PwC HR Administration

PwC's International Assignment Services offers the flexibility to assist with all, or part, of the administration of your international assignment program.

Our professional staff has the knowledge, experience and processes in place to assist with the many details of global expansion. Our intergrated approach allows us to work effectively with your employees, while catering to their unique and individual needs. At the same time we can acheive consistent compliance through the uniform application of your international policy guidlines. PwC's International Assignment Services can relieve you of many of the tasks that are necessary for the management of an expatriate program but which are not central to your company's business.

Consistent and effective communication is the hallmark of our client service strategy.

Well thought-out expatriate policies allow you to better manage the selection, compensation, transfer, administration and repatriation of your international assignees. We will assist you to translate you HR management philosophy into a comprehensive expatriate policy by determining:

 - Degree of flexibility required
 - Elements to be included in your expatriate package
 - Staff selection criteria

With this foundation, the comprehensive policy we prepare will enable you to minimize overall costs, manage risk and produce an optimal working environment for your assignees, while facilitating your organization's global staffing requirements.

When developing an expatriate policy, industry and geographic benchmarks can be helpful. PwC's International Assignment Services specialists around the world conduct in-depth surveys of expatriate policies and best practices among large multinational corporations. These results provide information that ensures that your policies are competitive and up-to-date. Estimates can also be made on costs for expatriating employees to specific sites under various policy scenarios.

Global compensation structuring can be confusing to both the assignee and company management. Knowledgeable advice on expatriate compensation issues can ensure that your programs function tax effectively and your assignees are fairly compensated.

You can turn to International Assignment Services for advice on issues such as:
 - ong and short-term incentive plans and off-shore premiums
 - Cost-of-living and other lifestyle maintenance allowances
 - Social security program continuance

Home and host country income taxes, social security, employment insurance and payroll tax withholding data can be vital. We provide accurate information that is current to employers in Japan and abroad. We also calculate home and host location split-pay amounts.

PwC International Assignment Services can address foreign nationals and expatriates on an individual basis to alleviate any concerns and to answer any visa and immigration questions relating to assignments in Japan.

We also have the ability to liase and work directly with companies' head or branch offices to develop a company specific plan that best meets the needs of foreign nationals and expatriates on assignment in Japan.

At PwC International Assignment Services

Visa and Immigration Services, we have the experience and expertise to completely manage all aspects of your company's visa and immigration needs, so you can focus on completing your business objectives. Our main services include:

 - Pre-assignment consultations to determine the optimal means to obtaining a visa
 - Preparation of required documents for immigration applications
 - Coordination of applications to the Immigration Office
 - Certificate of Eligibility
 - Re-entry Permit
 - Extension of Period of Stay
 - Change of Status
 - Acquisition of Resident Status
 - Updating records of immigration status
 - Providing any other information as required