Permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted

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Permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted


  Foreign nationals staying in Japan with “Cultural Activities” or “Dependent” status of residence are not permitted to earn income by working. However, if it is necessary for you to work part-time to supplement living expenses, you may work if you can obtain permission to engage in activity other than the activity permitted under the status of residence previously granted, at the Immigration Bureau in advance. Nevertheless, permission to engage in an activity other than that activity permitted under the status of residence is granted only when it is deemed that such activity will not interfere with the activity covered by the status of residence. Working without obtaining permission, or exceeding the permitted number of hours is subject to punishment.

* A person with“Cultural Activities”status of residence must decide on the place of activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted. Please apply once your place of employment has been decided.

* For a person with the status of residence of “Dependent” blanket permission will be granted and, therefore, that person will be permitted to work up to 28 hours a
week regardless of the place of employment.

▼ Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/tetuduki/kanri/shyorui/09.html

■ Necessary documents

①Application for Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted 
②Documents certifying details of activities
③Passport
④Residence card

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