Art visa

What is an art visa?

What is an art visa?

Art visa is a work visa for artistic activities accompanied by income made by the following people in Japan as artist visa.

 

Requirements for obtaining an art visa

In Japan, the following types of income-related artistic activities are carried out.
However, it is necessary to be recognized as a person who has a considerable degree of artistic achievement, such as being selected for an exhibition, and is able to lead a stable life in Japan solely through artistic activities.
1. Artists such as composers, lyricists, painters, sculptors, craftsmen, writers, photographers who perform creative activities
2. Those who teach music, art, literature, photography, drama, butoh, movies, and other artistic activities.

Application flow

  1. Preparation of application documents and other necessary documents.
    ① Application documents and attached documents
    ② Picture (Vertical 4 cm × Width 3 cm) 1 Leaves
    ※ Captured from the front within 3 months before application, sharp with no background.
    Please describe the name of the applicant on the back of the photo and paste it in the photo column of the application form.
    ③ Other
    [Application for Certificate of Eligibility]
    ・ Response envelope (one with a 392 yen postage stamp (for simple registered mail) after stating the address on a standard envelope)
    【Application for permission to change status of residence and application for renewal of period of stay】
    · Present passport and residence card
    · Postcard (write address and name)
  2. Apply to Immigration Bureau
  3. Submit the above documents.
  4. Notification of results Notification of the results will be sent to the immigration bureau at the time of application by the envelope or postcard.
  5. Procedure at Immigration Bureau
    [Application for Certificate of Eligibility]
    You do not need.
    【Application for permission to change status of residence and application for renewal of period of stay】
    Go to Immigration Bureau, purchase revenue stamps and sign a receipt.

Category of art visa

Art visas are not particularly categorized.

Attachment documents necessary for application

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

  1. Document certifying the content, period, and status of the activity When performing the activity based on the contract, one or more of the following documents certifying the content, period, status, and remuneration of the specific activity.
    ① A copy of the contract with the host institution
    ② A copy of the acceptance letter from the host institution
    * If the activity is not based on the contract, the content of the specific activity created by the applicant, the period, and the expected amount of income that can be generated from the activity are described.
  2. Materials to clarify performance on artistic activities
    ① Resume on detailed activities of artistic activities
    ② Things that can clarify artistic achievements in one or more of the following documents.
    ・ Recommendation letter from related organizations
    ・ Report on past activities
    ・ Prizes, achievements, etc.
    ・ List of past works
    ・ Documents equivalent to the above four

【Application for extension period application period】

  1. To clarify the contents of the applicant's activities One of the following materials
    (1) When conducting activities based on contracts with public or private organizations or individuals
    ① One document certifying the content, period, status and reward of the activity
    * Please refer to Application for Certificate of Eligibility.
    (2) When doing activities without being based on contracts with public or private organizations or individuals
    (XNUMX) A document that describes the details of the specific activity created by the applicant, the activity period, and the expected amount of income generated from the activity to be performed (appropriate form)
  2. Taxation (or tax exemption) certificate of residence tax and tax payment certificate (with 1 total income and taxation status stated) Each 1

Points to note when preparing application documents

1. Please submit all certificates issued in Japan within the period of 3 months from issue date.
2. If the documents to be submitted are in foreign languages, please attach a translation.

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