Comprehensive support for Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status and Permanent Residency applications

Verybest will handle everything for you.

0120-666-694
Telephone hours: 9:30 ~ 18:00 weekdays (English and Chinese language support available)

Why you should consider applying for Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status or Permanent Residency

“I want to change jobs in Japan”
“I want to continue residing in Japan without worrying about my period of stay”

If you are worried about these types of matters, we recommend that you consider acquiring the Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status or Permanent Residency Status (Permanent Residency).
People holding Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status or Permanent Residency receive a number of benefits, such as not being required to regularly renew their residence status in Japan.

Differences between each status

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  Type 1 Highly-Skilled Professional Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Permanent Residency
Period of stay 5 Years Indefinite period of stay

*Necessary to renew residence card

Indefinite period of stay

*Necessary to renew residence card

Changing jobs

*Notification necessary

Bringing parents and housekeepers

*Limited to certain circumstances

*Limited to certain circumstances

Necessity of staying employed
to maintain status
Necessary Necessary Not required to be employed

If a person is already working in Japan with the Type 1 Highly-Skilled Professional Status, they may already meet the requirements of the Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status and Permanent Residency.

Even if a person is not currently a Highly-Skilled Professional, they can apply for that status if they have the required number of application points.

Examples of Cases that we have assisted

Mr. Ivanov
  • Mr. Ivanov –
  • Russian nationality –
  • 39 years old –
  • Working for foreign IT company

Mr. Ivanov was assigned to the Japan branch of a well-known foreign IT company.
While in Japan, Mr. Ivanov obtained the Type 1 Highly-Skilled Professional Status through an application handled by his company.
One year after his assignment, Mr. Ivanov began to look into independently starting his own business in Japan. Because he would have to change his residency status to business management when starting a business with the Type 1 Highly-Skilled Professional Status, Mr. Ivanov then considered Permanent Residency and consulted our firm.
Our firm explained the differences between the Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status and Permanent Residency to Mr. Ivanov. Because there was no need for Mr. Ivanov to bring his parents or a housekeeper to Japan, we then recommended Permanent Residency and assisted Mr. Ivanov with his successful application.

Ms. Novak
  • Ms. Novak –
  • Czech nationality –
  • 34 years old –
  • University associate professor

Ms. Novak lived in Japan with her family and worked as an associate professor at a university. Four years had passed since Ms. Novak's child was born in Japan, and she was more deeply connected with Japanese society. Ms. Novak wished to have a stable life in Japan, and thus considered Permanent Residency.
Our firm explained the differences between the Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status and Permanent Residency to Ms. Novak. Because there was no need for Ms. Novak to bring her parents or a housekeeper to Japan, we then recommended Permanent Residency and assisted Ms. Novak with her successful application.

Reasons for hiring us

If you hire us to assist you in obtaining the Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status or Permanent Residency, we will assist you in the following ways.

We will handle everything for you

Application procedures involve visiting a government office on weekdays. If you are unable to take time off on weekdays, we will handle everything by appearing on your behalf.

We determine the most appropriate status based on your situation and expectations

Depending on the status, there are different conditions and benefits. We determine the most appropriate status based on your situation and expectations, and we will advise and assist you with your application.

Preparation for application procedures and documentation

It is necessary to submit a number of documents for many applications, including applications for status. We assist with the preparation and compilation of a wide range of application materials.

Reasons to choose Verybest

  • POINT1
    English and Chinese language support
    Our professionals are able to provide services in English and Chinese.
  • POINT2
    Our attorneys and other professionals work together to address your concerns
    With over 220 Japanese and foreign attorneys, a certified administrative procedures legal specialist, certified public tax accountants, labor and social security attorneys, patent attorneys, judicial scriveners and a senior registered architect, our professionals collaborate to provide comprehensive support.
  • POINT3
    We determine the most appropriate application and procedures based on your situation
    We analyze your situation to determine the best course of action, including the optimal application procedure, and which documents should be submitted to give you the best chance of receiving a positive result.
  • POINT4
    Nationwide services
    With 36 branches nationwide, and with branches in every major city, we offer nationwide support.
  • POINT5
    As a law firm providing true one-stop services, we are able to address all of your concerns
    In addition to administrative procedures like immigration applications, we are also highly experienced in personal matters such as traffic accidents, divorces, adultery settlements, tax matters, employment matters, as well as corporate transactions.
  • POINT6
    The peace of mind of having a professional handle your case
    We will address all of your concerns related to the engagement in a professional matter, including how to prepare a successful application and the procedures involved in the application process.

Outline of steps

STEP01Consultation

We meet you in person at our office or speak to you over the phone to learn your facts and expectations.
We then specify which documents must be prepared over the phone, by FAX or by email.

STEP02Retainer

At a subsequent meeting, we review the documents that you have prepared.
After providing an explanation of our services and fees, if you decide to retain our firm, we will have you sign a retainer agreement.

STEP03Application results

We will process the application from start to finish.
*We will contact you in case we need anything additional from you.

Please consult with our firm if you have the following types of concerns:

  • "I am too busy; I need someone to handle everything"
  • "I am sick of having to keep renewing my status"
  • "I want to change jobs in Japan"
  • "I want to continue residing in Japan"
  • "I am not sure if I should apply for the Type 2 Highly-Skilled Professional Status or Permanent Residency"
0120-666-694
Telephone hours: 9:30 ~ 18:00 weekdays (English and Chinese language support available)