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Preface Member of Editiorial Board
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Job seeking
(3) Permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted for status of residence which does not permit work
Persons possessing the status of residence of "Cultural activities," "Temporary visitor," "College student," "Precollege student," "Trainee," and "Dependent" are not permitted to run businesses for earning incomes, or to undertake activities to receive remuneration in Japan. Therefore, in the event that person with this status of residence wants to be employed, he or she needs to be granted permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted by his or her regional immigration bureau. However, the activities other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted will only be permitted in the event that they are recognized as being suited to the scope of the true status of residence and as posing no hindrance to the activities of the status of residence.

Necessary documents Where to submit application/enquiries When Fee
1 Application for permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted
2 Document which clarifies the contents of the activities relating to the permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted
3 Passport
4 Alien registration card
etc.
Where to submit application: Regional immigration bureau in the area where you live
Enquiries: Regional immigration bureau in the area where you live, or a foreign residence general information center
When you want to undertake activities other than those in the status of residence currently acquired Free
The hours of part-time work which may as a general principle be undertaken by persons possessing “College student” or “Precollege student” status of residence after acquiring the comprehensive permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted are as follows (please refer to A Status of residence, 2-6 Permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted).
●Chart listing hours of part-time work which may be undertaken by college students/precollege students
Hours of work at casual part-time jobs per week Hours of work at casual part-time jobs during long breaks from educational institutions
College students Regular college student No more than 28 hours per week No more than eight hours per day
College auditing student/researcher No more than 14 hours per week
Student at specialist school No more than 28 hours per week
Precollege students No more than four hours per day
Source: Foreigners who are going to work in Japan, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare



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