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The most handled items at our office are visas for technology, humanities, and international work. This visa was originally divided into 3 fields, but for example, hiring an engineer for technical work and asking for translation would result in the task of humanities rather than technology. Since the contents of each work are linked, there is a history that they were combined into one. This is a job that requires specialized knowledge and experience, and is one of the types of jobs for which there is a strong need from the corporate side. Activities that can be done in Japan Engineering or other natural science fields based on a contract with public or private institutions in Japan, technologies belonging to the field of law, economics, sociology or other humanities, or work requiring knowledge, or foreign cultures Activities engaged in tasks requiring sensitivity or susceptibility (from the professor's section in this table, the art section, the press section, the medical section, the section on management and management to the section on education, within the company Excluding the activities listed in the section on relocation and the box office.) As a prerequisite, there must be a certain level of technical expertise, academic knowledge or more, activities requiring knowledge, thoughts based on foreign cultures , Or activity requiring a certain level of professional abilities based on susceptibility. Example Interpreter/designer such as IT engineer, engineer, language teacher of private company, etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Details of technology, humanities, and international business visa

Activities that can be done in Japan Every day a person staying with the status of residence from the professor of this table to the cultural activity (excluding technical internship) or a spouse or child acting as a child to be supported by a person residing with the status of residence of study abroad in this table Example Spouse / child that the resident alien supports Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5年、4年3ヶ月、4年、3年3ヶ月、3年、2年3ヶ月、2年、1年3ヶ月、1年、6ヶ月、3ヶ月

Family Stay Visa Details

Activities that can be done in Japan Foreign nationals who started business of trade and other business in Japan, invested in these businesses in Japan, engaged in the management of the business, engaged in the management of the business, or started the management of these business in Japan Hereinafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) or on behalf of a foreigner investing in these businesses in Japan, or engaging in the management of the said business Excluding activities engaged in the management or management of businesses that are deemed to be unable to be carried out by law unless they have the qualifications listed in the section. Example Management and manager of foreign-affiliated companies etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5, 3, 1, 4, 3 months

Details of management and management visas

I have a new visa to work in Japan. You can do customer service at restaurants, halls, and work in factories that you could not do with working visas up to now. It is one of the most noticed visas in the recent lack of manpower.

Activities that can be done in Japan Specified skill No. XNUMX An activity to engage in work that requires a skill that requires a considerable amount of knowledge or experience in a specific industrial field based on an employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan. Specified Skill No. XNUMX An activity to engage in work requiring specialized skills in a specific industrial field based on an employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan. Period of stay Specific skill No. 1 year, 6 months, 4 months (up to 5 years in total) Specific skill No. 3 years, 1 year, 6 months (no conditions for total)

Details of specific skill visa

Status or status in Japan Those who recognize permanent residence by the Minister of Justice Example Persons who received permission for permanent residence from the Minister of Justice (excluding "special permanent resident" under the Immigration Control Act). Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) Indefinite period

Details of permanent residence visa

Status or status in Japan Persons who stay as permanent resident status of residence, or spouse of special permanent resident (collectively referred to as "permanent resident, etc."), or a child of permanent resident, etc. who have been born in Japan and have continued to stay in Japan Example Spouses of permanent resident / special permanent resident and child who has been born and continues to stay in our country Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 6 months

Details of spouse visa for permanent residents

Status or status in Japan A spouse of a Japanese nationality or a baby born as a special adopted child or a child of a Japanese under Article 29 Article 2 of the civil code (Meiji 89 Act 817) Example Japanese spouse, real child, special adopted child Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 6 months

Details of Japanese spouse visa

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities engaged in skilled skill-related tasks belonging to special industrial fields to be done based on contracts with public and private institutions in Japan Example Foreign cuisine cooks, sports instructors, pilots such as aircraft, processing artisans such as precious metals etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Details of skill visa

Activities that can be done in Japan A section of technology in this table which the employees of offices located in foreign countries of the head office, branch office or other business office located in a foreign office located in Japan have transferred to the place of business in Japan and transferred at that office, or humanities Activities listed in the section on knowledge / international work Example Transferee from a foreign office Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Details of Corporate Transfer Visa

