List of status of residence "advanced professionals" and requirements for acquisition and documents to be submitted

About advanced profession

What kind of status of residence is [advanced profession]?

■ A highly specialized profession is a status of residence for foreigners who contribute to the economic development of Japan through their advanced knowledge and skills.
■ Advanced professionals are "High Professional Number 1"When"High Professional Number 2It is divided into.
■ In the "Future Investment Strategy 29" approved by the Cabinet on June 6, 9, 2017 highly-skilled foreign human resources will be certified by the end of 2020.
 Furthermore, it is a status of residence announced that it aims to certify 2022 highly-skilled foreign human resources by the end of 20,000.

 

reference:Changes in the number of certified cases (cumulative) of the advanced human resources point system

Quote: Immigration Bureau of Japan
Conditions: 2015-2019, in advanced academic research activities, advanced specialized / technical activities, advanced management / management activities in each year
   The total number approved by the Immigration Bureau of Japan.

Advanced Professional 1What is it?

Highly professionals are classified into the following three types.

XNUMX. XNUMX."Highly specialized profession No. XNUMX a" that conducts advanced academic research activities such as researchers and teachers
XNUMX."Highly specialized profession No. XNUMX b" who works as an expert in natural sciences, humanities, etc., and a professional company worker
XNUMX. XNUMX."Highly specialized profession No. XNUMX c" applicable to managers, entrepreneurs, etc.

Classification

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XNUMX. XNUMX.Advanced academic research activities (advanced professionals No. XNUMX a)

Activities to conduct research, research guidance, and education under contracts with public and private institutions in Japan.

XNUMX.Highly specialized and technical activities (highly specialized occupation No. XNUMX b)

Activities to engage in knowledge or work belonging to the fields of natural sciences and humanities under contract with public and private institutions in Japan.

XNUMX. XNUMX.Advanced Business Management / Activities (Advanced Professional No. XNUMX C)

Activities to manage business or engage in management work at public and private institutions in Japan.

What is the advanced human resources point system?

The activities of highly-skilled foreign human resources are classified into "high-level professionals No. XNUMX a", "high-level professionals No. XNUMX b", and "high-level professionals No. XNUMX c", but according to the characteristics of each activity, "educational background" Points are set for each item such as "work history," "annual income," and "research achievements."

By satisfying the criteria for this point, you will be able to obtain a status of residence in principle.

 

Reference: Partial excerpt from the score table

Education

Advanced Academic Research Field

Highly specialized / technical field

Advanced management / management field

PhD (excluding professional degrees) holders

30 points

Ph.D. holders (excluding professional degrees)

30 points

Obtained a PhD or Master's degree
A person

20 points

Master's degree (including doctoral degree in professional profession) holder

20 points

Master's degree (professional expo
Including swordsman. )Acquirer

20 points

Graduated from college or with this
Received equal or better education
Person (Ph.D. or Master's degree)
Excludes the acquirer. )

10 points

Graduated from college or with this
Those who have received the same or higher education (excluding doctoral or master's degree holders)

10 points

Graduated from college or with this
Those who have received the same or higher education (excluding doctoral or master's degree holders)

10 points

Expo in multiple fields
Master's degree, master's degree or profession
Those who have a degree

5 points

Those who have a PhD, Master's degree or professional degree in multiple fields

5 points

Those who have a PhD, Master's degree or professional degree in multiple fields

5 points

Work history
(work experience)

 

 

From 10 years

20 points

From 10 years

25 points

From 7 years

15 points

From 7 years

15 points

From 7 years

20 points

From 5 years

10 points

From 5 years

10 points

From 5 years

15 points

From 3 years

5 points

From 3 years

5 points

From 3 years

10 points

annual income

Points according to age group
Lower limit of annual income granted
Are different.Details
See ②

10-40 points

Points according to age group
Lower limit of annual income granted
Are different.Details
See ②

10-40 points

3,000 million yen ~

50 points

2,500 million yen ~

40 points

2,000 million yen ~

30 points

1,500 million yen ~

20 points

1,000 million yen ~

10 points

Age

~ 29 years old

15 points

~ 29 years old

15 points

 

~ 34 years old

10 points

~ 34 years old

10 points

~ 39 years old

5 points

~ 39 years old

5 points

Bonus item

Additional points (omitted) if applicable to each other bonus

Passing score

70 points

70 points

70 points

About 7 incentives

A.Allowance of complex residence activities
Normally, you can only carry out activities approved by a permitted visa.
If you engage in activities outside the status of qualification without obtaining permission for activities outside the status of qualification, it is illegal.
However, by obtaining a highly professional visa, you will be able to carry out activities that span multiple visas..

