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Technology / Humanities Knowledge · What is International Business Visa?

Technology / Humanities Knowledge · What is International Business Visa?

This is a status of residence designed to work in Japan, which many people call a "working visa". Previously, it was divided into two, "technical visa" and "humanitarian knowledge / international business visa".

 

Activities that can be done in Japan etc.

Based on contracts with public and private organizations in Japan, based on the fields of science, engineering or other natural sciences or businesses requiring skills or knowledge belonging to the fields of law, economics, sociology or other humanities, or foreign cultures Activities engaged in work requiring thought or susceptibility.
As a prerequisite, activities requiring expert skills or knowledge of a certain level or more based on academic sophistication or activities requiring a certain level of professional abilities based on thoughts or susceptibility based on foreign cultures .

[Applicable example]
Engineers such as mechanical engineering, interpreters, designers, language teachers of private corporations, etc.
There are several other recognized industries, but please contact us for details.

【Period of stay】
5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 monthsMonth

Requirements for acquiring skills, humanities, international business visas

  1. It meets the requirements of academic background or work experience (work experience).
    Educational background (common matters)
    Graduated from a university majoring in a specialized field related to the business you plan to engage in.
    Work experience (work experience)
    10 years or more (technology and humanities knowledge) 3 years or more (international work)
    Passed the examination related to information processing technology, possession of qualification (technology)
  2. To receive reward equal to or greater than Japanese.
  3. Stability / continuity of company at work place.
  4. Be not faulty.

There are other requirements as well, so please do not hesitate to ask.

Necessary documents and procedures for applying for a work visa

Click here to call a foreigner in Japan to Japan (Application for Certificate of Eligibility)
Click here to change the status of residence of foreigners with other visas to work visas (application for permission to change status of residence)
Click here to renew the period of stay of a foreigner who has a work visa (application for permission to renew the period of stay)

"Application for Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status" to invite foreigners in Japan to Japan

Required documents

    1. Application forms
      ① Application documents
      ② Picture (Vertical 4 cm × Width 3 cm) 1 Leaves
      * No hat, no background, and clear shot taken from the front within 3 months before application.
      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
      ・ Return envelope (one fixed envelope with a 404 yen stamp (for simple registered mail) attached)
    2. Documents for each category

Click here to check the category

Category 1
    • ① A copy of the four seasons reports or a document certifying that the company is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
    • (2) A document (copy) certifying that the establishment has been approved by the competent government agency.
  1. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
Category 2
  1. Total table of the statutory report of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year's staff (copy with reception stamp)
  2. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
Category 3
  1. Total table of the statutory report of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year's staff (copy with reception stamp)
  2. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
  3. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
    (1) When signing a labor contract
    ① Employment contract or working condition notice
    (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    (1) A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive compensation, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved the executive compensation
    (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or as an officer of an organization other than a company
    (1) A document of the organization that clarifies the status (work in charge) and the amount of compensation paid
  4. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
    (1) Resume that clearly stated the organization, content, and period of the job that required technical or knowledge related to the application
    (2) Any of the following documents certifying academic background or work history XNUMX) A certificate of graduation from a university or the like or a document certifying that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than this. If you are a DOEACC qualification holder, DOEACC qualification certificate (level "A", "B", "C" only)
    (2) A document that proves the period in which you have been engaged in related work with a certificate of employment, etc. Including certificate from school.)
    (3) For IT engineers, a test certificate or qualification certificate or qualification certificate related to "information processing technology" specified by the Minister of Justice with a special notice
    ④If you are engaged in work that requires thinking or sensitivity based on a foreign culture (except for those who graduated from university who are engaged in translation / interpretation or language instruction), the related work is 3 years Documents that prove the above work experience
  5. Certificate of entry
  6. One of the following documents clarifying business contents
    ① Guidebook in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc. of the work place etc are described in detail
    ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc
Category 4
  1. Total table of the statutory report of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year's staff (copy with reception stamp)
  2. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
  3. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
    (1) When signing a labor contract ① Employment contract or notification of working conditions
    (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    (1) A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive compensation, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved the executive compensation
    (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or as an officer of an organization other than a company
    (1) A document of the organization that clarifies the status (work in charge) and the amount of compensation paid
  4. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
    (1) Resume that clearly stated the organization, content, and period of the job that required technical or knowledge related to the application
    (2) One of the following documents that proves educational background or work history, etc.
    (1) Graduation certificate from a university or other document that certifies that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than that. In the case of DOEACC system qualification holders, DOEACC qualification certificate (limited to “A”, “B” and “C”)
    (2) A document that proves the period in which you have been engaged in related work with a certificate of employment, etc. Including certificate from school.)
    (3) For IT engineers, a test certificate or qualification certificate or qualification certificate related to "information processing technology" specified by the Minister of Justice with a special notice
    ④If you are engaged in work that requires thinking or sensitivity based on a foreign culture (except for those who graduated from university who are engaged in translation / interpretation or language instruction), the related work is 3 years Documents that prove the above work experience
  5. Certificate of entry
  6. One of the following documents clarifying business contents
    (1) Guidance that details the history of the company, officers, organization, business details (including major clients and transaction results), etc.
    (2) Documents prepared by other employers, etc. in accordance with (1) above
  7. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent year. Business plan for new business
  8. To clarify the reason why you can not submit a statutory report total list such as withholding slip of salary income of previous year's staff income One of the following materials
    (1) For organizations that are exempt from withholding
    ① Exemption certificate for withholding of foreign corporations and other documents that clarify that no withholding is required
    (2) Institutions other than (1) above
    ① A copy of notification of establishment of salary payment office, etc.
    ② Any of the following materials

