Where should I apply for the Certificate of Eligibility?

In principle, an application for issuance of a certificate of eligibility should be filed at a regional bureau or a branch that has the jurisdiction over the location of the organization accepting the foreign national or the domicile of his/her relative who will serve as his/her agent, or at a regional immigration bureau that has …

Who may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility?

An application for issuance of a certificate of eligibility may be filed by a foreign national who intends to enter Japan by him/herself or via his/her agent. For example, an agent for a foreign national who intends to work in Japan shall be a staff member of the organization wishing to accept the foreign national, …

What is the Certificate of Eligibility?

A certificate of eligibility proves that the relevant foreign national conforms to the conditions for landing. By presenting this certificate at the time of the examination for landing, the examination procedures will be smoothly carried out. The status of residence of “Temporary Visitor,” for such purposes as sightseeing, visiting relatives, and short-term business, is not …

What do the status of residence and period of stay mean?

The status of residence categorizes legally clarifies activities that foreign nationals who enter and stay in Japan can engage in or statuses or positions which allow foreign nationals to enter and stay in Japan. There are 30 types of status of residence at present. The period of stay refers to the period during which foreign …

What is visa?

Visa is issued at a diplomatic mission abroad. Visa “confirms” the validity of an foreign national’s passport and also “suggests” that a visa holder would not pose any problem as long as the visa holder enters a nation in accordance with the conditions specified on the visa. (source: Immigration Services Agency of Japan) For inquiry …

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