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Box office visa

What is a box-office visa?

What is a box-office visa?

Entertainment visa is a visa obtained by a person engaged in entertainment activities or other entertainment activities such as theater, entertainment, performances, sports etc.

Requirements for acquiring box office visas

  1. When the applicant intends to engage in activities related to theatrical performances, entertainment, songs, dancing, performances of performances, except that it is prescribed in 2), any of the following applies.
    1. (1) The activities to which the applicant intends to engage fall under any of the following.
      Provided, however, that this shall not apply in cases where the amount of remuneration obtained by performing the show (in the case of a box office performed by an organization, the total amount received by that organization) is 1 ten thousand yen or more per 500 day.
      ① The major educational institution majoring in the activity majoring over 2 years.
      ② To have experience in a foreign country over 2 years.
    2. (2) Contract with a Japanese institution where the applicant falls under any of the following (only if it is explicitly stated that the institution is obliged to pay the applicant a monthly fee of 20 yen or more) Based on the above, it is intended to engage in a contract relating to the entertainment such as theater.
      However, based on a contract with an organization that operates restaurants that mainly serve foreign folk dishes, at the restaurant, a song, dance, or performance relating to the folk music of the foreign country was received at a monthly fee of 20 yen or more. This does not apply when trying to engage in such activities.
      (3) There must be a manager or manager who has a total of three years or more of experience in the business related to the performance of foreigners.
      ② Full-time employment of 5 or more staff.
      ③ The manager or full-time employee of the relevant organization does not fall under any of the following.
      1. 1) Person who conducted trafficking, suggested, or assisted this.
      2. 2) A person who has performed the act of 5, 73, 2 or 1, or the mediation of 1 of the same paragraph in the past 2 for the past 3.
      3. 3) In the past 5 years, in relation to the business activities of the institution, a foreigner illegally issued a certificate in accordance with the provisions of 3 section 1 or section 2 of the law, stamped or authorized landing permission, section 4 section of the same chapter Create a document or drawing for the purpose of obtaining permission for landing under the provisions of the above, or permission under the provisions of Section 4, Section 1 or Law 5, Section 3 of the Act, or a false or altered document or drawing or A person who exercises, possesses, assigns, or lends a false document or drawing, or mediates the assignment or lending.
      4. 4) The date when the sentence was sentenced to criminal offense from Article 74 to 74 of Article 8, or from Article 6 to Article 13 of the Prostitution Prevention Law, and the execution ended or no longer received Those who have not passed 5 years since.
      5. 5) Law concerning the prevention of unlawful acts by organized crime groups Members who are not organized crime groups or organized crime groups prescribed in Article 2 Article 6, who have not passed 5 year.
      ④ Payment of the full amount of remuneration for foreigners residing with the status of residence of the box office under the box office contract concluded in the past three years.
    3. (3) A facility on which a theater or the like related to an application is to be applied shall comply with any of the following requirements. However, if a thing residing with the status of residence of a box office engaged in activities related to a box office is good for a facility other than the applicant at the facility, comply with ⑥ below.
      (XNUMX) It must be a facility for entertainment by foreigners, targeting a large number of unspecified guests.
      (2) If the facility operates a business specified in Article 1, Paragraph 1, Item 2 or Item XNUMX of the Wind Management Law, it must meet all the following requirements.
      1. 1) There are at least 5 employees who are engaged in entertaining customers exclusively.