Status or status in Japan Those who allow the residence by the Minister of Justice to designate a certain period of stay in consideration of special reasons Example Indochinese refugees, Japanese 3 world, Chinese residing in China etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 6 month, or a period specified individually by the Minister of Justice (not exceeding 5 year)

Details of Resident Visa

Activities that can be done in Japan 1 No. Activities that correspond to any of the following (a) to (c), which are conducted by persons who meet the standards set forth by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice as human resources with highly specialized abilities and contribute to the academic research or economic development of Japan. That is expected. (A) Activities that conduct research, research guidance or education based on a contract with a Japanese public or private institution designated by the Minister of Justice, or, in addition to such activities, manage the business related to the activities by themselves, or Activities that provide research, research guidance, or education based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan. (B) Activities that engage in work that requires knowledge or technology belonging to the field of natural sciences or humanities based on a contract with a Japanese public or private institution designated by the Minister of Justice, or in connection with such activities. The activity of managing a business by itself. (C) Activities to manage trade or other business in a public or private organization in Japan designated by the Minister of Justice, or to engage in management of the business, or, in addition to the activity, to manage the business related to the activity. 2 No. The following activities carried out by those who have carried out the activities listed in item 1 and whose resident status complies with the standards specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice as contributing to the interests of Japan. (A) Activities that provide research, research guidance, or education based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan. (B) Activities that engage in work that requires knowledge or technology belonging to the field of natural sciences or humanities based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan. (C) Activities to manage trade or other business in Japanese public or private organizations or engage in management of such business. (2) Activities listed in the section of professor, art, religion, news, legal/accounting services, medical care, education, technical/humanistic knowledge/international services, entertainment, skills in conjunction with any of activities from No. 2 (a) to (c) ( Excludes activities that fall under any of items (a) to (c).) Example Advanced personnel by point system Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 1 year is 5 year, 2 number is indefinite

Advanced Professional Visa Details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities specifically designated by the Minister of Justice for individual foreigners Example Advanced researchers, domestic servants such as diplomats, working holiday, candidates for foreign nurses and care workers based on economic partnership etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 4 year, 3 year, 2 year, 1 year, 6 month, 3 month, or a period specified individually by the Minister of Justice (not exceeding 1 year)

Details of specific activity visa

Activities that can be done in Japan Participation in tourism, recreation, sports, relatives visit, tours, classes, or meetings that are held for a short period in Japan, business contacts, and similar activities Example Tourists, conference attendees, etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) Period with unit of day within 90 day, 30 day, or 15 day

Details of short stay visa

If you are applying for a visa for marriage (enrollment), the type of visa you apply for will change depending on the situation. First, check which visa you should apply for.

Marriage visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Those who receive the same privileges and exemptions as those of the diplomatic mission, or the family members belonging to the same household as those of the diplomatic mission, by the foreign government diplomatic missions or consular agencies of the government that the Japanese government receives, treaties or international practices Acting as a member Example Ambassador of foreign government, minister, consul general, delegation members and their families Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) Duration of diplomatic activities

Activities that can be done in Japan Act as a foreign government or a person engaged in public service of an international organization approved by the Government of Japan, or as a member of a family belonging to the same household as that person (excluding activities listed in the section on diplomacy). Example Staff of embassies / consulates of foreign governments, persons dispatched from public organizations etc. from international organizations etc. and their families Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5, 3, 1, 3 months, 30 days, 15 days

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities to conduct research, research guidance and education at Japanese universities or equivalent organizations or technical colleges Example University professors etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Professor visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Music, art, literature and other artistic activities with income (excluding activities listed in box office in this table) Example Composers, painters, writers, etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Art visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Missionary work religious workers dispatched to Japan by foreign religious groups and other religious activities Example Missionaries etc dispatched from foreign religious organizations Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Religious visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Interviews conducted based on contracts with foreign media organizations and other media activities Example Reporters of foreign press, photographers Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Press visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Acts engaged in business related to accounting, laws deemed to be conducted by a foreign lawyer, a foreign certified public accountant or other legally qualified persons Example Lawyer, certified public accountant etc Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Details of legal and accounting visas

