◆Administration Policy, etc. under the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Hereinafter referred to as "Immigration Control Act".)



1.Pre-entry Examination

In cases where a foreign national intends to enter and reside in Japan, the activities that he/she intends to engage in Japan must be those provided for in the 29 types of "status of residence" stipulated in the Immigration Law.
Under the current Immigration Control Act, there is a system to certify whether the foreign national conforms to the conditions for landing pertaining to the activities he or she intends to engage in before attempting to land in Japan concerning types of status of residence other than the status of residence "short-term stay". This is called "pre-entry examination system".
This "pre-entry examination system" was established for the purpose of simplifying and expediting the immigration examination procedures, and it stipulates that not only the foreign national entering and residing in Japan, but also the legal representative of such foreign national (spouse, child, father, mother, etc.) stipulated in Article 61, 9-3 of the Immigration Control Act and immigration lawyers who meet the requirements of the Ministry of Justice Ordinance can perform "Application for Certificate of Resident Eligibility" on behalf of such foreign national. [*]
The applicant shall submit an application form for a certificate of resident eligibility and a prima facie showing document to the regional immigration bureau to which the foreign national is to determine his/her place of residence (Hereinafter referred to as "Immigration Bureau". ) to determine his/her eligibility.
On the other hand, the Immigration Bureau which accepted the application will first examine in detail the conformance to the conditions for landing, the degree of conformance, etc., including whether the foreign national's activities to be conducted under this Act fall under the activities of a person with a status or a position provided for in the Immigration Control Act, and whether he/she conforms to status/activities thereof (This is called "Eligibility for Residence Status".), and will respond and provide mesaure for each case by classifying them into A to D ranks according to the content of the case and the status of preparation of the materials. With regard to the examination procedure, the credibitly of the contents of the application and the submitted materials for prima facie showing and proof, comparison and balance between application/materials thereof and precedents subject to disposition in the past, existence of status of residence, compatability with the standards specified by the Ministerial Ordinance on Criteria, existence of reason for refusal of landing, existence of history of residence/ history of deportation in the past, etc. will be comprehensively and objectively examined to determine the eligibility.
As a result, if these conditions and requirements are met, a Certificate of Resident Eligibility will be issued, and in cases where such standards and requirements are not met or where prima facie showing/evidence documents are lacking, a disposition of non-issuance will be made. Although the number of days required to process each case varies from case to case, the result of disposition will be notified within approximately 1 to 3 months. Based on this, applicants need to obtain and maintain prima facie showing/evidence documents with a due care to make sure that the contents of their applications conform to the respective standards and requirements. Please also note that false marriage, false Japanese descendent status, false business management, etc. will be examined by "fact-finding investigation".
Furthermore, if there is insufficient prima facie showing/evidence materials in the process of examination, you are always required to complete or supplement it by "notice of submission of materials", so you must complete it by the submission deadline specified by the immigration bureau. Failure to do so will result in non-issuance.



2.Examination of Status of Residence

A person who has been issued a certificate of resident eligibility who landed in Japan by obtaining a proper visa based on this certficate, can engage in activities of resident within the scope permitted by the status of residence. A large number of residents who are staying in Japan for a medium or long period of time will have to go through some sort of subsequant examination (This is called "Examination of Status of Residence".), such as application for permission to extend the period of stay, application for permission to change the status of residence, and application for permanent residence. They cover a wide range of subjects, all of which are examined in accordance with the actual status of residence. Also note that in these examinations of the status of residence, compliance with the standards and requirements established for all cases, such as "Eligibility for Residence Status" and "Compliance with the Standards for Permission for Permanent Residence" are automatically required. The Immigration Bureau makes every effort to grasp the actual circumstance, etc. of the foreign national's residence by conducting a fact-finding survey on a case-by-case basis as necessary, since it is impossible to expect fair and objective disposition if the Immigration Bureau relies soley on prima facie showing/evidence materials submitted by the applicant.
In particular, when disadvantageous dispositions (disposition of non-permission/non-issuance) are made, such dispositions are being made by first making efforts to clarify the actual circumstance in consideration of potential administrative lawsuits (revocation/nullity confirmation, etc. of administrative dispositions) being filed by applicants.




