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Laws and regulations Concerning the Immigration Service

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Laws and regulations Concerning the Immigration Service

This section explains fundamental immigration control legislations ("Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act" and "Alien Registration Law") and some regulations relating with the immigration service.

All of the data contained in this page are unofficial translations.Only the original Japanese texts of the laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference material to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations.The Immigration Bureau shall not be responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the legislative material provided in this page, or for any consequence resulting from use of the information in this page. For all purposes of interpreting and applying law to any legal issue or dispute, users should consult the original Japanese texts published in the Official Gazette.

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Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act

Public Notice

Establishment of Special Provisions to Criteria Pertaining to the Status of Residence of “Engineer” and “Designated Activities” under the Ministerial Ordinance to Provide for Criteria Pursuant to Article 7, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act