Extension of period of stay

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Extension of period of stay


  Foreign nationals who intend to extend their period of stay under the same status of residence beyond the original period of residence must follow necessary procedures. If you file an application with the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, a notice will be sent by post in about 2 weeks. Bring the notice, your passport, residence card, and the fee of 4,000 yen to the Immigration Services Agency Applications and the new perod of stay will be written in your residence card. Applications for extending a period of stay are accepted three months prior to the date of expiry of the period of stay. Please be aware that staying beyond the period of stay illegally is a punishable violation.

▼Application for Extension of Period of Stay
https://www.isa.go.jp/en/applications/procedures/16-3.html

■ Necessary documents for “Professor” status of residence

(if engaged in employment as a full-time member of staff at a university, etc.)
①Application for Extension of Period of Stay ※Request the issuance of the "For organization" form from the person in charge of administration in your affiliated department.
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 Tax declaration (or tax exemption) certificate and tax payment certificate

■ Necessary documents for “Cultural Activities” status of residence

①Application for Extension of Period of Stay  ※Request the issuance of the "For organization" form from the person in charge of administration in your affiliated department.
②Passport
③Residence card
④Photo (4cm height x 3cm width)
⑤Documents clarifying details of activities in Japan and their duration prepared either by the applicant or the host organization (copy of the letter of acceptance of the international contract researcher letter of acceptance, etc.)
⑥Documents certifying applicant’s ability to pay all expenses during his/her stay in Japan (certificate of receipt of scholarship benefit, deposit balance certificate, etc.)
⑦Renewal fee : 4,000 yen (revenue stamp)

■ Necessary documents for “Dependent” status of residence

①Application for Extension of Period of Stay
②Passport
③Residence card
④Photo (4cm height x 3cm width)
⑤ Documents certifying the relationship between applicant and dependents
   ・ Spouse: copy of marriage certificate, certificate of acceptance of marriage, etc.
   ・ Child: copy of birth certificate
⑥Passport and residence card of dependent
⑦ Documents certifying dependent's occupation and income (certificate of employment, tax declaration certificate/ tax exemption certificate for resident tax and tax payment certificate, deposit balance certificate, etc.)
⑧Renewal fee: 4,000 yen (revenue stamp)

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