Language : Japanese / English

What is International Related Service?

The world is becoming more internationalized, and creating the increase of foreigners from different parts of the world living in Japan. In japan, foreign residents are permitted to be active within the limits of their ‘resident permit’, and ‘period of stay’, upon their arrival in Japan. 


In the event modifications are needed, (such as wanting to change the status of residence, or renew/extend the period of stay), it is required to receive ‘permission’ from the Immigration Bureau of Japan, due to Japanese Law. If foreign residents engage in certain activities that are unauthorized under their status of residence, they will be at risk of deportation. 


These official formalities are essential for foreign residents to have a positive experience. And, these services of supporting formalities are also called ‘International Related Service’.

Target case examples of our service are as follows: 

 Extending the period of stay  Application for Extension of Period of Stay

 Changing the status of residence  Application for Change of Status of Residence

 Engaging in an activity other than permitted by status of residence

 Application for Permission to Engage in an Activity Other Than That Permitted by the  Status of Residence Previously Granted

Re-entering Japan  Application for Re-Entry Permit 

Living in Japan permanently  Application for Permanent Residence

Obtaining Japan citizenship  Applying for Permission for Naturalization in Japan

Characteristics of Our Service

Generally, foreign residents are required to apply for themselves, in-person. (Rule of appearing in-person). Unfortunately, most foreign residents don’t have to do everything by themselves, hence they can focus on their jobs and/or education activities to avoid burden or stress.


In view of the foregoing, the general “in person” rule may not be met. Therefore, a certified immigration lawyer will file all the applicable paperwork related to entering and staying in Japan for such foreigners.


HP office has special accreditations to handle this kind of application and other related matters. 

Information About Fees

Application for Certificate of Eligibility
Qualification for Employment
Business Manager200,000 yen〜
Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services150,000 yen〜
Skilled Labor150,000 yen〜
Qualification for Residence
Spouse or Child of Japanese National150,000 yen〜
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident150,000 yen〜
Long Term Resident150,000 yen〜
Dependent100,000 yen〜
Application for Change of Status of Residence
Qualification for Employment
Business Manager180,000 yen〜
Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services120,000 yen〜
Skilled Labor120,000 yen〜
Qualification for Residence
Spouse or Child of Japanese National120,000 yen〜
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident120,000 yen〜
Long Term Resident120,000 yen〜
Dependent80,000 yen〜
Application for Extension of Period of Stay
Business Manager80,000 yen〜
Working visa (Changing jobs)80,000 yen〜
Working visa (Same jobs)40,000 yen〜
General Visa40,000 yen〜
Application for Permanent Residence
Basic Charge200,000 yen〜
Application for Spouse to be Filed at the Same Time100,000 yen〜
Specified Skilled Worker Visa (SSWV)
Application for Certificate of Eligibility180,000 yen〜
Application for Change of Status of Residence150,000 yen〜
Application for Extension of Period of Stay120,000 yen〜
Assistance from Registered Support Organization30,000 yen
Additional Charges
Reapplication70,000 yen
In the event of prior overstays, criminal records, etc.60,000 yen
Making Business Plan50,000 yen
Making Statement of Reasons30,000 yen
Other Applications
Special Permission to Stay in Japan300,000 yen〜
Re-entry Permit20,000 yen
Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted Under the Status of Residence Previously Granted15,000 yen
Certificate of Qualification for Employment40,000 yen
Temporay Visitor60,000 yen

* Notes
The above price excludes tax.
Out of the above fee, 50% is to be paid as a retainer.
Fees payable to the Immigration Bureau (revenue stamp fee) will be charged separately.
In the event of business travel to a location other than the Tokyo Immigration Bureau,  you will be charged for transportation expenses and a daily allowance.

Please feel free to ask us questions for any other information you may have.

Do You Have Any Questions/Concerns Like These?

Q1 Do “VISA” and “Resident Permit” mean the same?
They are commonly mixed up, but are two different things entirely. A VISA (Certificate of Eligibility) is considered ‘a recommendation letter’ when entering Japan, whereas a Resident Permit is considered the qualification given for activities, after entering Japan.
Q2 I’d like to bring over foreign chefs from their homeland, and hire them at domestic restaurants.
You can receive certification of a resident permit before entering Japan (Application for Certificate of Eligibility). By receiving the certificate in advance, the evaluation for the application to issue a VISA will go smoothly.
Q3 After traveling abroad temporarily, can I re-enter Japan?
Yes, you can apply for a Re-Entry Permit before leaving the country (Japan). If you have a valid VISA and Residence Permit, you don’t need a Re-Entry Permit. If you re-enter within a year (within two years for special permanent residents) with the intention of coming back to Japan, there will be no need for a Re-Entry Permit.
Q4 I’m an international student. Can I be employed (as a part-timer) while I live in Japan?
‘Application for Permission to Engage in an Activity Other Than Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted’, will be needed. Also, you should keep in mind that working hours should be no more than 28 hours a week (up to 8 hours a day during a long vacation).
Q5 I came to Japan legally. Is it possible to obtain a Permanent Resident Certification immediately after arriving in Japan?
‘Application for Permanent Residence’ is much more strict when it comes to the process of evaluating the important conditions needed to obtain permanent residency, compared to the changes of regular certificate of eligibility. Generally, living in Japan for 10 years in a row, is one of the most important conditions needed to be met to obtain an Application for Permanent Residence.
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