Accepted Japan Digital Nomad Visa Country List

Last Updated on 29 April 2024 by Brittany
japan digital nomad visa country list

Japan announced the launch of its digital nomad visa in March 2024. However, there are restrictions on which nationalities can apply. Weโ€™ve created the accepted Japan digital nomad visa country list of who is eligible to apply.ย 

The digital nomad community has widely accepted the opportunity to stay in Japan for six months to experience working remotely from this trending destination.ย 

While one of the shortest digital nomad visas available, it doesnโ€™t stop remote workers from applying for the Japan digital nomad visa if they meet the eligibility requirements.ย 

In this article, we will review the eligibility requirements and the accepted Japan digital nomad visa country list and nationalities that can submit visa applications.ย 

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What is the Japan Digital Nomad Visa?

The Japan digital nomad visa is a six-month temporary stay visa specifically for remote workers and their immediate family members.ย 

With the digital nomad visa, remote workers can stay almost twice as long as a normal tourist visa allows.ย 

Itโ€™s important to note that the Japan digital nomad visa does not allow you to sign a long-term lease agreement or register for the countryโ€™s national healthcare system.ย 

Who is Eligible for the Japan Digital Nomad Visa?

The Japan digital nomad visa has some of the strictest eligibility requirements we have seen, putting it on the same level as the Czech Republic and Thailand.ย 

To be eligible for Japanโ€™s digital nomad visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Valid Passport from Accepted Countries – Your passport must be from one of the 49 accepted nationalities that have visa-free or double-tax agreements with Japan
  • Work Remotely – You must work remotely as an employee or freelancer for entities established outside of Japan
  • Earn $68,300 USD per Year – You must meet the minimum income requirement
  • International Health Insurance – You must have international health insurance with coverage in Japan for the duration of your stay

While the eligibility requirements are a short list, it leaves you begging the question of what is the accepted Japan digital nomad visa country list?

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Accepted Japan Digital Nomad Visa Country List

Accepted Japan digital nomad visa countries are those with visa-free access to the country and/or with a double taxation treaty with Japan.ย 

Below are the 49 nationalities on the accepted Japan digital nomad visa country list.

  • Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  • Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
  • Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
  • Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
  • Qatar ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Serbia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Tรผrkiye ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
  • United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Uruguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ

Can You Be a Resident and Not a Citizen of These Countries to Apply for the Japan Digital Nomad Visa?

This is where things can get a little tricky. If you are living in one of the countries on the accepted Japan digital nomad visa country list, but are not a citizen, can you still apply?

The answer is no, unfortunately.ย 

When the immigration officials see a main applicantโ€™s passport not from one of the accepted countries, they will reject the visa application.ย 

What if My Family Members Have a Different Nationality Than Me?

Japan understands that there are some situations where family members have a different nationality than the main applicant. In this case, there is a separate Japan digital nomad visa country list for accepted nationalities of spouses and dependents.ย 

These nationalities include:

  • Andorra ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  • Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Bahamas ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
  • Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Costa Rica ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Cyprus ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • El Salvador ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป
  • Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Germanyย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Honduras ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
  • Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
  • Lesotho ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Liechtenstein ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Macao ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
  • Malta ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น
  • Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ
  • Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
  • Monaco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ
  • Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
  • North Macedonia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
  • Poland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
  • Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
  • Qatar ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
  • Republic of Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
  • San Marino ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
  • Serbia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
  • Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
  • Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Suriname ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
  • Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ
  • Tรผrkiye ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
  • United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช
  • United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
  • United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • Uruguay ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ

If you as the main applicant have a passport from the previous accepted Japan digital nomad visa country list and your spouse or children have a passport from one of the countries listed above, then you may apply as a family for the digital nomad visa. 

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Apply for the Japan Digital Nomad Visa with Nomads Embassy

Applying for a digital nomad visa and moving to a new country isnโ€™t for the faint of heart. It takes time, research, and navigating foreign bureaucracy. In many cases, digital nomads give up halfway through the application process!

Nomads Embassy: The Worldโ€™s First Embassy for Digital Nomads changes that with our streamlined process, hand-selected local immigration lawyers, and innovative platform.ย 

We have scouted for the best, most reliable immigration lawyers worldwide to assist our members with their digital nomad visa applications.ย 

Ready to jumpstart your digital nomad visa application? 

Request our free digital nomad visa eligibility check today!ย 

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