Professor visa

What is a Professor Visa?

What is a Professor Visa?

What is a Professor Visa is a visa related to activities to conduct research, research guidance and education at Japanese universities, or similar institutions, technical colleges.

Requirements for acquiring a professor visa

Japanese university, university cooperative organization, university entrance examination center, degree grant organization, fisheries university, maritime technical college (excluding school), voyage training school, aviation school, maritime security Large School "," Meteorological School "," National Defense Academy "," National Defense Medical University School "," Vocational Ability Development Comprehensive College School "," Vocational Education Development College "," Aviation Security University "," Vocational Training College " Vocational school principals such as vocational schools, vice presidents, vice principals, deputy principals, professors, associate professors, lecturers, assistant professors, assistant professionals, etc.

[University] is ...
It includes universities and broadcasting universities under the School Education Act (21 Article of the College of Liberal Arts Law), university departments, major departments, junior colleges, graduate schools and university affiliated laboratories.
[College of Technology]
About the technical college above the School Education Law.
[Organization similar to this] is ...
Regarding enrollment in the graduate school and university major department, it means one that is recognized as having academic ability equal to or higher than that graduated from the university.
What is [activities to teach research, research]
A senior researcher who teaches research at a university faculty member or institution similar to a university falls under.
[What is educational activity] is ...
College teacher, technical college teacher, graduate school teacher, etc. fall under.

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】
    · 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.

Professor Visa category

There are 2 kinds of categories in the professor visa.
The type of attached document differs depending on the category.

"Category 1"
When working as a full-time employee at a university
"Category 2"
When working as a part-time employee at a university

Attachment documents necessary for application

Documents necessary for a professor visa are basically as follows, but the necessary documents differ depending on the person.

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

"Category 1"
In principle, documents other than application forms are not necessary.
"Category 2"
Documents that clarify activities and treatment (1 of XNUMX-XNUMX)
① A copy of the employment contract with the host institution
② A copy of the decree from the host institution
③ A copy of the notice of recruitment from the host institution
④ Other documents showing the contents of activities
* In addition to the above documents, there are cases where it is necessary to submit materials according to individual cases.

【Application for permission to change status of residence】

"Category 1"
In principle, documents other than application forms are not necessary.
"Category 2"
Documents that clarify activities and treatment (1 of XNUMX-XNUMX)
① A copy of the employment contract with the host institution
② A copy of the decree from the host institution
③ A copy of the notice of recruitment from the host institution
④ Other documents showing the contents of activities

* In addition to the above documents, there are cases where it is necessary to submit materials according to individual cases.

【Application for extension period application period】

"Category 1"
In principle, documents other than application forms are not necessary.
"Category 2"
  1. Documents that clarify activities and treatment (1 of XNUMX-XNUMX)
    ① Certificate of incumbency of host institution
    ② A copy of the employment contract with the host institution
    ③ A copy of the decree from the host institution
    ④ Documents showing contract details
  2. 2. Documents certifying tax payment for annual income (1 out of ① ~ ④)
    ① Certificate of tax payment for residence tax or income tax
    ② Withholding slip
    ③ A copy of the final return form
    ④ Other documents showing annual income and tax payment amount

Points to note when preparing application documents

  1. All certificates issued in Japan must be submitted within 3 months from the date of issue.
  2. If the documents to be submitted are in a foreign language, please attach a translation.
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