What happens if my visa expiry day comes while my application for “Extension of Period of Stay” is still in process?

To extend your stay in Japan with your current visa (status of residence), you need to apply for “Extension of Periods of Stay” before your current visa is expired. Mid-long term residents may be submitted from around 3 months before the expiration date of the period of stay. So what happens if my visa expiry …

Am I able to renew my working visa if I am no longer a full-time employee?

What happens if a language teacher with a status of residence “Specialist in Humanities/International Services” needs to apply for Extension of Period of Stay, however he/she is no longer working as a full-time employee at the language school? According to the immigration services agency official, this status of residence is not exclusive to full-time employees. …

Extension of period of stay for students (e.g. language school to university)

If you already stay in Japan as a status of residence (i.e. visa) “College Student” and will go on to the university, you need to apply for “Extension of Period of Stay” from 3 months prior to the expiration date on your residence card. Please note that your “permission to engage in activity other than …

Application for extension of the validation period of the residence card

A permanent resident or a mid- to long term resident for whom the validation period of the residence card is to expire on his/her 16th birthday must file an application for the extension of the validation period of his/her residence card to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry …

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