Two.Grant of period of stay "5 years"
If you have a high-level professional status of residence, you will be granted a period of stay of 5 years from the beginning.
Normally, the period of stay differs depending on the status of residence, such as "5 years, 3 years, 1 year, 4 months, 3 months".
The status of residence for the first 5 years will not be granted, and the period of stay will be extended after the period of stay of 1 to 3 years has been granted.

Three.Relaxation of permanent residence permit requirements related to residence history
Permanent residence permit requires a period of stay of 10 years or more in Japan.
However, from April 2017, under the "Japanese Advanced Foreign Human Resources Green Card System", if you are an advanced professional, the residence requirement for permanent residence permit application is 4 years if you have 3 or more advanced human resources points from 70 years ago. If it is 3 points or more, it will be shortened to one year.

Four.Spouse employment
As a general rule, foreigners residing on a family stay visa cannot work unless they have obtained a permit for activities outside the status of qualification.
However, spouses of foreigners with advanced professional qualifications obtain these statuses of residence only for activities that fall under the statuses of residence such as "technical / humanistic knowledge / international business", "education", "research", and "entertainment". You can work even if you don't.

XNUMX.Parental companion under certain conditions
If you are a parent of a highly professional foreigner, you can get a visa for the parent of the highly professional foreigner or your spouse only if you take care of a child with an annual household income of 800 million yen or more and under 7 years old.

XNUMX.Accompanied by domestic servants under certain conditions
Visas for domestic servants employed by highly specialized foreigners are now accepted.
For example, it is necessary to meet the requirements such as an annual household income of 1,000 million yen or more and a monthly salary of 20 yen or more for domestic servants.

XNUMX.Priority processing of immigration and residence procedures
The examination period at the Immigration Bureau of Japan, which takes at least 3 months at the latest, will be available within about 10 days for applications for issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility, and within about 5 days for applications for change of status of residence.

If you are a highly specialized foreigner, you can complete the residence procedure in a short period of time.

Advanced Professional 2What is it?

Advanced Professional 1After getting a visa and working in Japan for more than 3 years,Advanced Professional 2You can change your visa to.

Advanced Professional 2About the merits of]
Advanced Professional 2If you are a foreigner, your period of stay will be indefinite and you will be able to live permanently.
■ Activity restrictions will be greatly relaxed.
■ You can continue to receive preferential treatment such as spouse's employment, accompanying parents and domestic employees, and priority processing of immigration and residence procedures.
■ Unlike the first foreigner in the advanced profession, even if you change jobs, you do not need permission to change your status of residence and you only need to submit a notification..

Please note that unlike permanent residence, if you do not engage in highly specialized activities for half a year, your visa may be revoked, so you need to be careful about unemployment.

Precautions for obtaining a highly professional visa

Advanced Professional 1If you obtain a visa for, a designation with the name of the institution and company you belong to will be pasted on your passport.

Since it is assumed that you will work at one of the listed institutions, you will need to change your status of residence if you want to change jobs.

Procedures for foreigners entering Japan from now on

If you are a foreigner entering Japan and are considering obtaining a status of residence for a highly-skilled professional, you will need to proceed with the following procedures.

■ Application at the window of the Regional Immigration Bureau

XNUMX. XNUMX. "Advanced Professional 1"(Any of I, Ro, Ha) will apply for the issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility.
  This procedure can be applied by foreigners who are planning to enter Japan, administrative scriveners, etc.

XNUMX. XNUMX.Related to the activities to be carried outPoint calculation tableSubmit materials to prove the points based onAdvanced Professional 1I offer to certify my status of residence.

■ Examination by the Immigration Bureau of Japan
The "Compliance with Landing Conditions" listed in "Immigration Law, Article 7, Paragraph 1, Item 2" of the application will be examined, and points will be calculated at this time.
In case of nonconformity, you will be punished by not issuing a Certificate of Eligibility.

