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[UPDATE] Special Measures for the period of stay regarding Visa Status due to the effect of COVID-19 (20200403)

(As of April 3rd, 2020) Due to the effect of COVID-19, the Immigration Bureau of Japan has decided the special measures regarding applications for Change of Visa Status and Extension of Period of Stay from foreign residents whose period of stay is expired in March, April, May, June, 2020. The Immigration Office will accept those application until 3 months after the date of expiry of current visa status. (*) Including those who are currently staying in Japan under Temporary Visitor visa status. (*) Excluding those who obtains Designated Activities (for preparation of departure). (*) Including those who needs to apply for Permission to Acquire Visa Status; i.e. those who were…

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Special measures to extend the valid period of the COE due to the effect of COVID-19

(As of March 10th, 2020) Due to the effect of COVID-19, the Immigration Bureau of Japan has decided the special measures regarding the expiry date of issued Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Generally, the COE is valid for 3 months after the date of expiry. Under this special measures, the duration of valid period will be extended from 3 months to 6 months. Please note that you will need to attach a document issued by your visa sponsor (employer or organization/entity/person inviting you to Japan) explaining that you will engage in the same activity as submitted at the COE application in case you apply for entry visa with the COE at…

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Special measures for those who have difficulty to enter home country etc. due to the effect of COVID-19

(As of March, 2020) Due to the effect of COVID-19, the Immigration Bureau of Japan has decided the special measures for those who have difficulty to secure the ticket to returning home or to enter the country. Website of the Ministry of Justice: >> Handling of Applications for Residence due to the effect of COVID-19 (PDF) Further new information will be provided by the Ministry of Justice. Unfortunately, however, mostly announced in Japanese only: >> Website of the Ministry of Justice: 新型コロナウイルス感染症に関する情報

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Special Measures for the period of stay regarding Visa Status due to the effect of COVID-19 (20200228)

This notice is updated on April 3rd, 2020. Please refer to the following page for the information updated. >> [UPDATE] Special Measures for the period of stay regarding Visa Status due to the effect of COVID-19 (20200403) — OLD INFORMATION — (As of February 28th, 2020) Due to the effect of COVID-19, the Immigration Bureau of Japan has decided the special measures regarding applications for Change of Visa Status and Extension of Period of Stay from foreign residents whose period of stay is expired in March 2020. The Immigration Office will accept those application until 1 months after the date of expiry of current visa status. (*1) Excluding those who…

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To work as a freelance in Japan

Some people might heard of so called “self-sponsored” visa, however, there is no such a visa status in Japan. Most of case, people mention about it when you wish to apply for a visa status as a freelance. Please remind the principle of visa application in Japan once – your job/mission must be listed in work visa category which allows you work in Japan. In addition, you need to satisfy the requirements for the visa status. For more details, please jump to our webpage below. >> Wishing to work as a freelance in Japan

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

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HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE

We will be closed from December 28th 2019 to January 5th 2020 for New Year’s holidays. We will reply any inquiry received during this period after January 6th in order. Sorry for the inconvenience. Happy Holidays!

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TEMPORARY CLOSING NOTICE

We are afraid that we are temporary closed on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 due to the National Holiday. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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TEMPORARY CLOSING NOTICE

We are afraid that we are temporary closed on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 due to the typhoon. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Amendment of “Guideline for Permanent Residency” (Amended on May 31st, 2019)

“Guideline for Permanent Residency” has been amended in May 31st, 2019. In this amendment, it is clearly written that “you need to have been adequately fulfilling public duties (duties such as the payment of taxes, public pension contribution and public health insurance contribution, as well as notification in accordance with the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)”. Meaning, you are supposed to have been paying relevant taxes, pension contribution and health insurance contribution properly, and to have been submitting relevant notification in accordance with the Immigration Law in order to being applicable to PR status. Website of Ministry of Justice: Guideline for Permanent Residency in PDF (Amended on May 31st,…

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