Vivir en Japón. Posibilidades, Requisitos, Tipos de Visas. Vlog #09

Hello guys welcome back to the channel, I send you a big greeting. I hope you have had a nice week Welcome to a different Vlog Today we will talk about a topic that I have been asked about a lot on social media so as promised, I will make this video answering your doubts Today’s topic is about the possibilities of coming to live in Japan Today I will explain a little about the different types of visas that exist, the requirements that Japan requests to be able to enter the country, and what the chances are of being granted a long-stay or residence visa so if you are interested in this topic, I invite you to stay for the whole video First, I want to make clear that coming to Japan for turism, it’s not impossible This year, for example, Japan has broken a record on how many foreigners have come as tourists However, the tourist visa is very different to a residence visa To come as a tourist, basically you have to have a round trip ticket purchased, you also have to have travel money that supports in the expenses you will make as a tourist Obviously, Japan evaluates that you have enough money so that you can pay for a hotel, tourist route, and your feeding while you’re here and that somehow guarantees you won’t come looking for work or that you really come to know the country Another requirement is that you have to have a tourist itinerary This is achieved when you go to a travel agency and they make you a tourist route that you will go to meet, where you are going to stay, as for the attractions, what you are going to visit, from day to day. Tourist visas are up to three months The other possibility of coming as a tourist to Japan is by means of a letter of invitation, it’s like this, a person who already lives in Japan will process your stay by means of a letter of invitation so that you can come from your country as a visitor this, unlike the first way, the only thing that changes is that you no longer have to present a tourist route, but it is understood that you are coming to stay at the house of the people who are making you the invitation letter, and the time can also be up to three months, the person who invites you is your guarantor, then that person also has to file his papers, have everything in order have paid his taxes, must have a steady job, things that ensure that whatever happens, this person is responsible for you usually, people who come under this type of visa are family members, or you can also make a letter of invitation to a friend the closer the bond with the person who will invite you, the more likely it is that the visa will be approved people who come as tourists can’t work, that’s totally forbidden, the chances of coming to Japan to live really are several, but they also depend a lot on which country you come from, say, Japan being an asian country has many agreements with other nearby countries also from Asia so it is very likely to make some kind of visa that will apply for example to people from China, Korea hay bastante immigrante de la India, vietnamitas, etc because as they are closer, then there are more international agreements between these countries however, I also have to say that there are quite a few types of visas that do not apply for example to Latinos, people from Africa or Europe the other issue that may also condition a little the type of existing visas is the history that countries have with the people who are already here, say, if the population of a country causes many problems it is very likely that for that country it begins to be more complicated to get residence visas in Japan having seen this, I’m going to focus on the Latin countries what really interests us

