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Change of Status

If your family member enrolls in Kumamoto University, s/he has to fill out an application for a Change of Status. Upon graduation, when you find employment in Japan or when you continue as a researcher at Kumamoto University, you also have to submit an application for a Change of Status.

 

You must submit the following:

For privately funded students:

  1. Application for Change of Status of Residence (College Student)
  2. One photo taken within 3 months (4cm×3cm, with no hats on and no background scenery)
  3. Certificate of payment of fee
  4. A copy of the Certificate of Admission
  5. Financial Statement (e.g. certificate of bank balances, a copy of bankbook)
  6. Residence card
  7. Passport
  8. Fee: 4000 yen
 

If you find employment in Japan:

  1. Application for Change of Status of Residence (Specialist in Humanities or Engineering)
  2. One photo taken within 3 months (4cm×3cm, with no hats on and no background scenery)
  3. Certificate of payment of fee
  4. Employment Contract
  5. Documents that summarize the company business status, such as a budget statement or a certified copy of the company registration
  6. Certificate of Graduation
  7. Transcript
  8. Residence Card
  9. Passport
  10. Fee: 4000 yen
 

If you stay in Japan for job hunting:

  1. Application for Change of Status of Residence (Designated Activities)
  2. One photo taken within 3 months (4cm×3cm, with no hats on and no background scenery)
  3. Certificate of payment of fee
  4. Financial statement (e.g. certificate of bank balances, a copy of bankbook)
  5. More than 2 documents that show you as in search of employment (e.g. a copy of correspondance from employer, proof of participation in training events)
  6. Certificate of graduation
  7. Letter of recommendation from Kumamoto University *Please ask at the International Student Office.
  8. Regidence Card
  9. Passport
  10. Fee: 4000yen


If you continue as a researcher at Kumamoto University:

  1. Application for Change of Status of Residence (Cultural Activities/ Professor)
  2. One photo taken within 3 months (4cm×3cm, with no hats on and no background scenery)
  3. Certificate of payment of fee
  4. A copy of the Certificate of Admission
  5. Financial statement (certificate of bank balances, a copy of bankbook, etc.)
  6. Certificate of Graduation
  7. Regidence Card
  8. Passport
  9. Fee: 4000yen
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