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Highly Skilled Foreign Professional Visa in Japan

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When developed countries face some problems like an increasing age in the population, decreases workforce, and weak growth, there is one of the best solutions to all the immigrants. This article will help you to learn how to calculate the points-based system for the immigration of Japan.

Points-based System for Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals

Overview and purpose of the system

Japan visa points calculator

Age:
Academic background:
Work Experience:
Annual salary:
Research achievements:
Language roficiency:
Special addition Work for an organization which receives financial support measures for the promotion of innovation
if you are employed by an organization that receives support from the Japanese government to promote its innovation
The applicant's organization is work for a small or medium sized enterprise whose experiment and research expenses are more than 3% of the total revenue

Total Points:

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In order to assist an entry of high-skilled foreign professional, a point-based system that provides highly-skilled professionals with privilege immigration treatment was introduced in the month of May 7, 2012.

Therefore, all the activities are classified into three highly-skilled foreign professional those are:

  • Advanced academic research activities
  • Advanced specialized/technical activities
  • Advanced business management activities

Based on these three activities points are placed to each item, such as academic background, professional career, and annual salary.

If all the points are gathered together than the better immigration treatment will be granted to the correct person and main aim is to help the highly-skilled foreign professionals in Japan.

Holders of the Highly Skilled Visa receive the following special treatment:

Even though being busy in multiple activities, it helps to cover all the different categories of visa. Visa gives all the holders to start a company and operate a related business as the CEO/ representative director while maintaining the main role for which the HSFP visa has gave permission. The period of the visa is of 5 years and helps in faster access to Permanent Resident visa.

  • The time period of the visa is of 5 years
  • They respond for the faster access to Permanent Resident visa.
  • Special meting out of Immigration procedure.
  • The HSFP visa holder’s spouse also can work full-time under certain specified conditions.
  • Chance of bringing parents to Japan under some specified conditions.
  • The possibility of hiring a domestic helper or nanny under some certain conditions.

 

Highly Skilled Professional visa is comprised of the following into 3 sub-categories and are based on activities, and for each and every sub-category the points are classified and allotted all the points differently.

There is a special account for the salary requirements for those applying under the business management sub-category are much higher when compared with other2 categories. However, it is very difficult to all those applicants who are in the CEO or in the position of director that can fulfill the criteria when it compares with all the skilled employees.

Advanced academic research activities some of the special activities permitted under the Engineer.

Advanced business management activities are placed under the Business Manager visa.

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Laws and Regulations

Keeping all the points in the mind, points are rewarded under the point system and have a special place in the public ministerial ordinance.

Highly skilled foreign professionals are going to satisfy the specific requirements of the residence status for work and are granted the status of the residence those are “Highly skilled professional.

 

Points Calculation table

Advanced academic research activities
 

 

 

Academic background

Holders of a doctor’s degree

(excluding professional degrees)

30
Holder of master’s degree

(including professional degrees)

20
Professional career (Research experience)

 

·         Limited to experience related to the research, research guidance or education in which the person intends to engage.

7 Years or more 15
5years or more 10
3 years or more 5
Annual salary

·         The annual amount to be paid by the principal accepting organization

·         In cases of a transfer from an overseas organization, including the annual amount to be paid by such organization.

·         Bonuses are also to be included in the annual amount.

The lower limit of the annual salary, to which points are awarded, will differ that depends of the age classification. For further details see ② 40

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10

 

 

Age

Up to 29 years of age 15
Between 30 and 34 years of age 10
Between 35 and 39 years of age 5
Bonus point 1(Research Achievements) For further details, see ③ 25
Bonus point 2 Work for an organization which receives financial support measures related to innovation(measures provided for separately in a public notice) 10
Bonus Points 3 Employment in a small or medium sized enterprise whose experiment

and research expenses are more than 3% of total revenue

5
Bonus Point 4 Holder of a foreign work-related

qualification, etc. (See Note 4)

5
Bonus Point 5 A person who has earned a degree at a higher education institution in Japan 10
Bonus Point 6 The person who has passed Level「N1」 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or has been approved through another test (See Note 2) as having equivalent or higher language proficiency, or the

the person who majored in Japanese language at a foreign university and

graduated from the university

15
                                                                          Total Score                     70

 

Advanced specialized/technical activities
 

 

 

 

Academic

background

The holder of a doctor’s degree (excluding professional degrees) 30
Holder of a master’s degree

(including professional degrees)

See Note 3

20
The holder of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (excluding a person with a doctor’s degree or master’s

degree)

10
Professional

Career (Business experience)

* Limited to work

experience related to

the business in which

the person intends to

engage

10 years or more

 

20
7 years or more

 

15
5 years or more

 

10
3 years or more 5
Annual salary

*1 The annual

amount to be

paid by the

principal accepting

Organization.