To come to Japan with a permanent residence longer than the tourist visa, there are several options The first possibility is to come as a student Visa time depends on the course or type of study you are applying here in Japan, This is handled from your country. You have to go to the embassy and inquire, ask what kind of scholarships there are at that time or that will be open during the year, there are courses that can last three months, it is like for you to take certain courses that basically is so you can practice a little Japanese language and within a schedule that they create for you, they teach you very touristy things from here and then people come to these courses and stay in japanese homes so they can practice the everyday Japan these can be 3 month, 6month courses, there are even more sophisticated, more specialized courses that are already of the Japanese language itself, and that can last one or two years there you may live in a family home or you may also be living in a student apartment you can also come to do a specialization, a master’s degree, a postgraduate, that’s already a thing of you finding out in the japanese universities You can find out through the web pages, also in the same embassies or maybe in the universities of your country if they have certain agreements with universities here These courses can, for example, last 3 years there are several cases where, for example, you come for 3 years and when you’re about to present your thesis, you enroll in another course, in another master’s degree and then it expands. You no longer stay 3, but 6 years depending on the type of scholarship you are accessing, you have certain conditions, you have to review them very well when applying, there are some that cover only education, that is the courses, but there are others that cover all, for example: housing, services, transportation, food, the course itself In many cases the scholarship also allows you to receive money, a small amount, but not bad, because counting on you sometimes not paying the room and the food, then you have some money left so you can do local tourism, and in other cases it only covers education, or part of it, and you get the money, and you see how you cover the department, the food Justamente te dan este dinero para que cubras ésto When you have a study visa, you usually can’t work, especially when you come to small courses like 3 months, but in the case of people who come for a year or two, maybe sometimes there are possibilities to work, as I tell you, you always have to ask when looking for these scholarships In case you are allowed to work, you can only work on an hourly basis, because obviously the objective is that you study and finish your course you can’t drop out of the course, you can’t drop out of the course halfway, you can’t miss classes because you just lose the scholarship, you lose the visa, you have to be focused on that, but there are people who, for example, give language classes, in a private way. I always recommend that even if you watch videos, with information on the Internet about types of visas, it is always best to go to the Japanese embassy in your country, and directly ask what the real possibilities are at this time, because sometimes for example there will be scholarships or special visa types open for certain seasons, and in Japan sometimes you don’t know them, but they are open in the country where they are given, and I have also heard that many times they open these calls, but sometimes the places are not covered because unfortunately sometimes there is not very good spread of this, and when one finds out the call is already closed, and it is also important to say that, for example, sometimes there are scholarships that are given and as, for example, they open the opportunity for ten scholarship recipients and only two are presented, then most likely the following year they won’t open 10 places, but only 5 they reduce it because it is understood that this type of scholarship is not of much interest in this country

what really happens is that people sometimes don’t even know that there are scholarships, So if you’re really interested in coming to Japan, constantly check the embassy website, or seeing how you can get regular information from the same Embassy to keep an eye on scholarships or calls for visas to be open The other type of visa is the work visa The working visa so far is that you have to have a pre-contract from a japanese company but from your country usually only professionals apply to this type of visa engineers, architects, professors, but of very high rank and they usually come for specific projects, so their stay in Japan is limited say a project of one year, they come convened, already hired, Now here comes the good news, and that is, from the end of the last year, 2018, here in Japan it’s being discussed to expand the possibility of bringing in unskilled personnel, I mean, not professional people, but basically labor, because, as I commented in the previous video, there is very little labor last year there have been several news during the year stating that many japanese companies are closing. And it was not because of money, but because there are no workers here, as there are too many old people, there are not enough people of average age, so that they can cover certain jobs that obviously an elderly person won’t be able to do and although there are quite a few foreigners working, for example in factories, it’s not enough, so the government has proposed to make a type of work visa for people who do not have a university degree, but who have some experience in fields where labor is needed, such as people working in agriculture or people working in fishing or working in factories Fields for the new visa: agriculture, cleaning, health, welding, foundry, food factories, electronics factories, shipyard, hospitality here the laws go through several stages, the first is already approved, but it kind of stagnates a little, because they’re seeing a way for people that comes to Japan are also a little filtered and meets certain requirements, The other option to come to Japan is to be a descendant of Japanese as many know, many Japanese migrated to countries on the other side of the world because of the war so thay have certain agreements with countries where there is greater Japanese immigration however, it is not that easy, because for example in my case, although I have come under this option, it’s not just that I file my grandparents’ papers, no longer the case a whole process has to be followed, for example in my case it took up to 8 months they also evaluate you all. You don’t have to present police or criminal records, you have to put together a personal history, primary and secondary school, and higher education documents, to know that the person has not changed his surname in order to be able to access that visa, and also have the documents of the Japanese family that is requested here in Japan to know that you really are granddaughter of, or daughter of some Japanese each year has become more complicated because unfortunately the background sometimes does not help, many people who have come for example from Peru or Brazil, sometimes misbehave in a company that makes news, and then again, it’s not like you’re cut off from coming, but visa inspections become more and more complicated, usually, first you arrive with a one-year visa