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities engaged in medical work related to doctors, dentists and other persons qualified by law Example Doctor, dentist, nurse Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Medical visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities engaged in work conducting research based on contracts with public and private institutions in Japan (excluding activities listed in the professor section of this table) Example Researchers such as government agencies and private enterprises Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Research visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities that teach language education and other education in Japanese elementary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools, secondary education schools, blind schools, deaf schools, schools for disabled schools, vocational schools, various schools, or similar educational institutions concerning facilities and organization Example Language teachers such as junior high school and high school etc Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Education visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities related to entertainment such as drama, entertainment, performances, sports etc. or other entertainment activities (excluding activities listed in the Investment / Management section of this table) Example Actors, singers, dancers, professional athletes etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 3, 1, 6 months, 3 months, 15 days

Details of the entertainment visa

Activities that can be done in Japan ・No. 1 a These are the employees of business establishments of foreign public and private organizations in Japan or those of foreign business establishments of foreign public and private organizations that have a business relationship with the public and private organizations of Japan prescribed by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice. Based on an employment contract with a Japanese public or private organization in Japan to acquire skills, etc. that are engaged in the work of a business establishment in Japan of the relevant organization ( (Including activities to acquire the knowledge necessary for the activity that is accepted by a certain business establishment) ・No. 2b Acquisition of knowledge that is accepted by a non-profit organization that meets the requirements specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, and Based on the plan formulated by the relevant organization, under the responsibility and supervision of the relevant organization, based on an employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan, an activity to acquire skills etc. engaged in the work of the relevant organization. In order for a person who has acquired the skills, etc., to engage in the activities listed in Item 1 (a) to become familiar with the skills, etc. Activities to engage in required work ・ An employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan designated by the Minister of Justice so that a person who has acquired skills through the activities listed in No. 2B and 1B can become familiar with the skills. Activities that engage in business requiring such skills, etc. in the relevant organization based on the above (limited to those engaged in such business under the responsibility and supervision of a non-profit organization that meets the requirements specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice). Example Technical internship student Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 1 year, 6 months or the period designated separately by the Minister of Justice (the range not exceeding 1 year)

Technical training visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities to conduct specialized research on academic or artistic activities without income or culture or technology peculiar to Japan, or to acquire it by receiving guidance from experts (from the section on study in this table to the section on training Except activities listed in Example Researchers of Japanese culture etc. Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 3 year, 1 year, 6 months, 3 months

Details of cultural activity visa

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities that receive education in Japanese institutions, technical colleges, high schools (including the secondary course of secondary school), higher education of special support schools, vocational schools or various schools, or institutions similar to those concerning facilities and organization Example Colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges and high school students Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 4年3ヶ月、4年、3年3ヶ月、3年、2年3ヶ月、2年、1年3ヶ月、1年、6ヶ月、3ヶ月

Student visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities to acquire skills, skills or knowledge accepted by public and private organizations in Japan (excluding activities listed in the Technical Intern Training 1 and Study Abroad section in this table) Example Trainee Period of Stay (Note: New period of stay is established from 2012 month in 7 year.) 1 year, 6 months, 3 months

Training visa details

Activities that can be done in Japan Activities for foreigners who are qualified as long-term care welfare workers to engage in long-term care work based on a contract with a long-term care welfare facility Example care worker Period of stay5 year, 3 year, 1 year, 3 months

Long-term care visa details

Types of visa applications

Types of visa applications

Applying for Certificate of Eligibility

Application for issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility is the case where a foreign national who wants to enter Japan (excluding short-term stay) or a company issues a Certificate of Eligibility to call in Japan. This is a necessary application. Foreign nationals who are overseas will undergo immigration examination with their Certificate of Eligibility. The Certificate of Eligibility is a certificate that the Immigration Bureau has recognized that the status of residence of foreign nationals calling to Japan is "appropriate." Submitting this at the time of immigration will facilitate the examination.

"important point" Unfortunately, even if a certificate of eligibility is issued, it is not absolutely acceptable for you to pass the immigration examination.

