I. What is "High Skilled Professional"

"High Skilled Professional" is a type of working visas, which was establised in 2012 in order to accelerate increase of high skilled foreign business persons working in Japan.

"High Skilled Professional" visa can be divided into two categories, "High Skilled Profesional (i)" & "High Skilled Professional (ii)".

When a fireigner get a new visa status or change another kind of visa, it can be able to apply just for a "High Skilled Professional (i)" visa. 

"High Skilled Professional (i)" visa can also be divided into three sub-categories in accordance with petmitted activities.

A "High Skilled Professional (i)(a)" visa should be a visa mainly for  "Advanced Academic Research" activities.

A "High Skilled Professional (i)(b)" visa should be a visa mainly for "Advanced Speciaslized/Technical" activities.

A "High Skilled Professional (i)(c)" visa should be a visa mainly for "Advanced Business & Management" activities.

"Advanced Academic Research" activities are similar to activities permitted for a "Professor" visa.

"Advanced Specialized/Technical" activities are similar to activities permitted for a "Engineer/Specialis in Humanities/Internaional Services" visa.

"Advanced Business & Management" activities are similar to activities permitted for a "Business Manager" visa.

A "High Skilled Professional (ii)" visa can be obtained just by applying for change of the visa from  a "High Skilled Professional (i)" visa.

Activities permitted for a "High Skilled Professional (ii)" visa should be one of the activities for a "High Skilled Professional (i)(a)", a "High Skilled Professional (i)(b)" visa or "High Skilled Professional (i)(c)" visa and supplemented activities which can be permitted for any type of working visas. 

It can be said that it is able to do any job which should be permitted for a foreigner in Japan with a working visa, if the foreigner is permitted for a "High Skilled Professional (ii)" visa.

A granted term for a "High Skilled Professional (i)" visa should be five years.

A granted term for a "High Skilled professional (ii)" visa should be "limitless".

II. What are Merits to get "High Skilled Professional" visa

A. It is able for a "High Skilled Professional (i)" visa holder to do any other job supplementally which can be permitted for a "High Skilled Professional (i) (a), (b) or (c)" visa.

B. It is able to apply for permanent residence even if the applicant has not lived for ten years consecutively. Please see "Permanent Residence" page.

C. A spouse of a "High Skilled Professional" visa holder can get permission to work like a "Instructor" visa holder or a "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" visa holder, even if the spouse could not meet the criteria of those visas.

D. A Parent of a "High Skilled Professional" visa holder can get permission for a "Designated Activities" visa to live with the "High Skilled Professional" visa holder on some regulated conditions that the parent shall look after small kids or a pregnant spouse of the "High Skilled Professional" visa holder and so on.   

E. It can be get permission for a "Designated Activities" visa to work as a housekeeper of a "High Skilled Professional" visa holder on some regulated conditions. 

F. The examination of application for a "High Skilled Professional" visa should be made on a priority basis. 

III. What are Criteria to get Permission for "High Skilled Professional" visa

The applicant for a "High Skilled Professional (i)" visa should be able to score more than 70 points in accordance with the following "point table" s, in order to get permission: 

It is able to get "point table" files via the website page of Immigration Services Agency of Japan

A. "High Skilled Professional (i)(a)" visa

Item I  Academic Background *1 (criteria & points are below:)

holder of a doctor degree, excluding a professional degree:30

holder of a master degree, including a professional degree:20

holder of a bachelor degree or equivalent educational degree, excluding holder of a doctor degree or a master degree:10

holder of doctor, master or professional degrees in multiple areas *2: 5

*1 Just the latest qualification should be put.

*2 Regardless of the above*1, it is able to be added, if corresponds to. 

Item II  Professional Career, related to the applied research and so on (criteria & points are below:)

7 years or more:15

5 years or more:10

3 years or more:5

Item III Annual Salary (criteria & points are below:)

for younger than 30 years old

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

7 to 8 million yen:25

6 to 7 million yen:20

5 to 6 million yen:15

4 to 5 million yen:10

for 30 to 34 years old

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

7 to 8 million yen:25

6 to 7 million yen:20

5 to 6 million yen:15

for 35 to 39 years old

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

7 to 8 million yen:25 

6 to 7 million yen:20

for 40 years old or elder

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30 

7 to 8 million yen:25

Item IV Age (criteria : points)

29 years old or younger:15

30 to 34 years old:10

35 to 39 years old:5

Item V Research Achievement (criteria are below:), 20 points for one, 25 points for two or more

have made at least one patented invention:

have conducted projects financed by a competitive funds and so on by a foreign national government at least three times:

have published at least three papers in academic journals listed in academic database, limited to those for which the applicant is the corresponding author:

have made other research achievements recognized by the minister of justice:

Item VI Special Edition

As the tables on this "Special Edition" items are complicated, it shall be omitted to write details here.

