Overseas caretakers and nurses to enjoy the special visa status

March 07, 2015

Overseas caregivers, nurses to benefit from special visa status
In a bid to address shortage positions in the country, Japanese Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo has accepted to create new visa status for overseas caretakers and nurses. The new scheme which has been formulated by the Justice Ministry is awaiting for Diet consent. It mainly targets on exchanging overseas students pursuing their nursing in renowned universities and vocational institutions of Japan.

This inturn aids all overseas individuals in to reside and work in the country permanently after the successful completion of their graduation.  Thus, they plan to focus mainly on the highly qualified and skilled caretakers.

Currently, overseas caregivers and nurses are permitted to work in the country under mutual economic affiliation which the existing government of the country has made with Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia. But as per the new plan, every skilled caretaker of all nations is permitted to grab the opportunity to f reside and work the country permanently. 

To meet the criteria, applicants were asked to qualify in the national test conducted by their representatives for caretakers.  As like other working visa classes, this new category also lets an overseas individual to benefit from the permanent residency status.

Citing to the skill set and good command over Japanese language, most overseas skilled nurses were welcomed to work in their organizations. Meanwhile, PM has accepted a separate migration- connected bill that has been put forth by the ministry to repair a state-backed overseas internship program by extending its duration of course to three years and to help overseas students grab the opportunities at a faster pace and enjoy the foreign human rights.

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