visa · 24日 1月 2021
I received good news from one of our clients yesterday. This is upgrading case. Have you ever heard the word ‘upgrading Koseki’?  Koseki is the family registry for all Japanese. Any Japanese citizen has own Koseki. Minor and single are together with a parent. Upgrading can be done according to the old Koseki law before 1985. Let me explain more now. Old Koseki law states: Any child whose legal father is Japanese gets Japanese citizenship by birth without birth registration. Before and...
visa · 17日 1月 2021
I am on my way to office now. My task today is 4 video consultations and writing Riyusho, reason statement, for 4 applications. Riyusho is one of important documents for many applications. Why? I will explain it here today.   I said important for many applications not all. If your situation is steady and nothing changes happened after the last extension and what you want us just extension, you don’t need to submit Riyusho.   Visa application at immigration is generally proceeded only by...
visa · 03日 1月 2021
The first post in 2021. How are you having new year’s holidays? While some one enjoy spending holidays with family and friends, I guess some are feeling lonely and depressed being separated from family and dearest partner. I hope by the end of this year everything would be back to normal at the latest.   Today, I would like to share my resolution in the new year. “ back to the basics”   In the last year, due to corona, Ministry of Justice(Immigration) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
visa · 13日 12月 2020
Today, let me share FAQ in this week. FAQ1 I overworked and my student visa was canceled and now I am holding junbi visa(leaving preparation). Can I get the extra work permit? A I received similar inquiries after I released the information about extra work permit for tourist visa and junbi visa on the last Tuesday on my way back to office from Yokohama Immigration. The officer said if you are planning to leave soon and need to earn money for survival, you might be able to get work permit even...
visa · 06日 12月 2020
Today, let me explain about working visa in Japan. It will be quite a long article but if you are looking for working visa in Japan, please read till end. I will add some warning at end. For foreign students in Japan, you need to change your visa status to working visa otherwise you cannot keep staying in Japan any more. For people outside Japan, if you come to Japan for working, you need to get a working visa. Japan doesn’t have general immigrant system. At first, working visa in Japan is...
visa · 29日 11月 2020
This week, my office has not received post cards as we had expected. Tokyo Immigration is slow as usual. However, two families got COE for their high teen children with my office support in this week.   Many families want their children to study in own country at first while they are working in Japan. And then they try to bring them to Japan after they turn out high teens. Legally, permanent/spouse/long term visa holder can bring their minor child with long term visa. Working visa holders can...
visa · 23日 11月 2020
Yesterday, immigration announced about the new visa status for newly grads from university in Japan who are willing to start business. It is designated activity visa, Tokuteikatsudou to set up the business for 2 years with 28 hours work permit. The announcement is currently only in Japanese. Our office will make English translation after long weekends if they don’t release English version. Now, let me explain it briefly. The visa is for students who is going to graduate from university in...
visa · 08日 11月 2020
Yesterday, I received 2 COE documents from Immigration. They are for our clients whose visa was expired due to corona. I submitted their applications in the last week and after 10 days, COE was issued. Immigration says they issue COE within 2 weeks under such situation if there is no issue. My clients have no issue. That’s why they could get COE so fast comparing with normal COE application. Well, what kind of situation can be issued? Mainly it is the situation like below:...
visa · 08日 11月 2020
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visa · 03日 11月 2020
Happy Monday Today, I just want to let you know that Immigration set the campaign for the month of November to control the illegal working more severely. What can be the illegal working? 1. Of course, working without proper work permit. Tourist visa holders, preparation (jumbi) vis holders, you cannot work. 2. Student or dependent visa holders. If you are working more than 28 hours a week. It is illegal working. 3. Working/business visa holders, if you are working in the different field from...

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