Analysis of the data of immigration applications: the percentages of permission and non-permission of application for a permanent resident visa!
There probably are many foreigners living in Japan who aim to eventually obtain a permanent resident visa.
For those who consider applying for a permanent resident visa, the biggest concerns may be whether the examination pertaining to permanent resident visas are strict or generous.
In this article, we would like to go through the percentages of cases where a permanent resident visa was granted and the percentages of cases where a permanent resident visa was not granted.
1. What is the statistical information on immigration published by the Immigration Services Agency?
The statistical information on immigration (i.e. shutsunyukoku-kanri-tokei) means the statistical information aggregated regarding the immigration inspection, examination on status of residence, deportation procedures, etc. dealt by the Immigration Services Agency among all work handled by the Ministry of Justice.
We are writing this article as to the rates of permission and non-permission for a permanent resident visa because we receive many questions concerning such rates after the increase in number of documents to submit on July 1, 2019 and the tightening of examination along with such increase.
What are the actual percentages of cases where a permanent resident visa is granted? Do you know?
The statistical information on immigration is not a familiar word, but it discloses the monthly number of permission and non-permission for a permanent resident visa, and such numbers are useful to find out the actual status of examination on permanent resident visas.
2. The percentages of permission and non-permission of a permanent resident visa
Now, let’s look at the percentages of permission and non-permission of a permanent resident visa!
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The above data are from February 2020 to May 2020. The average percentages are about 50 percent for any month at any immigration office in the above table.
This means that 1 person out of every 2 people is not granted a permanent resident visa, if you calculate.
“The percentage of permission is lower than I thought…”
Many of you may have felt that way.
Among others, the immigration offices in Tokyo and Nagoya stand out for their strict examination pertaining to permanent resident visas.
At the immigration office in Tokyo, the percentages are:
54.92 % (February);
47.05 % (March);
49.92 % (April); and
51.70 % (May);
and the average of these 4 months is 50.76 %
At the immigration office in Nagoya, the percentages are:
45.52 % (February);
32.20 % (March);
38.97 % (April); and
46.22 % (May);
and the average of these 4 months is 40.68 %, which means only 4 people out of every 10 people get a permanent resident visa.
From the statistical information on immigration, you can see the severeness of the examination concerning permanent resident visas.
3. The percentage of the permission for permanent residence for the cases handled by Daiichi-Sogo Group
What is the percentage of permission for permanent residence for the cases handled by our company, Daiichi-Sogo Group?
We have maintained 95% since the foundation.
Why our success rate for permission for permanent residence so high while the average all over Japan is only about 50 %?
One of the reasons is the “past results.”
The examination pertaining to a permanent resident visa is a comprehensive examination, which reflects the economic situation of Japan, etc. In some cases, the application for permanent residency can be rejected even though it should be acceptable under the previous standards.
The bottom line is that it is necessary to acquire information at the right time and to handle in accordance with the information in order to keep high success rate of permission for a permanent resident visa.
Such handling is difficult unless you are specialized in international matters.
Until today, we have succeeded in obtaining permanent resident visas numerous times.
We also have got requests of consultation repeatedly from people who failed to receive permanent resident visa after applying on their own.
Since we are specialized in the immigration matters, we daily receive all types of information including what are going on in real life regarding the examination by the immigration offices, as well as law, guidelines, examination standards by the immigration offices, and so on.
Based on such data, we estimate the likelihood of permission for a permanent resident visa in advance.
That is why we are able to maintain such high success rate.
We have focused on the rates of permission and non-permission for a permanent resident visa.
Above rates can be lower than you expected, and it may have given you some shock if you are considering to apply for a permanent resident visa.
It is okay, however.
As long as you prepare thoroughly by paying attention to the examination criteria for a permanent resident visa, you have a chance, just like many of our clients who managed to receive permanent residency.
The significant thing is the contents of the documents, not the submission to the immigration office of the documents listed on the webpage of the Ministry of Justice.
For those who are preparing to apply for a permanent resident visa on their own, we have made a list of questions asked by our clients and our answers to them in “Is obtaining a permanent resident visa in Japan difficult? FAQ for application for permanent resident visa” So please read it for your reference.