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Highly Skilled Professional Visa

Highly Skilled Professional Visa
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1. What is the Highly Skilled Professional Visa?

1. What is the Highly Skilled Professional Visa?

The Highly Skilled Professional Visa or HSP for short is a visa designed specifically to attract global talent to Japan. This is aimed at those in the fields of Humanities, Engineering, Researchers and business owners that immigration consider to be high level talent. This is evaluated based on a points system and is mainly decided by things such as salary and work experience. .

2. What are the benefits of the Highly Skilled Professional visa?

1. Permanent Residence (without 10 years residence)

While there are a lot of benefits to the HSP visa the one that stands out most is the ability to get permanent residence in either 1 or 3 years.

Using the points system if you have 70 points you can be eligible for PR after 3 years and if you have over 80 points this is shortened to just 1 year. The best part about this is that you don't even need to have the HSP visa in order to apply.

2. The ability to sponsor your spouse's working visa

Usually if your spouse wants to apply for a working visa they would need to prove a lot of things including their experience and education. However, in the case of HSP holders you can sponsor your spouse for a special working visa (designated activities) so long as they have a job offer.

3.The ability to invite your parents to look after your child

For those on normal working visas this is nearly impossible however, for those on the HSP visa as long as you earn enough money you can invite your parents to Japan in order to look after your child.

4.The ability to bring a maid with you

As long as you meet a few simple criteria such as income etc. there is the possibility of either bringing a maid with you or inviting one to come to Japan after you arrive.

5. 5 year visa

Unlike other working visas there is no risk of getting a 1 year visa. With the HSP visa you are guaranteed a 5 year visa.

3. What are the different types?

The visa is split into two classes I and II these are then further split into 3 main categories.

The main difference between I and II is the length of the visa. I is for 5 years whereas II is indefinite meaning as long as you qualify for the visa you do not need to renew.

1.Academic Research

This is mainly given to either academic researchers or university professors.

2.Advanced Specialized/ Technical activities.

This is the widest of the three and generally refers to people who would be eligible for the humanities visa. The difference is that international services is not included. This means that while an IT developer would be eligible an English teacher or translator would not be.

3.Advanced Business Management

Simply put this is the big brother of the business manager visa. Once your company is doing well and your salary is high enough you should be able to apply for this. One of the best things about this is the guaranteed 5 years.

4. What are the 'points'?

As you may have heard the HSP visas are based on a points system. This can seem a little complicated however, simply put the higher salary, level of education you have the more points you get. There are also benefits to having had studied at a Japanese university or have passed one of the JLPT levels.

2.Support we offer

1. Consulting

We work with you to find any things that may cause problems with the application and do our best to negate the damage that they cause.

We will match you with the best lawyer for your case based on the lawyer's experience and the particular details of your inquiry.

2.Preparation of Documents

We create all application documents to give you the best chance for success in your application.

In order to be able to prepare documents in a speedy and efficient way we have support staff who create the documents and these are then checked over by an expert lawyer to make sure that they are 100% After this you will be given the chance to look over before you sign.

3.We handle all trips to immigration on your behalf

We understand that especially in the current climate you may not want to go to immigration and wait in lines for hours. We also understand that not everybody has the time to spend a whole day waiting to submit the application and another day when they get the results.

This is why we handle all applications and collections of new visas on your behalf and you should not have to step foot near immigration.

4.We will liaise with immigration during the application

If we are asked to explain something in more detail Acroseed will work as a mediator between you and immigration to make sure that we can communicate what you want to say to them without any issues.

We will also support you in the case that immigration ask for any additional supporting evidence.

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4.Prices(※Excluding tax)

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・You can also pay by Visa card or Mastercard.

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Using Highly Skilled Points
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