      2. 2) To be recognized that a person residing with a status of residence of a box office engaged in activities related to a box office will not be engaged in entertainment of customers.
      ③ There must be a stage of 13 square meters or more.
      ④ There must be a waiting room for performers of 9 square meters or more (if there are more than 5 performers, the area is the sum of 9 square meters plus 5 square meters for each person exceeding 1).
      ⑤ The number of employees at the facility is 5 or more.
      ⑥ The manager of the institution that operates the facility or the full-time staff engaged in the work related to the facility does not fall under any of the following.
      1. 1) Person who conducted trafficking, suggested, or assisted this.
      2. 2) A person who has performed the act of 5, 73, 2 or 1 of Article 1 or the mediation of 2 of the same paragraph in the past 3 years.
      3. 3) 過去5年間に、当該機関の事業活動に関して、外国人に不正に法第3章第1節もしくは第2節の規定による証明書の交付、上陸許可の証印もしくは許可、同章第4節の規定による上陸の許可、または法第4章第1節もしくは法第5章第3節の規定による許可を受けさせる目的で、文書もしくは図画を偽造し、もしくは変造し、虚偽の文書もしくは図画を作成し、または虚偽もしくは変造された文書もしくは図画もしくは虚偽の文書もしくは図画を行使し、所持し、譲渡し、貸与し、もしくはその譲渡もしくは貸与のあっせんをした者。
      4. (4) The day when a person was sentenced to criminal offense and ended or no longer undertaken for crimes from Article 74 to Article 74 of the Act or from Articles 8 to 6 of the Prostitution Prevention Act Those who have not passed 13 years since.
      5. 5) A person who has not passed 5 years from the date when it is no longer a gang member or a gang member.
  2. Where the applicant intends to engage in activities related to entertainment such as theater, it must fall under any of the following.
    1. (1) Organized by Japan or a local public entity, a corporation established directly under the laws of Japan, or a corporation established with a special establishment act in Japan, or a box office organized by a corporation founded under a special establishment act in Japan, or prescribed in the School Education Act When trying to engage in activities related to the performance of drama etc. to be held at schools, vocational schools or various schools.
    2. (2) Activities relating to the performance of drama etc. sponsored by Japanese public and private organizations established with the aid of the government, local public entities, or independent administrative agencies for the purpose of contributing to cultural exchange between Japan and foreign countries When trying to engage in.
    3. (3) In order to invite tourists on the theme of foreign scenery or culture, at a facility with a site area of ​​10 square meters or more, which always carries out theater, entertainment, music, dance, performances of performances by foreigners When trying to engage in such activities.
    4. (4) Facilities that do not provide food and drinks for a fee at the audience seats and that do not receive entertainment from customers (limited to those operated by public and private organizations in Japan that are not aimed at profit or those with audience seats of 100 or more) ) When trying to engage in activities related to entertainment such as theater.
    5. (5) The amount of remuneration obtained by said entertainment (in the case of a box office performed for a group, the fee received by said group) is 1 ten thousand yen or more per 50 day and staying in Japan for a period not exceeding 15 days When trying to engage in activities related to box office etc.
  3. In the case where the applicant intends to engage in activities relating to performances other than those related to entertainment such as theater, engage in receiving remuneration equal to or more than the compensation paid for Japanese workers.
  4. In cases where the applicant intends to engage in entertainment activities other than activities related to entertainment, if the applicant is engaged in activities that fall under any of the following and is equal to or more than an amount equivalent to the compensation incurred To be paid.
    1. ① Activities related to the promotion of goods or business.
    2. ② Activities related to the production of broadcast programs (including wired broadcast programs) or movies.
    3. ③ Activities related to shooting commercial photographs.
    4. ④ Activities to record and record commercial records, videotapes and other recording media.

