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Notification concerning the accepting organization or the spouse

A mid- to long term resident, whose status of residence is based on his/her social relationship, such as employment relationship or marital relationship, must notify the details of any change in such social relationship as explained below to the Minister of Justice.

However, such notification is required only for those who obtained a landing permit, a permit for a change of the status of residence, and a permit for the extension of the period of stay on and after July 9, 2012.

1 Procedures for notification concerning an organization for the activity

A mid- to long term resident who has the status of residence of "Professor," "Investor/Business Manager," "Legal/Accounting Services," "Medical Services," "Instructor," "Intra-company Transferee," "Technical Intern Training," "Student," or "Trainee" must make a notification to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, within 14 days, when there has been any change in the name or location of the organization for his/her activity in Japan, or when such organization has disappeared or he/she has left or been transferred from such organization.

2 Procedures for notification concerning a contracting organization

A mid- to long term resident who has the status of residence of "Researcher," "Engineer," "Specialist in Humanities/ International Services," "Entertainer (limited to the case where the person engages in an activity under a contract concluded with a public or private organization in Japan)," or "Skilled Labor" must make a notification to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, within 14 days, when there has been any change in the name or location of the contracting organization in Japan, or when such organization has disappeared, the contract with such organization has terminated, or he/she has concluded a new contract with an organization.

3 Procedures for notification concerning a spouse

A mid- to long term resident who has the status of residence of "Dependent," "Designated Activities," "Spouse or Child of Japanese National," or "Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident" and who has the status as a spouse must make a notification to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, within 14 days, when he/she has become divorced from or has lost his/her spouse.