"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)||Highly Skilled Professional Business Manager Legal/Accounting Services Medical Services Researcher Instructor Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services Intracompany Transferee Nursing Care Entertainer Skilled Labor Specified Skilled Worker Technical Intern Training|
|Table I (3)||Cultural Activities Temporary Visitor|
|Table I (4)||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 extracted from the web site of Japanese government. However, some of them might be old and different from the present rule. Please use at your own risk.
Activities which a staff member who is transferred to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time from a business office established in a foreign country of a public or private organization which has a head office, branch office or other business offices in Japan engages in, which are listed in the right-hand column of the "Engineer/ Specialist in Humanities/International Services" section in this Table, at the business office.
The applicant falls under all of the following requirements:
(i) if the applicant engaged in the services listed in the right-hand column corresponding to "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" specified in the Appended Table I (2) of the Act at the main office, branch office, or other offices outside of Japan immediately prior to the transfer pertaining to the application, the period was for a continuous period of one year or more (if the applicant engaged in the duties at a business office in Japan of a public or private organization with a business office outside of Japan with the status of residence of "Intra-company Transferee," the total period with the period added);
(ii) the applicant is to receive a remuneration equivalent to or greater than that a Japanese national receives for the same work.
5 years, 3 years, 1 year, or 3 months
(i) Document indicating the relationship between the business office in the foreign country and the business office in Japan;
(ii) a copy of the certificate of registered matters and the profit and loss statement, and materials demonstrating the content of business of the business office in Japan;
(iii) document proving the content of the duties and years of service at the business office in the foreign country (in cases where the applicant resided in Japan with the status of residence of "Intra-Company Transferee" within one year immediately prior to being transferred, including the business office in Japan where the applicant engaged in business during the period);
(iv) certificate of registered information of the business office in the foreign country and materials demonstrating the overview of the office;
(v) document proving the content and period of the activities and the foreign national's position and remuneration;
(vi) certificate of graduation and a document proving the foreign national's personal history.
(i) Document proving the content and period of the activities and the foreign national's position;
(ii) Certificate proving the foreign national's annual income and the amount of tax paid.
Staff member of the business office in Japan which the person themselves is to transfer to
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」
Nursing Care 「介護」
Skilled Labor 「技能」
Highly skilled professional visa
Highly Skilled Professional 「高度専門職」
Cultural Activities 「文化活動」
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」