Attention point of visa application

In order to obtain a box office visa, it is difficult to obtain a visa unless you fully demonstrate in writing that you have the above requirements. As a general rule, foreigners residing in Japan must go to the Regional Immigration Bureau (Immigration Bureau, branch office, branch office) etc. and submit documents such as applications when applying for various visa applications. Hmm. A box office visa can be obtained for 3, 1, 6 months, 3 months and 15 days.

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
    1. [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)
    2. 【Application for extension period application period】
      · Present passport and residence card
      · Postcard (write address and name)
  2. Apply to Immigration Bureau
    Submit the above documents.
  3. Result notification
    An envelope or postcard delivered to the Immigration Bureau at the time of application will receive notification of the result.
  4. Procedure at Immigration Bureau
    [Application for Certificate of Eligibility]
    You do not need.
    【Application for extension period application period】
    Go to Immigration Bureau, purchase revenue stamps and sign a receipt.

Category of box office visa

There are 4 types of categories on box office visas.
The type of attached document differs depending on the category.

  1. "Category 1"
    When foreigners try to perform activities related to theatrical performances, entertainment, songs, dances, performances of performances.
  2. "Category 2"
    A foreigner wishes to do one of the following activities from 1 to 5.
    1. Activities related to theatrical performances performed at theaters, performing arts, songs, dances or performances sponsored by the institutions of national governments, local governments or special corporations in Japan, and schools, vocational schools or various schools prescribed by the School Education Law. When trying to do.
    2. For the purpose of contributing to cultural exchanges, we will try to engage in activities related to theatrical performances, performing arts, songs, dances or performances sponsored by public or private organizations in Japan established with the support of national/local public bodies or independent administrative agencies. If.
    3. Perform entertainment at a facility with a site area of ​​10 square meters or more, which is always engaged in theatrical performances, performing arts, songs, dances or performances by attracting tourists with the theme of foreign scenery or culture. If you want to.
    4. A facility where foreigners do not provide food and drink for a fee in the audience and do not entertain guests (things operated by public or private institutions in Japan that are not for profit purposes or have a capacity of 100 or more guests) Limited to), when attempting to engage in activities related to theatrical performances, performing arts, songs, dances or performances.
    5. The amount of remuneration obtained by the foreigner for the performance (in the case of a group, the total amount received by the group) is 1 yen or more per day, and stays in Japan for a period not exceeding 50 days. , When performing activities related to theatrical performance, performing arts, song, dance or performance.
  3. "Category 3"
    A case where a foreigner tries to perform activities related to a box office (sports etc.) other than the performance of a theater, entertainment, song, dance or performance.
  4. "Category 4"
    A foreigner wants to conduct entertainment activities falling under any of the following 1 to 2.
    1. Activities related to advertising of products or businesses.
    2. Activities related to the production of broadcast programs (including cable broadcast programs) or movies.
    3. Activities related to taking commercial photographs.
    4. Recording or recording activities on commercial records, videotapes and other recording media.

