Basic knowledge that you want to know for the acceptance of Vietnamese people using the status of residence of specific skills

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"How to accept human resources from Vietnam with specific skills?"

"Can you adopt it from within Japan?"

The status of residence "Specific Skills" was newly established in April 2019.
Vietnam is one of Japan's major host countries.
Many Vietnamese, including technical intern trainees, were staying in Japan before the establishment of the specific skill, and many transitions to the specific skill were expected, but due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection, 3 In many cases, technical intern trainees who have completed the annual training period obtain the status of residence "Technical Intern Training No. 2" that can be extended for up to two years.

In addition to introducing the current situation of Vietnamese residents, we will also introduce basic information that you need to know in order to hire Vietnamese people using specific skills..

 

Current situation surrounding Vietnamese staying in Japan and types of residence qualifications acquired

As of June 2020, the number of Vietnamese staying in Japan is 6.
More than half of them are staying as technical intern trainees.

The types of status of residence that many people obtain are as follows.

【Type of residence qualification with a large number of acquired Vietnamese】

Type of status of residence of people Percentage of total number of Vietnamese
Technical intern training (total of Nos. 1 to 3) 219,501 52.2%
Study abroad 65,818 15.7%
Technology · Humanities · International work 58,471 13.9%
Family stay 23,528 5.6%

<Reference:e-Stat Statistics of Foreign Residents June 2020 "Foreigners of residence by nationality / region (purpose of residence)">

The most common status of residence is technical intern training, which is more than half of the total.
Together with the second study abroad program, it accounts for nearly 2% of the total number of students.

Specific skills are status of residence without any academic background or work history.
Passing the Japanese language / skill evaluation test is the most important point, and if you pass it, foreigners who have an employment contract can basically apply.

There are also special cases where foreigners who have completed the skills training 2 can shift to specific skills by exempting from Japanese language skills assessment exams.
It is expected that we will continue to shift from those who have already obtained a workable status of residence..

 

3 benefits of accepting Vietnamese with status of residence (Visa) with specific skills

At present, a little less than 22 Vietnamese are staying as technical intern trainees.
Other than that, nearly 6 people work for the status of residence of technology, humanistic knowledge, and international business applied to professionals.

Here are three benefits of using specific skills compared to these statuses of residence..

 

The application conditions have been eased, and it has become easier to obtain a status of residence that allows working.

The characteristic of the status of residence of a specific skill is that the application conditions are relaxed.
Many foreigners have an opportunity to acquire because they do not require academic background and work experience.
In particular, specific skills have no upper limit on working hours and are full-time status of residence.
Therefore, for foreigners who worked as part-time or part-time staff during study abroad or family stay, specific skills will be a stepping stone to full-time employees..

 

Eating out,宿 泊Enables Employment in Industrial Sectors Not Presently in the Technical Intern Training System

Specific skills define the industrial fields that can be used.
Companies / organizations that accept foreigners must belong to the following fields.
This was not in the technical trainingRestaurant business,宿 泊The field of is also recognized.
In these industries, it will be easier to hire foreigners and help solve labor shortages..

Specific Skills Targeted XNUM X Fields
XNUMX. XNUMX.Long-term care
XNUMX.Building cleaning
XNUMX. XNUMX.Raw material industry
XNUMX.Industrial machinery manufacturing industry
XNUMX.Electrical and electronic information related industries
XNUMX.construction
XNUMX.Shipbuilding and ship industry
XNUMX.Car maintenance
XNUMX.Aviation
XNUMX.Lodging
XNUMX.Agriculture
XNUMX.Fishery
XNUMX.Food and beverage manufacturing industry
XNUMX.Restaurant business

 

Dispatched employment is also possible in agriculture and fisheries More flexible employment form

Specific skills are based on a direct contract between the host company and a foreigner.
But,Agriculture/FisheryAs an exception in the field of, dispatched labor is also allowed.
This is because the labor demand required by these 2 areas changes significantly during the busy season.
However, staffing agencies must also belong to these industries.


According to JITCO (Japan International Training Cooperation Organization) data (2016), the number of Vietnamese accepted (Technical Intern Training No. 2) is large in the agricultural field as follows.

・ Kumamoto Prefecture (448 people)
・ Ibaraki (447 people)
・ Hokkaido (323 people)

Status of technical intern training No. 2 transition applicants by prefecture, nationality, and occupational field

According to the subsequent data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (July 2020, 7), the number of Vietnamese accepted in the above three prefectures in the field of specific skills and agriculture is as follows.

