Research visa

What is research visa?

What is research visa?

A research visa is a visa related to activities engaged in research that conducts research based on contracts with public and private organizations in Japan.

Requirements for obtaining research visa

In order to obtain a research visa, it is necessary that the applicant falls under any of the following items.

Provided, however, that this shall not apply to the case where it is established by special laws of Japan, a corporation of a local government, a corporation established directly by law of Japan, a corporation established with special establishment under special laws of Japan, A corporation or an independent administrative agency that requires the authorization of the administrative agency concerning its establishment or a corporation that is managed by funds issued from a country, local public entity or independent administrative agency, in a contract with what the Minister of Justice establishes with a notice This is not the case if you intend to engage in research that conducts research on the basis.

  1. After graduating from a university (excluding junior colleges) or after being educated at the same level or higher, a master's degree or three years or more of research experience (including the period of graduate study) in the field of research you intend to engage in Have 3 years or more of research experience (including the period of study at university)
  2. To receive remuneration equal to or more than the compensation paid when Japanese work.

The activities conducted by those residing under this status of residence are the activities prescribed below.

  1. A person who is appointed as a research official based on the provisions of Article 4, Paragraph 1 of the Research Exchange Promotion Act
  2. Persons other than those who fall under XNUMX and who conduct research activities (including activities such as examinations and research for research) based on contracts with national/public research institutions
  3. A person who conducts research activities based on a contract with an institution other than the national or public institution for the purpose of research (if the institution has a department for the purpose of research, Including)

Attention point of research visa application

In order to obtain a research visa, it is difficult to obtain a visa if you do not sufficiently prove 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.

Study visas can obtain visas for 5 years, 3 years or 1 years.

Application flow

  1. Preparation of application documents and other necessary documents.
    1. ① Application documents and attached documents
    2. 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. 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 research visa

There are 4 types of categories in research visas.
The type of attached document differs 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

Attachment documents necessary for application

[Application for Certificate of Eligibility]

