"Intracompany Transferee" or /ki-gyo-nai-ten-kin/ 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 "Intracompany Transferee" are the same as activities that can be done with the status of residence of "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" and can be broadly divided into three.
技術... Activities engaged in work that requires skills or knowledge belonging to the fields of science, engineering and other natural sciences
人文知識... Activities engaged in work requiring knowledge belonging to the fields of law, economics, sociology and other humanities
国際業務... Activities engaged in work requiring thought or susceptibility based on foreign culture
Persons qualified for "Intracompany Transferee"
- transferred to the Japanese branch (head office of the same company, etc.)
If you are engaged in research work, you may fall under the status of residence of "Researcher".
In order to be recognized as an "Intracompany Transferee" status of residence, the following requirements must be satisfied.
The provisions of the period
The status of residence of "Intracompany Transferee" is a requirement to "establish a period for transfer" to a place of business located in Japan. Although this does not interfere with the renewal procedure, it is necessary for the relocation orders, declaration orders, etc. to clearly indicate the period of service at the office located in Japan.
Work requirement for the last year
Be engaged in the business of "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" at a head office, branch office or other business establishment located in a foreign country immediately before the transfer relating to the application.
That period must last for more than one year. (* If there is a period during which you are engaged in business at a place of business in Japan of a public or private institution with a business establishment in a foreign country with a status of residence of "corporate transferee", the period is the sum total of that period)
"Period of Stay" will be determined among one of the followings.
5-year, 3-year, 1-year or 3-month.
Spouse and/or Children of a person who is staying in Japan under the status of "Intracompany Transferee" 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|
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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.
Activities on the part of a personnel who is transferred to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time from a business office established in a foreign country by a public or private organization which has a head office, branch office or other business office in Japan and who engages at this business office in the activities listed in the right-hand column of the "Engineer" and "Specialist in Humanities/International Services" columns of this table.
The applicant must fulfill all of the following
(i) The applicant must have been employed at the main office, branch office, or other office outside of Japan for at least 1 year immediately prior to his/her transfer to Japan, during which time he/she was engaged in duties which fall under the categories of "Engineer" or "Specialist in Humanities/International Services" as listed in the right-hand column of Appended Table I (2) of the Immigration Control Act.
(ii) The applicant must receive no less remuneration than would a Japanese national for comparable work.
3 or 1 year.
(i) Document indicating the relationship between the business offices in the foreign country and in Japan.
(ii) Certificate of matters entered in the registry, a copy of the profit and loss statement and a material certifying the contents of business of the business office in Japan.
(iii) Document certifying the contents of duty and employment period at the business office in the foreign country.
(iv) Certificate of matters entered in the registry of the business office in the foreign country and a material certifying the office's outline.
(v) Document certifying the contents and period of the activities and the alien's position and reward.
(vi) Graduate certificate and a document certifying the alien's background.
(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.
Employee of the business office in Japan to which the alien is to transfer.
Religious Activities 「宗教」
Business Manager 「経営・管理」
Legal/Accounting Services 「法律・会計業務」
Medical Services 「医療」
Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services 「技術・人文知識・国際業務」
Intracompany Transferee 「企業内転勤」
Skilled Labor 「技能」
Cultural Activities 「文化活動」
Pre-College Student 「就学」
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 Resident 「永住者」
Special Permanent Resident 「特別永住者」
Temporary Visitor 「短期滞在」