Visas and Immigration

All foreign nationals who enter Japan must undergo immigration control procedures, through which your visa category and period of stay in Japan are determined. Your visa category determines the activities that you are legally permitted to perform in Japan. If you want to engage in activities outside the scope of your current visa category, or if you want to change your visa category or extend the period of your stay, you must go to your local Immigration Bureau and apply for the requested change. Your eligibility for the requested change will be determined following an examination of your application. Please contact your nearest  Immigration Information Center for details on the procedures and documents required.

For detailed information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Web Site

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