Advanced professional visa

Advanced professional visa, in order to promote the acceptance of foreigners with specialized knowledge and experience in advanced, is the newly introduced system in 2012.Education and income, and advanced professional No. 1 can apply for better than 70 points and the points calculated by age, the better to stay three years in the No. 1 advanced professional, is better to have 70 points or more points at the time of application application can There are two types of advanced professional No. 2.Advanced professional No. 2, activity limitation is greatly relaxed, period of stay will be indefinite.

To obtain the advanced professional visa, you need to clear the point that has been determined.

But it is staying abroad now, and those who have a point of 70 points or more in the way that you wish to now stay in Japan,and your Visa is University professor (Professor visa)Researchers (Research visa))Company management business (management and management visa),in foreigners currently staying in Japan, educational background, age, annual income, other point those who are more than 70 points by adding the of is a specialist in the field, are considered valuable human resources for Japan since, a number of you will be able to receive preferential treatment.

Receive foreign dependents with a status of residence of advanced professional spouse and child is the acquisition target of family visa, spouse to work, domestic servants and the parent will be the acquisition target of specific activities visa.

Advanced professional No. 1

If be able to clear more than 70 points, first you get the status of residence of five years to apply for a No. 1.
You can not immediately apply for a No. 2.

Advanced professional No. 2

When the three years from the acquisition of the advanced professional No. 1 visa has elapsed, it enables the No. 2 application.
Upon obtaining the status of residence of advanced professional No. 2, it will be able to work in almost all of the employment qualifications, period of stay will be indefinite.

Even if you wish to advanced professional No. 2, because there is a period of stay of five years and to get the status of residence of advanced professional No. 1, if there is no particular reason, such as you want to be other work, advanced professional No. 1 in accordance with the end of the five years of the period of stay of can I apply for advanced professional No. 2.

Three of activity types of advanced profession

高度専門職学術

Advanced academic research activities "advanced professional No. 1 (a)" ※ agency of the Japanese public or in private institutions, 70 points have been active for or the guidance or education of research studies, which is a reference point, people over is, to apply for residence status of advanced academic research activities.

高度専門・技術活動

Advanced professional and technical activities "advanced professional No. 1 (b)" ※ agency of the Japanese public or in private institutions, and the activities to engage in business that requires knowledge or technology in the field of natural sciences or humanities If more than 70 points, which is the reference point have is, you apply for residence status of advanced professional and technical activities.

高度経営管理活動

Advanced management and management activities "advanced professional No. 1 (c)" ※ agency of the Japanese public or in private institutions, 70 points is the management was carried out or if you are the activities to engage in the management reference point of business people over is, to apply for residence status of the advanced management and management activities.

Preferential treatment of advanced professional visa

professional No. 1

①Period of stay is five years.

Working visa will stay deadline of 6 months to 5 years are granted, but the period of stay of advanced professional visa is up to five years will be uniformly determined.
To further get the advanced professional No. 2 will be indefinitely.

②It will be able to be associated to a plurality of activities.

Basically, I can only activity that has been observed in the visa, by obtaining a highly professional visa, in conjunction with the activities of the status of residence, to a number of resident status, such as performing the activities that management related to business It will be able to perform activities such as span.

③It will be able to work even spouse.

Spouse, even though it was a stay in visa that can not to work, foreign spouses to stay in Japan in a highly professional visa, work will be recognized.
Spouse, living with advanced human resources person, it is necessary to receive a reward equal to or higher than the amount and Japanese.

④Permanent residence permit can be obtained in five years.

In the case of work visas, when it becomes necessary period of stay of 10 years to be the permanent residence application, to obtain the advanced professional visa, it is possible to apply for a five-year period.
If you are carrying out activities as a high-quality human resources about 4 years and 6 months or more is Could you accept a permanent residence permit application.

⑤And meet certain conditions, you can attract domestic servants from abroad.

Household annual income 10 million yen or more, the condition is satisfied, such as pay monthly salary 200,000 yen or more thing to employees, will be able to hire domestic servants who worked abroad in Japan.

