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Change of VISA of Japan

Change of VISA of Japan

Change of status of residence in Japan

Assumed that you are living in Japan as English teacher at language school.

In this case your status of residence will be ” Engineer/Specialist in humanities/International services = Gijutsu / Jinbunchishiki kokusai gyomu”.
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If you start business by yourself during your current status of residence, you need to apply for change of category of status residence into status of residence of business manager.
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If you have managed your business without alternation mentioned above, at the time you apply for extension of status of residence, there are possibilities that your application is rejected.
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( If a person who has status of residence of Engineer/Specialist in humanities/International services has changed his/her workplace, he/she needs to inform immigration office within 14 days ).
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In the case a person who has status of residence of Engineer/Specialist in humanities/International services and valid period of five years has changed his/her status of residence into business manager, valid period will be one year.

Extension of status of residence in Japan

Extension of status of residence in Japan

In the event you have status of residence in Japan, excluding permanent residence, there is a valid period.

If you do not extend valid period of your status of residence and continued to reside in Japan, your residence, stay  in Japan is illegal and you may receive deportation order.

So you can apply for extension of status of residence  from two months prior to expiration date.

As far as you have made application for extension of status of residence in Japan within valid period of status of residence, even if you have not received any response from authority, your residence in Japan is still legal.

However if two months has passed from expiration date ( even if authority does not take any action ), your residence in Japan becomes illegal.

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