FlameLordPhoenix 0 Posted January 7, 2009 Report Share Posted January 7, 2009 I didn't want to hijack Arasef's thread, so I created this one instead. I need some help--or rather, my girlfriend does. Here's the skinny: I'm planning to apply for the JET program at the end of this year (to leave next summer). For those unfamiliar, it's a program that, if you get accepted, allows you to be an Assistant Language (English in my case) Teacher in Japan for a year. My girlfriend was interested in tagging along for the year, because she was informed by my Air Force friend that Tokyo apparently has a hospital that is staffed with mostly English-speakers. I'm assuming it's meant for tourists that may get injured, and obviously might not know Japanese too well. Seeing as she's a nursing major, my girlfriend feels this would be a good opportunity for her. Now, JET participants who are married are more than welcome to bring their spouses along--at their own expense of course--and proper paperwork will be provided by the Japanese government. The problem, of course, is that we won't be married by that time--I plan to propose by the end of this year, but marriage is still a few years off; I have a Master's degree to earn first. Now the JET FAQ said that fiancees can get a 90 day work visa if they accompany their partners, but nothing more. So, what I need to know, and hopefully someone here can help me, is this: What would my girlfriend have to do to get a work visa that would allow her to work in Japan for the whole year? The only thought I've had so far is for her to find out the name of the hospital (my Air Force friend didn't actually mention it, and I haven't heard from him in a while) and somehow contact them about her desire to work there, with the hopes that they'll extend the offer for the temporary visa. I don't know if that would work or not; I really have no idea how these things work. So I'm beseeching anyone with knowledge on how to do this--please help her out. Doumo arigatou gozaimasu! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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