Procedure flow

In order to call a foreigner who is in a foreign country to Japan on a work visa, the foreigner can come to Japan and apply, or the person in charge in Japan will apply.
1. Collect the above required documents.
Go to 2. Immigration Office and submit.
3. You will receive a certificate of eligibility for residence status by envelope. (In the case of non-delivery, you will receive a non-delivery notice)

"Application for permission to change status of residence" to change the status of residence of foreigners with other visas to work visas

Required documents

  1. Application forms
    ① Application documents
    ② Picture (Vertical 4 cm × Width 3 cm) 1 Leaves
    * No hat, no background, and clear shot taken from the front within 3 months before application.
    Please describe the name of the applicant on the back of the photo and paste it in the photo column of the application form.
  2. Residence card and passport
  3. Documents for each category

Click here to check the category

Category 1
    • ① A copy of the four seasons reports or a document certifying that the company is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
    • (2) A document (copy) certifying that the establishment has been approved by the competent government agency.
  1. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
Category 2
  1. Total table of the statutory report of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year's staff (copy with reception stamp)
  2. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
Category 3
  1. Total table of the statutory report of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year's staff (copy with reception stamp)
  2. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
  3. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
    (1) When signing a labor contract
    ① Employment contract or working condition notice
    (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    (1) A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive compensation, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved the executive compensation
    (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or as an officer of an organization other than a company
    (1) A document of the organization that clarifies the status (work in charge) and the amount of compensation paid
  4. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
    (1) Resume that clearly stated the organization, content, and period of the job that required technical or knowledge related to the application
    (2) One of the following documents that proves educational background or work history, etc.
    (1) Graduation certificate from a university or other document that certifies that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than that. In the case of DOEACC system qualification holders, DOEACC qualification certificate (limited to “A”, “B” and “C”)
    (2) A document that proves the period in which you have been engaged in related work with a certificate of employment, etc. Including certificate from school.)
    (3) For IT engineers, a test certificate or qualification certificate or qualification certificate related to "information processing technology" specified by the Minister of Justice with a special notice
    ④If you are engaged in work that requires thinking or sensitivity based on a foreign culture (except for those who graduated from university who are engaged in translation / interpretation or language instruction), the related work is 3 years Documents that prove the above work experience
  5. Certificate of entry
  6. One of the following documents clarifying business contents
    (1) Guidance that details the history of the company, officers, organization, business details (including major clients and transaction results), etc.
    (2) Documents prepared by other employers, etc. in accordance with (1) above
  7. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent fiscal year
Category 4
  1. Total table of the statutory report of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year's staff (copy with reception stamp)
  2. A document certifying that a person who has graduated from a vocational school and has been granted the title of professional or highly specialized is granted the title of professional or highly specialized.
  3. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
    (1) When signing a labor contract ① Employment contract or notification of working conditions
    (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    (1) A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive compensation, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved the executive compensation
    (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or as an officer of an organization other than a company
    (1) A document of the organization that clarifies the status (work in charge) and the amount of compensation paid
  4. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
    (1) Resume that clearly stated the organization, content, and period of the job that required technical or knowledge related to the application
    (2) One of the following documents that proves educational background or work history, etc.
    (1) Graduation certificate from a university or other document that certifies that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than that. In the case of DOEACC system qualification holders, DOEACC qualification certificate (limited to “A”, “B” and “C”)
    (2) A document that proves the period in which you have been engaged in related work with a certificate of employment, etc. Including certificate from school.)
    (3) For IT engineers, a test certificate or qualification certificate or qualification certificate related to "information processing technology" specified by the Minister of Justice with a special notice
    ④If you are engaged in work that requires thinking or sensitivity based on a foreign culture (except for those who graduated from university who are engaged in translation / interpretation or language instruction), the related work is 3 years Documents that prove the above work experience
  5. Certificate of entry
  6. One of the following documents clarifying business contents
    (1) Guidance that details the history of the company, officers, organization, business details (including major clients and transaction results), etc.
    (2) Documents prepared by other employers, etc. in accordance with (1) above
  7. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent year. Business plan for new business
  8. To clarify the reason why you can not submit a statutory report total list such as withholding slip of salary income of previous year's staff income One of the following materials
    (1) For organizations that are exempt from withholding
    ① Exemption certificate for withholding of foreign corporations and other documents that clarify that no withholding is required
    (2) Institutions other than (1) above
    ① A copy of notification of establishment of salary payment office, etc.
    ② Any of the following materials
    ・ Statement of income tax collection for salary income and retirement income for the last 3 months (a copy of the receipt date stamp)
    ・ Documents that clearly show that the delivery date has been approved if it has been received.

