"Trainee" visa is categorized in Tier IV of Group I defined in Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act ("ICRRA", hereafter).
I. Granted Activities
activities of training on skills and others in public or private institutions in Japan, other than activities of "Student"
II. Granted Period of Stay
1 year, 6 months or 3 months
III. Conditions to be Permitted
A. Applied activities are not false.
B. Applied activities coincide with activities defined for each visa in ICRRA.
It is also required to meet the followings, or so called " Criteria of Permits for Landing" as "Trainee" is categorized in Tier IV of Group II:
A. The applicant should learn skills, technologies or knowledge, "skills and others" hereafter, which cannot be learned by repeats of a single operation.
B. The applicant should be eighteen years old or elder and should be expected to be engaged in activities requiring the skill and others which should be learned by the applicant after returning to the country where the applicant have the citizenship or resides.
C. The applicant should learn the skill and others which cannot be or may not be learned around the area of the residence of the applicant.
D. The training for the applicant should be held with instructions by full time workers of a public or private domestic institution, who have experienced the skill or others for five years or more.
E. If the training for the applicant should include business practices, which are training of learning skills and others by being engaged in business of manufacturing or selling goods or in business of providing services with receiving prices, including busines practice of operating manufacturing machines on business of manufacturing of goods, except for practices that the site for manufacturing of goods is separated from the site of the practices or that manufacturing goods and the practices should not be held simultaneously, the same in H, the applicant should correspond to one of the following:
(a) The training for the applicant should be held by an organization of the central government, an organization of a local government or an independent administrative institution, itself.
(b) The training for the applicant should be held as business of the Japan National Tourism Organization, an independent administrative institution.
(c) The training for the applicant should be held as business of the Japan International Corporation Agency, an independent administrative institution.
(d)The training for the applicant should be held as business of the Oil & Gas Upstream Technology Unit of the Japan Oil, Gas and Medal National Corporation, an independent administrative institution.
(e) The training for the applicant should be held by an international organization.
(f) The training for the applicant should be held as business operated by funds from an institution directly invested by the central government or a local government, an institution founded through an extra procedure defined in a special law or an independent administrative institution except for mentioned in the above (a) to (e),
and the accepting institution also should correspond each of the below:
1. The institution should have an accommodation facility with an arranger of the training who can prepare the accommodation facility.
2. The institution should have a training facility.
3. The institution should have stuffs guiding the applicant in its daily life.
4. The institution should make a security treatment such as having insurance contracts except for laborers accident compensation insurance in case of death, injury or disease of the applicant, including the arranger of the training to make security treatments.
5. The institution should make treatments required for security and sanitation of the facility defined in Industrial Safety and Health Act「労働安全衛生法」or other treatments equivalent to those.
(g) If the applicant should be a full time worker of a central government or a local government of another country or any other organization similar to that, the accepting institution should correspond to one of 1. to 5. of the above (f).
(h) If the applicant should have a training appointed by a central government or a local government of another country or any other country and with supports and advices from Japan, the applicant should correspond to each of the below:
1. The applicant should be engaged in business making the skills or others prevail widely in the area of its residence.
2. The accepting institution should correspond to from 1. to 5. of the above (f).
F. The accepting institution or the arranger should make treatments securing returning of the trainees such as reserve of flight expenses.
G. The accepting institution should make documents of situations of executed training, keep the documents at the office for the training and save the documents for one year or more after the completion of each training.
H. If the applicant should correspond to one of the below and the time of the business practice should be three quarters or less of the total time of the training or if the applicant should correspond to each of the below and the time of business practice should be four fifths or less of the total time of the training, the time of the business practice, to be summed up in case that the business practice should be held in two or more institutions, should be two thirds or less of the total time of the training:
(a) The applicant should be expected to have the applied business practice in Japan for four months or more.
(b) The applicant should have had training which should be held outside of Japan by a foreign public or private educational institution for a purpose of assistance to the training in Japan, directly related to the training in Japan except for the business practice for one month and the programs for one hundred sixty hours or more in the term of less than six months on conditions that the accepting institution had confirmed the training outside of Japan should have been similar to the training in Japan.
IV. Documents Required to Apply for a Certificate of Eligibility or Change of Visa
A. a plan of training which clarifies the contents, necessity, the place, terms and treatment of the training
B. a document which certifies that the applicant shall be engaged in business requiring technology, skills and knowledge to be acquired in the training after returning to its home country
C. a document which certifies the career
D. a document which certifies the career of the instructor on skills and others to be acquired by the applicant in the training
E. a material which clarifies the summary of the sending institution, which should be an institution in the country of which the applicant has citizenship or where the applicant has its residence, shall commit preparation of the training in Japan
F. a certificate of registration and a copy of income statements, of the sending institution
V. Documents Required to Apply for Extension of Visa
A. a document which certifies the contents, the places, terms, status of progress and the treatment of the training
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