2019 “Specified Skilled Visa”

Foreign Support Center is registered by Director-General of Japan’s Immigration Services Agency as an “Official Registered Support Organization”.  [Registration No: 19登-000547]

A new working visa called “Specified/Designated Skilled Laborer (DSL)” visa for semi-skilled foreign nationals has just started on April 1, 2019.

The Japanese government should accept 345,000 skilled workers in 14 business sectors from April 2019 to 2024. See below for the total upper limit by industry.

Next, let us compare the features of the “Specified/Designated Skilled Laborer (DSL)” visa and the current Technical Intern (TI) visa.

In terms of eligible countries, if you stay in Japan and pass the exam concerned with the N4 certificate, you can apply for the DSL visa, regardless of nationality.

A Flow Chart of Int’l Recruitment System (New Designated Skilled Laborer Visas) is as follows.