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Internship in Japan

Visa information for Tokyo

General Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must hold a passport with at least 6 months validity


Visa rules

  • An unpaid internship that lasts fewer than 90 days is regarded as a voluntary activity and can be conducted on a visitor’s status. 
  • You are not required a visa to take part in our Tokyo program, if your nationality is on THIS LIST 
  • If your program lasts more than 90 days, you are required to leave and re-enter Japan, also as a visitor, before your first entry permit expires. 
  • Application must be filed in person or (if applicable) by post to the Japanese Embassy in your location
  • Visa cost is ~ Japanese Yen 3,000. The Intern Group’s program fee does not cover this and other associated expenses regarding the visa application
  • This visa is valid for 12 months and lasts for 90 days (single entry) upon arrival


Visa type

  • Temporary Visitor Visa


Immigration regulations are constantly changing so please be advised that the above information may differ anytime