⑥Procedures for entry and residence will be treated preferentially.

Review and stay the proceedings at the time of entry is, because it is preferential treatment, it will be a short period of time in the examination results.

Within 10 days from receipt of application for entry procedures for highly-skilled human resources (Certificate of Eligibility), visa procedures (visa status update permission application and visa status change license application) to process within 5 days from receipt of application for It is said that endeavor.

⑦If you clear certain conditions, you can live together summoned the parents in Japan.

Principle rather than visa status of foreign parent as, there is a specific activity is usually, but (old parents dependents) and has only come to Japan in the short stay, in the case of parents of advanced profession, annual household income of 8 million yen or more, 7 by certain conditions of the case, such as taking care of a child under the age of, you parent of visa is granted.

Preferential treatment of advanced professional No. 2

Expansion of the range of activities

In conjunction with the activities of advanced professional No. 1 it can also be carried out activities that are found in the following status of residence.
"Professor," "art," "religion," "news," "law and accounting business", "medical care", "education", "technology and Humanities knowledge and international business," "Entertainer", "skill"

Stay indefinitely

Period of stay will be indefinite.

Matters that are preferential treatment in a highly professional No. 1

It will be preferential treatment in the same manner by the No. 2, which is preferential treatment in a highly professional No. 1.

Advanced professional visa point computation table

Advanced academic research field

Requirement Points
Educational background PhD (except for the degree of the profession) acquirer 30
Master's degree (including a doctorate in accordance with the professional) acquirer(※3) 20
Career (work experience)
※Research to try to engage, limited to the practical experience in accordance with the guidance or education of research
7 years~ 15
5 years~~ 10
3 years~~ 5
Annual income
  1. Annual compensation received from the main host institution
  2. In the case of a transfer from the period of overseas, enter the annual compensation received from the institution
  3. Bonus is also included in the annual income
Depending on the age classification, Masu roasted under the source of annual income that point is given. (See Appendix 2) 10~40
Age ~29years old 15
~34years old 10
~39years old 5
Bonus①
(Research performance)
Appendix ③ reference 25
Bonus② Work in institutions that received support action to promote innovation(※1) 10
Bonus③ Employment in small and medium-sized companies that testing and research expenses ratio is more than 3% 5
Bonus④ Foreign qualifications related to the duties 5
Bonus⑤ A degree in higher education institutions in Japan 10
Bonus⑥

Test that you have the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 acquirer or an equivalent or more of capacity (※ 2) what has been observed by or those who have graduated in the Japanese in a foreign university

15
Passing grade More than 70

Examples of advanced academic research field

Requirement Points
Educational background PhD (except for the degree of the profession) acquirer 30
Career (work experience)
6 years~ 10
Annual income
7,500,000 yen 25
Age 32years old 10
Bonus④ Foreign qualifications related to the duties 5
Passing grade 80points

高度専門・技術分野

Requirement Points
Educational background PhD (except for the degree of the profession) acquirer 30
Master's degree (including a doctorate in accordance with the professional) acquirer(※3) 20
Person who has obtained a graduate or equivalent or more of education the university (except for the doctorate or master's degree holders) 10
Career (work experience)
※ limited to the hands-on experience related to the operations to engage
10 years~~ 20
7 years~ 15
5 years~~ 10
3 years~~ 5
Annual income
  1. Annual compensation received from the main host institution
  2. In the case of a transfer from the period of overseas, enter the annual compensation received from the institution
  3. Bonus is also included in the annual income
Depending on the age classification, Masu roasted under the source of annual income that point is given. (See Appendix 2) 10~40
Age ~29years old 15
~34years old 10
~39years old 5
Bonus①
(Research performance)
Appendix ③ reference 25
Bonus② Work in institutions that received support action to promote innovation 10
Bonus③ Employment in small and medium-sized companies that testing and research expenses ratio is more than 3% 5
Bonus④ Foreign qualifications related to the duties 5
Bonus⑤ A degree in higher education institutions in Japan 10
Bonus⑥ Test that you have the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 acquirer or an equivalent or more of capacity (※ 2) what has been observed by or those who have graduated in the Japanese in a foreign university 15
Passing grade More than 70

