Application for issuance of a Certificate of Authorized Employment

Name of procedure Application for issuance of a Certificate of Authorized Employment
Procedural basis Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, Article 19-2
Individuals subject to procedure Foreign nationals who are permitted to work
Application period When applying for a Certificate of Authorized Employment
Applicant
  1. Applicant
  2. The following persons who have been approved as a proxy and who have received a request from the applicant
    • Staff of an institution run by or employing the applicant
    • Staff of an institution where the applicant is either a trainee or instructor
    • Staff of an organization that oversees activities designed to help foreign nationals acquire skilled labor expertise or knowledge
    • Staff of public interest corporations dedicated to seamlessly accepting foreign nationals
  3. Attorneys or paralegals who have notified the Director-General of a Regional Immigration Services Bureau and received a request from the applicant
  4. Legal representative of the applicant
Recipient Same as above
Handling fee 1,200 yen when receiving the Certificate of Authorized Employment (paid with revenue stamps) Fee Payment Form - PDFPDF ExcelExcel
Required documents, etc.
  • Application
  • Presentation of written permission to engage in an activity other than those permitted by the status of residence previously granted. (Limited to individuals who have been issued this written permission.)
  • Presentation of residence card (including certificate of alien registration deemed to be a residence card; same hereinafter) or special permanent resident certificate (including certificate of alien registration deemed to be a special permanent resident certificate)
    * If somebody other than the applicant submits an application for issuance of a Certificate of Authorized Employment, make sure that the applicant has a copy of their residence card with them.
  • Presentation of passport (or Certificate of Eligibility)
  • When unable to present your passport (or Certificate of Eligibility), written explanation noting the reason
  • Presentation of documents certifying identity (when an intermediary submits the application)
Application format

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Where to apply The Regional Immigration Services Bureau with jurisdiction over your place of residence (Please contact either a Regional Immigration Services Bureau or an Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).)
Hours Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The day or time may vary depending on the procedure, so contact either the Regional Immigration Services Bureau or the Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).
Consultation counter Regional Immigration Servicse Bureau with jursidiction over your place of residence (Please contact either a Regional Immigration Services Bureau or an Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).)
Examination criteria One of the following from among the statuses of residences established in Appendix Table 1 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act: (1) Those who have a status of residence under which working is permitted; (2) those who have a status of residence under which working is not permitted, but have received permission to engage in an activity other than those permitted by the status of residence previously granted; or (3) those who have a status of residence under which working is not permitted.
Standard processing period Same day (one to three months if changing place of work)
How to appeal N/A

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