Application form for extension of period of stay

*The application form differs depending on the status of residence (purpose of stay).

Please click on either PDF or Excel for each status of residence (purpose of stay).
They are linked to the corresponding application forms.

* As a result of various legal changes and reforms, the forms available on this page have been revised. However, the versions which were available before the changes are still usable.

Status of residence - purpose of residence in Japan

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  1. Temporary Visitor
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    • Short-term stay
      E.g., visiting relatives; short-term visits for business
  2. Highly Skilled Professional
    *Applicants may use the applications in 4, 5, 9, and 16 below depending on their activities in Japan
    • (1) Highly Skilled Professional (i) (a)
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      • Foreign nationals working in research, research guidance, or education at a university as personnel possessing advanced expertise
        E.g., university professors
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      • Foreign nationals working in research, research guidance, or education as personnel possessing advanced expertise
        E.g., government agency or company researchers
    • (2) Highly Skilled Professional (i) (b)
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      • Foreign nationals working at Japanese businesses for a fixed period as personnel possessing advanced expertise; position requires expert skills or knowledge in the fields of natural science or humanities
        E.g., employee of a foreign-owned company
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      • Foreign nationals working as personnel possessing advanced expertise in positions that require expert skills or knowledge in the fields of natural science or humanities
        E.g., machine learning technician; marketing professional
    • (3) Highly Skilled Professional (i) (c)
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      • Foreign nationals working in business management as personnel possessing advanced expertise
        E.g., representative director or director of a company
  3. Professor; Instructor
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    • Research guidance or education at university
      E.g., university professors
    • Language education at junior high or high school
      E.g., language instructor at junior high school
  4. Artist; Cultural Activities
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    • Financially compensated artistic activities
      E.g., composer; photographer
    • Artistic or academic activities or research/training in traditional Japanese culture or art which is not financially compensated
      E.g., people studying the tea ceremony or judo
  5. Religious Activities
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    • Foreign nationals dispatched from foreign religious organizations for religious activities
      E.g., priest; missionary; etc.
  6. Journalist; Researcher (transfer); Intra-Company Transferee
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    • Journalistic activities based on contract with foreign journalism organization
      E.g., newspaper reporters; cameraman-journalists
    • Foreign nationals working at a Japanese business for a fixed period in a position which requires expert technical skills
      E.g., employee of a foreign-owned company
  7. Business Manager
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    • Business management
      E.g., representative director or director of a company
  8. Researcher; Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services; Skilled Labor; Designated Activities (research, etc.); Nursing Care; Designated Activities (graduate of Japanese university)
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    • Financially compensated research activities
      E.g., government agency or company researchers
    • Foreign nationals working in a position in the fields of natural sciences or humanities that requires expert skills or knowledge, or a position that requires a sensitive and appropriate understand of foreign cultures and ways of thinking
      E.g., machine learning technician; marketing professional
    • Foreign nationals working in a position that requires highly developed skills
      E.g., chef of foreign cuisine
    • Foreign nationals who are qualified as a nursing care worker and are engaged in providing nursing care or instruction in nursing care
      E.g., nursing care worker
  9. Entertainer
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    • Entertainment
      E.g., singer; model
  10. Student
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    • Studies
      E.g., international students; Japanese language school students
  11. Trainee
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    • Trainee
      Trainees
  12. Dependent; Designated Activities (Research Activities Family); Designated Activities (EPA Family); Designated Activities (Family of Japanese University Graduate)
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    • A foreign national who is the dependent of a person here on business or looking for a job, or a person with a "Cultural Activities" or "Student" status of residence
      E.g., dependent of someone staying in Japan on a work visa, etc.
  13. Specified Skilled Worker
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    • Specified skilled worker
  14. Technical Intern Training
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    • Technical Intern Training
      E.g., technical intern
  15. Spouse or Child of Japanese national; Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident; Long-Term Resident
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    • Resides in Japan as the spouse of a Japanese national or permanent resident; resides in Japan based on a child-parent relationship
      E.g., spouse of a Japanese resident, second-generation Japanese descendant, or third-generation Japanese descendant
  16. Designated Activities (Stay for Medical Services)
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    • Stay for medical services
      E.g., patient planning to be hospitalized, or the attendant of said patient
  17. Status of residence/entry objective besides those above
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    • E.g., fourth-generation Japanese descendant; lawyer; doctor; amateur athlete; etc.

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