Are you thinking of working in Japan?Or planning to change your visa status from student to working?

Today we will discuss about the things which are required for foreigners to find a employment or change jobs in Japan.In Japan there is a procedure of hiring foreigners .When employing foreigners,certificate of eligibility is needed.

1.Change of Status of Residence

If you wish to modify your residence status, you must apply for a change of residence status.If you are a foreign student in japan and recently graduate,you must change your status of residence in order to work in Japanese firm.You cannot work as a full time worker with your Student VISA status.

process of application:

application period:From the date when you need to change your residence status untill the expiration date.You can apply by yourself or have a company representative or Lawyer.

Where to apply?Regional Immigration Office.

Necessary Documents:Application form

Proof of Identity(current residence card,passport,others..)

Graduation Certificate of university or vocational college

Company Brochure

The Immigration officers may ask you for additional documents.

Costs :Revenue Stamp(4000¥)

Waiting Period:10 days to two months

2. Renewel of Status of Residence

If you wish to extend the period of stay, you need to apply for a residence period renewal permit .You can apply from the three months before the expiration date.Contact your Local immigration office for any delay due to some conditions.If your application is still in process and your residence card date expires, you will be granted up to two months from the date of expiration.

application period:From the date when you need to change your residence status untill the expiration date.You can apply by yourself or have a company representative or Lawyer.

Where to apply?Regional Immigration Office.

Necessary Documents:Application form for the renewal of Status of Residence

Proof of Identity(current residence card,passport,others..)

The Immigration officers may ask you for additional documents.(Tax Paper,Companies documents etc..)

Costs :Revenue Stamp(4000¥)

Waiting Period:10 days to One months

When a foreigners want to change the job he/she have to inform to the immigration Office.

Before apply please check the information on official website

Ministry of Justice Application for the Permission to Change Status of residence

Immigration Bureau

Application for Renewal of Period of Stay