Requirements for changing the status of residence (visa) from “Student” to “Work”

After successful job hunting, students are required to change their status of residence (visa) from “Student” to relevant working visa. The most common visa is for “Engineer/ Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”. In case of students changing their visa to “Engineer/ Specialist in Humanities/ International Services” visa, it is necessary to meet following requirements. 1. …

Designated Activities visa for oversea students to continue job hunting after graduation

To stay for job hunting in Japan after graduation from universities or designated technical colleges, you need to change your visa (status of residence) to “Designated Activities” with a period of stay of six months. You will be allowed to extend your stay for another 6 months, hence you can stay up to one year …

Notification concerning the spouse (e.g. divorce)

A mid- to long term resident who has the status of residence of “Dependent,” “Designated Activities,” “Spouse or Child of Japanese National,” or “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” and who has the status as a spouse must make a notification to the Minister of Justice (the Regional Immigration Office) within 14 days, when he/she …

“Intra-company Transferee” visa (status of residence) for whom from an office abroad

“Intra-company Transferee (企業内転勤 kigyo-nai tenkin)” visa (status of residence) is for those who transfers to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time. He/she must transfer from a business office (public or private) established in a foreign country which has its head office, branch office or other business office in Japan. His/her …

Notification concerning the accepting organization (e.g. changing jobs)

A mid- to long term resident, whose status of residence is based on his/her social relationship, such as employment relationship or marital relationship, must notify the details of any change in such social relationship as explained below to the Minister of Justice. 1 Procedures for notification concerning an organization for the activity A mid- to …

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 …

Inviting a foreign national to Japan (for short-term stay)

Countries or Regions that do not require a visa to enter Japan As of September 2019, Japan has taken measures concerning the Visa Exemption Arrangements with 68 countries and regions. Nationals and citizens of those countries and regions are not required to obtain visas to enter Japan when their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences, visiting …

Permission for Permanent Residence

The status of permanent residence is granted when certain conditions have been satisfied by foreign nationals who reside in Japan under another status of residence and who have applied for change of status of residence to permanent residence or by those who have applied to acquire status of residence due to birth or renouncement of …

Working Visa (Status of Residence) “Engineer/ Specialist in Humanities/ International Services”

This working visa (Status of Residence) is for foreign nationals who intend to engage a following activitiy, based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan. Engineer In services which require skills or knowledge pertinent to physical science, engineering or other natural science fields Specialist in Humanities In services which require knowledge …

Part-time/side jobs: you need to obtain “Permission to Engage in an Activity Other Than That Permitted by the Status of Residence Previously Granted”

According to the Immigration Services Agency “If a foreign national intends to engage in an activity to operate profit-making businesses or an activity for receiving consideration other than the activity permitted under his/her status of residence, he/she must obtain permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously …

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