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What is the point system for highly skilled personnel? (Japan’s green card)




What is the point system for highly skilled personnel?


Are you looking to work and live in Japan as a highly skilled professional?


If so, the Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals system may be just what you need.

As a real estate agent targeting foreign nationals, it’s important to provide information

about this program to your clients.


This system was introduced in 2012 to provide preferential treatment for highly skilled professionals from overseas,

with the aim of promoting economic growth.


To qualify for the program, candidates must accumulate a certain number of points based on the criteria

such as academic achievements, work experience, and salary level.

There are three categories of eligible activities: advanced academic research,

advanced specialized/technical work, and advanced business/management work.

If a candidate accumulates at least 70 points, they can enjoy preferential immigration control

and residency management treatment.

This includes perks such as multiple residence activities, a five-year period of stay,

and priority processing for immigration and residence procedures.

Spouses, parents, and domestic servants may also be allowed to accompany the highly skilled professional under certain conditions.

Furthermore, after three years of being a Highly Skilled Professional No. 1,

individuals may become eligible for Highly Skilled Professional No. 2 status, which grants an indefinite period of stay and additional benefits.

As a foreign real estate agent, it’s important to communicate the benefits of this system to your clients.

This program offers a great opportunity for highly skilled professionals to work and live in Japan,

and you may be interested in finding a suitable property to live in during your stay.


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