Extension of Period of Stay
Application for Extension of Period of Stay
Although foreign nationals who hold of status of residence are permitted 1 year, 3 years or 5 years, etc., Application for Extension of Period of Stay are required if you wish to continue to stay in Japan after the date of expiration. If you forget the application for the extension and then you continue to stay in Japan, you are forced to be deported.
There are two type of the Application for Extension of Period of Stay. The one is for Simple extension, and the other is in the cases if there are some changes for your circumstances such as workplace, career move, divorce, remarriage, etc.
This case is for the application of this time is not different from last time. For example, you work in the same company and same job, like working in the same restaurant as a chef. Since procedure for this case is comparatively simple, visa renewal tends to be permitted around two to three weeks.
Case for finding some difference from the last application
Although status of residence is the same of the last time, if there are some changes in this time regarding the information that has already been submitted, the examination tends to be scrutinized rigidly. For example, you worked in a Chinese restaurant as a chef of Chinese food, however you moved to another Chinese restaurant and then you intend to make an application for extension of period of stay. Though you are a chef of Chinese food, the workplace of present is different from the last time, so the examination for the extension is concentrated on the financial condition and management sale of the new restaurant. Therefore, the examination period tends to be longer than the simple extension. For this reason, we recommend that you should make an application for Certificate of Authorized Employment. Normally application for extension of period of stay starts to be received three month before the expiration, however if you would like to inform your situation such as career move etc. before 1 year or 9 months of the expiration, you may make an application for Certificate of Authorized Employment in advance.
With the exception of permanent resident, foreigners with a status of residence of “Dependent” (only in the event of a person who can perform daily activities as a spouse), “Spouse or Child of Japanese National” (only in the event of a person who has the status of a spouse of a Japanese citizen) or “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” (only in the event of a person who has the status of a spouse of a permanent resident) who is divorced from, or loses, his/her spouse have to inform to the immigration bureau within 14 days by way of using designated form.
Certificate of Authorized Employment
Normally, foreign worker resigns former workplace, and then moves to another workplace, the foreigner must inform of the change by using designated form within 14 days as well. However, the authority is not able to know the detail of the new workplace and job content. Accordingly, there may be the possibility for the rejection of the renewal.
Though acquisition of Certificate of Authorized Employment is not compulsory, we recommend to apply for the certificate beforehand regarding intermediate recruitment for both sides of company and foreign worker.