ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Apr 2017

On April 26th, 2017, the cabinet of Japanese created the Japanese Green Card for Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals system.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

JETRO (2017) JETRO Invest Japan Report 2017
Available at
http://www.spainjapanfoundation.com/img/documentos/jetro_invest_japan_report_2017en.pdf

More information on the Japanese immigration point system can be found below
https://www.juridique.jp/visa/hsp.php

Further information on the 2017 highly skilled foreign professionals system can be found below
https://www.juridique.jp/visa/new.php

Inception date: 26 Apr 2017 | Removal date: open ended

Post-migration treatment

On April 26th, 2017, the cabinet of Japan created the Japanese Green Card for Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals system. The goal of the new green card system is to greatly shorten the 5 year residence period for an application for permission of permanent residence. Highly skilled foreign nationals are allowed to apply for a Japanese green card after only one year of residence if they acquire over 80 points or more on the new points-based system for highly-skilled professionals. Those who have three years of residency in Japan may acquire a green card with a score of 70 points or higher. Those that qualify for this green card must be skilled in advanced academic research activities, advanced specialized/technical activities (engineering, IoT, medical, humanities), and advanced business management activities. 

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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