then the next one, if you’ve changed jobs, say in a year you’ve been in 2 or 3 factories, you get it renewed for another year, and so you are until you get stable depends on how you’ve been working, if there have been no problems during that time, that you have paid your taxes, that there is no serious complaint or that you have not committed a crime, then you can re-apply for an extension for another year, if for example you work in a factory for a whole year and there is no problem it is possible that the next visa is for 3 years. And when you have a long stay here, you can get a residence visa, this visa allows you to be here for an indefinite time, and finally, the married visa, a person who is not a descendant but who marries a descendant, or with a net Japanese, can get a visa to come live here you also have to go through the evaluations, it also takes time but you manage to come here to work, the requirements are quite similar to those of the descendants you have to present the documents of your husband or wife in order to continue renewing the visa, in the case of people who have a lot of time here and get permanent residence, they no longer need the husband’s or wife’s papers, so if they separate or divorce, it’s no longer necessary, you become independent Answering your questions Many people with disabilities have written thinking that I have been able to come to live here because there’s some special disability visa, and the truth is no, I know this is gonna upset a lot of people, but I have to tell you the truth, I was able to come by means of the descent visa, my grandparents have been Japanese, so I applied under that, but the truth is that for example my brothers did their paperwork, they could come because they were coming to work, but in my case, that I have a disability, it changed a little because I can’t go to work in a factory, then I do need definitely someone who is my economic guarantor, and legally responsible, which in this case is my younger brother, who is the one who works, And, well, he’s always had to file, for the renewal of my visa, his tax return, he says where he works, they call the company to confirm the data and only about 2 years ago I got permanent residency, which makes me kind of independent in terms of papers, but still, as I receive some social benefits, I am always tied to my brother’s economic income I don’t know, well I live with my brother so far, my brother is the one who supports the family, that in this case it’s my mom, he and I. I don’t know how the legal issue will change later, because if my brother gets married, for example, how could change my economic situation, but well, I already have my permanent residence, so I don’t legally depend on him to be here, however, economically I imagine that there must be some things that are activated and other things I lose when I no longer live with my brother, however, if I had applied for my visa to come without my brother being here, most likely, no matter how much of a Japanese descendant I am, I wouldn’t have gotten the visa because obviously Japan is not going to receive someone to whom they have to keep 100% financially obviously, money comes from taxes,

and people will not pay taxes to benefit people who in some way do not contribute to the State is this case as my brother pays taxes, we have the right to request facilities and social assistance, what I was telling you about the help bags, taxis, in previous videos, but, I mean, it’s not that because I’m a descendant they’re gonna open the doors to me, it’s not like that, obviously it wouldn’t be logical, I wanted to make that clear this video ends here, I really hope I have answered all your doubts I know there are a lot of people who will take this video a little disappointed, I think a lot of people who are watching videos of the aids I get because of my disability in a way there are many people who have felt hopeful because of course, Japan has a lot of things that I am aware that other countries doesn’t have but the idea of telling the things that are here is not to get our hopes up, not to boast, but to let you know that there are other parts of the world and perhaps, with certain willingness, at some point something can be applied in our countries in Latin America I know it’s hard but remember that Japan has also been a super poor country, and, now that I live here, I have realized that everything here depended on the attitude of people here people are very very very hard working, very supportive, very fair with what they do, the truth is that everyone here works with great care and that applies to everything, so I think that even though Japan has been a super poor country, just because of the war it could now be a great power, not by luck but because of the people who live here in Japan who sort of changed the chip and said, well, we all behave, we all support each other, we are not with trickeries, and so they have made a great country, so, hopefully, we can also copy that, because I know that for example in Peru there are many shortages, especially for the disabled population, but sometimes there is no shortage of money, sometimes it is that many people who work in the departments that have to do with this topic do not commit well to the issue and invest badly, do not invest in many cases, so I think it’s just a matter of changing the chip, thinking about the good of many people, and to create ways for us to have access to a better life, a fair and egalitarian life, like other people who have the possibility to walk, although they do not have any disabilities So, well, I hope you really like the videos I’m making, and I want to ask you please to subscribe to the channel, to like the video, if you liked it, If you have more questions, write them down here, I hope you can share the video so that more people can know about these topics, take care and we will see you in the next video next Sunday Take care Bye Bye