What is a registration support organization? | Necessary requirements for registration and support plan contents for specific skills 1

Status of residence of "specific skills" to accept new foreign human resources.The main pillars of the new visa framework are the "accepting agency" that employs foreigners and the "registration support agency" that provides support for foreigners with specific skill No. 1 on consignment.
Here, an administrative scrivener who specializes in visa support will explain the role of the registration support organization and the required conditions.. 【Specific Skills Registration Support Organization】  

Registration support organization and position to support new status of residence "specific skills"

With the new visa "Specific Skills", the "accepting organization" and the "registration support organization" will play a central role in accepting foreign human resources.The registration support organization is entrusted by companies and organizations that employ foreigners, and is responsible for planning support for foreigners.The flow of accepting foreign human resources is as follows. Immigration Control Agency <Source:Ministry of Justice "Emergency status" specific skills ">

[Accepting organization]Companies / organizations that employ foreigners with specific skills

[Registration support agency]Companies / organizations / individuals who implement support plans for foreigners with specific skills on behalf of the host organization

Necessary support from work and life is essential for smooth acceptance of foreign personnel.
The Ministry of Justice imposes an obligation on accepting organizations to provide assistance to foreigners.
The key to smooth acceptance is how a company can work with a registration support organization to implement a support plan.
Below, let's take a look at the role of the registration support organization and the content of the required support plan..

What is the role of registration support agencies? Development and implementation of a support plan for specific skills 1

The role of the registration support organization is to receive a business consignment from the host organization and implement a support plan for foreigners with specific skill No. 1.Here, what is Specific Skill No. 1?In addition, I will explain the contents of the required support plan.

Specific Skills 1 Foreigners | Explain the difference between 1 and 2 in a table

There are two categories of "Specific Skills", which is the new status of residence, No. 1 and No. 2.The differences between them are summarized in the table below.

  Specific Skill 1 Specific Skill 2
Japanese language proficiency test Necessary (However, skills internship 2 students are exempted) Must not
State of the art test Necessary (However, skills internship 2 students are exempted) 必要
Length of stay Maximum XNUM X years No limit
Family belt Improper Possible
Support plan Required Must not
Target industry 14 field of specific industry field Of the specified industrial fields, only the 2 type of "Construction" "Shipbuilding / Shipbuilding Industry"

  According to the explanation of the Ministry of Justice, Specific Skill No. 1 is a foreigner who performs work that requires "skills that require considerable knowledge or experience in the relevant field", and Specific Skill No. 2 is even more than No. 1. It is defined as requiring a high degree of skill.The major difference in the application conditions is that Specific Skill No. 1 must pass both the Japanese Language Examination and the Technical Examination.In addition, there are restrictions on family accompaniment and length of stay. When the specific skill visa started in April 2019, acceptance began with specific skill No. 4.In addition, companies / organizations that accept foreign human resources with specific skill No. 1 must always implement a support plan.

It is the duty of the host organization (company) to create and implement the support plan

The purpose of the support plan is to support foreign human resources so that they can enter Japan smoothly, understand their role in work, and live in Japan without delay.The Ministry of Justice's "Operational Guidelines for Accepting Foreigners with Specific Skills" stipulates the following contents regarding the support plan. [Details of support plan]

Overview Details
Implementation of prior guidance Explanation of employment contract details, matters necessary for entry, and residence conditions. Other than face-to-face, videophone calls are also permitted.
Airport transfer at the time of immigration We will pick you up at the airport at the time of entry and transfer to the office and residence, and transfer at the airport upon return.
Support for securing appropriate housing Providing company housing, becoming a guarantor
Contract support necessary for life Bank account commentary, mobile phone contract
Life orientation after entry   In order to be able to live in Japan smoothly, Japanese rules and manners training, provision of necessary information such as hospitals and public offices, and explanations about disaster response. We will carry out in face-to-face contact
Accompanying public procedures If necessary, you will be accompanied by documents / documentation assistance to procedures at public offices such as social security and taxes.
Supporting Japanese language learning necessary for life Admission guidance for Japanese language classes, provision of information on Japanese language learning materials, etc. Support is planned for each Japanese language proficiency. It is optional whether the company or registration support organization bears the cost of learning Japanese.
Consultation on daily life and social life Accept complaints / consultations at work or life in a language that foreigners can understand
Exchange promotion support with Japanese people We encourage participation in residents' association and guide place of interchange with local resident
Support for career change When dismissing due to company reasons, help to find a new job or create a letter of recommendation Regular interviews Conducted regular interviews with foreigners, etc., which violates the labor law Report to the government agency

P5 http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001293198.pdf It is the responsibility of the host organization to implement these support plans.You have to do it.In addition, companies / organizations that accept Specific Skill No. 1 are required to submit the following notification. [Notification required to implement the support plan for specific skill No. 1 foreigners]

notification Message Timing you need
1 specific skills foreigner support plan We described necessary support plan to establish in operation summary When applying for the status of residence of the said foreigner, submitted to the Regional Entry-exit Residence Administration Bureau
Report on the implementation status of the 1 specific skills foreigner support program Documents to clarify the implementation situation  Submit 1 times a quarter.


