Apply for certification of employment qualification

What is the Employment Qualification Certificate Grant Application?

What is an application for permission to engage in activities outside the status of qualification?

The employment qualification certificate is a certificate of employment that means that when a foreign resident staying in Japan is changing jobs, the Minister of Justice proves that "the job content of the new company is the same as that of the previous company, so there is no problem with the status of residence" I called the written document.

Application for delivery of the document is called application for qualification certificate issuance.


Requirements for employment qualification certificate issuance application

It must be at one of the following 3 points:

  1. Having a status of residence to work (working visa)
  2. Have permission to work outside the status of qualification
  3. Having a status of residence without employment restriction (status visa)

Attention point of employment qualification certificate grant application

This certificate of employment will be issued even if the work content of the newly-worked company is "not applicable" or "not applicable" in the activity content of the status of residence currently held. If it does not apply, it is thought that it is better to change the work content in that company or refrain from changing to that company.

It is not compulsory to apply for a certificate of employment status, but if you do so, you will be proved that you are eligible for a status of residence at the new company, so you will have to submit fewer documents when you apply for a renewal of your period of stay.On the other hand, if you change jobs without issuing a certificate of employment status and your status of residence is not recognized when you apply for 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 need to leave the country once, so it is recommended that the applicant or the company apply for a work qualification certificate when changing jobs.

Documents necessary for employment qualification certificate grant application

  1. Employment qualification certificate grant application
  2. Presentation of residence card, special permanent resident certificate
  3. Presentation of passport or employment qualification certificate
  4. If the above can not be presented, a written statement of reasons

Those who can apply

  1. Applicant himself / herself
  2. Staff of the institution managed by the applicant or the employment organization
  3. Staff of the institution where the applicant is trained or educated
  4. Staff of an organization that supervises activities to acquire skills, skills or knowledge that foreigners do
  5. A staff member of a public benefit corporation aiming at smooth acceptance of foreigners
  6. A lawyer or an administrative scrivener reported to the Regional Immigration Bureau Director, who received a request from the applicant
  7. Applicant's legal representative

Application fee

It is necessary for income stamp to be 900 yen. Please attach it to the fee payment form.


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