3.Discretionary Power of the Minister of Justice and Disposition Standards at the Immigration Bureau

All of these disposed cases become "administrative precedent" and are being accumulated. Accordingly, the relevant authority can easily dispose cases deemed same/similar to the precedents, and even if the cases do not fall under this category, they are disposed by the "discretion" from a broad perspective by comparing and balacing with the precedent.
As a result, it does not necessarily mean that a permission will be granted as long as the applicant has sufficient prima facie showing/evidence materials. When we look into the legal precedents and administrative precedents so far, in each case, not only the resident status of the foreign national, his or her status, his or her family situation, and the reason for seeking permission to stay, but also various domestic political/economic/social situation, international situation, diplomatic relations, international courtesy, and other circumstances are taken into consideration in a comprehensive manner, and when these various situations, etc. of foreign national meet the requirements for permission for residence, then the relevant authority at its wide discretion grants permission to such foreign national. Also note that in some cases permission was granted due to meeting the insufficient portion of evidence/prima facie showing materials, based on fact-finding survey conducted by the Immigration Bureau.
As you can see, attention should be given to the fact that decision making process is entrusted to wide "discretionary power" under the Immigration Law.
If this "discretionary power" is used arbitrarily, it will naturally result in a deviation or abuse of authority and will cause serious problem, so the Immigration Bureau seems to be working at an organizational level to prevent this sort of problem.
However, among the cases that have been dealt with, there are some cases in which deviation or abuse of authority is suspected, and on the other hand, there are some cases in which the applicant's side may be at fault. Just the other day, there was a person who was puzzled and consulted us because he had applied for it by himself and was easily rejected. When we asked him about it, he told us that he had applied without preparing most of the prima facie showing/evidence materials, and that he had also neglected to follow up the subsquent completion instruction by the Immigration Bureau. It was regrettable since these cases would have been easily cleared had he consulted us in advance.
When appliying for eligibility regardless of its type, since it is applicant’s responsibility to engage in a strict and maticulous examination and consideration of items such as “Are prima facie showing/ evidence materials complete?”, “Does application meet the standards and requirements prescribed by laws and regulations, public notices, etc.?”, “Are there any inconsistencies between the actual status of residence and the prima facie showing materials?”, and “Are there any violations of laws and regulations or neglect in tax liability, etc.?”, if applicant neglects to check any of these items, it can’t be helped that applicant will be subject to a disadvantageous disposition.
If you are subject to a disadvantageous disposition, unlike visa application or naturalization application, you are entitle to ask the Immigration Bureau to disclose the reason for such disposition.
Identifying the reason behind why you received a disadvantageious dispostion is esssential in restoring the previous disposition. If the Immigration Bureau finds any negligence or error in asking the reason, you may file an administrative lawsuit or file a complaint against the administrative disposition, and the application may be refiled in light of such findings.
On the other hand, even if the reason for non-permission/non-issuance in the previous disposition is supplemented or subsequently completed and the application is refiled, there are many cases where the applicant is subject to disadvantageous disposition for other reasons.
Under such circumstance, what plan and preventive measures can be taken to prevent this sort of problem? We believe that the only answer is "to diligently study immigration laws and regulations, various related laws and regulations, judicial precedents, and administrative precedents, and to be thoroughly acquainted with them". At our office, we are constantly striving to improve our operations while maintaining the aforementioned business approach. Our recommnedation is that if you have any problems, please feel free to contact us so that we can provide you with a reliable professional support.


Certified Immigration Lawyer in Japan. Authorized by Tokyo Immigration Bureau.

Scope Of Our Service

入管へ行かず手続
SERVICE 01
Depending on the case, we will apply to the Immigration Bureau on behalf of the applicant or the legal representative, complete and supplement additional documents, check the progress of the examination, and receive the application results.
入管へ行かず手続
SERVICE 01
Depending on the case, we will apply to the Immigration Bureau on behalf of the applicant or the legal representative, complete and supplement additional documents, check the progress of the examination, and receive the application results.。
許可の可能性分析
SERVICE 02
Based on the circumstance of the applicant, we will make a comprehensive and objective assessment of the conpliance with various conditions and requirements, so that applicant will receive a permission disposition under immigration laws and regulations, etc., and inform applicant of any matters that we believe to be noncompliant.
郵送対応可能
SERVICE 03
The data of cases handled by our office will be stored under strict security measures, so that we can handle the next renewal application in a simple and accurate manner.

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Please be careful when you hire
An Immigration lawyer

The following are examples of damage.

Case 1


When it was delegated to administrative scrivener office that offered low fee, application was made without any advice or explanation as an expert based on legal grounds, with creation of written reasons entialing incorrect information, without any confirmation or explanation to the applicant concerning such document.
They did not respond to the request for additional documents by the immigration office and left the case as it was, resulting in a decision not to grant permission. They also did not provide any explanation regarding the reason for the refusal, did not respond to the reapplication, and provided no refund.