The receiving organization can delegate the preparation and implementation of the support plan to the registration support organization

【Specific Skills Registration Support Organization】 The host organization of a company or organization that employs foreigners with specific skills can outsource the creation and implementation of these support plans to a registration support organization.The registration support organization is a notification system, and only companies, organizations, and individuals who meet the requirements can be entrusted with the support plan.As a general rule, we outsource all of our support plans to one registration support organization.When allocating to multiple registration support organizations, the host organization (the company that employs foreigners) itself must meet the requirements of the registration support organization.In addition, the entrusted registration support organization is prohibited from subcontracting its business to another institution.

Conditions and registration method to become a registration support organization

To become a registration support organization, you must meet the registration requirements and then notify the Immigration Bureau of Japan.Below, we will introduce in detail the registration requirements and application method.

XNUM X registration requirements to become a registration support organization

When filing a registration support organization, the following 6 requirements must be met.

① There must be a support manager and one or more support staff

(XNUMX) Have experience in accepting any of the following or consulting with foreigners

 a) Individuals or groups have a track record of accepting mid- to long-term resident foreigners who are qualified to work within two years.
 b) Individuals or groups have experience in counseling on foreigners within 2 years
 c) The support manager and the support staff
   Experienced in life consultation services for mid- to long-term resident foreigners who have been qualified to work for more than 5 years within the past 2 years
 d) In addition to the above, it is recognized that support work can be carried out appropriately to the same extent as these.

③ A support system in a language that foreigners can understand is in place.

④ No foreigners with specific skills or missing persons of technical intern trainees have been generated within one year due to reasons attributable to blame.

⑤ Do not let the foreigner bear the cost of support directly or indirectly.

⑥ No fraudulent or significantly unjust acts regarding immigration or labor laws and regulations within 5 years

In the past, groups and individuals who have experience in life consulting services for foreigners staying with workable visas such as "management / management" or "technology / humanistic knowledge / international operations" are assumed.
Foreign support for short stays such as travel can not be counted as a requirement, as it is defined as a long-term resident.
From these requirements, it is assumed that administrative scriveners who provide visa support to foreigners, and supervisory groups and cooperatives that accept technical interns, meet the standards of registration support agencies.

Application method of registration support organization

Applications for registration support organizations are accepted at the Regional Immigration Bureau. [Documents required for application]

Registration Support Organization Registration Application Download from Ministry of Justice site
Proof material (Download the list and form from the Ministry of Justice website)  1. Entry certificate
2. Copy of resident's card
3. Copy of articles of incorporation or donations
4. Copy of resident's card of officer
5. Pledge concerning officers of specific skill organization
6. Registration Support Agency Brief
7. Registration Support Organization Pledge
8. Copy of consent statement and pledge of support officer
 9. The responsible person's resume
10. Copy of consent statement and pledge of support person in charge
11. Support person's resume
Fee payment notice We attach income stamp of application fee to designated style
Reply envelope What specified the address on a standard envelope and attached a stamp for 392 yen

<Reference:Application for registration of Ministry of Justice registration support organization> [Application fee] 28,400 yen [Application period] Approximately February [Application method] Submit by mail or at the counter [Registration deadline] Renewal system every 2 years

Registration support agencies are published on the Ministry of Justice website

The registration support organization whose notification has been accepted isMinistry of Justice websiteIt is published in. The first registration was announced on April 2019, 4.A total of 26 cases have been registered, including 3 administrative scriveners who apply for status of residence on behalf of others, and 5 organizations such as cooperatives that have a track record of accepting foreigners.It is expected to be added one by one in the future.

Frequently asked questions of registration support agencies | Can recruitment agencies and supervisory groups register?

Lastly, I will introduce the answers extracted from the Ministry of Justice regarding frequently asked questions of registration support agencies. Please refer to those who are considering the notification to the registration support organization and the consignment of the support plan.

"Can the person in charge of the support and the person in charge of the support be concurrently employed?"

It is possible to hold a double post.

"Can the supervising body of the technical training system automatically become a registration support organization?"

Even a supervisory body or cooperative that has received foreigners must meet the requirements of the registration support organization. It is also necessary to notify the Immigration Bureau.

"What happens if a company that generates missing foreigners creates another company?"

The requirement of the registration support organization is that no missing persons such as technical intern trainees have been generated within the past year.If a separate company is created to cheat the conformance criteria, it may be judged that they are virtually the same institution. <Source:Q & A regarding the status of residence "Specific Skills" of the Ministry of Justice>


Registration support organization / application agency fee

Application agency fee

Cost breakdown Total cost (Consumption tax included)

Request fee to our corporation ¥ 110,000 (Consumption tax included)

¥ 138,400
Stamp duty ¥ 28,400

Summary: Smooth cooperation between the host organization and the registration support organization is the key

When accepting foreigners with specific skills, it is the duty of the accepting company / organization to implement a support plan for Specific Skill No. 1.If you are small and cannot afford support, or if you have no record of hiring foreigners in the past, you can ask a registered support organization to implement a support plan.Hiring a foreigner with a specific skill without understanding the obligations of the host organization can be troublesome.Let the company understand the contents of the support plan well, and if it is difficult, cooperate with the registration support organization to realize smooth acceptance.It is quite possible that supervising organizations and cooperatives that have a track record in the technical intern training program have the know-how to become a registration support organization.However, please note that even in that case, you will not be able to engage with foreigners with specific skills as a registration support organization unless you submit a notification.

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