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Facts & Stats

To hire a foreign national in Japan, you need to ensure that they obtain a work permit. This means they must be employed by a Japanese entity and go through the lengthy immigration process. Our Employer of Record (EOR) model can simplify this process. We take on all liabilities associated with hiring the employee, sponsor their visa, and handle the paperwork for their work permit application.


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Supported visa types Engineer / specialist, Highly Skilled Professional
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Processing time 2-3 mo.
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Currency Japanese Yen (JPY)
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Capital Tokyo
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Languages Japanese

Frequently asked questions

Requirements vary between visa types, refer to our Immigration guide to find more information. 
The estimated timeline to get a work permit in Japan is 2-3 months.
With the EOR model, Deel, as the employer, can sponsor and handle the visa application.

The employee can start working only once they have entered Japan and have been issued their work permit. However, to be enrolled in the payroll they must have obtained their residence certificate, insurance certificate, pension book and have a local bank account.