16 August 2017

JAPAN: Loosened rules for obtaining residence permits

 Effective immediately, work visa holders in Japan can now obtain permanent residence permits more easily. Due to recent policy changes, foreign highly skilled workers with extraordinary scores on the points evaluation mechanism in Japan are allowed to apply for a permanent residence permit only after one year. The new policy aims to attract and maintain talented foreign assignees with unique contributions to the Japanese economy.    

How does this affect the client? 

Expats with evaluation scores from 70 are eligible for a faster procedure.  Scores are measured through a number of criteria including salary, educational level and professional qualifications.



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