Details of application for Certificate of Eligibility

Apply for change of status of residence

An application for permission to change status of residence is an application required to change the status of residence currently held to a different status of residence. (Example: "Study abroad" → "Technology/humanities/international work", "Management/management" → "Japanese spouse, etc.") If you want to change to a permanent resident, apply for a permanent residence permit. Please be careful not to make a mistake.

"important point" In the case of a work visa, please notify the Immigration Bureau that you left the immigration office when you quit the company currently working. There is no problem if the company that newly worked matches the current status of residence, but if it is different, it will be forced to change this status of residence. Or you need to change the business of the company.

Details of application for permission to change status of residence

Apply for extension of period of stay

Application for renewal of a period of stay shall apply when renewing (extending) the period of stay stated on the residence card if you wish to continue activities in Japan.

"important point" In the case of "College Student" status of residence, the attendance rate to schools, etc., also has an impact. Also, please note that employment visa will affect your renewal period if you change jobs many times within the period of stay, or if tax payment of residence tax is not done.

Details of application for permission to renew period of stay

Apply for certification of employment qualification

The Minister of Justice proves that a work qualification certificate means that when a foreigner residing in Japan changes jobs, "the work content of the new company is the same as that of the old company, so there is no problem with the status of residence." I mean the written document. Applying for such a document is called a work qualification certificate grant application. To apply, you must meet one of the following three points.

  • Having a status of residence to work (working visa)
  • Have permission to work outside the status of qualification
  • Having a status of residence without employment restriction (status visa)

"important point" This work qualification certificate will be issued regardless of whether the work content of the new company is "corresponding" or "not applicable" to the activity content of the status of residence currently held. If this is not the case, it may be better to change the work content of the company or refrain from changing jobs to that company. Although it is not obligatory to apply for a work qualification certificate, receiving it will prove the eligibility of the status of residence at the new company, so there will be less documents to submit when applying for an extension of the period of stay. Conversely, if you change jobs without issuing a work qualification certificate and the status of residence is not applicable when applying for a renewal of your period of stay, you may be forced to change your status of residence. If the period of stay is approaching, you will have to leave the country once. Therefore, when changing jobs, it is recommended that the applicant himself or his company apply for a work certificate.

Details of application for work qualification certificate

Apply for permission for activities outside your status of residence

An application for permission for an activity other than the status of qualification is one that must be applied in advance if you are going to perform an activity that involves a business that involves income that does not belong to the status of residence you currently have or that is to receive a reward. For example, if an international student wants to work part-time, he/she must get this permission to work outside of his/her status before working part-time. *Permits for activities outside the status of qualifications to support education and research conducted by foreign nationals residing with the status of residence for study abroad under a contract with the university or college of technology You don't have to get the treatment.

"important point" The non-qualification activity permit has a maximum of 28 hours per week (up to 1 hours a day during summer, winter and spring vacation) and a maximum working time. Please note that if you exceed 8 hours a week, you will be deported. In addition, part-time jobs related to entertainment such as bars, club hostesses, and waiters are not permitted in applications for permission for activities other than those permitted. This too will be deported. If you violate the designated conditions and receive a notice of forced evacuation, unfortunately you have no choice but to return to Japan beyond the immigration control. Detailed notes are here

Details of application for permission for activities other than status

Application for permission to obtain status of residence

The cases where you need to apply for permission to obtain a residence status are: 1. Those who have left Japanese nationality 2. Those who were born in Japan as foreigners 3. Those who have decided to live in Japan for other reasons have been in Japan for 60 days or more. This is an application to obtain residence status to live in. Those who have left the Japanese nationality, who were born in Japan as foreigners, or who have decided to live in Japan for other reasons can apply for a permit to obtain a status of residence. Specifically, a person who has left Japanese nationality is a person who wishes to withdraw from Japanese nationality and becomes a foreign nationality. A person born in Japan as a foreigner is a child born to a couple of foreign nationality. *If either husband or wife is Japanese, you can obtain Japanese nationality by submitting a notification. Those who have decided to live in Japan for other reasons are those who belong to the US Army in Japan and want to continue to stay in Japan when they lose their status due to retirement.

