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Visas/Passport

•Visas / Status of Residence
"Procedures for Staying" means the various procedures that non-Japanese residents staying in Japan must carry out during their period of stay. "Status of Residence" means the status of a person, who is defined as a foreign national under the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and who has been granted permission to conduct certain activities provided for under each respective Status of Residence while living in Japan. Foreign nationals who intend to enter Japan are required to fulfill the requirements of one of the categories of Status of Residence, and are only permitted to engage in activities as granted by that Status of Residence.

•Permission to Engage in Activity Other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
If you plan to engage in activity other than that permitted under the current status of residence, you need to obtain the permission to do so.
[Documents needed]
(1) Application for Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted Under the Status of Residence Previously Granted
(2) Document to prove the activities
(3) Passport or Certificate of Eligibility
(4) Certificate of Alien Registration etc.

•Change of Status of Residence
If you wish to change your current visa status, you must apply before your present visa expires.
[Documents needed]
(1) Application for Change of Status of Residence
(2) Document explaining the reason for the change
(3) Passport or Certificate of Eligibility
(4) Certificate of Alien Registration
(5) In cases where permission has been granted to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted, the document granting this activity.

•Extension of Period of Stay
If you wish to extend your period of stay, you must apply before your present visa expires.  The earliest application is usually accepted from the beginning of the period of two months of the expiration date of the visa.
[Documents needed]
(1) Application for Extension of Period of Stay
(2) Document explaining the details for the extension
(3) Passport or Certificate of Eligibility
(4) Certificate of Alien Registration
(5) In cases where permission has been granted to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted, the document granting this activity.

Note: The document needed differs according to visa status or individual situation.  Please check Immigration Office Information Center beforehand.

•Re-entry Permit
If you are leaving Japan temporarily and intend to return on the same visa, you must obtain a re-entry permit before you leave Japan.  If you leave Japan without a re-entry permit, your current visa becomes void and you will have to obtain a new proper visa once again.
[Where to apply] Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau
[Documents needed]
(1) Application for Re-entry Permit
(2) Passport
(3) Certificate of Alien Registration
(4) Processing fee (3,000 yen for a single-entry permit, 6,000 yen for a multiple-entry permit)
(5) Additional documents where necessary

•Passport
(1) Loss of Passport
If you should lose your passport, you must first go to the nearest police station and get "Certificate of Report of Lost Property.  " You may then go to your country's Embassy / Consulate in Japan and follow the procedures for re-issue of your passport. In completing the re-issue procedure, you will need the number printed on the Certificate of Report of Lost Property.

(2) Issue of New Entry Permit Stamp and Certificate of Eligibility
If your passport should expire or if you should lose your passport, you may need a new passport issued.  In such cases, you must obtain the transcription of a new entry permit stamp and Certificate of Eligibility.  The procedures are handled at the Immigration Office
(see below).
•Immigration Offices and Other Information Centers
(1) Immigration Offices
Names Address/Tel Office Hours
Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau 1-29-53 Nankokita, Suminoe-ku
TEL 06-4703-2100
Mon-Fri
9:00-16:00



(2) Immigration Information Centers
Name Address/Tel Languages
Immigration Information Centers <Osaka Office>



1-29-53 Nankokita, Suminoe-ku

TEL : 0570-013904

Mon-Fri:
8:30-17:15
English, Chinese,Korean, Spanish, Portuguese


Inquiry:Information Plaza Osaka TEL.06-6773-6533
Place: International House, Osaka