Do you know how to apply an entry visa in Japan? It is very important but complicated procedure for coming into Japan for foreigners. Based on the law for the immigration control refugee authorization, the foreigners who are to get into Japan have to get and prepare a valid passport and a visa which is issued by Japanese government. People can get the visa by the embassy of Japan or the Japanese Consulate General. In addition, they must get visa until coming into Japan because they cannot get them when they have already come in Japan.
There are two patterns to get the visa in terms of the purpose. That means the procedures are different between the case for sightseeing, making a business, seeing acquaintance or relatives, and the case for staying for more than 90 days because of the work. In this blog, I would like to pick up the case for the long stay based on working. First at all, foreigners who plan to come into Japan need to get some necessary documents. There are five classifications of documents in terms of the purpose of entering Japan: vocational visa, general visa, specific visa, diplomatic visa, official visa. For example, in the reception of the candidates for a care worker or nurse based on the economic agreement between the Philippines and Japan, people who want to come to Japan need “specific visa”. They are permitted to stay for only three or four year by the visa, because if they have their medical licenses in their country, they cannot use it in Japan. So, they have to pass the national examination in Japan, otherwise, they have to go back their country. The documents for the specific visa are a passport, an application for the visa, a photograph of the face for certification, and the certificate for the qualification of residing in Japan. However, the candidate for the care worker and nurse cannot get that certificate for the qualification and they must make appointment with government establishments abroad individually. If they can get this certificate, the procedure for visa would be clearer and more simply.
The population of the people who leaves their homes in search of temporary work just goes on being larger. Then, it is natural that the number will be more and more in the future throughout the globalization. However, there are some problems that necessary documents for the migrant workers are not clear. In this illegible stance of Japanese government, we Japanese cannot participate in this problem. It is important that Japan prepare the clearer and more simply explanations for the visa.
by Sayaka Kurata