It is essential for expats to have some knowledge about the statuses of residence. Our website is aiming to become the easiest but most useful information source about Japanese immigration system.

How to get a Status of Residence

To live and work in Japan, non-Japanese residents are required to get a status of residence which is appropriate for your activity in Japan, then, treasure it  by following laws and regulations. We explain the basic concept of the immigration system in Japan. Go to this Article

Permanent Residence

Obtaining this visa means that you do not have to go through the process of renewing your visa every year or three year. It also means that you will no longer be required to ask your employer for a sponsorship and can work under any category. We’ll explain who is eligible and how to apply PR. Go To this Article.

Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Service Visa

If you are thinking about working in Japan as an engineer, programmer, specialist in certain field, or instructor of foreign language, translator, interpreter, the most common working visa for such activities is Engineer/Specialists in Humanities/International Service Visa. This status of residence is often called as “技人国ビザ GIJINKOKU Visa”.  Go to this Article.

Startup Visa

Startup CompanyThe “Startup Visa” system permits foreign entrepreneurs to stay in Japan up to one year for preparation of starting business without fulfilling the prerequisites of Business Manager Visa. During the one year, you can prepare for starting business and application for Business Manager Visa. Go to this Article.