Skill visa

What is a skill visa?

What is an application for permission to engage in activities outside the status of qualification?

A skill visa is a visa for activities that engage in skill-intensive work belonging to special industrial fields under contract with Japanese public and private institutions.

Requirements for acquiring skill visas

In order to acquire a skill visa, it is necessary for the applicant to fall under any of the following and receive compensation equal to or more than the amount equivalent to the compensation incurred when Japanese work.

  1. Skills related to cooking food or manufacturing food, which have been devised in a foreign country and are special in Japan for more than 10 years of practical experience (in a foreign educational institution, (Including), who are engaged in work requiring the skill.
  2. At least 10 years of work experience (10 years for those who are supervised by a foreigner who has 5 years or more of work experience) in the skills of building or civil engineering peculiar to foreign countries. (Including the period of majoring in the subject related to the construction or civil engineering at the educational institution), who is engaged in the work requiring the relevant skill.
  3. A person with at least 10 years of work experience (including a period of majoring in a subject related to the manufacture or repair of the product at a foreign educational institution) in the skill related to the manufacture or repair of a product unique to a foreign country Person engaged in required work.
  4. A person who has more than 10 years of practical experience in the processing of gems, precious metals, and fur (including the period of majoring in the processing related courses at a foreign educational institution) and engages in the work that requires the processing. Person.
  5. A person who has more than 10 years of practical experience in animal training skills (including the period of majoring in a subject related to animal training at a foreign educational institution) and who is engaged in work requiring such skills.
  6. More than 10 years of practical experience (skills related to the skill at foreign educational institutes) for skills related to subsea drilling for oil exploration, drilling for geothermal development, or seafloor geological survey for seafloor mineral exploration Those who have a major) and who are engaged in work requiring the relevant skills.
  7. Persons who have more than 1,000 hours of flight experience in the skill of operating an aircraft and who are engaged in duties as an operator by boarding an aircraft used for the air transportation business prescribed in Article 2, paragraph 17 of the Civil Aeronautics Act. ..
  8. Persons with at least 3 years of work experience in sports instruction skills (including the period of majoring in a subject related to sports instruction at a foreign educational institution and the period of being engaged in the sport with a reward) , A person who is engaged in work requiring the skill, or has participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships, or other international conferences as a sports player, and is engaged in work requiring the skill related to the sport. Those who do.
  9. Have at least 5 years of work experience (including a period of majoring in a course related to wine appraisal at a foreign educational institution) in the skills related to appraisal, evaluation and maintenance of wine quality and provision of wine. Persons who fall under the category of and who are engaged in work requiring the relevant skills.
    • ① Persons who have achieved excellent results at the council held on an international scale on skills related to wine appraisal etc.
    • ② A person who has participated in the International Wine Competition (limited to those whose contestants are limited to 1 names per 1 country).
    • ③ Persons who are qualified for the skills related to wine appraisal etc. by the country (including foreign countries) or local public entities (including foreign local government bodies) or public and private institutions equivalent thereto, those whose ones are prescribed by the Minister of Justice with the public notice .

Attention point of skill visa application

In order to obtain a skill 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.

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)

  1. Apply to Immigration Bureau
    Submit the above documents.
  2. Result notification
    An envelope or postcard delivered to the Immigration Bureau at the time of application will receive notification of the result.
  3. 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.

Skill visa category

There are 4 kinds of categories in the skill visa.
The type of attached document differs depending on the category.
As for the skill of visa, attached document will change depending on what skill.
Broadly, it changes greatly between cooks and others.

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

Attachment documents necessary for application

When trying to perform activities as a cook (activities engaged in work requiring skilled skills).