Case 2


Applicant paid a hefty fee to an office that advertised as if they can obtain special permits. This office instructed applicant to make false documents, so applicant filed applcation as instructed which resulted in rejection, and applicant never received rufund for the paid fee.

Case 3


Applicant paid a fee to a foreigner who knew a lot about visas through the introduction of his acquaintance, and asked this foreigner to prepare false documents in order to obtain permission.
The result of the application was found to be false after the permission was granted, and the applicant was deported, and the person who prepared the documents was arrested for being a non-administrative scrivener who was acting on behalf of the applicant for remuneration, even though this person did not have the qualification of an administrative scrivener, and for participating in the preparation of false documents.


In addition to the above, other similar bad cases are seen here and there,
so please be careful in choosing the right office.

Cases consluted with our office

I would like to ask you to create a prima facie showing materials for necessary explanatory documents, etc., concerning the work that I will be in charge of for the foreign national I am going to hire, including making a judgment as to whether or not the foreign national qualifies for a status of residence, etc..

Is it possible to transfer employees from the head office in overseas to branch store, branch office, and representative office that I openned in Japan?

Is it possible for an employed foreign national to takecare and live with his/her spouse and child by brining them to Japan?

I would like to operate a business in Japan, so is it possible to obtain a business management permit with a status of residence by co-investing and establishing a company?

Since my stay in Japan has become longer than exepcted and I’m living a stable life in Japan, I would like to consider obtaining permanent residence or naturalization (acquisition of Japanese citizenship).

Since application filed by myself was rejected, I would like to request for the creation of document such as appropriate explanation of the situation, by carefully reviewing the problems for re-application.

In the case where foreign national working in Japan and his/her elderly parents living in home country, is there a way where foreign national can bring his/her elderly parents to Japan so that he/she can takecare and live together with them?

I want to bring in the child I left in my country that I had between my proevious husband, so that I can takecare and live together with my child.

In the case of losing eligibility as the spouse of a Japanese national with a status of residence due to divorce by agreement with a Japanese national, is it possible to seek a discretionary judgment from the Minister of Justice as a special circumstance to not have to return back to the country?

My parents came to Japan for a short stay (family visit) of 90 days, and the period is about to expire. However, because of special circumstance that require humanitarian consideration, can I renew the visa under such special circumstance?

I overstayed my visa, but since I’m under special circumstance that require humanitarian consideration, is it possible to petition for special permission to stay?

It has been over 2 years since I applied for refugee status, but during that time, my living conditions in Japan have changed.

I have a criminal record in the past, but since then I have reflected on my action and I have been living an exemplerily social life. Can I get a residency status when I'm asked to work in Japan?

Examples of our permitted cases

Permitted case 1

Business
scale:
Based on 10 million yen personal investment from the president who runs a trading company in Canada,I would like to operate a new trading company by establshing a company in Japan.
Permission
content:
1 year of business management

Permitted case 2

Business
scale:
To enter Japanese market, a trading company in China wants to establish a subsidiary in Japan and transfer several employees to Japan.
I want employee's family to get a visa to live with the employee.
Permission
content:
1 year business management, 1 year intra-company transfer, 1 year family stay

Permitted case 3

Business
scale:
We would like to start a real estate investment business in Japan with an annual investment plan of 500 million yen,by an overseas corporation managed by an entrepreneur who invests heavily in overseas real estate.
Permission
content:
1 year business administration

Permitted case 4

Business
scale:
I live in Japan as a company employee, but I want to open and run a restaurant. Opening fund: 7 million yen
Permission
content:
International business with a knowledge of engineering and humanities → 1 year business management

Permitted case 5

Academic
background
I would like to hire foreign students who are expected to graduate from a vocational school (specialist in information business and commercial business practice) in Japan.
Work
description:
Customer support, etc. for investment software users at investment companies
Permission
content:
1 year international business with a knowledge of engineering and humanities

Permitted case 6

Academic
background:
I would like to hire foreign students who are expected to graduate from university (bachelor's degree in economics) in Japan.
Work
description:
Interpreter/translation and sales at trading companies
Permission
content:
3 years international business with a knowledge of engineering and humanities

Permitted case 7

Academic
background:
An Indonesian technical intern (practical training in welding) who lived in Japan returned to his home country after completing the internship process, and then entered a university (computer system) in his home country and has graduated,so I would like to hire him as a fulltime employee.
Work
description:
Programming work for manufacturing process at commercial equipment parts manufacturer
Permission
content:
1 year international business with a knowledge of engineering and humanities