Examples of advanced professional and technical fields

Requirement Points
Educational background PhD (except for the degree of the profession) acquirer 30
Career (work experience) 5 years~ 10
Annual income 8,000,000 yen 30
Age 37years old 5
Bonus
(Research performance)
None 0
Passing grade 75points

Advanced management and management field

Requirement Points
Educational background Master's degree (including a doctorate in accordance with the professional) acquirer(※3) 20
Person who has obtained a graduate or equivalent or more of education the university (except for the doctorate or master's degree holders) 10
Career (work experience)
※Limited to the hands-on experience related to the operations to engage
10年~ 25
7年~ 20
5年~ 15
3年~ 10
Annual income
  1. Annual compensation received from the main host institution
  2. In the case of a transfer from the period of overseas, enter the annual compensation received from the institution
  3. Bonus is also included in the annual income
¥ 30 million~ 50
¥ 25 million/td> 40
¥ 20 million~ 30
¥ 15 million~ 20
10 million yen~ 10
Bonus①
(Status)
Representative Director, acceptance of the representative executive officer post 10
Director, accepted in the executive officer post 5
Bonus② Work in institutions that received support action to promote innovation(※1) 10
Bonus③ Employment in small and medium-sized companies that testing and research expenses ratio is more than 3% 5
Bonus④ Foreign qualifications related to the duties 5
Bonus⑤ A degree in higher education institutions in Japan 10
Bonus⑥ Test that you have the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 acquirer or an equivalent or more of capacity (※ 2) what has been observed by or those who have graduated in the Japanese in a foreign university 15
Passing grade More than 70
  1. ※If the period of employment is the small and medium-sized enterprises, a separate 10 points Additional
  2. ※BJT Business Japanese Proficiency in, such as 480 or more points scored2em">※Professional degree (MBA, MOT) related to business management when it has the will, a separate five-point Additional

Examples of advanced management and management field

Requirement Points
Educational background Person who has obtained a graduate or equivalent or more of education the university (except for the doctorate or master's degree holders) 10
Career (work experience) 10 years~ 25
年収 1,650 ten thousand yen/td> 20
Bonus①
(Status)
Representative Director, acceptance of the representative executive officer post 10
Bonus⑥ Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 acquirer 15
Passing grade 80 points

①The lowest annual income criteria

The lowest annual income criteria
In the highly specialized and technical field and advanced management and management field, it must be in annual income 3,000,000 yen or more

②Annual income Scoring Table

Annual income Scoring Table/th>
~29years old ~34years old ~39years old 40歳~
10 million yen 40 40 40 40
9,000,000 yen 35 35 35 35
8,000,000 yen 30 30 30 30
7,000,000 yen 25 25 25 -
6,000,000 yen 20 20 20 -
5,000,000 yen 15 15 - -
4,000,000 yen 10 - - -

③Research performance

Research performance Advanced academic research field Highly specialized technical field
Invention of the patent 1~ 20 15
Experience 3 greater than or equal to the engaged in immigration before the study who received the grant from public institutions 20 15
For the performance of the research paper, Japan's country of papers that have been published in academic journals that are registered in the academic papers database, which is used in the institution (limited to the applicant is responsible for the author) 3 or more 20 15
In addition to the above items, if the applicant that there is equivalent research experience and those in the above-mentioned items to appeal), upon hearing the opinions of the heads of relevant administrative agencies, the appropriateness of the Minister of Justice to grant point individually judgment. 20 15

