Application for Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted


Procedure Name   Application for Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
Governing Law   Paragraph 2, Article 19, Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
Applicant   Foreign national intending to run business or engage in an activity that will yields remuneration that does not permitted with the applicant's current status of residence
When to submit   When the foreign national intends to run business or engage in an activity that will yields remuneration that does not permitted with the applicant's current status of residence
How to submit

  Applicant must fill in necessary application forms, make ready attached documents and submit a service counter at regional immigration office.

Who may submit
  1. Applicant
  2. The following persons may complete the application procedure (submit the passport, residence card and application form, etc.) in lieu of the applicant.
    * The legal representative of the applicant
    * A member of staff of the accepting institution, etc. or of a public interest corporation whom the director of the regional immigration bureau deems to be appropriate (in cases pursuant to a request from the applicant or the legal representative of the applicant).
    * An attorney or administrative scrivener who has given notification, via the bar association or administrative scriveners' association to which he or she belongs, to the director of the regional immigration bureau which has jurisdiction over the area where such bar association or administrative scriveners' association is located (in cases pursuant to a request from the applicant or the legal representative of the applicant).
Fee   Free of charge
Necessary documents
  • Application form 1copy
  • A document material that proves the intended activity as indicated on the application form 1copy
  • Passport and residence card (or alien registration certificate deemed equivalent to a residence card)
  • A document that proves the status (if an agent submits the application form on behalf of the applicant)
Format
  • Application for Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted[PDF] [EXCEL]
    (Note 1) The immigration bureau accepts this format if you print it out on Japanese Industrial Standards A4 format.
    (Note 2) You sometimes print it out on a smaller format than A4. To avoid it, please turn off "Shrink Oversized Pages to Paper Size (K)" in the print dialogue box.
How to fill in, and example   Refer to your regional immigration office or immigration information center.
Where to submit   The regional immigration office in charge of applicant's address (Refer to your regional immigration office or immigration information center.)
Office hours   9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00, weekdays (For more information on office hours or days of week for specific application procedures, refer to your regional immigration office or immigration information center.)
Information services   Regional immigration office or immigration information center
Screening criteria   The intended activity does not interfere with the activity permitted with the current status of residence and is regarded as appropriate.
Standard procedures duration   Two weeks to two months
Administrative appeal   None.

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