Change in status of residence

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Change in status of residence


  International researchers who wish to change details of their activities in Japan must apply for a change in status of residence. Nevertheless, a change in status of residence may not be automatically granted simply by lodging an application. After applying and receiving the result via postal mail, you will again have to follow necessary procedures at the Immigration Bureau. As the necessary documents differ according to an applicant’s status of residence, please be sure to check the documents you will need.

▼ Application for Change of Status of Residence, Application for Acquisition of Status of Residence
https://www.isa.go.jp/en/applications/procedures/16-2.html

■ Necessary documents for “Professor” status of residence

①Application for Change of Status of Residence
②Passport
③Residence card
④Photograph (4cm height x 3cm width)
⑤Renewal fee: 4,000 yen (revenue stamp)

(In the case of part-time work) In addition to the above,
⑥ Documents certifying details and duration of activities, position and remuneration (Proof of employment, certificate of employment, etc.)

■ Necessary documents for “Cultural Activities” status of residence

①Application for Extension of Period of Stay
②Passport
③Residence card
④Photograph (4cm height x 3cm width)
⑤ Documents clarifying specific activities and their duration
⑥ Information providing a clear outline of the institution where the applicant is to conduct activities (university pamphlet, etc.) as appropriate
⑦ Information clearly stating academic and artistic achievements (list of past papers, works) as appropriate
⑧ Documents certifying applicant's ability to pay all expenses during his/her stay in Japan (certificate of receipt of scholarship benefit, deposit balance certificate, etc.)
⑨Renewal fee: 4,000 yen (revenue stamp)

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