Moving to Japan

Understand the rules and regulations that might affect your move to Japan, plus details on the country's social and economic health, and a checklist to help plan your relocation...

Legal requirements to visit or stay in Japan might depend on your nationality, reason for entry, intended duration of stay and even income.

This section guides you through the residency requirements and registration procedures and provides information about the different visas available when moving to Japan.

Bringing pets? Animals also need to have their papers in order! Find out about the documents and medical checks needed to take your pet dogs and cats with you to Japan.

And if you need to know more about Japan’s economy, society and culture to help inform your decision to move, you’ll find key details here, along with an overview of the country’s geography, history and climate.