Work
(Skilled Labor)

 

Activities to engage in service that requires industrial techniques or skills belonging to special fields on the basis of a contract with a public or private organization in Japan. Applicants must fulfill certain conditions concerning personal history and work status.

 

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. Documents outlining the receiving organization and its business, such as:
    1. A copy of the corporate registration (Toki Tohon)
    2. The most recent and a profit-and-loss statement (Soneki Keisan-sho)
    3. A list of alien employee (including nationality, name, date of birth, gender, immigration status, period of stay granted by the immigration office)
    4. Materials describing business activities (e.g. an annual report)
  5. Documents certifying qualification and the professional career of the applicant, such as a copy of applicant's license, employment verification letters and applicant's CV.
  6. 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.)