 million Japanese Yen (which is approximately $67,285 or €62,672) at the time of application. They must also have private health insurance. This offer is available to self-employed and freelancing individuals, who do not need to be employed by a separate company. Once approved, you can stay and work remotely in Japan for up to six months, compared to the current 90-day visa-free short-term stays. Digital nomads can also bring their spouses and children along.
A digital nomad is someone who works remotely from various locations for a short or medium period of time. To work from Japan as a digital nomad, you need a digital nomad visa. However, this is only available to people from countries that have signed a tax treaty with Japan or have visa-exempt status in Japan. The list of 49 countries and territories. All EU countries are included, along with Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkiye and the UK. Outside of Europe, Australians, South Koreans, Singaporeans, and people from the US are among the other citizens who can apply.
However, it’s important to note that digital nomads with the Japan digital nomad visa will not be considered residents of Japan. Therefore, they are not eligible to apply for a resident certificate or lease long-term accommodation in Japan.
The rules and duration of stay under the digital nomad visa scheme vary from country to country. For instance, Taiwan allows digital nomads to stay for three years, and South Korea permits a stay of two years.
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