About residency status

What you'll learn from this page

①What is a residence card/certificate?
②Chart of residency statuses that allow you to apply to jobs with YOLO JAPAN 
③Things to remember when applying for a part-time job
④Things to remember when applying for a full-time job

①What is a residence card/certificate?

RESIDENCE CARD

This is a card that is issued to medium and long-term foreign residents of Japan.
Basic personal information such as the resident's name, residency status and period of stay, as well as the resident's photograph are printed on the card.

How to look at a residence card

Residence card (front)

Residence card (back)

①Status:
Residency status: this indicates the residency status that you have been granted.

②Work restrictions:
this indicates whether you are allowed to work.
If you have been granted permission to work, you may work at a job that falls within your visa category.
If you have not been granted permission to work, you generally cannot get a job.

③Period of stay:
You may stay in Japan until the date printed on your residence card. If this date is approaching or has already passed, you should renew your card as soon as possible.

④Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted:
even if you have not been granted permission to work, this gives you special permission to work certain jobs.
※Only available under certain visa categories.

For details on obtaining Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted, please check the Immigration Bureau website.
For details on obtaining Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted, please check the Immigration Bureau website.
http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/tetuduki/zairyuu/shikakugai.html
Certificate of designation

This is a document that is issued to foreigners who have been granted a Designated Activities/Specified Skills visa. It is stapled inside the foreigner's passport. During their stay in Japan, the foreigner may participate only in activities listed on the certificate.

How to look at a certificate of residence

The certificate shows which activities you are allowed to engage in while you are in Japan. If you have a Designated Activities visa, the certificate will show which of the 46 types of designated activities you have been granted permission to engage in. For example, you may be granted permission for a working holiday, job hunting, or an internship. If you have a Specified Skills visa, the certificate will show which of the 14 fields of work you are allowed to work in.

②Chart of residency statuses that allow you to apply to jobs with YOLO JAPAN

Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey Influencer
Precautions
No work restrictions
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
No work restrictions
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
No work restrictions
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
No work restrictions
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
Part-time worker: you must obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted
Full-time worker: limited to companies who will provide visa support.
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
Part-time worker: you must obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted
Full-time worker: limited to companies who will provide visa support.
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Precautions
No work restrictions (except for nightlife work)
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
Part-time/full-time/one-off jobs: you may work any job that falls within the designated category on your certificate of residence
Part‐time job
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
Part‐time job/Full-time jobs: you may work any job that falls within your visa category
Part‐time job
×
Full-time job
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
Full-time jobs: you may work any job that falls within your visa category
Part‐time job
×
Full-time job
×
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
×
Precautions
Full-time jobs: you may only work at the company that has accepted you, so you cannot apply for a job with YOLO JAPAN.
Online questionnaires: you may participate.
Part‐time job
×
Full-time job
×
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
×
Precautions
Full-time jobs: you may only train at the company that has accepted you, so you cannot apply for a job with YOLO JAPAN.
Part‐time job
×
Full-time job
×
One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
×
Precautions
You also cannot obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted
Status Part‐time job Full-time job One-off job ※1
Online questionnaire/Survey
Influencer
Precautions
Permanent resident No work restrictions
Long-term resident No work restrictions
Spouse or Child of a Japanese National No work restrictions
Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident No work restrictions
Student Part-time worker: you must obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted
Full-time worker: limited to companies who will provide visa support.
Dependent Part-time worker: you must obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted
Full-time worker: limited to companies who will provide visa support.
Designated activities
*Working holiday
No work restrictions (except for nightlife work)
Designated activities
*Other than working holiday
Part-time/full-time/one-off jobs: you may work any job that falls within the designated category on your certificate of residence
Engineer/specialist in humanities/international services Part‐time job/Full-time jobs: you may work any job that falls within your visa category
Specific skills × Full-time jobs: you may work any job that falls within your visa category
Technical intern × × × Full-time jobs: you may only work at the company that has accepted you, so you cannot apply for a job with YOLO JAPAN.
Online questionnaires: you may participate.
Trainee × × × Full-time jobs: you may only train at the company that has accepted you, so you cannot apply for a job with YOLO JAPAN.
Short-term stay × × × You also cannot obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted by the Staus of Residence Previously Granted

※1: Depending on your residency status, you may not be able to apply several times within a short period, so please be careful.
※The above conditions may vary depending on the job, so please check the "required qualifications" on each job's details page when applying.
※For individual inquiries, please contact a specialist, such as a lawyer or public notary, or inquire at the Immigration Bureau.

