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"Legal/Accounting Services"

"Legal/Accounting Services" or /ho-ri-tsu--kai-kei-gyo-mu/ in Japanese is one of "Status of Residence" defined by Japanese immigration law.


Activities that can be carried out under the status of residence of "Legal/Accounting Services"

Foreigners staying in Japan under the status of residence of "legal and accounting services" conduct activities engaged in business related to laws or accounting that are legally required by lawyers, tax accountants, administrative scrivener, etc. can do.


"Legal/Accounting Services" is the status of residence to do business that can not do business unless it is legally qualified. Therefore, the status of residence necessary for working in the legal department or accounting department of a private company is usually "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services".


Persons qualified for "Legal/Accounting Services"
- lawyers, judicial scriveners, public accountants, tax accountants, administrative scrivener, etc.


Period of Stay

"Period of Stay" will be determined among one of the followings.
5-year, 3-year, 1-year or 3-month.



Spouse and Children

Spouse and/or Children of a person who is staying in Japan under the status of "Legal/Accounting Services" will be qualified for the status "Dependent".



List of "Status of Residence"
Table I (1)
Diplomat Official Professor Artist Religious Activities Journalist
Table I (2) Business Manager   Legal/Accounting Services   Medical Services   Researcher   Instructor   Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services   Intracompany Transferee   Entertainer   Skilled Labor  
Table I (3) Cultural Activities Temporary Visitor
Table I (4) Student Pre-college Student Trainee Dependent
Table I (5) Designated Activities
Table II Permanent Resident Spouse or Child of Japanese national Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident Long Term Resident
Special Permanent Resident Special Permanent Resident


Immigration Assistance

As a registered immigration/visa specialist or "Gyoseishoshi", we can offer various services related to immigration procedures.


Services we can offer are

Consultation - to find out Status of Residence/Procedures that may best suit you and/or your family member, etc.
Documentation - to prepare and/or advice the documents you need to submit to the Immigration Bureau
Representation/Agency - to submit the documents and communicate with the Immigration Bureau on your behalf

and so forth.


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Followings are quotations from the immigration law/ordinance of the web site of Japanese government. However some of them were quoted before the revision in 2012. Therefore they might be old and different from the present rule.


Authorized Activities (Appended Table I (2), Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)
本邦において行うことができる活動(出入国管理及び難民認定法 別表第一 二)

Activities to engage in legal or accounting business, which is required to be carried out by registered foreign lawyers (Gaikokuhojimubengoshi) or certified public accountants (Gaikokukoninkaikeishi) or those with other legal qualifications.


外国法事務弁護士、外国公認会計士その他法律上資格を有する者が行うこととされている法律又は会計に係る業務に従事する活動



Ministerial Ordinance to Provide for Criteria Pursuant to Article 7, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
基準(出入国管理及び難民認定法第七条第一項第二号の基準を定める省令・省令第十六号)

The applicant must engage in duties as an attorney (bengoshi), judicial scrivener (shihoushoshi), land and house investigator (tochikaokuchousashi), registered foreign lawyer (gaikokuhou jimu bengoshi), certified public accountant (koninkaikeishi), foreign certified public accountant registered in Japan (gaikoku kouninkaikeishi), certified tax accountant (zeirishi), public consultant on social and labor insurance (shakaihokenroumushi), patent attorney (benrishi), maritime procedure agent (kaijidairishi), or administrative scrivener (gyouseishoshi).


申請人が弁護士、司法書士、土地家屋調査士、外国法事務弁護士、公認会計士、外国公認会計士、税理士、社会保険労務士、弁理士、海事代理士又は行政書士としての業務に従事すること。



Period of Stay (Appended Table II)
在留期間(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第二)

3 or 1 year.


三年又は一年



Materials (Appended Table III)
資料(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第三)

(i) Document certifying the qualifications listed in the right-hand column corresponding to "Legal/Accounting Services" specified in Appended Table I (2) of the Immigration Control Act.
(ii) Document certifying the contents and period of the activities and the alien's position and reward.


一 法別表第一の二の表の法律・会計業務の項の下欄に定める資格を有することを証する文書
二 活動の内容、期間、地位及び報酬を証する文書



Materials (Appended Table III (2))
資料(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第三の二)

(i) Document certifying the contents and period of the activities and the alien's position.
(ii) Certificate of the alien's annual income and amount of tax paid.


一 活動の内容、期間及び地位を証する文書
二 年間の収入及び納税額に関する証明書



Agent (Appended Table IV)
代理人(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第四)

Employee of the organization in Japan which entered into a contract with the alien or to which the alien is to belong to engage in legal/accounting services.


本人が契約を結んだ本邦の機関の職員又は本人が所属して法律・会計業務を行うこととなる機関の職員


Working visa
Professor 「教授」
Artist 「芸術」
Religious Activities 「宗教」
Journalist 「報道」
Business Manager 「経営・管理」
Legal/Accounting Services 「法律・会計業務」
Medical Services 「医療」
Researcher 「研究」
Instructor 「教育」
Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services 「技術・人文知識・国際業務」
Intracompany Transferee 「企業内転勤」
Entertainer 「興行」
Skilled Labor 「技能」

General visa
Cultural Activities 「文化活動」
Student 「留学」
Pre-College Student 「就学」
Trainee 「研修」
Dependent 「家族滞在」

Specified visa
Spouse or Child of Japanese national 「日本人の配偶者等」
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident 「永住者の配偶者等」
Long Term Resident 「定住者」
Designated Activities 「特定活動」

Permanent Residency
Permanent Resident 「永住者」
Special Permanent Resident 「特別永住者」

Visiting visa
Temporary Visitor 「短期滞在」

Diplomatic visa
Diplomat 「外交」

Official visa
Official 「公用」

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