Those are including, Japanese language ability, ranking of the college which the applicant graduated from, and so on.

B. "High Skilled Professional (i)(b)" visa

Item I  Academic Background *1 (criteria & points are below:)

holder of a doctor degree, excluding a professional degree:30

holder of professional degree relating to business management like MBA, MOT:25

holder of a master degree, including a professional degree:20

holder of a bachelor degree or equivalent educational degree, excluding holder of a doctor degree or a master degree:10

holder of doctor, master or professional degrees in multiple areas *2: 5

*1 Just the latest qualification should be put.

*2 Regardless of the above*1, it is able to be added, if corresponds to. 

Item II  Professional Career, related to the business in which the applicant should be engaged (criteria & points are below:)

10 years or more:20

7 years or more:15

5 years or more:10

3 years or more:5

Item III Annual Salary (criteria & points are below:) * It is unable to apply, if less than 3 million yen.

for younger than 30 years old

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

7 to 8 million yen:25

6 to 7 million yen:20

5 to 6 million yen:15

4 to 5 million yen:10

for 30 to 34 years old

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

7 to 8 million yen:25

6 to 7 million yen:20

5 to 6 million yen:15

for 35 to 39 years old

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

7 to 8 million yen:25 

6 to 7 million yen:20

for 40 years old or elder

10 million yen or more:40

9 to 10 million yen:35

8 to 9 million yen:30

Item IV Age (criteria : points)

29 years old or younger:15

30 to 34 years old:10

35 to 39 years old:5

Item V Research Achievement (criteria are below:), 15 points, if corresponding one of the criteria

have made at least one patented invention:

have conducted projects financed by a competitive funds and so on by a foreign national government at least three times:

have published at least three papers in academic journals listed in academic database, limited to those for which the applicant is the corresponding author:

have made other research achievements recognized by the minister of justice:

Item VI License (criteria are below:) 5points for just one, 10 points for two or more.

have a national license of Japan that authorizes the applicant to conduct the relevant operation or to use the relevant name, or

have passes an examination or have a license listed in the relevant IT notification. 

Item VII Special Edition

As the tables on this "Special Edition" items are complicated, it shall be omitted to write details here.

Those are including, Japanese language ability, ranking of the college which the applicant graduated from, and so on.

C. "High Skilled Professional (i)(c)" visa

Item I  Academic Background *1 (criteria & points are below:)

holder of professional degree relating to business management like MBA, MOT:25

holder of a doctor degree or master degree:20

holder of a bachelor degree or equivalent educational degree, excluding holder of a doctor degree or a master degree:10

holder of doctor, master or professional degrees in multiple areas *2: 5

*1 Just the latest qualification should be put.

*2 Regardless of the above*1, it is able to be added, if corresponds to. 

Item II  Professional Career, related to business management (criteria & points are below:)

10 years or more:25

7 years or more:20

5 years or more:15

3 years or more:10

Item III Annual Salary (criteria & points are below:) * It is unable to apply, if less than 3 million yen.

30 million yen or more:50

25 million yen or more:40

20 million yen or more:30

15 million yen or more:20

10 million yen or more:10

Item IV Position ( criteria & points are below:) 

a person to be accepted as a representative director or representative executive officer:10

a member of the board of directors, an executive officer or an executive member:5

Item V Special Edition

As the tables on this "Special Edition" items are complicated, it shall be omitted to write details here.

Those are including, Japanese language ability, ranking of the college which the applicant graduated from, and so on.

A "High Skilled Professional (ii)" visa can be permitted only if a "High Skilled Professional (i), (ii) or (iii)" visa holder applies for a change of its current visa.

The criteria for "High Skilled Professional (ii)" visa should be as follows: 

A. The applicant should be able to score more than 70 points in accordance with the point table for the current visa for which the applicant has been permitted.

B. The applicant should have stayed in Japan for more than three years and been engaged in the permitted activities. 

C. The applicant has been with good behaviors & conducts. 

D. The stay of the applicant in Japan should correspond to the national interests of Japan.

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