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Problem of living in Japan with “Engineer VISA”

When you would like to work in Japan as engineers, you could work here if you get Engineer VISA(技術・人文知識・国際業務). Now there are more demands for engineers as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the establishment of “Digital Agency” and the government of Japan will work more to digitalize system of the nations.

But you might feel uncertainty about your future especially under the situation for Covid-19. You might think if the economic situation affects your employment.

But you also know there are some engineers who achieve what they want to do. For example, there is an engineer who started his IT business in Japan but has no concern on their VISA status while Business VISA holders have to care about financial situation of his business since it is key to extend their VISA. They have to prioritize stability over challenging.

Imagine if you would live freely in Japan and get the environment that you could do whatever you want. You might also feel you are outsiders in your workplace and community. You have to be careful when you change your job. You might have the difficulty on buying home in Japan since banks require foreign clients to have permanent residence.

I’m Daichi Ito, the Immigration Law Practitioner (Gyoseishoshi) from Kamakura International Legal Service. I wrote this article I would like to show you one of the stories of engineers who started his business that you want to start but has no worry about his VISA status.

The key is that he has Permanent Residence in Japan. Since He has the permission to live in Japan for life. This status will not be revoked because of financial situation of his business. There is no limitation on activities in Japan. He could whatever he wants unless he violates laws of Japan.

But you might heard like...

1. To get PR, you need to live in Japan for more than 10 years continuously.

2. They will check tax payment for 5 years.

3. You also need to check pension record to find whether you have problem on pension payment

Even engineers who thought there is no issue since their companies wrongly handle his pension, they find the issues on their pension record.

And if you are engineers who’ve working in Japan, you might have no time to prepare for PR. But there is the way to get PR within a few years. You might also know about it. That is the point-based system. If you get more than 70 points, you could get PR with 3 years living in Japan. If you have more than 80 points, you could get PR with 1 year living in Japan.

高度専門職 ポイント計算表(英語)
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Pont calculation sheet(Ministry of Justice)

We provide service to handle your PR application through point-based system. We’ve been handling PR application through point-based system. We know what we have to check to find the issues on PR application through point-based system. So, you could apply for PR with fewer risks.

Our PR application service is provided for engineers who would like to get Permanent Residency in 2021. The government of Japan implements more strict reviewing and increased the list of needed documents as they amended guideline of Permanent Residency in 2019.

If you would like to get PR this year, please contact us to take consultation first. You could find your exact situation by taking this consultation (consultation fee: 5,000 yen per hour). We ask our clients to share the following information to conduct efficient consultation.

1. Your resume

2. Pension record

3. Residence card

4. Passport

5. The number of your family

We’ll also contact to pension office with you to check on pension record to find whether there is any issue on your pension.

Daichi Ito

Immigration Law Practitioner(Gyoseishoshi)





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