③Things to remember when applying for a part-time job

If your visa category is student, dependent, designated activities (working holiday), or working visa,
there are some things you should watch out for when working part-time.

Student

In general, you are not allowed to work. However, if you obtain a "Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted" stamp on the back of your residence card, you are allowed to work up to 28-hours per week while attending school (excludes business related to the nightlife industry). You are allowed to work up to 8-hours per day during the holidays.

Dependent

In general, you are not allowed to work. However, if you obtain a "Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted" stamp on the back of your residence card, you are allowed to work up to 28-hours per week (excludes business related to the nightlife industry).

Designated Activities (Working Holiday)

You are allowed to work without work restrictions (excludes business related to the nightlife industry).

Working visa
(engineer, specialist in humanities, international services, highly skilled professional, etc.)

You may work within the scope of your status of residence (in this case, you do not need to obtain Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted). Obtaining Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted in order to work part-time in another industry not within the scope of your status of residence would be extremely difficult.

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④Things to remember when applying for a full-time job

If the job has a [Specified Skilled Support] mark

The company is able to provide support to obtain a Specified Skills visa after hiring. In the column "Applicable industries for the Specified Skills" within the job advertisement, you will be able to see the corresponding industries. You may apply if you have a work visa or a status of residence that allows you to work part-time.
※Depending on the job, the allowed status of residences may be restricted.

If there is no mark with the [Specified Skills Support]

The company is not able to provide support to obtain the Specified Skills visa. If you have a work visa, you may apply. Please check by yourself to see if your status of residence matches the job specifics.

About the Specified Skilled Worker

This status of residence was newly added on April 1, 2019.
With the "Specified Skills visa," new foreign human resources will be able to work in 14 industries.

[14 industries that were added]

①Caregiver 
②Building Cleaning Management 
③Machine Parts & Tooling Industries 
④Industrial Machinery Industry 
⑤Electrics, Electronics, and Information Industries 
⑥Construction 
⑦Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Industry 
⑧Automobile Repair and Maintenance 
⑨Aviation Industry 
⑩Accomodation Industry 
⑪Agriculture 
⑫Fishery and Aquaculture 
⑬Manufacture of Food and Beverages 
⑭Food Service Industry

Period of stay
1-year, 6-month, or 4-month renewal
Maximum period of stay
5-years
Skill level
Confirmed by examination.
However, those who have completed the Technical Intern Training No. 2 will be exempt
Japanese proficiency level
Japanese proficiency required for life and work will be confirmed through tests and other means (equivalent to N4)
However, those who have completed the Technical Intern Training No. 2 will be exempt
Family (spouse/child)
No
Supported occupations during the acceptance period
Eligible for support
Job Type
14 industries
Period of stay
3-year, 1-year, or 6-month renewal
Maximum period of stay
No limit
Skill level
Confirmed by examination.
Japanese proficiency level
No need to confirm by examination
Family (spouse/child)
Yes
Supported occupations during the acceptance period
Not eligible for support
Job Type
2 industries (①Construction Industry ②Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Industry)
Specified Skills No. 1 Specified Skills No. 2
Status 1-year, 6-month, or 4-month renewal 3-year, 1-year, or 6-month renewal
Maximum period of stay 5-years No limit
Skill level Confirmed by examination.
However, those who have completed the Technical Intern Training No. 2 will be exempt
Confirmed by examination.
Japanese proficiency level Japanese proficiency required for life and work will be confirmed through tests and other means (equivalent to N4)
However, those who have completed the Technical Intern Training No. 2 will be exempt
No need to confirm by examination
Family (spouse/child) No Yes
Supported occupations during the acceptance period Eligible for support Not eligible for support
Job Type 14 industries 2 industries (①Construction Industry ②Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Industry)

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