Immigration Lawyer in Japan

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Saito Office
(Immigration lawyer in Japan)
www.lawcounseling.com
immigration lawyer japan 

TEL 045-453-0182


Business introduction of Immigration lawyer


  Saito office is an Immigration lawyer's office in Yokohama, Japan. We give you legal counseling in English.

  Please consult with us about your immigration procedures such as following cases;

  • Getting marriage to a Japanese national
  • Getting marriage to a resident in Japan
  • Getting a job in Japan
  • Employing non-Japanese staffs in your company
  • Establish a company in Japan
  • Calling family to Japan
  • Applying to status of Permanent Residence

  We help your administrative procedure related international private law such as;

  • Inheritance
  • International marriage
  • International divorce
  • International adoption
  • International acknowledgement


Immigration procedures


  We can apply to the Immigration Bureau as your proxy for following procedures.

  
  • Certificate of eligibility
  • Change of status of residence
  • Extension of period of stay
  • Permission to acquire status of residence
  • Permanent residence
  • Re-entry permit
  • Permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted
  • Certificate of authorized employment
  • Issuance of a residence card (changing from an alien registration certificate that is regarded as a substitute for residence card)


  We can help following immigration procedures.

  • Special permission of residence for illegal stayers.
  • Naturalization (acquirement of Japanese nationality)


Administrative documentation procedures


   Inherited property procedure services

  • Decision of the heirs apparent according to the laws of Japan
  • Making of herbivore's family tree
  • Making of an inventory of property
  • Making of letter of agreement for division of inherited properties

   International marriage and International divorce

  1. Getting legal capacity of contract marriage
  2. Getting certification of the Ministry of foreign affairs bureau of Japan on the official documents which is issued by Japanese authority
  3. Getting certificate of the embassies in Japan on the documents which certified by the Ministry of foreign affairs bureau of Japan
  4. Making notarized deed in Japanese and an official translation document in English
  5. Making divorce agreement in English and Japanese


Immigration procedures in Japan


  Immigration procedures for immigration control in Japan are governed by the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Immigration Law) and other related laws and regulations based thereon.

  We give you English counseling and services about immigration procedures in Japan. Immigration lawyer apply to the status of residence of Japan for the Immigration bureau as your proxy.

  Non-Japanese people need a legal status of residence to reside in Japan. This is needed at the time of entry into Japan, and in certain cases, your status of residence may need to be changed due to circumstances which may arise during your stay in Japan.
  The normal status of residence is valid only for a certain period, therefore it will need to be renewed from time and time subject to your needs. The administrative aspect may be a bother, but it is very important that you understand well what is necessary.


  We can apply to following applications for the Immigration bureau of Japan as an authorized immigration lawyer.

  • Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  • Application for permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted.
  • Application for change of status of residence
  • Application for extension of period of stay
  • Application for permission to acquire status of residence
  • Application for permanent residence
  • Application for re-entry permit
  • Application for certificate of authorized employment

 
  We also deal with following procedures.

  • Application for naturalization to get Japanese national
  • Procedure of international marriage and divorce.
  • Procedure of international adoption and acknowledgement
  • Appearing in the Immigration bureau to get special permission of residence for illegal residents

Stay in Japan with a Status of Residence


   Non-Japanese people can reside in Japan only under status of residence which is provided by Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
  The categories of status of residence are listed in Appended Table T and U.

  The status of residence which listed on Appended Table I can reside with authorized activities. The status of residence which listed on Append Table Ucan reside with personal status or position for which residence is authorized.


