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CATEGORYSTAYING in JAPANVISA APPLICATION

Can I request Certified Administrative Procedures Leagal Specialist to apply for permission to extend period of stay and to change the status of residence ?

Yes, you can.
we will act as intermediaries for applying for permission to extend period of stay or to change the status of residence.

Status of Residence

A foreign national staying in Japan, unless otherwise specified in Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act and other laws, respectively, need to have a status of residence by landing permit or by acquired, or by permission to change your status of residence.

A foreign national basically should have some kind of status of residence in order to stay in Japan.

Status of Residence(December 2020)

  • Diplomat
  • Official
  • Professor
  • Artist
  • Religious Activities
  • Journalist
  • Highly Skilled Professional
  • Investor/Business Manager
  • Legal/Accounting Services
  • Medical Services
  • Researcher
  • Instructor
  • Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services
  • Intra-company Transferee
  • Nursing Care
  • Entertainer
  • Skilled Labor
  • Specified Skilled Worker
  • Technical Intem Training
  • Cultural Activities
  • Temporary Visitor
  • Student
  • Trainee
  • Dependent
  • Designated Activities
  • Permanent Resident
  • Spouse or Child of Japanese National
  • Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident
  • Long Term Resident

Activity type

The activity type of status of residence refers to the status of residence categorized according to the activity content of foreigners in Japan.

Application for extension of period of stay

A foreign national staying in Japan can extend the period of stay of the permitted status of residence. We will act as intermediaries for applying for extension of period of stay.

By the way, for a foreign national residing under the status of residence of "Temporary visitor (so-called tourist visa business visa)", it seems to be normal that extend of the period of stay is not permitted unless special circumstances such as hospitalization due to sudden illness.

Guidelines by the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice publishes guidelines. For details, please visit the following Ministry of Justice website.

法務省

Application for change of status of residence

A foreign national is supposed to stay with the permitted status of residence, so if you do not fall under the status of residence stipulated in the Immigration Control Act, you will not be able to stay in Japan.

In that case, you have to apply for permission to change your status of residence.

We will act as intermediaries for applying for change of status of residence.


Guidelines by the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice publishes guidelines. For details, please visit the following Ministry of Justice website.

法務省

Personal status or position

The status of residence of personal status or position refers to the status of residence categorized according to the grounds for foreigner's personal status or position in Japan.

Application for extension of period of stay

A foreign national staying in Japan can extend the period of stay of the permitted status of residence. We will act as intermediaries for applying for extension of period of stay.

By the way, for a foreign national residing under the status of residence of "Temporary visitor (so-called tourist visa business visa)", it seems to be normal that extend of the period of stay is not permitted unless special circumstances such as hospitalization due to sudden illness.

Guidelines by the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice publishes guidelines. For details, please visit the following Ministry of Justice website.

法務省

Application for change of status of residence

A foreign national is supposed to stay with the permitted status of residence, so if you do not fall under the status of residence stipulated in the Immigration Control Act, you will not be able to stay in Japan.

In that case, you have to apply for permission to change your status of residence.

We will act as intermediaries for applying for change of status of residence.


Guidelines by the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice publishes guidelines. For details, please visit the following Ministry of Justice website.

法務省

Acquisition of status of residence

Acquisition of status of residence

For a foreign national who intend to stay in Japan without going through the landing procedure, due to reasons such as withdrawal from Japanese nationality or reasons of birth, and who are going to stay for more than 60 days after the event occurred.
It will be necessary to acquire status of residence.

Want to work

According to the above classification, foreign nationals who fall under the status of residence of activity type may or may not be able to work depending on their status of residence, and foreign nationals who fall under the status of residence of personal status or position will be able to work unlimitedly.

Work Visa

work visa

Although it is a so-called "work visa", it seems to be a common name of a status of residence that can work, such as "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" and “Investor/Business Manager".

For foreign nationals, in order to be able to work, it is necessary to acquire this so-called work visa or to obtain a status of residence of " Spouse or Child of Japanese National " that can work unlimitedly.

In the case of a work visa, the employment content that can be adopted depends on the type of work visa such as "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services".
Also, the relevance between the applicant's work permitted and the applicant's educational background is important.

If foreign nationals want to work in Japan, first of all, you need to consider which visa (that is, which status of residence) the work activity you provide corresponds to.

Foreign national's entrepreneurship (Investor/Business Manager visa)

The number of foreign nationals who start a business in Japan and think about managing a business is increasing year by year, and at the end of 2019, about 27,000 people are staying in Japan with a status of residence of Investor/Business Manager.

Foreign nationals who wants to start a business in Japan and run a business consider obtaining a business management visa.

Who needs Investor/Business Manager visa?

Basically, foreigners who wish to operate international trade or some other business in Japan, or to engage in the management of such business will need a status of residence (visa) for Investor/Business Manager.
Specifically, you will need it when engaging in business management-related work as a director, etc., or when engaging in administrative work in an internal organization as a department manager, etc.

And as a pattern that requires this Investor/Business Manager visa

①When foreign nationals staying in Japan establishes a company and engages in business management.

②When a foreigner living overseas comes to Japan to establish a company and engage in business management.

③When a foreign company establishes a subsidiary in Japan and foreign nationals manage it.

By the way, you can take the form of a sole proprietorship, but in many cases you take the form of a company in reality.
Therefore, you will apply for a residence permit after the establishment of the company.

