Application for Certificate of Authorized Employment

You would feel easy if you obtain the Certificate of Authorized Employment when changing a job.

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What is the Certificate of Authorized Employment?

 It is, according to 2 article 19 of the Immigration Law, a document that proves the holder is authorized to engage in “an activity of business managing with income” or “an activity with payment” issued by the Minister of Legal Affair when requested by a person from overseas staying in Japan.

 The certificate enables employers not to employ someone unauthorized to work by mistake and the holder to prove hi/she has a legal and appropriate status of residence to work.

 It must not mean that someone without the certificate is unauthorized therefore inappropriate to work.

 It is useful especially when changing jobs. It is very convenient to have the certificate because there is no concern about eligibility to work at new work place and because the visa renewal procedure will become smooth.

An example of frequently made request of application for Certificate of Authorized Employment.

1. someone with working visa applying for the certificate to work for a new employer.

Cost of application for Certificate of Authorized Employment through ACROSEED


*Discount may apply if multiple applications are made at a time.

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