Application for permission to engage in an activity other than those permitted by the status of residence previously granted

Name of procedure Application for permission to engage in an activity other than those permitted by the status of residence previously granted
Procedural basis Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, Article 19, Item 2
Individuals subject to procedure Foreign nationals trying to engage in paid activities or activities to operate a business that generates income not currently included in their status of residence.
Application period When trying to engage in paid activities or activities to operate a business that generates income not currently included in the status of residence
Applicant
  1. Applicant
  2. The following persons who have been approved as a proxy and who have received a request from the applicant
    • Staff of an institution run by or employing the applicant
    • Staff of an institution where the applicant is either a trainee or instructor
    • Staff of public interest corporations dedicated to seamlessly accepting foreign nationals
  3. Attorneys or paralegals who have notified the Director-General of a Regional Immigration Services Bureau, and received a request from the applicant
  4. Legal representative of the applicant
Recipient Same as above
Handling fee There is no handling fee
Required documents, etc.
  • Application form
  • A document which clarifies the details of the activities outlined in the application - 1 copy
  • Presentation of residence card (including certificate of alien registration deemed to be a residence card; same hereinafter)
    * If somebody other than the applicant submits the application for permission to engage in an activity other than those permitted by the status of residence previously granted, make sure that the applicant has a copy of their residence card with them.
  • Presentation of passport (or Certificate of Eligibility)
  • When unable to present your passport (or Certificate of Eligibility), written explanation noting the reason
  • Presentation of documents certifying identity (when a proxy submits the application)
Application format

(Note 1) Can be printed on standard Japanese A4 paper.
(Note 2) To avoid reducing the size of the copy, uncheck "Reduce page to fit paper size (K)" in the print dialog box before printing.

Where to apply The Regional Immigration Services Bureau with jurisdiction over your place of residence (Please contact either a Regional Immigration Services Bureau or an Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).)
Hours Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The day or time may vary depending on the procedure, so contact either the relevant Regional Immigration Services Bureau or the Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).
Consultation counter Contact either the Regional Immigration Services Bureau or the Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).
Examination criteria The activities which the applicant is requesting to perform are appropriate and do not conflict with their current status of residence. Please see here for more detailed information.
Standard processing period Two weeks to two months
How to appeal N/A

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