Parlt supports visa-free employment of Estonian young people in Japan

  • 2019-10-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Riigikogu ratified an agreement between the Estonian and Japanese governments on tourism with right to employment, according to which Estonia and Japan may issue their citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 multiple entry visas for up to a year with right to employment.

The agreement between the two countries gives the young people of both Japan and Estonia the right to work without prior registration of a visa at the police and border guard authority. Every year, the Japanese government is to determine a number of visas that can be issued to Estonian citizens, spokespeople for the Riigikogu said.

Altogether 79 MPs voted in favor of ratification.

The agreement is to enter into force 120 days after Estonia informs Japan about the termination of the national procedure necessary for the issuance of tourism visas with right to employment to citizens of Japan.

The agreement is to strengthen ties between Estonia and Japan, promote youth tourism, enable people to stay in a country longer than before and, in addition to holidaying, also work in the country temporarily if they so desire.

Estonia has previously established similar agreements with Australia, New Zealand and Canada.