Handling the effects of the spread of COVID-19

Matters related to residency applications

(1) Those who have completed Technical Intern Training (ii)

Applicants may apply to change their status of residence to Designated Activities (4 months, work permitted) if they have been unable to transition to Specified Skilled Worker (i) due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • For more information, click here. (See (4) on the linked page.)

(2) Those who have been dismissed from their workplace due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while residing in Japan as a specified skilled worker

Applicants may apply to change their status of residence to Designated Activities (up to 1 year, work permitted) if they wish to work in a field other than their specified industrial field. They need to pass a technical proficiency test in order to do so.

  • Click here for more information.

Matters related to support

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