Requirements for applying for Permanent Resident may differ depending on what type of visa you have.
Here are the general requirements:
- You must pay your taxes, insurance, and pension accordingly and on time
- Recently, they have been strict in making sure that residents pay tax, insurance and pension.
- Do you have social insurance or national health insurance? – if your company is paying for all these, then that is fine. However, if you are doing self-contribution, you will need to show the receipts as proof that you have been paying with no delays.
- No criminal record or traffic violation
- traffic violation is a big factor on your application, so if you do have a violation, then your application will most likely be denied
- Prove you can support yourself if you continue to live in Japan
- nothing is stated how much is needed to have sufficient fund, but estimate is 3 million yen annually is good for one person
- You must have been continuously residing in Japan for a long time
- Spouse visa – 3 years
- Long-term visa – 5 years
- Working visa – 10 years (with exception)
- If applicant scores at least 70 points on the Point Calculation Table at the time of application and during their most recent 3 years of residency in Japan, then they can apply for permanent resident.
- If applicant scores at least 80 points on the Table for the past 1 year of residency prior the application, then they are eligible to apply.
- Your current visa must have the longest period of stay of at least 3 years
- You will need a guarantor
- they can be a relative or friend as long as they are a Japanese National or Permanent Resident
- You must have been continuously residing in Japan for at least 6 months out of the 12 months in one year prior and during your application.