|Nom:||Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law (Cabinet Order 319 of 1951).|
|Type de loi:||Loi|
|Entry into force:|
|Publié le:||English translation, 1999, 53 p.
|Bibliographie:||English translation, 1999, 53 p.
Unofficial English Translation Ministry of Justice, Japan PDF (consulté le 2011-01-20)
|Résumé/Citation:||This Act regulates entries to and departures from Japan as well as the taking up of residence there. Landing may be denies foreigners on fourteen specified grounds. Entry permission may be granted prior to, or upon entry. An entering foreigner intending to work must establish that he satisfies the conditions for a working status of residence included in the listings annexed to the Act. Table 1 (1) lists diplomats, professors, artists, and journalists, and Table 1(2) lists investors, persons providing legal, accounting and medical services, engineers and skilled labor. For each profession in each category the permissible activities are defines and with respect to two of them - Table 1 (1) and 1 (4) (the latter including students and trainees) - additional requirements may be imposed by Ordinance in consideration of factors "including but not limited to the effect on Japanese industry and the general welfare". The status of residence, as well as the time-limits imposed for their validity, may be changed upon application. The status of temporary visitor may, however, only be changed if the application is based on special unavoidable circumstances. Departures of foreigners as well as Japanese emigrants are subject to "confirmation". Foreigners violating the Act may be detained and deported. Most provisions are also criminally sanctioned.|