Appended Table T
Status of residence Authorized activities
1 Diplomat Activities on the part of constituent members of diplomatic missions or consular offices of foreign governments hosted by the Japanese government; activities on the part of those who are provided with similar privileges and/or immunities as are granted to diplomatic missions pursuant to treaties or international customary practices; and activities on the part of their family members belonging to the same household.
Official Activities on the part of those who engage in the official business of foreign governments or international organizations recognized by the Japanese government, and activities on the part of their family members belonging to the same household.
Professor Activities for research, guidance of research or education at a university, an equivalent educational institution, or a college of technology (kotosenmongakko).
Artist Activities for the arts that provide an income, including music, the fine arts, literature, etc. (except for the activities listed in the right-hand column under the "Entertainer" column in Table (2) ).
Religious Activities Religious activities conducted by foreign religious workers dispatched by foreign religious organizations.
Journalist Journalistic activities conducted on the basis of a contract with a foreign press organization.
2 Investor/Business Manager Activities to commence the operation of an international trade or other business, to invest in an international trade or other business and to operate or manage said business, or to operate or manage an international trade or other business on behalf of foreign nationals (including foreign corporate body; hereinafter the same shall apply in this section) who have commenced such operations or who have invested in such a business (except for activities to engage in the operation or management of a business which is prohibited without the legal qualifications listed in the right-hand column of the "Legal/Accounting Services" section in this table).
Legal/Accounting Services Activities to engage in a legal or accounting business which may lawfully only be carried out by registered foreign lawyers (gaikokuhojimubengoshi), certified public accountants (gaikokukoninkaikeishi) or those with other legal qualifications.
Medical Services Activities to engage in medical treatment services which may lawfully only be undertaken by physicians, dentists or those with other legal qualifications.
Researcher Activities to engage in research based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan (except for the activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Professor" section in Table (1)).
Instructor Activities to engage in language instruction or other education at an elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, secondary educational school (chutokyoikugakko), school for special needs education, vocational school (senshugakko), miscellaneous educational institution (kakushugakko) or other educational institution equivalent to a miscellaneous educational institution in facilities and curriculum.
Engineer Activities to engage in services which require technology and/or knowledge pertinent to physical science, engineering or other natural scientific fields based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan (except for activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Professor" section in Table (1) and in the right-hand column of the "Investor/Business Manager", "Medical Services", "Researcher", "Instructor", "Intra-company Transferee" and "Entertainer" sections in this table).
Specialist in Humanities/International Services Activities to engage in services which require knowledge pertinent to jurisprudence, economics, sociology or other human science fields or to engage in services which require specific ways of thinking or sensitivity acquired through experience with foreign culture, based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan (except for activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Professor", "Artist" and "Journalist" sections instable (1), and activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Investor/Business Manager", "Legal/Accounting Services", "Medical Services", "Researcher", "Instructor", "Intra-company Transferee" and "Entertainer" sections in this table).
Intra-company Transferee Activities on the part of a personnel who is transferred to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time from a business office established in a foreign country by a public or private organization which has a head office, branch office or other business office in Japan, and who engages in the activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Engineer" and "Specialist in Humanities/International Services" sections in this table at this business office.
Entertainer Activities to engage in theatrical performances, musical performances, sports or any other form of show business (except for activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Investor/Business Manager" section in this table).
Skilled Labor Activities to engage in services which require industrial techniques or skills belonging to special fields based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan.
Technical Intern Training (i) Activities which fall under any of items (a) or (b)
(a) Activities by a personnel who works for a business office in a foreign country established by a public or private organization in Japan or by a personnel who works for a business office in a foreign country established by a foreign public or private organization which has a business relationship with a public or private organization in Japan as provided by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, the purpose of which is to acquire skill, technology and knowledge (hereinafter referred to as "skills") by engaging in the operational activities of a public or private organization in Japan at its business office in Japan, based on an employment contract with such public or private organization in Japan (including activities of those personnel toward acquiring the knowledge necessary for the relevant activities described above which they are to engage in, which are conducted by being accepted at the business office of the Japanese public or private organization in Japan).
(b) Activities to acquire knowledge being accepted by a non-profit organization which conforms to the requirements provided by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice and activities to acquire skills where such activities are conducted based on such non-profit organization's planning and under its responsibility and supervision, based on an employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan, by engaging in its operational activities.
