How to get Visa to JAPAN
Hello. Thank you for your visiting to my Website.
I’m Immigration Lawyer, Kawazoe @Osaka, Japan.
This page is for foreigners who live in Japan and
who want to come and stay in Japan in the future.
Each country all over the world has its own legal system,
and immigration policy in it. So does Japan.
In this website, I, as an immigration lawyer -Nyukan
Shinsei Toritsugi Gyoseishoshi-, explain Immigration Law
and Procedure to get visa to come and stay in Japan.
3 Ways to get Visa to Japan
COE – Certificate of Eligibility – Process
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is the process for those
who comes into Japan from overseas.
The process typically goes like;
1. Find Employer or Guarantor in Japan
2. Apply for COE to Immigration bureau in Japan
3. Get COE from Immigration bureau in Japan
4. Apply for Entry Visa to Japan embassy in Overseas
5. Get Entry Visa from Japan embassy in Overseas
6. Entry into Japan and Get Immigraiton Status at Airport
* Correctly speaking, “Visa -Sasho-” and “Immigraiton
Status -Zairyushikaku- ”are different.
Visa is a kind of a recommendation to entry into Japan.
Immigration status is a certificate of your right to stay
in Japan. But in this website, visa means both of them
Change Visas Process
Change visa process is for foreigner who stay in Japan
with a specific visa (work, family, study, etc) to change
to another kind of visa after change his status or activity
while staying in Japan (EX: Study – Work).
What you have to do is:
1. Apply for Change Visa to immigration bureau in Japan
2. Get New kind of Visa from Immigration bureau in Japan
Extend Visa Process
Extend visa process if for foreigner who stay in Japan
with specific visa to extend the term (3months, 1year,
3yrs, 5yrs) before the expiration to stay longer in Japan.
What you have to do is:
1. Apply for Extend Visa to immigration bureau in Japan
2. Get Same Visa with new expiration date from immigraiton.
27 Types of Visas in Japan
There are 27 types of visa (immigaration status) in Japan.
All foreigner has to hold proper visa corresponding to
their activity or status for themselves.
Some examples are:
Visa to Work
International Service / Humanities - interpreter, office worker
Skilled Worker – Cook, Pilot, etc
Professor, Journalist, Others
* Bachelor Degree or 10yrs experience is required basically
Visa to start Business
Business manager / investor
Visa to stay with Family
Spouse and Children of Japanese
Family – Spouse and Children of Foreigner
Visa for Special Purpose
Temporary – Tour, Business Trip,
Special Activity – internship, etc
Long Term – foreigner of Japanese descent, etc
Permanent Residency – basically 10yrs+ stay required
Naturalization – Change nationalities
* Correctly speaking Naturalization is not
an immigration Process but a special process
to judicial bureau to get Japanese nationality.
Part-time Job Permit
Certificate of Job qualification
Japan Life support
International Marriage / heritage
Foreign Documents Translation / Certification
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Immigration Lawyer Kawazoe office offers:
Consulting (TEL, Mail) Free
Consulting (Office) 6,000yen/H
Consulting (Visit） 10,000yen/H
Certificate of Eligibility 120,000yen
Change Visas 80,000yen
Extend Visa 40,000yen
Permanent Residency 150,000yen
* Consulting, Correcting and Making Application
form& Documents, Application and Contact to
Immigration bureau, English Translation including.
Re-entry Permit 10,000yen
Part-time Job Permit 20,000yen
Certificate of Job qualification 40-80,000yen
Alien Registration Support 10,000yen
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