FAQ

I would like to know whether he is applicable to the application criteria of advanced professional visa?
In three areas of advanced professional visa, we have reached the application criteria, if calculated by 70 points or more at the point table in the upper stage.
Who want to know more information, please contact us by phone or e-mail to our office.
The university includes the junior college, graduates of vocational high schools, specialize
4-year junior college rather than a university, technical colleges, specialized courses (vocational school) of vocational school graduate is or will be subject to education point?
d courses graduates of vocational school ( "highly specialized workers"), so is treated as a person who has received an education equal to or higher than that of the university, these educational background point It will be of interest. However, they are not eligible person who has received the title of professional workers have completed a specialized course of study at an advanced vocational school.
Rather than from the Japanese company, but has received a reward from the overseas company, or will be included in the reward for point calculation?
f you by transfer from foreign companies, etc. are accepted in Japan of the company, etc., rewards rewards to be paid from a foreign company such as in the case to be paid from the company in overseas, will be included in the reward at the point calculations (that the the need proof there).
Or lowered annual income at the time of entry, if you point to go up age is equal to or less than 70 points on the way, does it then of residence is not permitted?
Advanced total point of always point while the human resources are stay as is not required until able to maintain more than 70 points. Therefore, even if lowered annual income, it does not mean it is not possible to stay as soon as high-quality human resources. However, if the total points of the point at the time of extension of period of stay is less than 70 points, you can not receive the permission of the renewal of the period of stay. In such as annual income other than the bonus points (15 points in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 acquisition), there is also a way to more than 70 points until the renewal application.
What is the lowest annual income criteria?
For advanced professional and technical activities and advanced management and management activities, if the annual income does not reach 300 million and even if the sum of the point by the other items had more than 70 points, will not be recognized as a high-quality human resources. Advanced academic research field, it meets the criteria, if annual income is 3,000,000 yen 70 points or more in the following.
Do you include any payment to the reward? Or overtime pay and bonuses (bonuses) is included in the remuneration for the point calculation?
The reward, say the opposite benefits given as consideration for the benefit of certain services, in addition to hard work allowance of base salary, will include adjustment allowance and the like. Commuting allowance, alimony, those having the nature of reimbursable of housing allowance, etc. (except those to be taxable.) Are not included. Overtime allowance, but is the opposite benefits given as consideration for the benefit of certain of services, from it is how much of the overtime work occurs in the entry point is uncertain, not included in the reward of point calculation. In addition, in the case of the extension of period of stay, because the reward of point calculation to determine on the basis of the planned annual income, it does not include the payment has been working overtime allowance in the past.
Bonus is included in the remuneration.

The length of stay

  1. Advanced professional No. 1 5 years~
  2. Degree profession No. 2 Indefinite period

Documents required for advanced professional visa

  1. Passport
  2. Visa application form 1 copy (2 copies Russia · CIS countries and Georgia people)
  3. Photo 1 leaf (Russia · CIS countries and Georgia has found that 2-leaf)
  4. Distillate Certificate of Eligibility (Note) The original and one copy copy

    People of China nationals will need the following documents in addition to the above-mentioned documents.

  1. Doorway book copy
  2. Housing license or certificate of residence (if does not have a permanent address in the application destination of the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General of jurisdictions)
  • Depending on the applicant's nationality, there is a document that is required in addition to the above-mentioned.
  • Residence is a Certificate of Eligibility not those activities that attempt in Japan when foreigners of landing examination is false, is an activity that falls under any of the status of residence on the Immigration Control Act (except for short-term stay) etc. in order to prove that they comply with the conditions of the landing, is the certificate to be delivered in advance in each regional immigration authorities of the Ministry of Justice jurisdiction (is possible application by Japan of attorney).
  • It is not possible to visa application that there is no Certificate of Eligibility that activity type as a total point and advanced human resources of the points listed for advanced professional foreigner. In addition, for the advanced professional and highly-skilled human resources foreign family, etc., it can be issuance of a certificate of eligibility on the basis of the application.
  • Advanced professional foreigners, and an application for review of the Certificate of Eligibility to the Regional Immigration Bureau, conducted a review of as a highly professional (point calculation) in conjunction with the review of the Employment Eligibility, recognized as more than passing grade in the case was latte, will be described activities type of as total points and advanced professional point to certificate of eligibility.