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

"Category 1"
1. A copy of the quarterly report or a document certifying that it is listed on a Japanese stock exchange (copy)
2. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
3. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
"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)
2. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
3. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
"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. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
3. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
4. Document certifying the applicant's employment history.
  • (1) Cooking person (excluding Thailand)
    (XNUMX) A document that proves the period in which you have been engaged in work requiring skills related to the application, such as a certificate of employment from the institution you belonged to (limited to those that list the institution's name, location and phone number)
    (Including the period of majoring in the subject related to the work at a foreign educational institution) 1 copy
    (1) If you have a certificate issued by a public institution, copy the certificate (in the case of a Chinese chef, a doorbook and vocational qualification certificate) XNUMX copy
  • (2) For Thai chefs
    (5) Document certifying at least 1 years of work experience as a Thai cook (the period of education at an educational institution to meet the requirements for obtaining a certificate regarding the skill level of a Thai cook issued by the Thai Ministry of Labor) XNUMX)
    ② 1 certificate of skill level as a beginner or above Thai cook
    (1) One document certifying that you received a reasonable reward as a Thai chef in Thailand during the one-year period immediately before the application date.
5. One of the following materials that clarifies the applicant's activities etc.
  • ① When concluding a labor contract
    ・ One copy of the work conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
  • ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    ・ A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that establishes executive remuneration or a transcript of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (in the case of a company with a remuneration committee, the minutes of that committee)
6. One of the following materials clarifying the business contents.
  • (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
  • ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
  • ③ Registered matter certificate 1
7. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent fiscal year 1
"Category 4"
1. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
2. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
3. Documents proving the applicant's work history
  • (1) Cooking person (excluding Thailand)
    (XNUMX) A document that proves the period in which you have been engaged in work requiring skills related to the application, such as a certificate of employment from the institution you belonged to (limited to those that list the institution's name, location and phone number)
    (Including the period of majoring in the subject related to the work at a foreign educational institution) 1 copy
    (1) If you have a certificate issued by a public institution, copy the certificate (in the case of a Chinese chef, a doorbook and vocational qualification certificate) XNUMX copy
  • (2) For Thai chefs
    (5) Document certifying at least 1 years of work experience as a Thai cook (the period of education at an educational institution to meet the requirements for obtaining a certificate regarding the skill level of a Thai cook issued by the Thai Ministry of Labor) XNUMX)
    ② 1 certificate of skill level as a beginner or above Thai cook
    (1) One document certifying that you received a reasonable reward as a Thai chef in Thailand during the one-year period immediately before the application date.
4. One of the following materials that clarifies the applicant's activities etc.
  • ① When concluding a labor contract
    ・ One copy of the work conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
  • ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    ・ A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates officer remuneration, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (in the case of a company with a remuneration committee, minutes of that committee)
5. One of the following materials clarifying the business contents.
  • (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
  • ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
  • ③ Registered matter certificate 1
6. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent fiscal year. In the case of a new business, the project plan 1
7. One of the following materials to clarify the reason why it is not possible to submit a statutory report total list such as withholding slip of salary income of the previous year's salary income.
  • (1) For institutions receiving exemption from withholding tax
    ① Exemption certificate for withholding tax of foreign corporations and other documents that clarify that no withholding tax is required
  • (2) For institutions other than (1) above
    ① 1 copy of the notification form for opening a salary payment office
    ② Any of the following materials
    ・ One statement of income tax collection for the most recent three months' salary income, retirement income, etc. (a copy of the one with the receipt date stamp)
    ・ If you receive a special delivery deadline, one document that clarifies that you have received the approval.