  1. "Category 1"
    1. A copy of the Four Seasons Report or a document certifying that it is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
    2. Documents certifying that permission has been obtained from the competent government agency (copy)
  2. "Category 2"
  3. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
  4. "Category 3"
    1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
    2. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
      1. (1) When concluding a labor contract
        A document specifying the working conditions to be delivered to workers under Article 15 Article 1 of the Labor Standards Act and the 5 Article of the Enforcement Regulations of the same Act 1
      2. (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
        A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that establishes officer remuneration or a copy of the minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders who decided officer remuneration (minutes of the committee in the case of a company in which the compensation committee is established) 1
      3. (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or assuming office as an officer of a group other than the company
        Status (responsible work), period and the organization's organization's documents clarifying the amount of remuneration paid 1
    3. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
      1. (1) CV researchers who clearly indicate the agency engaged in the related duties and the content and duration of activities 1
      2. (2) In the case of a person who is subject to the application of the Ministerial Ordinance No. 1, one of the following documents
        ① A graduation certificate from a university, etc., a document certifying that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than this, or a document certifying that you have been awarded the title of highly-qualified professional
        (XNUMX) Proof of experience period of research (including period of research at graduate school or university)
      3. (3) In the case of a person who is subject to the proviso of the standard ministerial ordinance
        (1) A foreign institution that worked immediately before the transfer, in which the work content, status, and compensation that were engaged in the past one year were specified (the applicant has a period of residence in Japan with a research visa within one year before the transfer) In this case, including the Japanese institution that worked in that period.)
        ② Any of the following materials showing the relationship between the offices that were working before the transfer and those after the transfer:
        <In case of transfer within the same corporation>
        ・Certificate of registration of branches of foreign corporations, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        <In case of seconded to Japanese corporation>
        ・One document that clarifies the investment relationship between the relevant Japanese corporation and the foreign corporation that was seconded.
        <In the case of seconding to a foreign corporation that has an office in Japan>
        ・Certificate of registration of the branch of the foreign corporation, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        ・One document that clarifies the capital relationship between the foreign corporation and the corporation that was seconded
    4. Materials to clarify the business contents
      1. (XNUMX) One guidebook that describes in detail the history of your workplace, officers, organization, business content (including major suppliers and transaction records), etc.
      2. (1) One copy of the documents created by other offices and similar to the above (XNUMX)
      3. ③ One registration certificate
    5. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent year (limited to those who are transferred to engage in research work) XNUMX copy
  5. "Category 4"
    1. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
      1. (1) When concluding a labor contract
        A document specifying the working conditions to be delivered to workers under Article 15 Article 1 of the Labor Standards Act and the 5 Article of the Enforcement Regulations of the same Act 1
      2. (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
        A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that establishes officer remuneration or a copy of the minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders who decided officer remuneration (minutes of the committee in the case of a company in which the compensation committee is established) 1
      3. (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or assuming office as an officer of a group other than the company
        Status (responsible work), period and the organization's organization's documents clarifying the amount of remuneration paid 1
    2. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
      1. (1) CV researchers who clearly indicate the agency engaged in the related duties and the content and duration of activities 1
      2. (2) In the case of a person who is subject to the application of the Ministerial Ordinance No. 1, one of the following documents
        ① A graduation certificate from a university, etc., a document certifying that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than this, or a document certifying that you have been awarded the title of highly-qualified professional
        (XNUMX) Proof of experience period of research (including period of research at graduate school or university)
      3. (3) In the case of a person who is subject to the proviso of the standard ministerial ordinance
        (1) A foreign institution that worked immediately before the transfer, in which the work content, status, and compensation that were engaged in the past one year were specified (the applicant has a period of residence in Japan with a research visa within one year before the transfer) In this case, including the Japanese institution that worked in that period.)
        ② Any of the following materials showing the relationship between the offices that were working before the transfer and those after the transfer:
        <In case of transfer within the same corporation>
        ・Certificate of registration of branches of foreign corporations, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        <In case of seconded to Japanese corporation>
        ・One document that clarifies the investment relationship between the relevant Japanese corporation and the foreign corporation that was seconded.
        <In the case of seconding to a foreign corporation that has an office in Japan>
        ・Certificate of registration of the branch of the foreign corporation, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        ・One document that clarifies the capital relationship between the foreign corporation and the corporation that was seconded
    3. Materials to clarify the business contents
      1. (XNUMX) One guidebook that describes in detail the history of your workplace, officers, organization, business content (including major suppliers and transaction records), etc.
      2. (1) One copy of the documents created by other offices and similar to the above (XNUMX)
      3. ③ One registration certificate
    4. A copy of financial statements for the most recent year. XNUMX business plan for new business
    5. 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. (1) For institutions receiving exemption from withholding tax
        Certificate of exemption for withholding tax of foreign corporation and other materials clarifying that no withholding tax is required
      2. (2) For institutions other than (1) above
        ① One copy of the notification form for opening a salary payment office
        ② Any of the following materials
        ・Calculation of income tax collection of salary income and retirement income for the last XNUMX months (a copy of the one with the receipt date stamp) XNUMX copy
        ・ One document that clarifies that you have received the approval if you have a special delivery date.

