Medical visa

What is a medical visa?

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

A medical visa is a visa for activities engaged in medical work related to doing by a doctor, a dentist or other legally qualified person. That is, a medical visa is a visa that is necessary to engage in occupations that can not be done unless you have medical qualifications in Japan.

Requirements for obtaining a medical visa

  1. The applicant is a doctor, a dentist, a pharmacist, a public health nurse, a midwife, a nurse, a nurse, a nurse, a dental hygienist, a medical radiology technician, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a vision trainer, a clinical engineer or a prosthetic brace Engage in receiving compensation equal to or more than the compensation paid when Japanese work engages in business as a professional.
  2. When the applicant intends to engage in duty as a dentist, the work falls under any of the following.
    ① After receiving a license from a dentist in Japan, within the period of 6 years, the university or university medical department, dental department or hospital affiliated with a research institute attached to the medical department, dentist law (Showa 23 Law No. 202) ) Work to be conducted as training at a hospital designated by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare or a hospital having the same function as the hospital specified by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in accordance with the provisions of Article 16, Article 2
    (2) Duties related to medical treatment to be conducted in hospitals or clinics located in areas where it is difficult to secure dental practitioners in what is specified by the Minister of Justice with the public notice
  3. If the applicant intends to engage in business as an insurer, midwife or associate nurse, after receiving a license from a public health nurse, midwife or assistant nurse in Japan, he / she shall operate as a training during the period within 4 years To do.
  4. When the applicant intends to engage in business as a nurse, conduct business as training during a period within 7 years after receiving a license of a nurse in Japan.
  5. When the applicant intends to engage in operations as a pharmacist, a dental hygienist, a medical radiology technician, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a vision exerciser, a clinical engineer or a prosthetist, a medical institution or pharmacy in Japan To be invited to.

Notes on medical visa application

To obtain a medical visa, it is difficult to obtain a visa unless it is sufficiently documented in writing that it has 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. A medical visa can obtain a visa for 5 years, 3 years or 1 years.

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)
  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 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.

Category of medical visa

There are 2 types of categories in medical visas.
The type of attached document differs depending on the category.

  • "Category 1"
    Doctor / dentist
  • "Category 2"
    Persons other than doctors and dentists
    ① pharmacist
    ② Public health nurse
    ③ Midwife
    ④ nurse
    ⑤ Associate nurse
    ⑥ Dental Hygienist
    ⑦ Medical radiology technician
    ⑧ Physical therapist
    ⑨ Occupational therapist
    ⑩ Occupational Trainer
    ⑪ Clinical Engineering Engineer
    ⑫ Prosthetist prosthetist

Attachment documents necessary for application

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

  • "Category 1"
    A document certifying that the applicant is a Japanese doctor or a dentist in Japan (a copy of a certificate or a certificate) 1
  • "Category 2"
    1. A document certifying Japan's qualification corresponding to category 2 (a copy of a certificate or a certificate) 1
    2. Materials that clarify the outline of the institution to work (in the case of an institution that requires permission to establish a hospital, clinic, etc., the date when the permission was received is specified)
      ① Register transcript
      ② Guidebook (photo of business office, business overview etc.)

【Application for permission to change status of residence】

  • "Category 1"
    A document certifying that the applicant is a Japanese doctor or a dentist in Japan (a copy of a certificate or a certificate) 1
  • "Category 2"
    1. A document certifying Japan's qualification corresponding to category 2 (a copy of a certificate or a certificate) 1
    2. Materials that clarify the outline of the institution to work (in the case of an institution that requires permission to establish a hospital, clinic, etc., the date when the permission was received is specified)
      ① Register transcript
      ② Guidebook (photo of business office, business overview etc.)

【Application for extension period application period】

  • "Category 1"
    In principle, documents other than application forms are not necessary.
  • "Category 2"
    1. One (1) each tax (or tax exemption) certificate of residence tax and tax payment certificate (one year's gross income and tax payment status is stated)
    2. Contents of the duties engaged and a certificate of employment certifying fees and documents of other affiliated organizations
      ① Certificate of incumbency
      ② A copy of the employment contract
      ③ A copy of the decree
      ④ Documents equivalent to ① to ③

Points to note when preparing application documents

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