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 …

Student visa and freelancing

Is it possible to do a freelance work while staying in Japan on student visa? According to the Immigration Services Agency “If a foreign national (i.e. oversea students) 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 …

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 …

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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