Press visa

What is a coverage visa?

What is a coverage visa?

A newsletter visa is a visa related to coverage and other press activity based on a contract with a foreign press.

 

Requirements for getting a coverage visa

  1. "Foreign press organizations" refers to institutions that aim to report such as newspaper companies, communications companies, broadcasting stations, news movie companies that headquartered in foreign countries.
  2. "Contract" includes delegation, consignment, commission, etc. in addition to employment. However, it must be continuous with a specific agency.
  3. "Interview" of "coverage and other coverage activities" is an example, and in addition to the interviews conducted to inform the general public of events of society, in addition to photographing, editing, broadcasting etc. necessary for reporting Activities are included.

However, even if it is an activity that these people do, if it is not an activity related to the report, activities related to the production of entertainment programs of television, for example, are not included.

Notice of application for newsletter visa

In order to obtain a newsletter visa, it is difficult to obtain a visa without sufficiently demonstrating in writing that you have the above requirements.
For foreign visitors residing in Japan, in principle, the applicant himself must visit the regional immigration bureau (immigration office, branch office, branch office), etc. and submit documents such as application etc. Hmm.
You can get a press visa for 3 years or 1 year.

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]
    · Reply envelope (stamp attached to fixed form envelope, stamp of 392 yen (for simple registered mail) attached) 1 teller
    【Application for permission to change status of residence and application for renewal of period of stay】
    ・ Show your passport and residence card ・ Postcard (Write your address and name)
  2. Apply to the Immigration Bureau Submit the above documents.
  3. Notification of results Notification of the results will be sent to the immigration bureau at the time of application by the envelope or postcard.
  4. Procedure at the Immigration Bureau [In case of applying for a Certificate of Eligibility] Not required. [In the case of application for permission to change the status of residence and application for permission to renew the period of stay] Go to the Immigration Bureau, purchase an income stamp, and sign the receipt.

Category of press coverage visa

  1. There are two categories of press visas. The type of attached documents when applying is different depending on the category.
    "Category 1"
    Those who have a foreign press registration certificate issued by a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    "Category 2"
    Those who do not fall into category 1

Attachment documents necessary for application

  1. [Application for Certificate of Eligibility]
    "Category 1"
    Documents certifying that a foreign media agency employing an applicant employs employees who issued a foreign journal registration card from a foreign ministry spokesperson 1
    "Category 2"
    Documents certifying the content, duration, position and compensation of the activities (1 out of ① ~ ③)
    ① When employed by a foreign press
    ・ A copy of the letter of dispatch from a foreign agency
    ・ Copies of contracts with foreign media
    ・ Certificate of employment at a foreign news agency
    ② In case of being employed in Japan by a foreign press
    ・ Document that specifies the working conditions to be delivered to workers based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
    ③ As a freelancer based on a contract with a foreign press organization
    ・ Copies of contracts, etc. with foreign news media 1 copy of material that outlines foreign news media (name of representative, history, organization, facility, number of staff, media coverage, etc.)
  2. 【Application for permission to change status of residence】
    "Category 1"
    Documents certifying that a foreign media agency employing an applicant employs employees who issued a foreign journal registration card from a foreign ministry spokesperson 1
    "Category 2"
    Documents certifying the content, duration, position and compensation of the activities (1 out of ① ~ ③)
    ① When employed by a foreign press
    ・ A copy of the letter of dispatch from a foreign agency
    ・ Copies of contracts with foreign media
    ・ Certificate of employment at a foreign news agency
    ② In case of being employed in Japan by a foreign press
    ・ Document that specifies the working conditions to be delivered to workers based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
    ③ As a freelancer based on a contract with a foreign press organization
    ・ Copies of contracts, etc. with foreign news media 1 copy of material that outlines foreign news media (name of representative, history, organization, facility, number of staff, media coverage, etc.)
  3. 【Application for extension period application period】
    "Category 1"
    Copy of Foreign Press Registration Card issued by MOF spokesperson 1
    "Category 2"
    To clarify details of applicant's activities (1 out of ① ~ ③)
    ① A copy of the dispatch letter from a foreign press
    ② A copy of the contract with a foreign press
    ③Certificate of employment created by a foreign news agency (limited to those that indicate the name, location and telephone number of the institution you belong to) Resident tax taxation (or tax exemption) certificate and tax payment certificate (XNUMX year total One with income and tax payment status listed)

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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