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Use our Japanese immigration services forforeigners.Application for Status of Residence (Visa) / Permanent Resident / Naturalization
The certified immigration specialist at AURORA Translation & Legal Services will assist you, whether you are the foreigner in need of assistance, you are a prospective employer of a non-Japanese worker, or you are a school accepting non-Japanese students.
I will stay in Japan for a short time for sightseeing, business trip, etc.
* I am outside Japan now.
Common Cases Required Application
To be made to Japan Embassy/Consulate in
your country
Business trip
(for negotiations)

Application for Temporary Visitor visa

* You may not need to apply for any visa,
depending on your nationality and the length of stay.

Sightseeing
Visiting relatives in Japan
AURORA supports you in this way:
* Application must be made by yourself in your country
Preparing and acquiring application documents on your behalf
Translating application documents (English-Japanese)
Arranging translators for non-English documents
Assisting you if application is denied
Attention
There are a wide variety of cases other than above.
Required application is not always as listed above.
Contact us for your specific case.
I will stay in Japan for a long time for marriage, study, or work.
* I am outside Japan now.
Common Cases Required Application
To be made to Japanese Immigration Bureau
You will marry to a Japanese
and live in Japan

Application for Certificate of Eligibility for
“Spouse or Child of Japanese National” status

You will be employed in Japan Application for Certificate of Eligibility for a
suitable work status (there are many types)
You will be transferred to a
Japanese subsidiary/parent
company
Application for Certificate of Eligibility for
“Intra-company Transferee” status
You will go to school in Japan Application for Certificate of Eligibility for
“Student” status
You will start your own
business in Japan
Application for Certificate of Eligibility for
“Business Manager”
AURORA supports you in this way:
Preparing and acquiring application documents on your behalf
Translating application documents (English-Japanese)
Arranging translators for non-English documents
Appearing at Japanese Immigration Bureau to make
application on your behalf
Preparing and submitting additional supporting documents, if required
Receiving issued Certificate of Eligibility and mailing it to you
Assisting you if application is denied
Attention
There are a wide variety of cases other than above.
Required application is not always as listed above.
Contact us for your specific case.
I will extend my stay in Japanunder the current status of residence.
*I am in Japan now.
Common Cases Required Application
To be made to Japanese Immigration Bureau
Your marriage to a Japanese
is maintained

Extension of “Spouse or Child of Japanese
National” status

You will continue the
current work
Extension of current status of residence permitted to work (there are many types)
AURORA supports you in this way:
Preparing and acquiring application documents on your behalf
Translating application documents (English-Japanese)
Arranging translators for non-English documents
Appearing at Japanese Immigration Bureau to make
application on your behalf
Preparing and submitting additional supporting documents, if required
Receiving issued Residence Card
Assisting you if application is denied
Attention
There are a wide variety of cases other than above.
Required application is not always as listed above.
Contact us for your specific case.
I need a different status of residence becausemy job or situation has changed.
*I am in Japan now.
Common Cases Required Application
To be made to Japanese Immigration Bureau
You divorced/separated by
death from a Japanese

Change to a status of residence permitted to work (there are many types)

You will marry to a Japanese Change to “Spouse or Child of Japanese National” status
You will change your job in a
different field
Change to another status of residence permitted to work
You will graduate school and
be employed
Change to a status of residence permitted to work (there are many types)
AURORA supports you in this way:
Preparing and acquiring application documents on your behalf
Translating application documents (English-Japanese)
Arranging translators for non-English documents
Appearing at Japanese Immigration Bureau to make
application on your behalf
Preparing and submitting additional supporting documents, if required
Receiving issued Residence Card
Assisting you if application is denied
Attention
There are a wide variety of cases other than above.
Required application is not always as listed above.
Contact us for your specific case.
I am going to live in Japan permanently.
*I have already lived in Japan for a long time.
Required Application
To be made to Japanese Immigration Bureau
Application for Permission of
Permanent Residence
Permanent residence means to permanently live in Japan maintaining the current foreign nationality. Permanent residence is completely different from naturalization.
AURORA supports you in this way:
Preparing and acquiring application documents on your behalf
Translating application documents (English-Japanese)
Arranging translators for non-English documents
Appearing at Japanese Immigration Bureau to make
application on your behalf
Preparing and submitting additional supporting documents, if required
Receiving issued Residence Card
Assisting you if application is denied
I am going to change my nationality to Japan.
*I have already lived in Japan for a long time.
Required Application
To be made to Japanese Legal Affairs Bureau
Application for Naturalization
Naturalization means to lose your current nationality and become a Japanese national. Naturalization is completely different from permanent residence.
AURORA supports you in this way:
*Application must be made by yourself at the Legal Affairs Bureau
Preparing and acquiring application documents on your behalf
Translating application documents (English-Japanese)
Arranging translators for non-English documents
Preparing and submitting additional supporting documents, if required
Assisting you in various procedures required for the change of nationality
Assisting you if application is denied
Special Cases
I want to continue to seek for employment in Japan after my current Student status of residence expires
I have a baby born in Japan
I am going to have a side job in a category different from the main joy.
Attention
There are a wide variety of cases other than above.
Contact us for your specific case.
All Japanese Statuses of Residence
Major Status of Residence If you stay in Japan for/as …
Temporary Visitor

Short-time sightseeing, visit to relatives, business trip, etc.

Business Manager Starting your own business
Engineer/
Specialist in Humanities/
International Services
Working as an instructor of a language school, a translator, an interpreter, an engineer, etc.
Intra-company Transferee Being transferred to a subsidiary, a parent company , etc. in Japan
Entertainer Working as a singer, an actor, a professional athlete, etc.
Skilled Labor Working as a cook, an airplane pilot, etc.
Spouse or Child of
Japanese National
Spouse or child of a Japanese
Student Student of a university, a high school, a vocational school, etc.
Dependent Spouse or child of a foreigner with a status of residence
Permanent Resident Living in Japan permanently
Designated Activities Working holiday, medical treatment, etc.
Other Status of Residence
Diplomat, Official, Professor, Artist, Religious Activities, Journalist, Highly Skilled Professional, Legal/Accounting Services, Medical Services, Researcher, Instructor, Technical Intern Training, Cultural Activities, Trainee, Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident, Long-Term Resident
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