Have the company that has offered you the job file for a Certificate of Eligibility on your behalf at the regional immigration office of your intended place of work.
Have the Japanese company mail you an original copy of the approved Certificate of Eligibility. Make a copy of the certificate.
Get a color 45 mm x 45 mm photograph taken of yourself within six months of your visa application.
Visit the Embassy of Japan in the United States homepage and then download a Visa Application form (see Resources).
Print the application and complete the form by hand, making sure to answer every question. If a question does not apply to your case, write "N/A."
Affix your passport photo your completed visa application form
Visit the Japanese embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over your area of residence (see Resources) and submit your application and supporting documents, including your valid passport.
Collect your visa, upon receiving notification from a Japanese Consulate/Embassy staff that your visa has been approved, by going back to the embassy or consulate at which you applied. You may be required to attend a visa interview before your application is approved.
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