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JAPAN: Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Indian and Ukrainian Nationals

November 15, 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that several measures to relax the visa requirements for nationals of India and Ukraine will take effect on 1st January 2018. Nationals of India Applicants will be able to apply for a multiple-entry visa with only their passport, and documents to prove either their financial means (for tourism) […]

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JAPAN: One-Year Permanent Residency for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

August 15, 2017

With immediate effect, the Japanese immigration authorities have implemented new guidelines for permanent residency applications for foreign nationals, including shorter qualifying residence periods for certain applicants. Who Qualifies? A part of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Strategy for Revitalization, applicants for permanent residence who score over 80 points on the Immigration Bureau of Japan’s (IBJ) points-based […]

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JAPAN: Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of Five Central Asian Countries

May 11, 2017

On 1st May 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that several measures to relax the visa requirements for nationals of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will take effect on 5th June 2017. What are the key changes? The scope of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay with business purposes will […]

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JAPAN: Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Chinese Nationals

May 2, 2017

From 8th May 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will introduce several measures to relax the Japanese visa requirements for Chinese nationals. What are the key changes? A new three-year multiple-entry visa will be available to Chinese nationals who can prove sufficient financial means, and their families. It will allow stays of up to 30 […]

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JAPAN: Potential Relaxation of Permanent Residency Rules

February 16, 2017

The Japanese Government is considering shortening the time requirement for highly skilled foreign professionals to apply for permanent residency. With a greying society contributing to a shrinking workforce, this step is considered as critical to help lure more global talent to Japan. A new system for the issuance of green cards is due to be […]

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JAPAN: Visa Regime Eased for Russians

January 11, 2017

Following on from a leaders meeting in December 2016, Japan has announced that there will be a new multiple-entry three-year visa for Russians who hold regular foreign passports and want to stay in Japan for longer than 30 days. This…

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NETHERLANDS: Work Permission Requirements for Japanese Nationals Reintroduced

July 6, 2016

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service announced on 21st June 2016 that they are reintroducing the requirement for Japanese nationals to obtain immigration permission to work in the Netherlands. From 1st October 2016, Japanese nationals will require work permits to…

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JAPAN: “Residence Card” Strictly Mandatory Instead of the “Alien Registration Card”

June 4, 2015

In July 2012, the Japanese government repealed The Alien Registration Act, abolishing the alien registration system and replacing Alien Registration Cards with Residence Cards embedded with an IC chip. The Japanese government allowed a 3-year transitional period, which is coming…

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NETHERLANDS: Court rules that Japanese nationals no longer require any work authorisation

February 16, 2015

On 24 December 2014, the Dutch High Administrative Court in the Netherlands has ruled in an appeal judgement that Japanese nationals are allowed to legally perform “paid employment” in the Netherlands without the need to secure Dutch work authorisation. This…

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Japan: New Residency Management System

February 9, 2012

From Monday July 9 2012, a new residency management system will be in place which will apply to many foreign nationals living in Japan. What Should I Know About the New System? The current alien registration card (ARC) system will…

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