【Application for permission to change status of residence】

"Category 1"
1. A copy of the quarterly report or a document certifying that it is listed on a Japanese stock exchange (copy)
2. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
3. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
"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)
2. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
3. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
"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. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
3. Document certifying the applicant's employment history.
  • ① Documents certifying the period of engaging in work requiring skills related to the application, for example, in a certificate of employment from the organization (affiliated institution's name, address and phone number is listed) etc Including the period of majoring in subjects related to the work at the institution of education) 1
  • ② If there is a certificate issued by a public institution, a copy of the certificate (in the case of a Chinese chef, a doorway register and a vocational qualification certificate)
4. One of the following materials that clarifies the applicant's activities etc.
  • ① When concluding a labor contract
    ・ One copy of the working conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
  • ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    ・ A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates officer remuneration, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (in the case of a company with a remuneration committee, minutes of that committee)
5. One of the following materials to clarify the business contents.
  • (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
  • ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
  • ③ Registered matter certificate 1
6. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent fiscal year 1
"Category 4"
1. Documents of the institution that prove the content of the work engaged 1
2. Resume that clearly indicates the agency engaged in the work requiring skills related to the application and the contents and period
3. Document certifying the applicant's employment history.
  • (1) A document certifying the period of engagement in work that requires skills related to the application, such as a certificate of employment from the institution to which you belonged (limited to those that include the name, location, and telephone number of the institution you belong to). (Including the period during which you majored in a subject related to the relevant business at a foreign educational institution) XNUMX copy
  • ② If there is a certificate issued by a public institution, a copy of the certificate (in the case of a Chinese chef, a doorway register and a vocational qualification certificate)
4. One of the following materials that clarifies the applicant's activities etc.
  • ① When concluding a labor contract
    ・ One copy of the working conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
  • ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    ・ A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates officer remuneration, or a copy of the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (in the case of a company with a remuneration committee, minutes of that committee)
5. One of the following materials clarifying the business contents.
  • (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
  • ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
  • ③ Registered matter certificate 1
6. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent fiscal year. In the case of a new business, the project plan 1
7. One of the following materials to clarify the reason why it is not possible to submit a statutory report total list such as withholding slip of salary income of the previous year's salary income.
  • (1) For institutions receiving exemption from withholding tax
    ① Exemption certificate for withholding tax of foreign corporations and other documents that clarify that no withholding tax is required
  • (2) For institutions other than (1) above
    ① 1 copy of the notification form for opening a salary payment office
    ② Any of the following materials
    ・ One statement of income tax collection for the most recent three months' salary income, retirement income, etc. (a copy of the one with the receipt date stamp)
    ・ If you receive a special delivery deadline, one document that clarifies that you have received the approval.

【Application for extension period application period】

"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. Taxation (or tax exemption) certificate of residence tax and tax payment certificate (with 1 total income and taxation status stated) Each 1
When trying to perform activities other than cooks (activities engaged in work requiring skilled skills belonging to industrial special fields).

