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Prevention of the Illegal Employment of Foreigner

What is the Status of Residence by which foreigner canengage in "Activty for which He Receives Remuneration"?

* With regard to the entry and stay of foreigners, we apply the system of status of residence in our country.

* There are 27 types of status of residence in our country. And each of them put restrictions on the activities of foreigners. So foreigners can work only within this restriction.

But, with regard to the 6 status of "Temporary Visitor",

"College Student", "Precollege Student", "Trainee", "Cultural Activities", and "Dependent", foreigners can not work without permission of activity other than designated status o f residence as a rule.

However, the foreigner who has the status of residence such as "Permanent Resident" , "Spouse or Child of Japanese National", "Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident" an d "Long Term Resident" can work without permission of activity other than designated status of residence.

Punishment

"Foreigner who works illegally " is

  • the foreigner who works without the status of residence such as foreigners who entere d Japan illegally or stay in Japan illegally after the period of stay.
  • the foreigner who has the status of residence but works without permission of activit y other than designated status of residence.

And if the Employers employ such as foreigners or help them to find jobs, the Employers
will be punished for "Promoting the Illegal Employment" with penal servitude for not more
than three years or a fine of not more than two million yen.

For the Employers

* In case that you employ the foreigners , please identify the foreigner as one who can work in Japan llegally by checking the status of residence or period of stay on the passport o r certificate of the work .(issued for the foreigner who requests)

(The copy of passport is not reliable because it may be a composite.)

* With regard to the College Student and the Precollege Student, please ascertain whether he (she) has a permission of activity other than designated status of residence and check th e details of the activities permitted.

※ If the Employers employ the foreigner who does not have the permission of activity otherthan designated status of residence, you will be punished whether the Employers employthem intentionally or not.

Please pay attention to the point above-mentioned and make an effort not to employ th e foreigners who do not have the status of working.Still more, if there are things that you can not understand , please refer to the nearest police station or immigration control office.

Reference

Takasaki Branch of Tokyo Immigration Control Office
81, Renjaku-cho, TAKASAKI-CITY
Tel 027-328-1154