In case of “Highly-Skilled Foreign Professionals” changed a job

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 …

Certificate of Authorized Employment (for changing jobs)

When you are not so sure if a new job description is fine with requirements and conditions of your current visa (status of residence) which was granted for previous job or not, it is good idea to apply “Certificate of Authorized Employment”. Based on an applicant’s description on the application form, Minister of Justice certifies …

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 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 …

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 …

Student and Part-time Job

A foreign national who is granted a status of residence must receive permission to engage in an activity other than those permitted by the status of residence previously granted if he/she wishes to become engaged in such activities for which he/she receives remuneration as doing part-time job, which are not included in those activities under …

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