Since 2019 it becomes mandated to submit documents on payments for public pension at time of permanent resident (PR) application, on top to the ones on payments for public health insurance. Immigration Office reviews the payment status for the latest two years, based on the documents submitted. PR application would be denied, in case there is any arrear or late payment.
It is not typically an issue for a world talent working on full-time basis, because payments for health insurance and pension are done by an employer through deduction from salary. A spouse of a full-time working world talent however can end up with arrears or late payments, when a spouse is permitted to work on part-time basis, earns more than a threshold amount and becomes an independent insured person for health insurance and pension. PR application of a world talent would be denied even when his / her spouse has arrears or late payments, because the world talent as a main householder is also responsible for the spouse’s payments being made without fail and on time.
Anshin Services would advise an applicant that PR application is likely to be denied due to an issue in payments for public health insurance and/or pension insurance. Should it happen, it is recommended to change payment method to automatic withdrawal from your bank account so that arrears or late payments will not happen in the future, and then to apply for PR only after rectifying the payment issue for one to two years. For those who need support for changing the payment method, Anshin Services provides preparatory services for PR application as a certified attorney of labor and social securities. For more information on the services, please click the following link: