Notification of change in activity, contract, and marital status

A mid to long-term resident, the basis of whose status of residence is employment, marriage, or some other social relationship, who has a change in that social relationship as below must notify the Minister of Justice of that change.

This notification is applicable only to those with landing permission, permission to change their status of residence, or permission to extend their period of stay, granted on or after July 9, 2012.

1. Notification regarding the organization for an activity

A mid to long-term resident with a status of residence of "Professor," "Highly Skilled Professional (i)," "Highly Skilled Professional (ii)" (for those engaging in the activities listed in sub-item (c) of item (ii) in the right-hand column under "Highly Skilled Professional" of Appended Table I (2) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act), "Business Manager,"  "Legal/Accounting Services," "Medical Services," "Instructor," "Intra-Company Transferee," "Technical Intern Training," "Student," or "Trainee" for whom there is a change in the name or address of the organization for their activity, dissolution of the organization for their activity, or who leaves or transfers from the organization for their activity must notify the Minister of Justice within 14 days in accordance with the procedures provided for in Ministry of Justice Order.

For details on the required documents, please see the notification regarding the organization for an activity (Professor, Highly Skilled Professional (i) (c), Highly Skilled Professional (ii) (c), Business Manager, Legal/Accounting Services, Medical Services, Instructor, Intra-Company Transferee, Technical Intern Training, Student, Trainee) page.

2. Notification regarding the contracting organization

A mid to long-term resident having a status of residence of "Highly Skilled Professional (i) (a) or (b)," "Highly Skilled Professional (ii) (a) or (b)" (limited to those engaging in the activities listed in sub-item (a) or (b) of item (ii) in the right-hand column under "Highly Skilled Professional" of Appended Table I (2) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act), "Researcher," "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services," "Nursing Care," "Entertainer" (limited to cases of engaging in activities based on a contract with a public or private organization in Japan), or "Skilled Labor" for whom there is a change in the name or address of their contracting organization in Japan, dissolution of the contracting organization, termination of the contract with the contracting organization, or who signs a new contract with the contracting organization must notify the Minister of Justice within 14 days in accordance with the procedures provided for in Ministry of Justice Order.

For details on the required documents, please see the notification regarding the contracting organization (Highly Skilled Professional (i) (a) or (b), Highly Skilled Professional (ii) (a) or (b), Researcher, Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services, Nursing Care, Entertainer, Specified Skilled Worker, Skilled Labor) page.

3. Notification of change in relationship with spouse

A mid to long-term resident holding the status of spouse and residing with a status of residence of "Dependent," "Spouse of a Japanese National," or "Spouse of a Permanent Resident" must, in the case of divorce or death of said mid to long-term resident's spouse, notify the Minister of Justice within 14 days in accordance with the procedures provided for in Ministry of Justice Order.

For details on the required documents, please see the notification of change in relationship with spouse page.

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