    【Application for permission to change status of residence】

    1. "Category 1"
      1. A copy of the Four Seasons Report or a document certifying that it is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
    2. "Category 2"
    3. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
    4. "Category 3"
      1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
      2. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
        (1) When concluding a labor contract
        A document specifying the working conditions to be delivered to workers under Article 15 Article 1 of the Labor Standards Act and the 5 Article of the Enforcement Regulations of the same Act 1
        (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
        A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that establishes officer remuneration or a copy of the minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders who decided officer remuneration (minutes of the committee in the case of a company in which the compensation committee is established) 1
        (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or assuming office as an officer of a group other than the company
        Status (responsible work), period and the organization's organization's documents clarifying the amount of remuneration paid 1
      3. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
        (1) CV researchers who clearly indicate the agency engaged in the related duties and the content and duration of activities 1
        (2) In the case of a person who is subject to the application of the Ministerial Ordinance No. 1, one of the following documents
        ① A graduation certificate from a university, etc., a document certifying that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than this, or a document certifying that you have been awarded the title of highly-qualified professional
        (XNUMX) Proof of experience period of research (including period of research at graduate school or university)
        (3) In the case of a person who is subject to the proviso of the standard ministerial ordinance
        (1) A foreign institution that worked immediately before the transfer, in which the work content, status, and compensation that were engaged in the past one year were specified (the applicant has a period of residence in Japan with a research visa within one year before the transfer) In this case, including the Japanese institution that worked in that period.)
        ② Any of the following materials showing the relationship between the offices that were working before the transfer and those after the transfer:
        <In case of transfer within the same corporation>
        ・Certificate of registration of branches of foreign corporations, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        <In case of seconded to Japanese corporation>
        ・One document that clarifies the investment relationship between the relevant Japanese corporation and the foreign corporation that was seconded.
        <In the case of seconding to a foreign corporation that has an office in Japan>
        ・Certificate of registration of the branch of the foreign corporation, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        ・One document that clarifies the capital relationship between the foreign corporation and the corporation that was seconded
      4. Materials to clarify the business contents
        (XNUMX) One guidebook that describes in detail the history of your workplace, officers, organization, business content (including major suppliers and transaction records), etc.
        (1) One copy of the documents created by other offices and similar to the above (XNUMX)
        ③ One registration certificate
      5. A copy of the financial statements for the most recent year (limited to those who are transferred to engage in research work) XNUMX copy
    5. "Category 4"
      1. To clarify the content of the applicant's activity etc. Any of the following materials
        (1) When concluding a labor contract
        A document specifying the working conditions to be delivered to workers under Article 15 Article 1 of the Labor Standards Act and the 5 Article of the Enforcement Regulations of the same Act 1
        (2) When taking office as an officer of a company that is a Japanese corporation
        A copy of the Articles of Incorporation that establishes officer remuneration or a copy of the minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders who decided officer remuneration (minutes of the committee in the case of a company in which the compensation committee is established) 1
        (3) When transferring to a Japanese branch in a foreign corporation or assuming office as an officer of a group other than the company
        Status (responsible work), period and the organization's organization's documents clarifying the amount of remuneration paid 1
      2. Documents certifying the applicant's academic and professional background
        (1) CV researchers who clearly indicate the agency engaged in the related duties and the content and duration of activities 1
        (2) In the case of a person who is subject to the application of the Ministerial Ordinance No. 1, one of the following documents
        ① A graduation certificate from a university, etc., a document certifying that you have received an education equivalent to or higher than this, or a document certifying that you have been awarded the title of highly-qualified professional
        (XNUMX) Proof of experience period of research (including period of research at graduate school or university)
        (3) In the case of a person who is subject to the proviso of the standard ministerial ordinance
        (1) A foreign institution that worked immediately before the transfer, in which the work content, status, and compensation that were engaged in the past one year were specified (the applicant has a period of residence in Japan with a research visa within one year before the transfer) In this case, including the Japanese institution that worked in that period.)
        ② Any of the following materials showing the relationship between the offices that were working before the transfer and those after the transfer:
        1. <In case of transfer within the same corporation>
          ・Certificate of registration of branches of foreign corporations, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
        2. <In case of seconded to Japanese corporation>
          ・One document that clarifies the investment relationship between the relevant Japanese corporation and the foreign corporation that was seconded.
        3. <In the case of seconding to a foreign corporation that has an office in Japan>
          ・Certificate of registration of the branch of the foreign corporation, etc. XNUMX document that clarifies that the foreign corporation has an office in Japan
          ・One document that clarifies the capital relationship between the foreign corporation and the corporation that was seconded
      3. Materials to clarify the business contents
        (XNUMX) One guidebook that describes in detail the history of your workplace, officers, organization, business content (including major suppliers and transaction records), etc.
        (1) One copy of the documents created by other offices and similar to the above (XNUMX)
        ③ One registration certificate
      4. A copy of financial statements for the most recent year. XNUMX business plan for new business
      5. 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 institutions receiving exemption from withholding tax
        Certificate of exemption for withholding tax of foreign corporation and other materials clarifying that no withholding tax is required
        (2) For institutions other than (1) above
        ① One copy of the notification form for opening a salary payment office
        ② Any of the following materials
        ・Calculation of income tax collection of salary income and retirement income for the last XNUMX months (a copy of the one with the receipt date stamp) XNUMX copy
        ・ One document that clarifies that you have received the approval if you have a special delivery date.

    【Application for extension period application period】

    1. "Category 1"
      1. A copy of the Four Seasons Report or a document certifying that it is listed on the Japanese stock exchange (copy)
      2. Documents certifying that permission has been obtained from the competent government agency (copy)
    2. "Category 2"
      1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a reception stamp)
    3. "Category 3"
      1. Total table of legal records such as withholding tax of employee salary income for the previous year (a copy of what has a 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
    4. "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. ① Please submit all certificates issued in Japan within the period of 3 months from issue date.
    2. ② If the documents to be submitted are of foreign languages, please attach a translation.
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