Application for Certificate of Authorized Employment -----Japanese-----
1.Certificate of Authorized Employment
Based on an applicant's description on the application form, Minister of
Justice certifies the eligibility of the applicant for activities related
to the management of business involving income or activities for which
he receives remuneration (hereinafter, referred to as "authorized
vocational activities") on Certificate of Authorized Employment.Whether
a foreign resident may work legally in Japan can be checked with a seal
of verification for landing attached to (or affixed on) a passport, or
with a residence card in the case of a mid- to long term resident or a
special permanent resident certificate in the case of a special permanent
resident.Additionally, it can be judged through checking whether the relevant
foreign national has obtained permission to engage in an activity other
than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted.
||Furthermore, for convenience of employers and foreign workers, if a foreign
national applicant wishes to work in Japan, Immigration Control Act authorizes
the immigration control authority to deliver Certificate of Authorized
Employment, which specifically indicates authorized vocational activities
for the applicant.Whether a foreign national may work in Japan is determined
based on types of the status of residence or whether he has obtained permission
to engage in an activity other than that permitted under the status of
residence previously granted.
A work qualification certificate itself is not a permit to allow a foreign national to work in Japan, nor does it mean that a foreign national may not work without a work qualification certificate.
It should be noted that Article 19, Paragraph 2, Item 2 of Immigration Control Act prohibits employers from taking employment discrimination or other disadvantageous treatment against foreign nationals who do not present this Certificate of Authorized Employment.
2.When to submit
When the foreign national intends to receive the Certificate of Authorized Employment
3.Where to submit
The regional immigration office in charge of applicant's address
The applicant has a status of residence that allows working as listed in Appended Table I of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act; the applicant is unauthorized to work but is permitted to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted; or the applicant has a status of residence that provides no limitation on working.