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

"Category 1"
  1. A copy of the Shikiho or a document certifying that it is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
  2. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
  3. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
"Category 2"
  1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
  2. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
  3. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
"Category 3"
  1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
  2. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
  3. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
  4. A document that proves the applicant's work history.
    (1) Case of foreign unique architect, foreign product manufacturer, animal trainer, sea floor excavation / exploration engineer, jewelry / precious metal / fur processing technician
    ① Documents certifying the period of engaging in work requiring skills related to the application, for example, in a certificate of employment from the organization (affiliated institution's name, address and phone number is listed) etc Including the period of majoring in subjects related to the work at the institution of education) 1
    (2) Pilot case
    ① One document from your institution that proves your flight history of 1,000 hours or more
    (3) For sports leaders
    ① Documents certifying that you were engaged in the practice of sports guidance (including the period of majoring in a subject related to the sports guidance at a foreign educational institution and the period of being engaged in the sports with a reward) 1 copy
    ② One document certifying that you have participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships and other international competitions as an athlete.
    (4) In the case of sommelier
    ① Employment certificate (limited to the name, address and telephone number of the institution you belonged to) for appraisal, evaluation and retention of wine quality and provision of wine (hereinafter referred to as "wine appraisal") A document certifying your work experience (including the period of majoring in a course related to wine appraisal at a foreign educational institution) 1 copy
    ② Those who do not have the above two materials or the above two materials are the third materials
    • ・ One document certifying that excellent results were obtained at the international conference on skills related to wine appraisal (hereinafter referred to as "International Sommelier Competition")
    • ・ Documents certifying that the country has become a representative of the International Sommelier Competition
      (Limited to one participant per country) 1 copy
    • ・ Regarding skills related to wine appraisal, etc. (including foreign countries) or local governments
      1 document certifying that there is a qualification recognized by a public or private organization (including foreign local governments) or an equivalent public or private organization that the Minister of Justice stipulates in the notification.
  5. One of the following materials that clarifies the content of the applicant's activities.
    ① When concluding a labor contract
    ・ One copy of the working conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
    ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    ・ One copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive remuneration or the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (minutes of the remuneration committee, if the company has a remuneration committee)
  6. One of the following materials that clarify the business content.
    (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
    ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
    ③ Registered matter certificate 1
  7. 1 copy of the financial statements for the most recent year
"Category 4"
  1. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
  2. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
  3. A document that proves the applicant's work history.
    (1) Case of foreign unique architect, foreign product manufacturer, animal trainer, sea floor excavation / exploration engineer, jewelry / precious metal / fur processing technician
    ① Documents certifying the period of engaging in work requiring skills related to the application, for example, in a certificate of employment from the organization (affiliated institution's name, address and phone number is listed) etc Including the period of majoring in subjects related to the work at the institution of education) 1
    (2) Pilot case
    ① One document from your institution that proves your flight history of 1,000 hours or more
(3) For sports leaders
① Documents certifying that you were engaged in the practice of sports guidance (including the period of majoring in a subject related to the sports guidance at a foreign educational institution and the period of being engaged in the sports with a reward) 1 copy
② One document certifying that you have participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships and other international competitions as an athlete.
(4) In the case of sommelier
① Employment certificate (limited to the name, address and telephone number of the institution to which you belonged) for appraisal, evaluation and retention of wine quality and provision of wine (hereinafter referred to as "wine appraisal") Documents proving your work experience
(Including the period of majoring in wine appraisal courses at a foreign educational institution) 1 copy ② Those who do not have the above two materials or the above two materials are the third materials
  • ・ One document certifying that excellent results were obtained at the international conference on skills related to wine appraisal (hereinafter referred to as "International Sommelier Competition")
  • ・ Documents certifying that the country has become a representative of the International Sommelier Competition
    (Limited to one participant per country) 1 copy
  • ・ Regarding skills related to wine appraisal, etc. (including foreign countries) or local governments
    1 document certifying that there is a qualification recognized by a public or private organization (including foreign local governments) or an equivalent public or private organization that the Minister of Justice stipulates in the notification.
  • One of the following materials that clarifies the content of the applicant's activities.
    ① When concluding a labor contract
    ・ One copy of the working conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
    ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
    ・ One copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive remuneration or the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (minutes of the remuneration committee, if the company has a remuneration committee)
  • One of the following materials that clarify the business content.
    (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
    ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
    ③ Registered matter certificate 1
  • A copy of the financial statements for the most recent year. 1 business plan for new business
  • One of the following materials that clarifies the reason why you cannot submit the legal record totals table such as the withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year.
    (1) For institutions receiving exemption from withholding tax
    ① Exemption certificate for withholding tax of foreign corporations and other documents that clarify that no withholding tax is required
    (2) For institutions other than (1) above
    • ① 1 copy of the notification form for opening a salary payment office
    • ② Any of the following materials
      ・ Income tax collection statement for salary income, retirement income, etc. for the last 3 months
      (A copy of the one with the receipt date stamp) 1 copy

