Immigration & Visa Processing Services in Japan

If you are a "foreigner", who is defined as an individual without citizenship of Japan by Immigration Controls and Refugee Recognition Act ("ICCRA", hereafter) or the immigration law of Japan, and if you are planning or scheduled to start living in Japan and working in Japan, it is necessary to get a permit for living & working in Japan, or a "status of stay", from the minister of justice of Japan, in accordance with ICRRA.

If you are a foreigner who lives in Japan with a status of stay and if you are planning or scheduled to change your current job to another job which is not permitted under the current "status of stay" of yours or to start a new job which is also not permitted under the current "status of stay" of yours, it is necessary to get a permit for changing your current status of stay, from the minister of justice of Japan, in accordance with ICRRA, unless you get a permit for being engaged in the new job under the current "status of stay" of yours, in accordance with ICRRA. 

If you are a foreigner who lives in Japan with a status of stay and if you are planning or scheduled to continue your living in Japan with the same status of stay beyond the maturity of the current "status of stay" of yours, it is necessary to get a permit for extension of the current "status of stay", from the minister of justice of Japan, in accordance with ICRRA. 

This "status of stay" in Japan permitted by the minister of justice of Japan is popularly called as a "visa" by foreigners in Japan, like many other countries.

You can get a permit for a visa, principally only after you have applied to a regulated immigration office in accordance with ICRRA and the related regulation made by the ministry of justice. 

Our services of visa processing or immigration in Japan shall be basically provided for this visa application process, in order to get a permit for a visa, including a permit for a certificate of eligibility, a kind of preapproval of visa. 

We hereby describe outlines of our roles as an immigration lawyer or a visa lawyer in Japan and our legal services on visa processing services in Japan, as follows:

I. Roles as an Immigration Lawyer or a Visa Lawyer in Japan. 

As we mentioned above, in order to get permission for a visa or a certificate of eligibility, it is necessary for a foreigner to apply to a regulated immigration office, which is defined by ICRRA as a

"regional immigration services bureau" or its branch office which govern the place where the foreigner or the applicant lives or is scheduled to live, in accordance with the procedures defined by ICRRA and related regulations made by the ministry of justice.  

The applicant for a visa or a certificate of eligibility, or its legal representative like a parent, should basically attend the regulated immigration office to submit the application and documents required to be attached by ICRRA or the related regulations.  

On the other hand, ICRRA also admits that a "gyoseishoshi" lawyer or an attorney at law("bengoshi"), who has been registered to a regional immigration services bureau, can attend a regulated immigration office and can submit an application with required documents for a visa or a certificate of eligibility on behalf of the applicant.

We call this registered "gyoseishoshi" lawyer at a regional immigration services bureau as an immigration lawyer or a visa lawyer.

We, Nihonbashi Prime Legal Office, are an immigration lawyer or a visa lawyer office which is registered at Tokyo Immigration Services Bureau in accordance with ICRRA.

This means that we are permitted to submit the regulated kinds of visa applications and an application for a certificate of eligibility on behalf of our clients, who need to apply for their visa or immigration processing in Japan, to any regional immigration services bureau throughout Japan, not only to Tokyo Immigration Services Bureau or its branch immigration offices, but also to the other regional immigration services bureaus, in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Sendai or Sapporo and their branch immigration offices all over Japan. 

Our clients won't be required to accompanied to the regional immigration services bureau for submitting the visa application form and attached documents, if they hire us. 

They also basically don't need to communicate with the regional immigration services bureau to which they have applied, as the regional immigration services bureau contacts us directly, If we have applied on behalf of the clients.  

Our legal services of visa processing in Japan are not limited attending and submitting visa or C.O.E. applications on behalf of the applicants or our clients.

If you ask us to support your visa application or application for a certificate of eligibility or to solve any other legal problems on immigration or visa in Japan,

our legal services with which we shall provide you, mainly include the following:

A. legal advises and consultation on visa processing and immigration in Japan

B. supports of preparing and making all of the required documents for the application.

C. attending and submitting the application with required documents on behalf of the applicant. 

D. negotiating or communicating with the regional immigration services bureau in the process of the examination.

E. receiving the results of examination to the application or a new residence card and hearing the reasons of disapproval.

II. Summary of Our Services for Immigration & Visa Processing

We shall describe the summary of each of our immigration & visa immigration processing services as follows:

A. Legal Consultation on Visa Processing & Immigration in Japan

It should be difficult to understand the legal systems of immigration or visas in Japan law for anybody who don't have any experience of studying or business experience on legal matters, especially for foreigners who cannot fully understand Japanese language.     

When you have any necessities, problems or inquiries on visa or immigration in Japan, we are pleased to provide you with legal advises or consultation in English, as a qualified immigration or visa lawyer in Japan. 

We can have a physical or video meeting with you or can accept your requests or inquiries by internets in order to give our legal advises or consultations to you.

If both of you and we may agree or recognize that you can or should apply for visa processing of yours, we will go to the next step or the visa application and visa processing.

B. Preparation of Documents for Visa Application

When you apply for visa processing in Japan, including processing of a certificate of eligibility, it is necessary to fill out an application form in a regulated format and to prepare the required documents. 

A related regulation to ICRRA made by the ministry of justice defines the formats for each type of visa application and application for a certificate of eligibility. 

