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APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF STATUS OF RESIDENCE

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APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF STATUS OF RESIDENCE

Purpose of entry Example  
1 Temporary Visitor Visiting relatives, Temporary business PDF Excel
2 Activities of highly skilled professionals who engage in research,research guidance or education at colleges Professor PDF Excel
Activities for research, research guidance or education at colleges
Activities to engage in language instruction at junior high schools and high schools, etc. Junior high school language teacher
3 Activities for the arts that provide an income Composer, Photographer PDF Excel
Academic or artistic activities that provide no income, or activities for the purpose of pursuing learning and acquiring Japanese culture or arts Study tea ceremony, Judo
4 Religious activities conducted by foreign religious workers dispatched by foreign religious organizations Bishop, Missionary PDF Excel
5 Journalistic activities conducted on the basis of a contract with a foreign press organization Journalist, News photographer PDF Excel
Activities of research who have been transferred to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time Researcher assigned to a foreign firm
Activities of highly skilled professionals who have been transferred to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time and who are to engage in services which  require knowledge pertinent to the field of natural science  or human science Employee assigned to a foreign firm
Activities of specialists who have been transferred to a business office in Japan for a limited period of time
6 Activities of highly skilled professionals who operate or manage business  President, Director ,Division head of a company PDF Excel
Operation or Management of business
7 Activities of highly skilled professionals who engage in research,research guidance or education at colleges(Except in cases falling under 2 ) Researcher of a government body or company PDF Excel
Activities to engage in research that provide income
Activities of highly skilled professionals who engage in services which require knowledge pertinent to natural science fields or  human science fields(Except in cases falling under 5 ) Engineer of mechanical engineering,Marketing specialist
Activities to engage in services which require knowledge pertinent to natural science fields or  human science fields or to engage in services which require specific ways of thinking or sensitivity acquired through experience with foreign culture
Activities to engage in services which require skills belonging to special fields Foreign cuisine chef, Sport's instructor
Designated activities to engage in research, business related to research or information-processing-related services Researcher or Information-technology engineer of adesignated organization
8 Entertainment Singer, Model PDF Excel
9 Technical intern training Technical intern trainee PDF Excel
10 Study Student PDF Excel
11 Training Trainees not including in the on-the-job training, trainees who participate in public training PDF Excel
12 Dependent who lives together with their supporter   PDF Excel
Dependent who lives together with their supporter whose status is Designated Activities (Nurse and Certified Careworker under EPA)
13 Spouse or child of Japanese national, Permanent resident, etc. Spouse of Japanese national PDF Excel
14 Other purposes Diplomat, Official, Lawyer, Public accountant, Doctor, Housekeeper, Amateur athlete, Internship, Nurse and Certified Careworker under EPA, Nurse and Certified Careworker candidates under EPA, Certified Careworker Candidates (student) under EPA PDF Excel