Application form for issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility

* The application form differs depending on the status of residence (purpose of entry).

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* As a result of various legal changes and reforms, the forms available on this page have been revised. However, the versions which were available before the changes are still usable.

Status of residence - purpose of entry into Japan

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  1. Highly Skilled Professional

    * Applicants may use applications 3, 4, 8, or 15 below depending on their activities in Japan.

    (1) Highly Skilled Professional (i) (a)

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    • Foreign nationals working in research, research guidance, or education at a university as personnel possessing advanced expertise
      E.g., university professors
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    • Foreign nationals working in research, research guidance, or education as personnel possessing advanced expertise
      E.g., government agency or company researchers

     

    (2) Highly Skilled Professional (i) (b)

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    • Foreign nationals working at Japanese businesses as personnel possessing advanced expertise for a fixed period of time; position requires expert skills or knowledge in the fields of natural science or humanities
      E.g., employee of a foreign-owned company
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    • Foreign nationals working as personnel possessing advanced expertise in positions that require expert skills or knowledge in the fields of natural science or the humanities
      E.g., machine learning technician, marketing professional

     

    (3) Highly Skilled Professional (i) (c)
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    • Foreign nationals working in business management as personnel possessing advanced expertise
      E.g., representative director or director of a company

     

  2. Professor; Instructor
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    • Research guidance or education in university
      E.g., university professors
    • Language education at junior high or high school
      E.g., language instructor at a junior high school
  3. Artist; Cultural Activities
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    • Financially compensated artistic activities
      E.g., composer; photographer
    • Artistic or academic activities, research/training in traditional Japanese culture, or art which are not financially compensated
      E.g., people studying the tea ceremony or judo
  4. Religious Activities
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    • Foreign nationals dispatched from foreign religious organizations for religious activities
      E.g., priest; missionary; etc.
  5. Journalist; Researcher (Transfer); Intra-company Transferee
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    • Journalistic activities based on a contract with a foreign journalism organization
      E.g., newspaper reporters; cameraman-journalists
    • Foreign nationals working at a Japanese business for a fixed period in a position which requires expert technical skills
      E.g., employee of a foreign-owned company
  6. Business Manager
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    • Business management
      E.g., representative director or director of a company
  7. Researcher; Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services; Skilled Labor; Designated Activities (research, etc.); Nursing Care; Designated Activities (graduate of a Japanese university)
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    • Financially compensated research activities
      E.g., government agency or company researchers
    • Foreign nationals working in a position in the fields of natural sciences or humanities that requires expert skills or knowledge, or a position that requires a sensitive and appropriate understanding of foreign cultures and ways of thinking
      E.g., machine learning technician, marketing professional
    • Foreign nationals working in a position that requires highly developed skills
      E.g., cook of foreign cuisine
    • Foreign nationals who are qualified as a nursing care worker and are engaged in providing nursing care or instruction in nursing care
      E.g., nursing care worker
  8. Entertainment
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    • Entertainer
      E.g., singer, model
  9. Student
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    • Studies
      E.g., international students; Japanese language school students
  10. Trainee
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    • Trainee
      E.g., trainees
  11. Dependent; Designated Activities (Dependent of Researcher); Designated Activities (Dependent of EPA); Designated Activities (Dependent of Japanese University Graduate)
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    • A foreign national who is the dependent of a person here on business or looking for a job, or a person with a "Cultural Activities" or "Student" status of residence
      E.g., dependent of someone staying in Japan on a work visa, etc.
  12. Specified Skilled Worker
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    • Specified Skilled Worker (i); Specified Skilled Worker (ii)
  13. Technical Intern Training
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    • Technical Intern Training
      E.g., technical intern
  14. Spouse or Child of a Japanese National; Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident; Long-Term Resident
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    • Foreign nationals who reside in Japan as the spouse of a Japanese national or permanent resident, or reside in Japan based on a child-parent relationship
      E.g., spouse of a Japanese national; a second-generation Japanese descendant; a third-generation Japanese descendant
  15. Designated Activities (Stay for Medical Services)
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    • Stay for medical services
      E.g., patient planning to be hospitalized, or the attendant of said patient
  16. Designated Activities (Long-Term Stay for Tourism)
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    • Residing in Japan for a period not exceeding one year for the purpose of sightseeing, recreation, etc.
      E.g., long-term visitor whose purpose is sightseeing, etc.
  17. Status of residence/purpose of entry besides those above
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    E.g., fourth-generation Japanese descendant, lawyer, doctor, amateur athlete, etc.

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