      ・ If you receive a special delivery deadline, one document that clarifies that you have received the approval.
  • "Category 1"
    1. A copy of the Shikiho or a document certifying that it is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
    2. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
    3. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
    "Category 2"
    1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
    2. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
    3. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
    "Category 3"
    1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
    2. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
    3. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
    4. A document that proves the applicant's work history.
      (1) Case of foreign unique architect, foreign product manufacturer, animal trainer, sea floor excavation / exploration engineer, jewelry / precious metal / fur processing technician
      ① Documents certifying the period of engaging in work requiring skills related to the application, for example, in a certificate of employment from the organization (affiliated institution's name, address and phone number is listed) etc Including the period of majoring in subjects related to the work at the institution of education) 1
      (2) Pilot case
      ① One document from your institution that proves your flight history of 1,000 hours or more
      (3) For sports leaders
      • ① Documents certifying that you were engaged in the practice of sports guidance (including the period of majoring in a subject related to the sports guidance at a foreign educational institution and the period of being engaged in the sports with a reward) 1 copy
      • ② One document certifying that you have participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships and other international competitions as an athlete.
      (4) In the case of sommelier
      • ① Employment certificate (limited to the name, address and telephone number of the institution you belonged to) for appraisal, evaluation and retention of wine quality and provision of wine (hereinafter referred to as "wine appraisal") A document certifying your work experience (including the period of majoring in a course related to wine appraisal at a foreign educational institution) 1 copy
      • ② Those who do not have the above two materials or the above two materials are the third materials
        ・ One document certifying that excellent results were obtained at the international conference on skills related to wine appraisal (hereinafter referred to as "International Sommelier Competition")
        ・ Documents certifying that the country has become a representative of the International Sommelier Competition
        (Limited to one participant per country) 1 copy
        ・ Regarding skills related to wine appraisal, etc. (including foreign countries) or local governments
        1 document certifying that there is a qualification recognized by a public or private organization (including foreign local governments) or an equivalent public or private organization that the Minister of Justice stipulates in the notification.
    5. One of the following materials that clarifies the content of the applicant's activities.
      ① When concluding a labor contract
      ・ One copy of the working conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
      ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
      ・ One copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive remuneration or the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (minutes of the remuneration committee, if the company has a remuneration committee)
    6. One of the following materials that clarify the business content.
      (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
      ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
      ③ Registered matter certificate 1
  • 1 copy of the financial statements for the most recent year
  • "Category 4"
    1. One document from your institution that certifies the work you are doing
    2. Resume that clearly indicates the institution and the content and period of work that requires skills related to the application
    3. A document that proves the applicant's work history.
      (1) Case of foreign unique architect, foreign product manufacturer, animal trainer, sea floor excavation / exploration engineer, jewelry / precious metal / fur processing technician
      ① Documents certifying the period of engaging in work requiring skills related to the application, for example, in a certificate of employment from the organization (affiliated institution's name, address and phone number is listed) etc Including the period of majoring in subjects related to the work at the institution of education) 1
      (2) Pilot case
      ① One document from your institution that proves your flight history of 1,000 hours or more
      (3) For sports leaders
      ① Documents certifying that you were engaged in the practice of sports guidance (including the period of majoring in a subject related to the sports guidance at a foreign educational institution and the period of being engaged in the sports with a reward) 1 copy
      ② One document certifying that you have participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships and other international competitions as an athlete.
      (4) In the case of sommelier
      • ① Employment certificate (limited to the name, address and telephone number of the institution you belonged to) for appraisal, evaluation and retention of wine quality and provision of wine (hereinafter referred to as "wine appraisal") A document certifying your work experience (including the period of majoring in a course related to wine appraisal at a foreign educational institution) 1 copy
      • ② Those who do not have the above two materials or the above two materials are the third materials
        ・ One document certifying that excellent results were obtained at the international conference on skills related to wine appraisal (hereinafter referred to as "International Sommelier Competition")
        ・ Documents certifying that the country has become a representative of the International Sommelier Competition
        (Limited to one participant per country) 1 copy

        ・ Regarding skills related to wine appraisal, etc. (including foreign countries) or local governments
        1 document certifying that there is a qualification recognized by a public or private organization (including foreign local governments) or an equivalent public or private organization that the Minister of Justice stipulates in the notification.
    4. One of the following materials that clarifies the content of the applicant's activities.
      • ① When concluding a labor contract
        ・ One copy of the working conditions to be delivered to the worker based on Article 15 (1) of the Labor Standards Act and Article 5 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act.
      • ② When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
        ・ One copy of the Articles of Incorporation that stipulates executive remuneration or the minutes of the general meeting of shareholders that resolved executive remuneration (minutes of the remuneration committee, if the company has a remuneration committee)
    5. One of the following materials that clarify the business content.
      • (1) A guide in which the history, officers, organization, business details (including major customers and transaction results) etc of the work place etc are described in detail 1
      • ② Documents conforming to the above ① prepared by other work place etc. 1
      • ③ Registered matter certificate 1
    6. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent year. 1 business plan for new business
    7. One of the following materials that clarifies the reason why you cannot submit the legal record totals table such as the withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year.
      • (1) For institutions receiving exemption from withholding tax
        ① Exemption certificate for withholding tax of foreign corporations and other documents that clarify that no withholding tax is required
      • (2) For institutions other than (1) above
        • ① 1 copy of the notification form for opening a salary payment office
        • ② Any of the following materials
          ・ Income tax collection statement for salary income, retirement income, etc. for the last 3 months(A copy of the one with the receipt date stamp) 1 copy
          ・ If you receive a special delivery deadline, one document that clarifies that you have received the approval.

    【Application for extension period application period】

    "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. 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 of foreign languages, please attach a translation.

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