I believe that there are many foreigners who have stayed in Japan on a “Dependent” basis and wish to continue working in Japan after graduating from high school in Japan.
For foreigners to work in Japan, it is necessary to obtain a Working Visa.
However, there is no Working Visa that foreigners who wish to find a job in Japan immediately after graduating from high school can obtain.
Therefore, until now, I think most people have been working part-time while staying as a “Dependent”.
However, if certain requirements are met, it is possible to acquire the status of residence of "Long-Term Resident" or "Designated Activities".
If you obtain the status of residence of "Long-Term Resident" or "Designated Activities", you can work in Japan.
|Acquirable status of residence||Requirement||Remarks|
|Long-Term Resident||After graduating from elementary school in Japan, those who have graduated from junior high school and high school in Japan (including plans to graduate) and have a job offer.|
|Designated Activities||Those who have entered a Japanese school from junior high school, graduated from a Japanese high school (including plans to graduate), and have a job offer.|
|Those who have transferred to a Japanese high school, graduated (including plans to graduate), and have a job offer||Must have passed Japanese proficiency N2|
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If you are staying in Japan on a “Dependent” visa, have graduated from a Japanese high school, or are planning to graduate, and wish to continue working in Japan, please contact our office.
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