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Skilled Labor Visa

Skilled Labor Visa
Japan Visa Application Service > Skilled Labour Visa

1.What is the Skilled Labor Visa?

The Skilled Labor visa allows those with specialist knowledge in certain fields to come and work in Japan. More specifically this applies to more physical work. To get a better understanding let's look at the official list of approved professions.

This visa is restricted to those with what immigration recognize as particularly specialized skills in the following fields:

-Food Preparation
-Architectural Engineering
-The production or maintenance of specialized equipment
-The production of jewels, precious metals, and the treatment or fur or leather
-The domestication/ training of animals
-The extraction of crude oil or the production of geothermal energy
-High level sports coaching
-Wine Appraisal (internationally recognized sommelier etc.)

Of all of these the most common profession for holders of this visa is by far and away those involved in food preparation. This is usually either by those working as chefs in restaurants or those involved in specialty food preparation in factories.

As we can see there is a physical aspect to all these jobs but unlike something simple like stacking shelves or working on a factory production line these jobs are generally seen as highly skilled work. This visa usually requires 10 years of direct experience however, there are exceptions to this rule i.e. in the case of Thai chefs where the rule has been relaxed to 5 years because of an agreement between the governments of Japan and Thailand.

2.What are some common case examples?

I want to hire a chef from abroad to work in my restaurant
I need to hire a sports coach from the USA
I need to bring someone from abroad to help maintain my German made equipment
We want to hire a pilot from abroad to fly our cargo planes
My wine company want to hire a French sommelier

We support people of all walks of life to live in Japan and offer free consultation. Our experts will support you and work with you to find the best way for you to come and live in Japan.

Call us on 03-6905-6370 for your free chat today.

3.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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5.Prices(※Excluding tax)

Application for Certificate of Eligibility
for Status of Residence.
Change of status 150,000JPY
Renewal of status
①If Your Situation is the Same
as when you got your visa
Renewal of status
②If Your Situation has Changed
(Job change, remarriage, etc.)
Free consultation/inquiry for visa application

Since opening our practice in 1986, we have been involved in consulting on visa applications for foreigners for nearly 40 years as an immigration lawyer.
Telephone consultation, email consultation, online consultation, and consultation at our office are available.