REVOCATION of VISA STATUS

The following insidents are subject to revocation of visa status (Article 22-4 of the Immigration Control Act, 入管法第22条の4).

  1. In case you have received the seal of verification (approval) for landing by falsifying the fact which you are applicable to grounds for denial of landing.
  2. In case that you have received the seal of verification (approval) for landing by falsifying your activity in Japan and/or your background etc.
  3. Except the case which falls under 1 and/or 2 above, in case that you have received the seal of verification (approval) for landing by submitting false documents.
  4. In case that you have received the Special Permission to Stay in Japan (在留特別許可, Zairyu Tokubetsu Kyoka) by deception and/or unlawful means.
  5. In case that you are obtaining one of the visa status listed in Appendix 1 of the Immigration Control Act (入管法別表第1の上欄の在留資格 *) but you are not engaging in the activity of your current visa status and you have been engaging or are going to engage in other activities which is not applicable to the visa status without good reason.
  6. In case that you are obtaining one of the visa status listed in Appendix 1 of the Immigration Control Act (入管法別表第1の上欄の在留資格 *) but you have not been engaging the activity of your current visa status for at least 3 months consecutively without good reason.
  7. In case that you are obtaining either Spouse/Child of Japanese National or Spouse/Child of Permanent Resident visa status as a spouse of a Japanese national or a Permanent Resident but you have not been engaging in the activity as a spouse (e.g. not divorced but residing separately etc.) for at least 6 months consecutively without good reason.
  8. In case that you are obtaining one of the visa status which requires registration of residence address in Japan but you have not been registering your residence address within 90 days after date of approval of the visa status without good reason.
  9. In case that you are obtaining one of the visa status which requires registration of residence address in Japan and you have not been reporting new residence address within 90 days after moving out from your registered residence address in Japan.
  10. In case that you are obtaining one of the visa status which requires registration of resience address in Japan and you made false registration of your residence address.

(*)visa status listed in Appendix 1 of the Immigration Control Act (入管法別表第1の上欄の在留資格)

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You may claim a right to access to related material, to state your opinion and to provide evidence against the immigratioin inspector in case you are subject to revocation of your visa status after the fact of the foregoing items is found.

After the revocation is designated

  • In case applicable to 1 or 2 above: you will be subject to deportation immediately.
  • In case applicable to 3 – 10 above: you will be given up to 30 days of period for preparation of your departure from Japan and you will need to leave Japan voluntarily within the period. In case of 5 above, however, you will be subject to deportation immediately when there is possibility of escape from Japan.
  • You will be subject to deportation as well as criminal penalty in case you don’t leave Japan during the designated period.
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