Status of Residence provided for in the Immigration Control Act amounts to 27.
| 1 Diplomat
|| 2 Official
|| 3 Professor
| 4 Ａｒｔｉｓｔ
|| 5 Ｒｅｌｉｇｉｏｕｓ Ａｃｔｉｖｉｔｉｅｓ
|| 6 Ｊｏｕｒｎａｌｉｓｔ
| ７ Ｉｎｖｅｓｔｏｒ／Ｂｕｓｉｎｅｓｓ Ｍａｎａｇｅｒ
|| 8 Ｌｅｇａｌ／Ａｃｃｏｕｎｔｉｎｇ
| 9 Ｍｅｄｉｃａｌ Ｓｅｒｖｉｃｅｓ
| 10 Ｒｅｓｅａｒｃｈｅｒ
|| 11 Ｉｎｓｔｒｕｃｔｏｒ
|| 12 Ｅｎｇｉｎｅｅｒ
| 13 Ｓｐｅｃｉａｌｉｓｔ ｉｎ Ｈｕｍａｎｉｔｉｅｓ／
| 14 Ｉｎｔｒａ−ｃｏｍｐａｎｙ
| 15 Ｅｎｔｅｒｔａｉｎｅｒ
| 16 Ｓｋｉｌｌｅｄ Ｌａｂｏｒ
| 17 Ｃｕｌｔｕｒａｌ Ａｃｔｉｖｉｔｉｅｓ
|| 18 Ｔｅｍｐｏｒａｒｙ Ｖｉｓｉｔｏｒ
| 19 Ｃｏｌｌｅｇｅ Ｓｔｕｄｅｎｔ
|| 20 Ｐｒｅ−ｃｏｌｌｅｇｅ Ｓｔｕｄｅｎｔ
| 21 Trainee
|| 22 Dependent
| 24 Ｐｅｒｍａｎｅｎｔ Ｒｅｓｉｄｅｎｔ
|| 25 Ｓｐｏｕｓｅ ｏｒ Ｃｈｉｌｄ ｏｆ Ｊａｐａｎｅｓｅ
| 26 Ｓｐｏｕｓｅ ｏｒ Ｃｈｉｌｄ ｏｆ Ｐｅｒｍａｎｅｎｔ
| 27 Ｌｏｎｇ Ｔｅｒｍ Ｒｅｓｉｄｅｎｔ
Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence
Investor/Business Manager ( Status of Residence )
The foreign national seeking entry into Japan should get through the landing
examination by an Immigration Inspector at the airport or seaport at which
he or she has arrived.
It is for an applicant seeking entry to establish that he or she conforms
to the landing conditions. But, it may need a lot of supporting materials
and time to establish that he or she fulfills the requirement under Article
7,Paragraph 1, Item 2 of the Immigration Control Act in a brief landing
Therefore, in Article 7-2 of the immigration Control Act, the procedures
to apply for the certificate in advance showing that the applicant fulfills
the requirement are established.
This certificate is called " Certificate of Eligibility".
If an applicant carries it, he or she is deemed to conform to the requirement
under Article 7, Paragraph 1, Item 2 and therefore the landing procedures
are simplified. In addition, because a certificate of eligibility indicates
that the examination on the status of residence and the adaptability for
the landing examination criteria have already been completed, the visa
application to Japanese Consulate abroad can be admitted within a short
Administrative procedures specialist (Immigration solicitor or "
Gyoseishoshi") authorized by the Minister of Justice can apply for an application on behalf of foreign clients.
Foreign nationals who want to establish their own company in Japan are required to obtain the status of residence under the title of Investor /Business Manager .
In order to acquire this visa, you have to testify that your business is
well established in Japan.
Some examples of requirements necessary to be fulfilled to get this visa are shown below:
The facilities to be used as an office is located in Japan
At least 2 full-time employees in Japan
In case an applicant is to engage in the management of international trade or other business in Japan, he or she should have at least 3 years' experience in the operation and/or management of business and receive no less salary than a Japanese national would receive for comparable work.
Those requirements would be varied according to your position in the company
In order to work in Japan
Among 27 status of residence shown above, you can work in Japan if you
acquire the status of residence from No.1 to No.16, from No.24 to No.27.
(regarding No.19,20,21,22,23, you need special permission to engage in
an activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously
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