・ Kumamoto Prefecture (8 people)
・ Ibaraki (26 people)
・ Hokkaido (55 people)

Prefectures with a large number of people accepted other than the above
・ Chiba (29 people)
・ Tochigi (21 people)

Total of all prefectures: 257

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries "Acceptance status for specific skills in the agricultural field"

 

What are the conditions for Vietnamese to acquire specific skills? Japanese level and skills exam

You need to pass both the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and the Skill Assessment Test in order to obtain a status of residence for a specific skill.
I will explain the required level of Japanese and the skill evaluation test.

Vietnam

The required Japanese level is the level at which daily conversation can be performed and there is no hindrance to life

The Japanese language proficiency exams specified in the specific skills are the following 2.

Domestic: "Japanese Language Proficiency Test" N4 or higher
Overseas: "Japanese Language Proficiency Test" NXNUMX or above or "Japan Foundation Japanese Language Basic Test"

What I care about when hiring foreigners is the Japanese level of the person who is employed.
All of the above exams are defined as "daily conversation level".
"" which is also carried out in VietnamThe Japan Foundation Japanese Language Foundation Test(JFT-Basic) "is" Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR) "and"JF Japanese Language Education Standard(JF standard) ”based on“ A2 level ”as a guide.

【Guidelines of A2 level】
■ Understand commonly used sentences and expressions related to directly related areas such as very basic personal information, family information, shopping, neighborhood, and work.
■ If it is a simple and daily range, you can exchange information about everyday matters in your daily life.
■ Be able to explain in simple words your background, personal circumstances, and matters in areas where you have a direct need..

When accepting human resources from Vietnam,Japanese support after employmentLet's also assume the case where you need

Skill evaluation test to be cleared is conducted by industry

Skills assessment exams to assess skills are conducted by field.
For details, please check the website of the ministry or agency that has jurisdiction..

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: ①Nursing care ②Building cleaning
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry: ③ Elementary material industry ④ Industrial machinery manufacturing industry ⑤ Electrical and electronic information related industry
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: ⑥construction ⑦Shipbuilding and shipbuilding industry ⑧Car maintenance ⑨aviation ⑩宿 泊
Ministry of Agriculture: ⑪Agriculture: ⑫Fishery: ⑬Beverage manufacturing industry ⑭Restaurant business

 

Relationship between the bilateral agreement and the local sending agency important for direct acceptance from Vietnam

For specific skills, the government has sequentially entered into bilateral agreements with countries that have a track record of accepting foreigners.
In the agreement, while clarifying the window of the foreign country overseas, the rules with the sending organization are established.

As of April 2019, we had a memorandum of cooperation with four countries, but as of May 4, the number has increased to the following 4 countries.
Bilateral Memorandum of Cooperation on Specific Skills <From the Immigration Bureau of Japan>


·Cambodia
·Nepal
·Myanmar
・ Mongolia
·Sri Lanka

·Vietnam
・ Bangladesh
・ Uzbekistan
·Pakistan
·Thailand

(In order of publication of cooperation memorandum)

 

How to hire Vietnamese nationals with specific skills (Vietnam / Japan)

From February 2021, 2, when applying for the issuance of a certificate of status of residence for a specific skillRecommended person table (specific skill foreigner table)Is required to be submitted.
* Including when applying for permission to change the status of residence

The memorandum of cooperation on specific skills with Vietnam stipulates that the Japanese side should confirm documents (recommendant list) that show that the Vietnamese side has undergone the necessary procedures in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of the country in the application for residence. I have.

▼ When accepting new from Vietnam

Application for "Specific Skills" Certificate of Eligibility
in advanceDOLAB(Vietnam Labor, Disabled Veterans, Ministry of Social Affairs, Overseas Labor Management Bureau)After receiving approval from the recommender list, submit it to the local immigration bureau along with other necessary documents.

【flow】

(XNUMX) Conclusion of a worker provision contract between the receiving organization and the sending organization <Procedure: Vietnam side>
 The host organization applies for a worker provision contract to DOLAB through an accredited sending organization and receives approval.

② Conclusion of employment contract
 The accredited sending organization recruits human resources based on the job information based on the worker provision contract concluded in ①.
 The host organization receives an introduction of human resources from the sending organization and concludes an employment contract for a specific skill.

③ Application for issuance of recommender list (specific skill foreigner list) <Procedure: Vietnam side>
 Applicants are approved by DOLAB through an accredited sending agency

Form 1
http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001337359.pdf

④ Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility <Procedure: Japanese side>
 The host organization applies to the local immigration bureau for the issuance of a certificate of residence status for specific skills.