Details of application for permission to obtain residence status

Re-entry Permit

Re-entry permit means that the foreign national residing in Japan temporarily leaves the country on a trip or business trip and tries to re-enter Japan by the Minister of Justice to simplify the entry/landing procedures. The permission to give before doing. If a foreign national residing in Japan departs from Japan without this permission, the status of residence and period of stay of the foreign national will be lost. For that reason, when you re-enter Japan, you will be required to obtain a visa, apply for landing, and obtain landing clearance after going through landing procedures. As such, if you have obtained a re-entry permit in advance, you will be exempted from the visa normally required when applying for landing. In addition, the status of residence and the period of stay are assumed to continue. See also “Deemed Re-entry Permit”. Some re-entry permits can be used only once, and some can be used as many times as you like within the expiration date. The expiry date will be determined for a maximum of 1 years. (5 years for special permanent residents)

Re-entry permit details

Permanent re-entry permit

The deemed re-entry permit is a system introduced on July 2012, 7. As a general rule, if a foreign national with a valid passport and residence card re-enters the country within one year after departure to continue their activities in Japan, he/she does not need to obtain a re-entry permit. Is that. Those who depart from Japan with a deemed re-entry permit cannot extend their validity abroad. Please note that if you do not re-enter Japan within one year after you leave, you will lose your status of residence. If the period of stay is less than one year after you leave Japan, you must re-enter Japan by the period of stay.

Details of deemed re-entry permit

Departure order system

The Immigration Bureau has created an environment that makes it easier for foreigners who are suffering from illegal stay to report to the regional immigration office through public relations activities under the departure order system and revisions to the "Guidelines for special residence permits". We aim to encourage spontaneous reporting. If you are a foreigner who has lived in Japan for the period of stay (overstay) and wants to return to Japan, you can return to Japan using the "departure order system", which allows you to proceed in a simple manner without being detained. can. If you return to Japan due to deportation procedures, you will not be able to enter Japan for at least XNUMX years, but if you return to Japan under the "exit order system", the period will be shortened to XNUMX year.

Details of departure order system

Special permission to stay

The special residence permit is a system in which the Minister of Justice gives a special status of residence to foreign nationals who are subject to deportation who are illegally staying in Japan due to illegal stay (overstay) or illegal entry. Whether to give a special residence permit is at the discretion of the Minister of Justice. Judgment will be made by comprehensively considering the reasons why illegal residents wish to stay, family conditions, history of living in Japan, and the need for humanitarian consideration. In addition, it is said that the Minister of Justice can grant special permission to stay in the following cases.

  • When you have permission to permanent residence.
  • When I once had a domicile in Japan as a Japanese citizen.
  • When residing in Japan with being under the control of others by human trafficking etc.
  • When the Minister of Justice finds circumstances to permit special residence.

Details of special residence permit

Apply for provisional release

The provisional release permission application means to apply for foreign nationality accommodated by the issuance of detention orders or deportation obligations to stop accommodation with certain conditions.

"important point" There is no fee for the application itself, but please pay attention to payment of the deposit (300 ten thousand yen or less) at the time of approval.

Details of application for provisional release

Apply for Refugee Travel Certificate

Refugee travel certificate issuance application means that a foreign national residing in Japan who has been recognized as a refugee wants to issue a refugee travel certificate by applying for a refugee travel certificate if he/she wants to enter or leave Japan. This is a required application. You can enter and leave as many times as you like within the validity period shown on your refugee travel certificate.

"Delivery condition" Those who are certified as refugees staying in Japan

Refugee Travel Certificate Application Details

Apply for refugee status

In the first place, Japan's refugee recognition system was established in 1982 by the issuance of a Convention on Refugee Status (the “Refugee Convention”) and a Protocol on the Status of Refugees (the “Protocol”) in Japan. Refugee status application protects those who are currently residing in Japan who are at risk of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, members of a particular social group, or political opinions. To apply for refugee recognition in order to do so. In 2014, the number of people who applied for refugee status was 5,000, and only 11 were recognized as refugees.

Refugee recognition application details

 

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