How to renew your Working VISA in Japan and two frequently asked questions

最終更新: 5月1日



 If you live in Japan with Working VISA, every one, there maybe five years, you have to go to the Immigration to submit the application to renew your VISA to continue your life in Japan.

But for foreigners who will extend their VISA status for the first time here, they have o idea how you could extend your VISA status. They want to know where they should go to submit the Application and what they need to submit.

Even people who’ve already experienced VISA extension have some concern over results of their application for renewing Working VISA as following.

I lost my job. Can I apply for extension”?

“My application for extension is rejected. I want to know whether I could apply again for extension”

In this article, I’ll explain about the process to renew your VISA status and answer to two questions; a.” I lost my job. Can I apply for extension” and b.”? My application for extension is rejected. I want to know whether I could apply again for extension”


1. How to apply for extension of your VISA status.

Documentation

To renew your VISA status, you need to write the application and collect documents you need to submit before taking a bus to an Immigration Bureau. The application form is given at an Immigration Bureau. But you could get the application form from the website of the Immigration Service Agency.

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/tetuduki/kanri/shyorui/03.html

Website of the Immigration Service Agency of Japan

You could download the form and write with your PC.





Investor/Business Manager

For all applicants

Application

Photo

Passport

Residential Card

Documents prove your employer’s stocks are published at Japan Stock Exchange (for cetegoly1)

Legal Record Total Table (Hotei-Chosho-Gokeihyo)

Financial Record of Current year (Categoly2, Categoly3 and Categoly4)

Certificate of Taxation and Tax payment for Residential Tax (Categoly2, Categoly3 and Categoly4)

Documents which prove waiver of tax withholding (Categoly4)

Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services

For all applicants

Application

Photo

Passport

Residential Card

Documents prove your employer’s stocks are published at Japan Stock Exchange (for cetegoly1)

Legal Record Total Table (Hotei-Choco-Gokeihyo)

Financial Record of Current year (Categoly2, Categoly3 and Categoly4)

Certificate of Taxation and Tax payment for Residential Tax (Categoly2, Categoly3 and Categoly4)

Skilled Labor

For all applicants

Application

Photo

Passport

Residential Card

Documents prove your employer’s stocks are published at Japan Stock Exchange (for cetegoly1)

Legal Record Total Table (Hotei-Chosho-Gokeihyo)

Financial Record of Current year (Categoly2, Categoly3 and Categoly4)

Certificate of Taxation and Tax payment for Residential Tax (Categoly2, Categoly3 and Categoly4)

You need to get some documents from your employers to collect these documents. Certificates of Taxation and Tax Payment for Residential Tax are issued at city halls of your place of living.

Check which Immigration Bureau you need to submit the documents



You need to submit the documents to an Immigration Bureau or Immigration Office in charge of applicant's intended address.

Check the following webpage to find an Immigration Bureau you need to go

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/soshiki/index.html

After you submit your application for extension and if you don’t receive the result of the application until your current VISA status expire, you could stay in Japan for 2 months from the date your VISA expire.

2. Two questions


a.” I lost my job. Can I apply for extension”?



In this case, you can’t apply to renew your Working VISA since you don’t continue the activity which you are allowed to do with your current VISA status. If your job is terminated by your employer, you could apply for Change of Qualification for 6 months Designated Activity VISA to continue job hunting after your current VISA status expire.

b.” My application for extension is rejected. I want to know whether I could apply again for extension”




I think you get now Designated Activity VISA for 30 days or 31 days. In both cases, you can’t apply for extension again. You need to apply for Change of Qualification or go back to your country and then apply for COE as you went to Japan for the first time.

If you get 31 days Designated Activity VISA, I recommend you to apply for Change of Qualification into Working VISA. You could get 2 months from the date of expiration if you don’t receive the result of the application until your 31 days VISA expire.

If you get 30 days VISA, it is quite difficult to get approval for the application of Change of Qualification. Even when you apply for Change of Qualification, you can’t get 2 months from the date when your 30 days VISA expire if you don’t receive the result of application until the VISA expire.


Today, I explained about renew of your Working VISA. It is quite difficult for usual foreigners to know the risks you might be rejected on the renewing. If you have concern on the extension, contact us to book for consultation.


Daichi Ito

Immigraion Lawyer(Gyoseishoshi)


If you would like to book for consultatio call or send me the e-mail.


080-5183-4897

daichiito@kamalegal.com




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