In general, when a mid-long term resident with the status of residence for work ( “Engineer / Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”, “Skilled Labor”, etc) changed a job, he/she needs to make a notification to the Minister of Justice (i.e. the Immigration Services Agency) within 14 days.
In case of “Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals”
However, in case of “Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals” changed a job, he/she also needs to apply for “Change of Status of Residence”.
Which means, an applicant must submit a point calculation form pertaining to the activities he/she intends to engage in and documentary evidence of the points again.
Why do I need to submit a point calculation form again?
This is simply because the point based system is designed to evaluate not only applicant’s “academic background”, “professional career” and “research achievements”, but also matters relating with contracting organization.
Therefore, applicant needs to submit a point calculation form as well as relevant supportive evidences in this time again.
If not successful …
Even if an application for change of status of residence is not likely successful, there is an opportunity to switch an application into the other work related status of residence by submission of a request for change of the contents of application.