The period of time required from application to issuance of status of residence.
We would like to look at the period of time required from the time an application for “permission of status of residence” or “application for change of status of residence” is filed with the Immigration Bureau to the time the permission is actually granted.
The Immigration Bureau website publishes the average number of days required to process residence examinations at regional immigration bureaus nationwide on a quarterly basis.
The following is a rough summary of the statistics based on the “processing time (in days) for residence examinations” for the period from January to March 2023.
＜Permission for status of residence”: Applies to cases where an applicant submits a new application.＞
Technical/Humanities/International Services：40.2 days
Intra-company transfer: 32.9 days
Business management: 76.2 days
Specified Technical Skill No. 1：78.0 days
Technical skills: 84.3 days
Teaching: 27.1 days
Education: 40.3 days
Study abroad: 73.5 days
＜Change of status of residence”: This applies to foreign nationals in Japan who are currently holding other status of residence and wish to change to another type of status of residence.＞
Technical/Humanities/International Services”：48.7 days
Intra-company transfer: 22.1 days
Business Administration: 65.3 days
Specified Technical Skill No. 1：57.0 days
Technical skill 44.6 days
Teaching: 28.6 days
Education: 27.9 days
Study abroad：29.5 days
The examination period for “Change of Status of Residence” is a little shorter than that for “Authorization of Status of Residence” because the application is made by a foreign national already in Japan.
However, both applications take an average of one to three months to be approved.
These figures are only averages, so the processing time will vary for each individual case.
In some cases, permission may be granted in less time than this, while in others it may take much longer.
For example, in the case of applications for status of residence “Specified Technical Skills No. 1” or “Business Management,” etc., the number of required documents is very large, so it is especially necessary to start preparing the documents as soon as possible.
We can undertake the entire process from application for status of residence to labor management for employment of foreign nationals.
The initial interview is free of charge.
Please feel free to contact us.
Reference: Immigration Bureau website, “Residency Examination Processing Period (Number of Days) https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/publications/materials/nyuukokukanri07_00140.html
「 Permits granted from January to March 2023」 https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001396025.pdf