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Visa when changing job 2023/5/28 20:01
Hi!

I have a question regard my working visa.
I graduated from senmongakko (wZ)2 years ago (I have no university degree)
and found a job within the field that I studied for and I was able to get a visa.
Type: Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services
Validity: 3 years

Now I am looking for a new job and Ifm at the final stages of some interviews and waiting for offers.

For my new job I am aiming to a different field from the one I studied for and again I donft have a university degree (I know that for senmongakko graduated is required to have a related job to be able to get a working visa.)

My questions and concern are, keeping in mind that I donft have to get a new visa now (category will be the same) and is still valid for another year, will I have any issue with immigration the moment I notify my new workplace and role?
Or will I have issues the moment the new company will help me and sponsor the renewal in one year?

Or am I too worried and after the first sponsored visa I can then switch to any job as long as itfs within the same category(Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services)?

Thank you in advance!
by ichigo (guest)  

Re: Visa when changing job 2023/5/29 12:00
As far as I know, if you graduated from gsenmongakkoh (as against a university with a bachelorfs degree), you can change jobs within the field youfve studied, but not outside the field.

So this part:
For my new job I am aiming to a different field from the one I studied for
c is a bit worrying.
As you saying that it is still within the gengineer/specialist in humanities/international services,h but outside your studies?
Or are you saying, it is within (just as an example) gengineer,h where your studies belong to, but slightly different?

This is something the potential employer should be aware of too. So they might check with an immigration lawyer and get back to you with an answer, taking into consideration your resident status as well. (Please note that once you are in Japan, we say gresident status,h not gvisa.h)


If your employer finds your resident status acceptable and they employ you, you will need to report the change of employer to the immigration authorities (within 14 days of the change) in any case. If the immigration authorities want to see additional documents from the employer to see the nature of your work with them, probably they will ask you at that time. If they donft ask at that time, they will ask you later when you apply for renewal/extension of the resident status a year later, the immigration authorities will definitely ask your employer for supporting documents.

Please note that for those who graduated from gsenmongakko,h the criteria for gclose connection between the field of study and the jobh is more strict compared to those who graduated from universities. Best wishes.
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Visa when changing job 2023/5/29 13:32
@AK
Hi,

Thank you so much for the reply.
Sorry if my explanation was a bit confusing Ifll try to reply and clarify!

[ As you saying that it is still within the gengineer/specialist in humanities/international services,h but outside your studies? ]

Yes, this is the case.
Job will still fall under the gengineer/specialist in humanities/international servicesh status but not in my fields of studying .
I donft really want to share too detailed personal information but I guess context will help. My w was Rs[^G^[eCg and I wanted to move into a sales position that requires my native language skills too.

I guess that would not really classify as something related to gcomputer entertainmenth.
So I was wondering if that could end up being an issue for immigration.
(Either when I send the change notification or in one year when I renew).

I informed the employers during interviews but while some seemed concerned and told me that would consult their immigration consultant (no replies yet) others seemed having no issues when informed and told me I was fine.
So I was a bit concernedc

I also wanted to have a consultation with an expert but I donft know what the best option would be, if going via lawyer or to call and consult with either Immigration, or hello work maybe?
by Ichigo (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Visa when changing job 2023/5/29 13:47
Thank you for sharing more about your background. And of course you donft have to share any more than thatc that IS a valid concern, and I believe the (potential) employer will find out from their immigration expert and get back to you soon on that concern.

My first impression that it will be a problem (sales position and computer entertainment arenft really related).

If you need to consult someone, go for the real expert - either call the immigration bureau directly (you donft have to give your name or your specifics), or ask an immigration lawyer/legal scrivener who specializes in visa/immigration matters. Best wishes.
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