From April 1st, 2019, in order to cope with serious labor shortage situations, a new status of residence “Specified Skilled Worker” was created as a system to accept foreigners who have a certain level of expertise and skills and can be an immediate asset . There are two types of “Specified Skilled Worker”, No. 1 and No. 2. This article reports on No. 1, since No. 2 is scheduled to start from year 2021.
<Main features of Specified Skilled Worker No.1>
*For more information, please see the Ministry of Justice website below. (Japanese only)
*If you need further information or would like to consult, please contact the nearest Immigration Bureau.
Source: Ministry of Justice residence status “Specified Skilled Worker” Leaflet
Created based on http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001290040.pdf