(ii) Activities which fall under (a) or (b).
(a) Activities by a personnel, who has acquired skills by engaging in activities as provided in the preceding item (a), in order to further develop such skills, based on an employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan designated by the Minister of Justice, to engage in operational activities requiring such skills at such organization.
(b) Activities by a personnel, who has acquired skills by engaging in activities as provided in the preceding item (b), in order to further develop such skills, based on an employment contract with a public or private organization in Japan designated by the Minister of Justice, to engage in operational activities requiring such skills (limited to business activities under the responsibility and control of the non-profit organization which conforms to requirements provided by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice).
3 Cultural Activities Academic or artistic activities that provide no income, or activities engaged in for the purpose of pursuing specific Japanese cultural or artistic studies, or for the purpose of learning and acquiring Japanese culture or arts under the guidance of experts (except for activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Student" and "Trainee" sections in Appended Table (4)).
Temporally visitor Sightseeing, recreation, sports, visiting relatives, inspection tours, participating in lectures or meetings, business contact or other similar activities during a short stay in Japan.
4 Student Activities to receive an education at a university, college of technology (kotosenmongakko), senior high school (including a course of study in the latter part of secondary educational school (chutokyoikugakko)), senior high school course of school for special needs education (tokubetsushiengakko), vocational school (senshugakko), miscellaneous educational institution (kakushugakko) or an equivalent educational institution in terms of facilities and organization in Japan.
Trainee Activities to acquire skills at a public or a private organization in Japan (except for the activities listed in the right-hand column of "Technical Intern Training", item (i) in Appended Table (2) and the right-hand column of the "Student" section in this table).
Dependent Daily activities on the part of a spouse or unmarried minor supported by the foreign national staying in Japan with the status of residence referred to in the left-hand column of Appended Tables (1), (2) or (3) (except for "Diplomat", "Official", "Technical Intern Training" and "Temporary Visitor") or staying with the status of residence of "Student" in this table.
5 Designated Activities Activities which are specifically designated by the Minister of Justice for foreign nationals as activities that fall under any of the following a. to d.
a. Activities conducted based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan (an organization specifically designated by the Minister of Justice engaged in business activities that meet the requirements, provided for by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, of contributing to the efficient promotion of research or the development of industries related to specific fields requiring sophisticated expertise) for research, guidance of research, or education in specific fields at the facilities of the organization (in the case of education, only that which is provided at a university, an educational institution equivalent to a university, or a college of technology (kotosenmongakko)) or in addition, activities related to personally managing a business related to research, guidance of research or education in such specific fields.
b. Activities conducted based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan (an organization specifically designated by the Minister of Justice engaged in business activities that meet the requirements, provided for by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, of contributing to the development of industries related to information processing (information processing as prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Act on Promotion of Information Processing (Act No. 90 of 1970); the same shall apply hereinafter)) engaged in providing information-processing-related services which require technology and/or knowledge pertinent to natural or human science fields at an office of such organization (an office of the other organization in cases where the public or private organization in Japan dispatches the foreign national to another organization as a temporary worker as prescribed in Article 2, item (ii) of the Act for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Improved Working Conditions for Dispatched Workers (Act No. 88 of 1985)).
c. Daily activities on the part of the spouse or unmarried minor who is supported by the foreign national engaged in the activities listed in a. or b.
d. Activities other than those listed in a. to c.
Appended Table U
Status of residence Personal status or position for which residence is authorized
Permanent Resident Those who are permitted permanent residence by the Minister of Justice.
Spouse or Child of Japanese National The spouses of Japanese nationals, those born as the children of Japanese nationals or children adopted by Japanese nationals pursuant to the provisions of Article 817-2 of the Civil Code (Act No. 89 of 1896).
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident The spouses of those staying under the status of residence of "Permanent Resident" or "Special Permanent Resident" (hereinafter referred to as "permanent or special permanent resident") and those born as children of a permanent or special permanent resident in Japan who have been residing in Japan.
Long Term Resident Those who are authorized to reside in Japan with a period of stay designated by the Minister of Justice in consideration of special circumstances.


How to contact with Immigration lawyer


  Please feel free to contact with us via the following Telephone number or E-mail address.


  * Tel : 045-453-0182
  * E-mail : law-counseling@nifty.com

  Please make an appointment and come to our office for the counseling.

 Counseling fees;
  * Free of charge for 30 minutes
    From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Except on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays)
   * 5,000 yen without time limit
    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.(Available on Saturday,Sunday and national holidays)


 

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