Necessary documents according to your activities in Japan (application for permission to change status of residence, application for permission to acquire status of residence)

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Work-related statuses of residence (Appended Table 1-1 and 1-2 of the Immigration Control Act)

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  1. Changing status of residence to "Professor" (e.g., university professors)
  2. Changing status of residence to "Artist" (e.g., composers, artists, writers)
  3. Changing status of residence to "Religious Activities" (e.g., missionaries sent by a foreign religious organization)
  4. Changing status of residence to "Journalist" (e.g., reporters or cameramen from a foreign news organization)
  5. Changing status of residence to "Business Manager" (e.g., executives and managers of companies)
  6. Changing status of residence to "Legal/Accounting Services" (e.g., lawyers, CPAs)
  7. Changing status of residence to "Medical services" (e.g., doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners)
  8. Changing status of residence to "Researcher" (e.g., researchers in government agencies and private companies)
  9. Changing status of residence to "Instructor" (e.g., language teachers at junior high schools and high schools)
  10. Changing status of residence to "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" (e.g., mechanical engineers, interpreters, designers, language teachers in private companies)
  11. Changing status of residence to "Intra-Company Transferee" (e.g., transferees from a foreign office of a company)
  12. Changing status of residence to "Nursing Care" (e.g., care workers)
  13. Changing status of residence to "Skilled Labor" (e.g., foreign cuisine chefs, sport instructors, aircraft pilots, metalsmiths)
  14. Changing status of residence to "Specified Skilled Worker" (both type (i) and type (ii))
  15. Changing status of residence to "Technical Intern Training" (e.g., technical interns. *Technical Intern Training (i) (ii) (iii), (a) and (b))

International student, cultural activity, and designated activity-related statuses of residence (Appended Table 1-3 to 1-5 of the Immigration Control Act)

Spouse of Japanese national, spouse of permanent resident, or long-term resident-related statuses of residence (Appended Table 2 of the Immigration Control Act)

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