Japan: Proposal for Digital Nomad Visa

Key Points  

  • Japan introduced plans to launch a digital nomad visa for select foreign nationals from 49 countries beginning in the spring of 2024  

Overview  

The Japanese government plans to introduce a six-month digital nomad visa for certain foreign nationals beginning in the late spring of 2024. The visa will be open to nationals of 49 countries, including the United States, Australia and Singapore. Eligible applicants must make an annual income of at least ¥10 million ($68,300). The visa will be listed under the designated activities category. The visa is not eligible for renewal. Through the visa, applicants will receive a residence card or certificate.   

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Japan’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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