Attachment documents necessary for application

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

  1. "Category 1"
    1. Applicant's resume and document certifying history related to activities Appropriate
    2. The following materials pertaining to contracting institutions
      ① Registered matter certificate 1
      ② Copy of the most recent financial statement (income statement, balance sheet, etc.) 1
      ③ Materials to clarify the outline of contract agencies as appropriate
    3. Material that clarifies the outline of the facility performing the show
      ① Copy of Business License 1
      ② Drawing of the facility (one with floor plan written) 1
      ③ Picture of the facility (auditorium, waiting room, exterior etc.) As appropriate
    4. 1 copy of the box office contract
      * In addition to box office contracts, the above materials also include contracts on appearances with contract organizations and institutions that manage appearance facilities.
    5. 1 document certifying the applicant's specific activities in Japan, period, status and reward
      * For documents that certify compensation in particular, please indicate when payment is due and payment method. If expenses to be deducted from remuneration and expenses to be paid after receipt of compensation are scheduled, please submit a document stating the amount and the basis of calculation.
    6. The following materials when performing activities related to entertainment such as theater based on the entertainment contract:
      ① Name list of the manager (or manager) and the full-time staff (requiring employment of 5 name or more) of the contract organization 1
      ② Material to prove that the manager (or manager) of the contractor has been experiencing 3 years or more throughout the work related to the entertainment
      ③ Petition form (of the person listed in 7 b (1) in the lower column of “Entertainment” of the ministerial ordinance stipulating the standards of Article 2, 1, 3 of the Immigration Control Act) Documents claiming that none of these apply) 1
      ※ The sample of "Application" can be downloaded from the following.
      ④ One of the following documents evidencing that the Contracting Organization has paid the full amount of remuneration payable to foreigners residing with the status of residence of the show based on the entertainment contract signed in the past 3 year:
      1. ・A copy of the contract for the box office contract
      2. ・Receipt certifying that the above-mentioned foreigner has received compensation, transfer record to bank account (copy)
      3. ・Accounting slips (copy) to prove payment of salary ledger etc.
      4. ・Tax-related documents such as income tax collection amount statement (payment slip) for non-residents and income of foreign corporations
      5. ・Financial statement and corporate tax return (copy)
    7. Materials listed next to the organization that manages the appearance facility
      ① Registered matter certificate 1
      ② Copy of the most recent financial statement (income statement, balance sheet, etc.) 1
      ③ Other documents that clarify the outline of the management agencies as appropriate
      ④ Name list of full-time staff engaged in business related to executive management and appearance facilities (required to employ 5 name or more) 1
      ⑤ Complaint (of the person who the manager of the operating organization and the full-time staff listed in the lower column No. 7 (1) of the “Entertainment” section of the Ministerial Ordinance that sets the standards of Article 2 Paragraph 1 Item 6 of the Immigration Control Act 1 document stating that none of the above applies
      ※ The sample of "Application" can be downloaded from the following.
    8. Other reference materials
      ① Stay schedule · Schedule of performance · Advertisement to notify the contents of the performance · Flyer etc. as appropriate
  2. "Category 2"
    1. Applicant's resume and document certifying history related to activities Appropriate
    2. The following materials related to the inviting organization
      ① Registered matter certificate 1
      ② Copy of the most recent financial statement (income statement, balance sheet, etc.) 1
      ③ Materials to clarify the outline of other inviting institutions
      ④ Employee list 1
    3. Material that clarifies the outline of the facility performing the show
      ① Copy of Business License 1
      ② Drawing of the facility (one with floor plan written) 1
      ③ Picture of the facility (auditorium, waiting room, exterior etc.) As appropriate
    4. 1 copy of the box office contract
      ※ In addition to the box office agreement, the above materials also include contracts concerning appearance between contract agencies and institutions that manage appearance facilities. Please submit a copy of the contract agreement when the inviting agency is undertaking the show, and a copy of the use consent form etc. when using the box office facilities facility.
    5. 1 document certifying the applicant's specific activities in Japan, period, status and reward
      ※ Please submit a copy of Employment Contract, Appointment Approval Form etc. or a copy of the equivalent document.
    6. Other reference materials
      Stay schedule · box office schedule · Advertisement · leaflet notifying the contents of box office etc.
  3. "Category 3"
    1. Applicant's resume and document certifying history related to activities Appropriate
    2. The following materials that clarify the outline of the inviting organization
      ① Registered matter certificate 1
      ② Copy of the most recent financial statement (income statement, balance sheet, etc.) 1
      ③ Employee list 1
    3. Material that clarifies the outline of the facility performing the show
      ② Facility drawing 1
      ③ Facility photos as appropriate
      ④ Employee list 1
      ⑤ Registered matter certificate 1
      ⑥ Copy of the most recent financial statement (income statement, balance sheet, etc.) 1
    4. If the inviting organization is undertaking the entertainment, one copy of the contract
    5. A document certifying the content, period, status, and remuneration of the applicant's specific activity in Japan, in any of the following:
      ① Copy of Employment Agreement 1
      ② Copy of Appointment Approval 1
      ③ Documents conforming to ① or ② above
    6. Other reference materials
      Stay schedule · box office schedule · Advertisement · leaflet notifying the contents of box office etc.
  4. "Category 4"
    1. Documents certifying the applicant's performance record in performing arts
      * Certificate of certificate or performance certificate issued by the affiliated institution, CD jacket, poster, magazine, clip of newspaper etc, which proves the achievement in performing arts activities.
    2. A document certifying the content, period, status, and remuneration of the applicant's specific activity in Japan, in any of the following:
      ① Copy of Employment Agreement 1
      ② Copy of Appointment Approval 1
      ③ Documents conforming to ① or ② above
    3. The following materials that clarify the outline of the host organization
      ① Registered matter certificate 1
      ② Copy of the most recent financial statement (income statement, balance sheet, etc.) 1
      ③ Employee list 1
      ④ Guidebook (pamphlet etc.) 1
      ⑤ Documents conforming to the above ① to ④ as appropriate
    4. Other reference materials
      Stay schedule · activity schedule, advertisement · leaflet notifying activity contents, etc. as appropriate

【Application for extension period application period】

  1. "Category 1 to 4 common"
    1. 1. Documents certifying the details of the specific activities and the period by either:
      ① Certificate of incumbency 1
      ② Copy of Employment Agreement 1
      ③ Documents conforming to ① to ② above
    2. 2. Copy of the contract concerning the box office 1
      ※ In addition to the box office contract, the above includes a contract concerning appearances between contract agencies and institutions that manage appearance facilities.
    3. 3. Taxation (or tax exemption) certificate of residence tax and tax payment certificate (with 1 total income and taxation status stated) Each 1
    4. 4. Materials that clarify the outline of appearances etc. after the change when changes to the appearance facility etc. occurred since the last application
    5. 5. Activity Itinerary 1

Points to note when preparing application documents

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

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