If the applicant meets the conditions of other status of residence for the purpose of working, a certificate of status of residence related to the status of residence will be issued if the applicant so desires.

■ Issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
At the time of application, the examination of the suitability of landing conditions for foreigners has already been completed.
Therefore, by presenting the Certificate of Eligibility when applying for a visa at a diplomatic mission abroad, and by possessing this certificate and visa at the time of landing examination at Japan's Air Sea Port, smooth visa issuance and landing examination procedures can be carried out. Will be.

As a result, you will be able to receive a certificate of status of residence in a short period of time.

Procedures for foreigners residing in Japan

If you are a foreigner who is already residing in Japan or a foreigner who is currently residing as a highly-skilled foreigner and wants to renew your period of stay, proceed as follows.

■ Application at the window of the Regional Immigration Bureau
Regardless of whether you apply for permission to change your status of residence or apply for permission to renew your period of stay
Prepare and submit a "point calculation table" and "materials to prove points" related to the activities that foreigners intend to carry out..

■ Examination by the Immigration Bureau of Japan
The examination will be conducted by the Immigration Bureau of Japan.

 

[Points of examination]
XNUMX. XNUMX.The activity you are trying to carry out is an activity as a highly-skilled foreign human resource
70.The result of point calculation is XNUMX points or more
XNUMX. XNUMX.Good status of residence

If it is less than 70 points, it will be disapproved.
However, in the case of an application for permission to change the status of residence, if the period of stay under the original status of residence remains, you can continue to stay under the status of residence.

If you meet the point requirements such as 70 points or more, you will be allowed to change your status of residence and renew your period of stay.

 


Reference: Required documents, etc.

Advanced human resources residing in "advanced professionals" and their related parties

Advanced foreign human resources (related to "advanced professionals No. XNUMX")

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
• Application for permission to change status of residence
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay

Advanced foreign human resources (related to "advanced professionals No. XNUMX")

• Application for permission to change status of residence

Working spouse of highly-skilled foreign personnel

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
• Application for permission to change status of residence
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay

Domestic servants of highly-skilled foreign personnel

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
(Immigration zone same type)
• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
(Family situation type)
• Application for permission to change status of residence
(Family situation type)
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay
(Common to immigration and family circumstances)

Advanced foreign personnel or their spouses who intend to provide necessary support such as raising children under the age of XNUMX or assisting pregnant advanced foreign personnel or pregnant advanced foreign personnel or their spouses. Parents

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
• Application for permission to change status of residence
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay

 

Persons involved in highly-skilled foreign human resources residing in "specific activities"

 Spouse or child dependent on highly-skilled foreign personnel

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
• Application for permission to change status of residence
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay

 Working spouse of highly-skilled foreign personnel

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
• Application for permission to change status of residence
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay

Domestic servants of highly-skilled foreign personnel

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
(Immigration zone same type)
• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
(Family situation type)
• Application for permission to change status of residence
(Family situation type)
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay
(Common to immigration and family circumstances)

Advanced foreign personnel or their spouses who intend to provide necessary support such as raising children under the age of XNUMX or assisting pregnant advanced foreign personnel or pregnant advanced foreign personnel or their spouses. Parents

• Application for issuance of Certificate of Eligibility
• Application for permission to change status of residence
• Application for permission to renew the period of stay

 

Summary of procedures for entering Japan as a highly-skilled foreign human resource

☑ If you are considering entering the country as a highly-skilled foreign human resource, you need to apply for certification regarding “Highly Professional Professional No. 1 Lee Lo Ha”.

☑ When applying for the issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility, submit the “Point Statement” calculated based on the published point table.

☑ If you reach the passing score (70 points or more), submit the point statement with proof materials attached.

☑ As a result of the examination, if you can enter the country with work qualifications and the points are above the passing score,One of the Certificates of Eligibility for "Highly Professional No. XNUMX Lee Lo Ha" will be issued.

☑ If you apply for a visa to a diplomatic mission abroad with the issued Certificate of Eligibility and a visa is issued,You will be required to carry out the landing application procedure with the Certificate of Eligibility and Visa.

 

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