Work
(Artist)

 

Activities involving art work that provide income, including those carried out by composers, songwriters, artists, sculptors, craftspeople, photographers, etc.

 

If you are a spouse/dependent accompanying your sponsor, please click here.

 

APPLICATION FILED WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here), completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph (2"x 2") attached to application form
  4. Original "Certificate of Eligibility" from the Ministry of Justice in Japan and one photocopy (For instructions for obtaining the Certificate of Eligibility, have your Sponsor in Japan refer to www.immi-moj.go.jp.)

 

APPLICATION FILED WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here) , completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph(2" x 2") attached to application form
  4. Documents certifying the activity, its duration, and the position of the person concerned, such as contract with or letter of acceptance from the receiving organization
  5. Material showing the achievements of the artistic activity of the person concerned, such as CV, portfolio, press coverage and awards won for previous works
  6. A copy of a contract and/or other documents certifying the activity, its duration, the position, and the remuneration of the person concerned (e.g. a copy of a contract)
  7. One clear photocopy of all the documents you are submitting

 

The Embassy of Japan reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.

 

The Embassy of Japan will not make copies, if you need original documents, please bring the original and one copy.

 

Please allow at least four business days to have your application reviewed. (Cases without the Certificate of Eligibility may take a few months.)