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Changing from tourist visa to work visa

Land Rover

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Has anyone found employment while being on a tourist visa, and successfully changed it to a working visa without leaving the country?
 

mdchachi

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Not sure about these days but traditionally a visa is used to enter a country therefore it wasn't possible to get a visa when you're already in-country. I went to Japan as a tourist before my working visa was ready but had to fly to Hong Kong to get it. But this was decades ago. Things may have changed.
 

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If you enter Japan on a tourist visa and take up employment, you will still need to leave the country and start applying abroad. You cannot change a tourist visa to a long-term or working visa. However, once you have a long-term visa, it is possible to change or alter its status.


 
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