The related regulation made by the ministry of justice also defines what kinds of documents are required to be attached to each visa application.

We describe the requirements define in ICRRA and the regulations visa in "Required Documents" page.

It might be actually difficult for foreigners to understand the requirements fully and prepare the documents sufficiently.   

If you hire us, we shall provide supports for filling out an application form & preparing all of the required documents and make drafts of required statements for our clients.  

In such a case that the applicant faces some problems to meet the conditions or criteria for the visa application to be applied, we can also give our clients what kinds of documents the applicant should prepare additionally and provide supports for those additional documents.

If a document in a foreign language should be attached to the visa application, it is necessary to attach the Japanese translation.

If the document is written in English, we can help you to prepare Japanese translation without extra fees of translation. 

C. Submitting a Visa Application Form and Attached Documents

ICRRA defines that the applicant or its legal representative principally needs to attend the regional immigration services bureau when the applicant submits the application form and the attached documents or the visa application. 

If the applicant hires a registered lawyer at a regional immigration services bureau which govern the address of the office of the lawyer, it is not necessary to attend the regional immigration services bureau as the hired lawyer can attend the immigration bureau to submit the visa application on behalf of the applicant, bringing the passport and the residence card, if issued to the client, of the applicant to the regional immigration services bureau.

If you hire us, Nihonbashi Prime Legal Office, you don't need to go to the regional immigration services bureau for submitting the visa application.

Currently, an immigration lawyer or a visa lawyer who is not only registered at the regional immigration services bureau which governs the office of the lawyer but also given an ID for online residency application systems constructed by Immigration Services Agency of Japan ("ISAJ", hereafter) can submit many of the visa application, except for an application for permanent residence, via internets.

It is not necessary to attend the regional immigration services bureau, if the visa application is submitted via internets.

The new systems, or "online residency application systems" named by ISAJ can make am immigration lawyer or a visa lawyer apply to any regional immigration services bureau all over Japan, staying at its own office.  

We, Nihonbashi Prime Legal Office, are an immigration lawyer or a visa lawyer office which are given ID for "online residency application systems" by ISAJ, so can submit visa applications, via internets on behalf of our clients, the applicants and their employers.

It means that we can accept any request for visa processing from anybody throughout Japan, regardless of the place of living, as far as it is possible to apply for the visa processing via internets.

We can offer discounted fees to our clients in cases of applying via internets.

Please see the "online visa application" page of ours for much more in detail.  

D. Negotiation or Communication with the Immigration Services Bureau

After the visa application has been filed in the process of examination, the immigration services bureau often asks the applicant to submit additional information or to response to their inquiries.

All of the communication shall be made in Japanese usually.

If you hire us for your visa application, the immigration services bureau shall contact us directly.

We can support you to prepare the response to their requests or inquiries and send the responses to the immigration services bureau, keeping the deadline.

If it is necessary to talk with the immigration services bureau in order to prepare the responses, we shall call them or meet them directly and solve the problems.  

E. Receiving the Results of the Application & Hearing the Reasons of Disapproval

After the examination to the visa application has been finalized, the notice from the regional immigration services bureau shall be sent in order to inform the result.

If you hire us for the visa application, the notice shall be sent to us, and we shall let you know as soon as we receive it.

If the visa application has been permitted, a new residence card shall be issued or a stamp of the permission shall be made on the residence card or the passport of the applicant.

It is also our business to receive a new residence card or to get a stamp of the permission and then to deliver the new residence card or the stamped residence card or the stamped passport.

If the application for a certificate of eligibility has been permitted, the notice from the regional immigration services bureau won't be sent, while the certificate of eligibility shall be sent directly.

If you hire us for the application for a certificate of eligibility, we shall receive the certificate of eligibility and then shall deliver to you as soon as we can.  

If the visa application or the application for a certificate of eligibility has been disapproved, just the notice from the regional immigration services bureau shall be sent to us.

It is important to hear the reasons of the disapproval, for preparing for the re-trial or the next chance. 

It is our job to hear the reasons of the disapproval and to get some suggestions from the regional immigration services bureau on how to prepare or to make arrangements in order to get permission for the re-trial or the next chance of the application. 

It is no so common but, the regional immigration services bureau might ask the applicant to come to them to hear the result directly, while the result should be the disapproval.

In such a case, we shall accompany with the client to the regional immigration services bureau to hear the result or the reasons of the disapproval and translate them for the client. 

You can see what we can do for each actual case when you need legal supports for your vias in our "Cases of Visa Procedures" page.

III. Charge & Fee

Some immigrational application or permission may impose applicants charges.

When you ask us, Nihonbashi Prime Legal Office, to apply for immigrational permission or visa on behalf of you, we shall offer you fixed fees. 

For charges & fees on our legal services on visa application, please see this page.

We will not ask you for fees of legal consultation or advises, if you hire us for your application.

When we provide you legal advises or consultation without accepting any requests of application services, the fees for one meeting or several exchange of emails shall be 11,000. JPY, including sales tax. 

IV. How to Contact Us

If you need our supports, have any questions or anything else,

please send your request or inquiry to us via "contact us" page of ours.

You can also contact us via instant messaging service, WhatsApp or Telegram.

@ +81 90 6188 1648 

Otherwise, please contact us by phone or by email !

Mobile : 090-6188-1648

Email:nihonbashiprime@gmail.com