The NFL is set to announce a new series of visa-free travel restrictions in Japan, and the league has released a list of visa requirements for players from Japan.
The NFL is expecting a wave of players to visit Japan in the upcoming seasons, as the league looks to boost attendance numbers and promote the league in the country.
In a press release, the NFL said it will not apply visa restrictions on its players who will be in Japan on a limited basis.
Players are required to submit a work permit for work in Japan.
However, if a player is on the roster for a foreign team and then leaves for the league for any reason, the player will be allowed to return to Japan as long as they have a work visa from the league.
Players from overseas are also allowed to visit Japanese cities without a work or residence permit.
The Japanese version of the NFL, the Nippon Professional Football League, is set for a 2017 season.