⑤ Visa issuance application <Procedure: Japanese side>
 The applicant presents the Certificate of Eligibility issued in (XNUMX) to the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam and applies for the issuance of a visa for a specific skill.

⑥ Entry / residence as a foreigner with specific skills <Procedure: Japanese side>
 Applicants who have performed the above procedures will be permitted to land and will be granted a "specific skill" status of residence if they are found to meet the landing conditions as a result of the landing examination upon arrival in Japan.

Authorized sending agency (Vietnam)
http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/930006286.pdf

▼ When accepting people residing in Japan

"Specific skills" application for permission to change status of residence
in advanceEmbassy of Vietnam in JapanAfter receiving approval from the recommender list, submit it to the local immigration bureau along with other necessary documents.

【flow】

① Conclusion of employment contract
 Conclude an employment contract for a specific skill between the applicant and the host organization

② Application for issuance of recommender list (specific skill foreigner list) <Procedure: Vietnam side>
 The applicant, the host organization, the employment placement business, or the registration support organization will carry out the procedures at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan.

Send the following documents to the Labor Management Department of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan

・ Recommended person table (specific skill foreigner table): Form 2
・ Application form for granting a list of foreigners with specific skills (obtained from the Labor Management Department of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan)
・ A copy of your passport
・ A copy of the resident's card (issued within the last 3 months)
・ Reply envelope (with stamps for simple registered mail)

(Status of residence: only for study abroad)
・ A copy of the graduation certificate or certificate of completion
・ A copy of the pass certificate of the proficiency test or a document certifying the pass

(Status of residence: only for technical intern trainees)
・ A copy of the certificate of completion of Technical Intern Training No. 2 or 3 or a document certifying the completion

Form 2
http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001337360.pdf

③ Application for permission to change status of residence <Procedure: Japanese side>
 The applicant applies to the local immigration bureau for permission to change the status of residence to "specific skills"
 Complete the procedure with permission to change your status of residence

▼ About the recommender table (specific skill foreigner table)

From April 2021, 4, the application for permission to change the status of residence from Vietnamese nationals residing in Japan for the time being is as follows.

◎ Persons with status of residence "Technical Intern Training"

 Submission of nominee list: Required

◎ Those who have a status of residence of "College Student"

・ Those who have completed or are expected to complete a course of 2 years or more
 Submission of nominee list: Required

・ Those who have completed or are expected to complete a course of less than 2 years
 Submission of recommender list: Not required
 * It is necessary to submit documents (graduation certificate, etc.) certifying that the course has been completed or is expected to be completed for less than 2 years.

・ Those who are still in school or have dropped out
 Submission of recommender list: Not required
 * Documents certifying that you are enrolled (certificate of enrollment, etc.)
  Or you need to submit documents (certificate of withdrawal, etc.) certifying that you were enrolled.

◎ Persons other than "technical intern training" or "study abroad" status of residence

 Submission of recommender list: Not required

 

Skilled student 2 graduates can apply for specific skills on exam exemption

Skilled training 2 graduates can apply for the status of residence of specific skills by exempting from Japanese language skills assessment exams.
However, the condition is that the field of application for specific skills and the field for which you have completed technical training are related.
For example, a foreigner applying for a specific skill in the field of agriculture must have completed technical intern training under the occupation name of "cultivation agriculture" or "livestock agriculture".

[Examples of occupations and fields to which technical intern training and specific skills are transferred

Job types and fields subject to transfer of skills training and specific skills

<Source:About Ministry of Justice residence qualification "specific skill">

 

[Contact]

Labor Management Department, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Japan
151-0062
10-4 Motoyoyogicho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo WACT Yoyogi-Uehara Building 2F
TEL: 03-3466-4324
MAIL: vnlabor@vnembassy.jp (Japanese available)

For more information

About specific skills / Vietnam

Procedure flow until accepting Vietnamese nationals as foreigners with specific skills

About the flow of procedures for foreigners with specific skills in Vietnam

<All from the Immigration Bureau of Japan website>

[Summary] There is a possibility that applications for specific skills will increase among Vietnamese technical intern trainees and international students.

Most of the Vietnamese people living in Japan are technical interns and foreign students.
Foreigners currently employed may wish to switch to a status of residence for certain skills.
In that case, understand the requirements required of the company or organization that is the receiving organization.

Also important is whether the foreigner has passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and the Skill Assessment Test.
If you are "anxious" or "want support" for a specific skill, please contact our office, which specializes in visa acquisition support..


[Vietnam nominee table document preparation and application: Request fee to our office]

Contents of request Total cost (including consumption tax)
Set with specific skills 5,500 Yen
In the case of a single unit 11,000 Yen

 

 

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