This residence permit is issued by the Ministry of Interior, under proposal of the responsible local authority (i.e. prefettura), when the foreigner has accomplished some acts of particular civil value. Beneficiaries of this kind of permit may have saved lives, impeded or lessened the effects of a public or private disaster, established public order, arrested or contributed to the arrest of someone. Furthermore, this permit can be released for scientific merits or for having contributed to the progress of humanity.
It expires in 2 years, it is renewable and could be converted into a stay permit for labour or study purposes.