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Applying for Japanese Residence VISA

Consultation by one of the few English speaking immigration lawyer in Japan.

Application for all kinds of VISAs done with free interpretation.

Where are VISA’s requested?

For foreigners to stay in Japan, they must acquire a Status of Residence.

Here is an example of how it is commonly done.

①Applicants can find a representative in Japan to apply for Certificate of Eligibility at the Immigration Bureau in Japan.
**representatives are your work, or your family with status of residence.

Immigration lawyer can work as an agent to create all the paperwork and contact the immigration bureau to finalize the process.

② By ①, Certificate of Eligibility will be granted. The representative or immigration lawyer will send the certificate to the applicant. Then the applicant can finally obtain VISA at the Japanese embassy or consulate closest to the resident by turning in the certificate.

③After that, when the applicant is going into Japan, the Residence Card can be received at the airport.
**The airports where you can receive the residence card are: Narita, Haneda, Chubu and Kansai airport. If you land somewhere else, the card will be mailed to wherever you officially hold your residence.

What can immigration lawyer do?

Our office has lawyer certified to be an agent for VISA applicants in this matter. The lawyer is registered in the Immigration Bureau under the Ministry of Justice as a certified agent.

In most case, you do not have to show your presence at the Immigration Bureau if the immigration lawyer conduct the application.

Immigration lawyer can hold your residence card without breaking the rule that you must carry the card at all times.

List of services

Work VISA

From overseas
Application with family
Application for Certificate of Eligibility ¥149,600
Change of VISA in Japan
(Ex. student VISA to work VISA)
Application with family
Application for Change of Status of Residence ¥171,200

Spouse VISA

From overseas Application for Certificate of Eligibility ¥151,200
Application with family ¥194,400
Change of VISA in Japan Application for Change of Status of Residence ¥151,200

Family’s VISA

Bringing in foreigner’s wife and children Application for Certificate of Eligibility ¥129,600
Bringing in Japanese blood-related children, non blood-related Japanese family members, adopted foreigners, children of a permanent resident Application for Certificate of Eligibility ¥151,200
One addition of family member ¥21,600

Investor/business VISA

From overseas Application for Certificate of Eligibility ¥340,000
Change of VISA in Japan Application for Change of Status of Residence ¥260,000

Renew VISA

Same condition as last time Application for Extension of Period of Stay ¥54,000
Job change Application for Extension of Period of Stay ¥108,000
Remarriage Application for Extension of Period of Stay ¥151,200

Permanent Residence

Permanent Residence Application for Permanent Residence ¥151,200
One addition of family member ¥21,600

VISA for Children Born in Japan

VISA for Children Born in Japan ¥32,400

Acquiring Japanese Citizenship

Obtainer of employment income Application for Naturalization ¥162,000
Entrepreneur/executives Application for Naturalization ¥216,000

Permission for Part-time Jobs

Permission for Part-time Jobs Application for Permission to Engage in an Activity
other than that permitted under the Status of Residence previously granted
¥21,600

Certificate of Qualification to Work

Job change Application for Certificate of Qualification to Work ¥108,000
No job change Application for Certificate of Qualification to Work ¥43,200

Re-entry

Applying itself Application for Re-entry to Japan ¥16,200
Applying along with other sevices Application for Re-entry to Japan Free of Charge

Payment

Half of it’s cost should be paid at the start of the action. When permission is obtained, the rest should be paid along with the stamp fee.

Revenue Stamp Fee

Certificate of Eligibility Free of charge
Change of Status of Residence Extention of Period of Stay ¥4,000
Permanent Residence ¥8,000
Re-entry into Japan
Single
Multiple

¥3,000
¥6,000
Certificate of Qualification to Work ¥680

Re-application

If not permitted, reapplication can be done free of charge.

**not under these circumstances
 ・false information within the application
 ・Forced Eviction

Other Information about Payment

Any English/Chinese interpretation within an application is free of charge.

Transportation fee to these jurisdicted area of Osaka Immigration Bureau, and Hiroshima Immigration Bureau’s Okayama sub-branch is free of charge. Hyogo, Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori and Okayama

These areas require transportation expenses.

Nagoya Immigration Bureau ¥25,000
Hiroshima Immigration Bureau ¥25,000
Takamatsu Immigration Bureau ¥25,000
Fukuoka Immigration Bureau ¥45,000
Naha Branch ¥70,000

Steps to Request

1. Contact

First, please call or E-mail us. We will answer to simple questions on the content.

2. Consultation in Person and Contract

We will meet at an appointed place and start the consultation.
Our policies and fees will be explained then, also about the contract.
Contract can be made on that day, or sent later.

3. Start of Application

After the retainer fee is paid, the application will start right away.
Our office will collect and create the requested documents.
The documents needed from the applicants will be explained as well.
Our office will hear carefully to provide the most suitable material for each case.

4. Application by an Immigration Lawyer at an Immigration Bureau

After all the documents are ready, the applicant or repretantative must sign.
When passport and Residence Card is needed for application, please entrust our lawyer with it.
The immigration lawyer is certified to keep the residence card for you.
Our immigration lawyer will follow and go through the procedures at the Immigration Bureau for the applicants and representatives.
In some cases, the immigration bureau will request for the applicant to show. In that case, our lawyer will come along.

5. Permission

Our office will be notified when the permission is granted. We will nofity the applicant and the representative right away.
After the full payment is done, we will go through a seal of verification and Residence Card, or Certificate of Eligibility will be handed to the applicant.
When not permitted, we will check right away the Immigration Bureau the reason, and apply again immediately.

まどか法務 行政書士事務所
Madoka Legal Service Office

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