When you enter Japan, you need a visa.
In some case you need a status of residence.
It’s depended on how long and what is your purpose in Japan.
What is visa
Visa allow you to enter Japan.
You can get a visa at your closest Japanese embassy or consulate outside Japan. Japanese embassy or consulate checks your valid passport and your purpose in Japan.
You have to have a Visa before traveling.
What is a status of residence
Status of residence is qualification to stay in Japan.
You have to contact with an immigration bureau inside Japan.
Status of residence has various types. And it’s depend on what is your purpose in Japan.
For short stay (temporary visitors)
If you stay short term as temporary visitor, you need a visa.
If you are a citizen of one of the countries with which Japan has a “general visa exemption arrangement”, you need only a valid passport to enter Japan.
Otherwise, you need to visa before enter Japan.
Temporary visitor from most countries are allowed to stay for up to 90 days.
Temporary visitor is not allowed to work (in any paid activities).
However, allowed to study at Japanese language schools short term.
For long stay (work at Japan)
If you stay in Japan more than temporary visitor, you need a status of residence in addition to the visa.
You must make sure that your purpose in Japan is fitted with a status of residence.
Depend on what type of a status of residence, you are allowed to bring your spouse and children.
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