Work
(Researcher)

 

Activities to engage in examinations, surveys, research, etc. on the basis of a contract with a public or private organization in Japan.

 

If you are a spouse/dependent accompanying your sponsor, please click here.

 

APPLICATION FILED WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here), completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph (2"x 2") attached to application form
  4. Original "Certificate of Eligibility" from the Ministry of Justice in Japan and one photocopy (For instructions for obtaining the Certificate of Eligibility, have your Sponsor in Japan refer to www.immi-moj.go.jp.)

 

APPLICATION FILED WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here), completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph(2" x 2") attached to application form
  4. Materials on the sponsoring organization (not necessary if the sponsoring institution is run by national or local government): copies of the corporate registration (Tokibo Tohon, issued within last 3 months) and a profit-and-loss statement (Son-eki Keisan-sho) of the business office in Japan (if it is a newly opened business, then a business plan for next 1 year), and documents describing the business activities (e.g. an annual report)
  5. Documents showing the applicant's academic and professional background (not necessary if the sponsoring institution is run by national or local government): (a) applicant's CV, (b) college/graduate school diploma certifying that the applicant has majored in relevant fields and (c) employment verification letter or other documents certifying experience in the relevant fields
  6. A copy of a contract and/or other documents certifying the activity, its duration, the position, and the remuneration of the person concerned (e.g. a copy of a contract)
  7. One clear photocopy of all the documents you are submitting

 

The Embassy of Japan reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.

 

The Embassy of Japan will not make copies, if you need original documents, please bring the original and one copy.

 

Please allow at least four business days to have your application reviewed. (Cases without the Certificate of Eligibility may take a few months.)