For holders of valid visas issued before April 3rd 2020, who have not yet entered Japan (ATT: working holiday)

2020/11/9

If you were issued a visa before April 3rd 2020, and have not yet entered Japan, and the visa is still valid, you will need a Written Pledge to enter Japan.

Specifically, working holiday visa holders in this situation will need a Written Pledge to cover their COVID-19 related risks.

The Written Pledge must be filled out by a company or registered organization, not an individual. For more details about the Written Pledge, please see this page. 

You can also contact us for more details at consular@cb.mofa.go.jp or at 02 6273 3244. 

If you are holding another valid visa (such as a multiple entry visa), please contact the Embassy or Consulate where you applied to check if you need a Written Pledge or any other document before entering Japan.