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1.Overview of foreigners entering Japan

(1) Immigration procedures

As a general rule, foreigners wishing to enter Japan must have a valid passport and visa. The visa must be obtained in advance at the Japanese embassy or consulate abroad and the visa must meet the purpose of entry. When landing in Japan, you must be examined by an immigration inspector at the port , and must be given a seal of landing permission to determine your status of residence and period of stay. (However, this is not the case for mutual short-term visa exemption and re-entry permit)

(2)Visa

As a condition for entering Japan, you must receive a passport at a Japanese diplomatic mission abroad in advance, "This passport is valid, and there is no problem if the passport holder is allowed to enter Japan within the range stated on the visa.

It is like a letter of recommendation to enter Japan. (However, this is not the case for mutual short-term visa exemption and re-entry permit).

(3) Status of residence

As a general rule, foreigners entering and staying in Japan will be granted landing permission at the port of entry and exit, and will be able to stay with the status of residence determined at that time.

In other words, the status of residence is the basis for a foreigner to stay in Japan and is a qualification for performing the activities stipulated in the "Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act". You may stay in."

In addition, the range of activities that a foreigner can perform while staying in Japan is determined according to this status of residence.

Must not carry out any activities with income other than those permitted under the activities of its visa status.

(4) Certificate of Eligibility system

The visa is obtained by applying at a Japanese diplomatic mission abroad. If you apply for a visa for long-term stay, such as when you are working, the examination will take longer than when you stay for a short time. For this reason, in many cases, the Immigration Bureau in Japan examines in advance whether the activities performed by foreigners who wish to enter or stay in Japan meet the conditions of their respective status of residence, and if the conditions are met, If you approve of it, we will issue you a Certificate of Eligibility. If you present this Certificate of Eligibility to a Japanese diplomatic mission abroad and apply for a visa, you will normally be issued within 5 business days. It should be noted that the status of residence "short stay" is not subject to the issuance of a certificate of status of residence. The flow chart of the Certificate of Eligibility is as follows.
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* Enter Japan (In principle, landing within 3 months from the date of issuance of Certificate of Eligibility): Show your passport and visa at the landing port, submit your Certificate of Eligibility, and give your passport a seal of landing permission.

In addition, you will be issued a residence card that will be issued to foreigners residing in Japan over the medium to long term.

At Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu Airport, Kansai Airport, New Chitose Airport, Hiroshima Airport, and Fukuoka Airport, passports In addition to giving a landing permission seal above, a "Residence Card" will be issued to foreigners residing in Japan for a medium to long term (hereinafter referred to as "Medium to Long Term Residents").

At other ports of entry/departure, a "resident card" will be issued after a landing permit is stamped on the passport and the foreigner who is a medium- to long-term resident has reported the address to the municipal office ( Mail from the residence card issuing base to the relevant residence). The "Residence Card" is issued to mid- to long-term residents with permission related to residence such as landing permission, permission to change the status of residence, and permission to renew the period of stay.

(5) An Easy Guide video for foreigners entering Japan

We have summarized the system and procedures for foreigners entering Japan in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.

2. Overview of application for residence status

(1) Types of residence status

Visa (status of residence)
Period of stay
Working visa
Appendix 1 of 1
Diplomacy Period of diplomatic activities
Public use 15 days, 30 days, 3 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
instruction 3 months, 1st year, 3rd year, 5th year
Art 3 months, 1st year, 3rd year, 5th year
Religion 3 months, 1st year, 3rd year, 5th year
news 3 months, 1st year, 3rd year, 5th year
Appendix table 1 of 2
Highly professional No. 1 a~b 5 years

No. 2 Indefinite period

Business・Administration 3 months, 4 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Legal・Accounting 3 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Medical 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Research 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Education 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Technology, humanities knowledge, international work 3 months,1 year, 3 years, 5 years
In-company transfer 3 months,1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Nursing 3 months,1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Performance 15 days,3 months,6 months,1 year, 3 years
Skill 3 months,1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Specific skill.1 6 months,4 months,1 year
Specific skill.2 6 months,1 year, 3 years
Technical training No. 1: Period specified by the Minister of Justice within one year

No. 2: Period specified by the Minister of Justice within 2 years

No. 3: Period designated by the Minister of Justice within 2 years

Visas that do not allow work (permits for activities outside of status)
Appendix No. 1 of 3
Cultural activities 3 months,6 months,1 year, 3 years
Short stay 30 days, 90 days within 15 days
Appendix No. 1 of 4
Study abroad 3 months,6 months, 1 year, 1 year and 3 months, 2 years, 2 years and 3 months, 3 years, 3 years and 3 months, 4 years, 4 years and 3 months
training 3 months,6 months, 1 year
Family stay 3 months,6 months, 1 year, 1 year and 3 months, 2 years, 2 years and 3 months, 3 years, 3 years and 3 months, 4 years, 4 years and 3 months, 5 years
Appendix No. 1 of 5
Specific activity Specific training, specific information processing: 5 years

Spouse or child above: 3 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years

Notification specific activities: 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years

Nursing and care worker training: 1 year, 3 years

Others: Period specified by the Minister of Justice within 5 years

Identity visa
Appendix No. 2
Permanent resident Indefinite period
Japanese spouse 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Spouses, etc. of permanent residents 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years
Resident Notification Settlement: 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years

Residents not notified: Period designated by the Minister of Justice within 5 years


(2) Application time

New
Before applying for a visa (real VISA) to the embassy or consular officer The certificate is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. If you do not land in Japan within this period, you will have to reapply.
update
Applicable from 3 months before the expiration date of the current status of residence
Change
From the date of change to the expiration date of the current status of residence
Permanent residence permit
In case of change, until the expiration date of the current status of residence In case of acquisition by birth etc. within 30 days after the occurrence of the event

(3)Examination period

New
1 to 3 months
update
2 weeks to 1 month
Change
2 weeks to 1 month
Permanent residence permit
4 months to 6 months
Non-qualification activity permission
2 weeks to 2 months
Work certificate issuance
On the day (*1 to 3 months if you change jobs)
Naturalization application
6 months to 1 year

(4)An Easy Guide video for Specified Skilled Worker

The Specified Skilled Worker system is summarized in an easy-to-understand manner.

The point: Simple skill labor, wife and child companionship, and permanent residence are now possible under certain restrictions.

Another new point is that direct employment of companies has become possible regardless of nationality.

(5)An Easy Guide video for Technology, humanities, international business visa

I will explain with a video so that you can understand the whole picture in a short time about acquiring the status of residence related to technology, humanities knowledge, and international business.


3. Our services and costs

(1) Reliable fee system of our office

1. Consultation by phone or email is free.

2. Business trips within 10km from our office are free. Business trips and accommodations over 10 km will be charged.

Success reward

(2)List of services and costs

The service Start money Success reward Legal fee
Issuing a Certificate of Eligibility for Residence Status
30,000
30,000
free
Non-qualification activity permission
10,000
10,000
free
Permission to change residence status
30,000
30,000
4000
Permitting extension of period of stay
15,000
15,000
4000
Permanent residence permit
40,000
40,000
8000
Primary re-entry permit
10,000
10,000
3000
Multiple re-entry permit
10,000
10,000
6000
Application for work qualification certificate
10,000
10,000
900
Application for residence card (for exchange)
10,000
10,000
16000
Issuing a refugee travel certificate
consultation
consultation
5000
Other
consultation
consultation
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Note: All email consultations are free.


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