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Permission to Engage in an Activity Beyond the Scope of a Visa

Inquiries: Immigration Information Center
Tel: 0570-013904/03-5796-7112
URL: http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/info/index.html

Foreign residents may engage in activities within the range designated under their status of residence. To engage in income-generating activities covered by a different status of residence, or to receive remuneration for activities, you must receive permission in advance at the Immigration Bureau.
Since the objective of foreign students is to study, as a rule, income-generating activities are not authorized. However, if you apply for permission at the Immigration Bureau on the basis that work will not interfere with studies, then you may be able to work within the designated range.

●Status of Residence: Student
Unlimited hours per day (up to 28 hours per week)
During long holidays: Up to 8 hours per day

●Status of Residence: Dependent
Unlimited hours per day (up to 28 hours per week)
○Part-time work at entertainment-related industries, such as “snack” bars, pubs, and pachinko outlets is not permitted.
○Establishments that hire foreign students without a permit for activity outside the visa status and employers who allow a student to work beyond the permit range, may be incarcerated for three years or less or fined ¥3,000,000 or less, as punishment for facilitating illegal employment.
○Foreign students who work part-time without a permit for activity outside the visa status may be incarcerated for one year or less or fined ¥2,000,000 or less.
○Foreign students who work beyond part-time level and live in Japan with the main objective of making money, may be deported and incarcerated for three years or less or fined ¥3,000,000 or less as well.

April 1, 2019