202109.28
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What is a “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry”?

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When a Japanese national marries a foreign national, there are several documents that need to be submitted, one of which is the “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry”. Some may find it difficult to find information pertaining to “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry”, as it is not required for Japanese marriages. That is why…

202109.03
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What is the Difference between Naturalization and Permanent Residence Status for Foreign Nationals in Japan? Highlighting the Characteristics and Important Points

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Some foreign nationals who have been living in Japan for a long period of time and plan to continue living in Japan may be thinking of obtaining a Japanese citizenship or permanent residency. The reason behind this is most people do not want to go through the hassle of having to apply every few years…

202108.31
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What are the Legal Obligations for Notification Filings? Can a Status of Residence be Revoked?

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When a non-Japanese citizen resigns or changes jobs, they are required to submit a notification regarding their organization. However, since different procedures are required depending on the conditions, some people may have trouble figuring out what to do. In this article, we will break down and explain how to file the notification regarding the organization…

About the Electronic Notification System of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan
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About the Electronic Notification System of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan

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This page introduces the Immigration Services Agency of Japan’s electronic notification system and online application procedures for residency application. Procedures Related to Status of Residence There are two types of procedures: “application” and “notification”. The three main types of applications are: (1) “application for a residence status” to obtain a new status of residence through…

202108.25
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Applying for a Re-entry Permit

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This page will introduce you to the re-entry permit applications and procedures. 1. What is a re-entry permit application? A re-entry permit is a permit granted by the Ministry of Justice to a foreign national residing in Japan prior to departure that simplifies the procedures for re-entering and landing in Japan. It is important to…

What is “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” status of residence?
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What is “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” status of residence?

There are various types of status of residence in Japan, but the second most common status of residence obtained by foreigners working in Japan is the “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services”. In this article, we will explain what the “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services” status of residence is, and how to apply for it. Contents What is…

202108.20
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment of Foreigners and Work Visa

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We understand the difficulties in hiring foreign nationals, understanding status of residence, and establishing a company in Japan. In this article, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions regarding these issues via Q&A. Contents Employment of Foreign Nationals Employment of Foreign Nationals (Labor Affairs) Working Visa Application Procedures Illegal Employment Other Frequently…