*2 In cases of

a transfer from

an overseas

organization,

including the annual

amount to be paid by

Such organization.

*3 Bonuses are also

to be included in the

annual amount

The lower limit of the annual salary, to which points are awarded, will differ depending on the age

Classification. For further details, see ②

40

~10

 

 

Age

Up to 29 years of age

 

15

 

Between 30 and 34 years of age 10
Between 35 and 39 years of age 5
Bonus Point 1

(Research

Achievements)

For further details, see ③ 15
Bonus Point 2 The holder of a Japanese work-related

qualification (5 points per one

qualification)

10
Bonus Point 3 Work for an organization which

receives financial support measures

related to innovation (measures

Provided for separately in a public Notice). See Note 1

10
Bonus Point 4 Employment in a small or medium sized

enterprise whose experiment

and research expenses are more

than 3% of total revenue

5
Bonus Point 5 The holder of a foreign work related qualification, etc. (See Note 4) 5
Bonus Point 6 A person who has earned degree

at a higher education institution in

Japan

10
Bonus Point 7 A person who has passed Level

「N1」 of the Japanese Language

Proficiency Test or has been

approved through another test (See

Note 2) as having equivalent or

higher language proficiency, or the

a person who majored in Japanese

language at a foreign university and

graduated from the university

15
                                                   Total score                70

 

 

Advanced business management activities
 

 

 

Academic background

The holder of a doctor’s degree or a master’s degree. See Note 3 20
The holder of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (excluding a person

with a doctor’s degree or master’s  degree)

10
Professional Career (Business experience)

* Limited to work

experience related to business management

10 years or more 25
7 years or more 20
5 years or more 15
3 years or more 10
Annual salary

*1 The annual

amount to be

paid by the

principal accepting

Organization.

*2 In cases of

a transfer from

an overseas

organization,

including the annual

amount to be paid by

Such organization.

*3 Bonuses are also

to be included in the

annual amount

30 million yen or more

 

50
25 million yen or more 40

 

20 million yen or more

 

30
15 million yen or more

 

20
10 million yen or more 10
Bonus Point 1

(Position)

 

 

Person to be accepted as

a representative director or

representative executive officer

 

10

Person to be accepted as a director

or executive officer

5
Bonus Point 2 Work for an organization which

receives financial support measures

related to innovation (measures

provided for separately in a public

Notice). See Note 1

10
Bonus Point 3 Employment in a small or medium sized

enterprise whose experiment

and research expenses are more

than 3% of total revenue

5
Bonus Point 4 The holder of a foreign work-related qualification, etc. (See Note 4) 5
Bonus Point 5 A person who has earned a degree at a higher education institution in Japan 10
Bonus Point 6 A person who has passed Level

「N1」 of the Japanese Language

Proficiency Test or has been

approved through another test (See

Note 2) as having equivalent or

higher language proficiency, or the

a person who majored in Japanese

language at a foreign university and

graduated from the university

15
                                                                          Total  Score                                                      70

 

                                           ① Required minimum annual salary
An annual salary of more than 3 million yen is required for the fields of advanced specialized/ technical activities and advanced business management activities.

 

② Annual salary points allocation table
Younger

than 30

years

Between

30 and 34

years

Between

35 and 39

years

40 years

or older

10 million yen 40 40 40 40
9 million yen 35 35 35 35
8 million yen 30 30 30 30
7 million yen 25 25 25
6 million yen 20 20 20
5 million yen 15 15
4 million yen 10

 

 

 

③ Research Achievements Advanced

academic

research

activities

Advanced

specialized/

technical

activities

 

 

 

Research Achievements

Patent invention 1 item 20 15
Record of engaging in research using a grant funded by a public agency prior to entry into Japan 3 items – 20 15 20 15
Past record of research papers: research papers (limited to those for which the applicant is the corresponding author), which appeared in an academic magazine registered in the academic research paper database used by Japanese national organizations 3 papers or more.

 

20 15
For items other than above:

Where the applicant submits a research record equivalent to the above items (such as a record of winning a distinguished award), the Minister of Justice will determine whether to give points to the applicant on a case-by-case basis, after listening to opinions from a number of heads of the relevant administrative organizations.

20 15