Permitted case 8

Academic
background:
I want to hire a foreigner who has worked at a travel agency for a total of 15 years after graduating from high school in home country.
Work
description:
General travel work at travel agency
Permission
content:
1 year international business with a knowledge of engineering and humanities

Permitted case 9

Business
experience:
We would like to hire experienced cooks who have worked as Indian-Nepalese cooks for a total of 10 years in India and Nepal.
Work
description:
Cooking work at Indian restaurants
Permission
content:
1 year technical skill visa

Permitted case 10

Appearance
contents:
A Japanese TV production company wants foreign talents to appear on the program. I don't have much time until the shooting date, so I want to get a visa as soon as possible.
Permission
content:
March no. 4 of the entertainment

Permitted case 11

Performance
content:
I would like foreign artists to perform at a music concert entailing singing, dancing and playing music at a venue that does not serve any food or drink.
Permission
content:
March. no.2-2 Entertainmnet

Permitted case 12

Family
relations:
I would like to bring 13 year-old child and wife of a foreign national who has been granted with 3 years residence status under technial skill visa to work in Japan,so that foreign national can takecare and live with them in Japan.
Permission
content:
Family stay for 3 years

Permitted case 13

Family
relations:
Since I am planining to work in Japan from now on, I would like to know if there is a way for my wife and children to apply for immigration at the same time, so that we can enter Japan as a family.
Permission
content:
1 year international business in the fields of engineering and humanities, 1 year family stay, 1 year family stay

Permitted case 14

Family
relations:
A foreign student wants to bring in his wife who got married in his home country and live together. There is mutual understanding and support from parents of both parties.
Permission
content:
1 year family stay

Permitted case 15

Status: Because I married a foreign woman that I had romantic relationship with,I would like to bring her and live a married life in Japan,but she has a history of overstaying in Japan in the past.
Permission
content:
1 year spouse of Japanese national

Permitted case 16

Status: She was married to a Japanese man in Japan, but due to circumstances that made it difficult for her to continue the marriage, she divorced him by agreement and asked an administrative scrivener's office to apply for a change to a permanent resident;however, she was given a disposition of non-permission and came to our office for consultation, where she closely examined the problems and reapplied.
Permission
content:
1 year long-term resident outside the notification

Permitted case 17

Status: After marrying a Japanese man, I have a residence status as spouse, etc. of Japanese National and have a stable living situation, so I would like to bring my 12 year-old son between my former husband who was left in China.
Permission
content:
1 year resident

Permitted case 18

Status: A child (illegitimate child) was born to a foreign woman residing in Japan with a Japanese man who is not in a marriage relationship, but the man does not recognize the child.
The foreign woman, as the mother of the child, would like to take custody of and care for the child.
Permission
content:
1 year international business with knowledge of engineering and humanities for Mother, 1 year resident for child

Permitted case 19

Status of
residence:
It has been 10 years since he stayed in Japan (5 years of study, 5 years of work), and his wife and children (family stay) have just passed 1 year.
All of them would like to apply for permanent residency since their living conditions are good and their lives are stable.
Permission
content:
Permanent residence permission for 3 family members.

Permitted case 20

Status of
residence:
His stay in Japan has been extended for 7 years (employment), and his wife and children (family stay) have just passed 5 years. There is no problem in reading and writing Japanese at the second grade level of elementary school. He thoroughly examined his future life plan and decided to naturalize (acquisition of Japanese citizenship) with his whole family.
Permission
content:
Permission for 3 family members to have Japanese nationality

Permitted case 21

Status of
residence:
Although I am residing in Japan in the fields of engineering, humanities and international services,
I would like to apply for a change in my status of residence to that of a highly specialized professional so that I can exceed 70 points calculated for a highly specialized professional, and then apply for permanent residence.
Permission
content:
Highly Skilled Professional No. 1 (b) 5 years

Permitted case 22

Special
case:
I work and live in Japan, and since I am the only one who takes care of my elderly parents in my home country, I would like to bring them to Japan to support them.
Permission
content:
Temporary stay →1 year designated activities

Permitted case 23

Petition
case:
After coming to Japan for a short stay, he applied for refugee twice, and although four years had passed, he had a child with a Japanese woman and was living together.
Permission
content:
1 year special permission to stay as spouse, etc. of Japanese national

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Procedure according to Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act Administration procedure
Immigration
Lawyer
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Immigration Lawyer(Member of Gyoseishoshi Lawyers of Tokyo)
Labor and Social Security Attorney(Member of Tokyo Labor and Social Security Attorney's Association)
Consultant Former Executive of Immigration Bureau、Ministry of Justice.
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