Basic flow to obtain a Investor/Business Manager visa

①Determination of basic matters of the founding corporation

②Preparation and certification of articles of incorporation of the founding corporation

③Payment of capital

④Registration of founding corporation

⑤Tax office notification / corporate account opening

⑥Application for status of residence Investor/Business Manager, etc

Establishment of company

There are various types of corporations, but many people often use joint-stock companies and limited liability companies as corporations for the purpose of profit.

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Scheme for foreign companies to invest in Japan

①Establish a representative office in Japan

②Establish a Japan branch (Japan sales office)

③Establish a Japanese corporation

It is important to note that the status of residence you should earn and the legal procedures you should take in Japan differ depending on which pattern you take.

Status of residence for foreign nationals with advanced knowledge and skills(Highly Skilled Professional visa)

Foreign nationals who have advanced knowledge and skills will be able to carry out activities with less restrictions on activities than other general work qualifications by obtaining a status of residence of a highly specialized professional.

Benefits

Highly Skilled Professional(i)

  • Permission for multiple activities during the stay in Japan
  • Usually, a foreign national is only allowed to engage in the activities permitted under a single status of residence. However, a highly-skilled foreign professional may engage in activities covered by multiple statuses of residence, such as simultaneously engaging in research activities at a university and in the management of a business organization related thereto.

  • Grant of the “5 years” period of stay
  • The longest period of stay legally permitted (5 years) is granted uniformly to highly-skilled foreign professionals.

  • Relaxation of requirements for grant of the permission for permanent residence concerning the period of stay in Japan
  • In principle, in order to obtain permission for permanent residence, a foreign national is required to stay continuously in Japan for 10 years or more, but in cases where a foreign national has engaged in activities as a highly-skilled foreign professional for 3 years, or cases where a highly-skilled foreign professional, who is deemed as particularly skilled (a person scoring 80 points or more), has engaged in activities as a highly-skilled foreign professional for 1 year, the foreign national will be eligible to apply for permission for permanent residence.

  • Permission for the spouse of the highly-skilled foreign professional to work
  • When a foreign national staying in Japan under the status of residence of “Spouse” intends to engage in activities covered by statuses of residence for work, such as “Instructor,” “Engineer,” or “Specialist in Humanities/International Services,” he/she must satisfy certain requirements with regard to academic background, work experience, and the like, and obtain the relevant status of residence. A spouse of a highly-skilled foreign professional may engage in these activities even if he/she does not have the required academic background or work experience, etc.

  • Permission for bringing the parent(s) to accompany the highly-skilled foreign professional to Japan under certain conditions
  • Under the current system, parents of foreign nationals staying in Japan under a status of residence for work are not allowed to enter in Japan. However, the parent(s) (including a non-biological parent) of a highly-skilled foreign professional or his/her spouse is allowed to enter and stay in Japan subject to conditions detailed below:

    ・where the parent will take care of a child younger than 7 years of age of the highly-skilled foreign professional or his/her spouse; or

    ・where the parent will take care of a pregnant highly-skilled foreign professional or to a pregnant spouse of a highly-skilled foreign professional

  • Permission for a domestic worker to accompany the highly-skilled foreign professional to Japan under certain conditions
  • Only foreign nationals who stay in Japan under statuses of residence such as “Investor/Business Manager,” “Legal/Accounting Services,” etc., may employ foreign domestic workers. However, a highly-skilled foreign professional may bring a foreign domestic worker to Japan subject to certain conditions.

  • Preferential processing of entry and residence procedures
  • Applications for entry and stay of highly-skilled foreign professionals are processed more quickly than others.

    Applications for preliminary immigration examination (issuance of a certificate of eligibility) are scheduled to be processed within 10 days of receipt
    Applications for the examination the status of residence are scheduled to be processed within 5 days of receipt.

Highly-Skilled Professional(ii)

  • In conjunction with the activities "Highly-Skilled Professional(i)" permitted to engage in almost all of the activities of statuses of residence based on employment
  • Granted an indefinite period of stay
  • Eligible for the preferential treatment of the abovementioned 3 to 6

Categories

Highly-Skilled Professional(i)

The activities of the highly-skilled foreign professionals are classified into the following three categories:

  • Advanced academic research activities「Highly-Skilled Professional(i)(a)」
  • Activities of engaging in research, research guidance or education based on a contract entered into with a public or private organization in Japan.

  • Advanced specialized/technical activities「Highly-Skilled Professional(i)(b)」
  • Activities of engaging in work requiring specialized knowledge or skills in the field of natural sciences or humanities based on a contract entered into with a public or private organization in Japan

  • Advanced business management activities「Highly-Skilled Professional(i)(c)」
  • Activities of engaging in the operation or management of a public or private organization in Japan.

According to characteristic features of each category of the activities, points will be set to each item, such as “academic background,” “professional career,” “annual salary,” and “research achievements.” Applicants are evaluated by adding up their points and making reference to the category of activity that they intend to engage in.

Highly-Skilled Professional(ii)

Foreign nationals who have stayed for a certain period of time with the status of residence of "Highly-Skilled Professional(i)" can obtain the status of residence of "Highly-Skilled Professional(ⅱ)".

For foreign nationals who are considering obtaining "Highly-Skilled Professional visa"

Please contact us.

Because it is complicated to determine whether the activity you desire corresponds to a highly specialized profession and which type it corresponds to, including point calculation.

Other points to note for "Highly-Skilled Professional visa"

For more information on the Points-based Preferential Immigration Control and Residency Management Treatment for Foreign Professional based on the advanced human resources point system, please see the website of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.

What we can do

  • We will give counsel regarding foreign matters concerning residence, and we will act as intermediaries for applying for permission to extend period of stay and to change the status of residence.