Procedure flow

The change of status of residence on a work visa will be made by the foreigner.
1. Collect the above required documents.
Go to 2. Immigration Office and submit.
A postcard arrives from 3.
4. With your residence card, passport, and 4,000 yen revenue stamp, go to immigration and receive a new residence card.

“Residence period renewal permission application” to renew the period of stay of a foreigner who has a work visa

Required documents

  1. Application forms
    ① Application documents
    ② Picture (Vertical 4 cm × Width 3 cm) 1 Leaves
    * No hat, no background, and clear shot taken from the front within 3 months before application.
    Please describe the name of the applicant on the back of the photo and paste it in the photo column of the application form.
  2. Residence card and passport
  3. Documents for each category

Click here to check the category

Category 1 1. A copy of the quarterly report or a document certifying that it is listed on a Japanese stock exchange (copy)
Category 2 1. Total table of statutory report of source withholding slip of salary income for the previous year (copy of one with reception stamp)
Category 3 1. Total table of statutory report of source withholding slip of salary income for the previous year (copy of one with reception stamp)
2. Taxation (or tax exemption) certificate of residence tax and tax payment certificate (with 1 total income and taxation status stated) Each 1
Category 4 1. Resident taxation (or tax exemption) certificate and tax payment certificate (recording total income and tax payment status for 1 year)

Procedure flow

The change of status of residence on a work visa will be made by the foreigner.
1. Collect the above required documents.
Go to 2. Immigration Office and submit.
A postcard arrives from 3.
4. With your residence card, passport, and 4,000 yen revenue stamp, go to immigration and receive a new residence card.

Technical / humanistic knowledge / international work (working visa) categories

In applying for technical / humanities knowledge / international business visa, firstly we will check which categories the company the applicant works for.
There are four categories of technology, humanities and international work visas. The type of attached documents when applying is different depending on the category.

Category 1 Companies that are listed, mutual companies engaged in insurance business, Japan or foreign national / local public entities, independent administrative agencies, special corporations / authorized corporations, public interest corporations of Japanese national and local public entities, annexed to the Corporation Tax Act 1 Public corporation listed.
Category 2 In the statutory report total of the withholding slip of salary income for the previous year in the table, withholding tax amount of withholding tax summary table of salary income in excess of X million
Category 3 Organizations / individuals (excluding category 2) to which statutory document total table such as withholding slip of salary income of previous year's salary income was submitted
Category 4 Groups and individuals not applicable to any of the above

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 of foreign languages, please attach a translation.

Visa application fee

▼ Plan list

* Including revenue stamp fee, tax included Prices

Technology / Humanities / International work (Working visa)

Applying for Certificate of Eligibility ¥ 77,000
Apply for change of status of residence ¥ 77,000
Apply for extension of period of stay ¥ 38,500

 

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