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Status of Residence and Period of Stay

Status of Residence Period of Stay
Diplomat Term during which diplomatic activities are carried out
Official 5 years, 3years, 1 year, 3months, 30days or 15days
Professor 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Artist 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Religious activities 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Journalist 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Investor/Business manager 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Legal/Accounting services 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Medical services 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Researcher 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Instructor 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Engineer 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Specialist in humanities/International services 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Intra company transferee 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Entertainer 3 years, 1 year, 6 months, 3 months or 15 days
Skilled labor 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 3 months
Technical intern training  
Technical intern training (i)(a,b) 1 year or 6 months
Technical intern training (ii)(a,b) Less than 1 year specified by the Minister of Justice for individual foreigners
Cultural activities 3 years, 1 year, 6 months or 3months
Temporary visitor 90 days, 30 days or a period of stay 15 days or less
College student 4 years 3 months, 4 years, 3 years 3 months, 3years, 2 years 3 months, 2 years, 1 year 3 months, 1 year, 6 months or 3 months
Trainee 1 year, 6 months or 3 months
Dependent 5 years, 4 years 3 months, 4 years, 3 years 3 months, 3 years, 2 years 3 months, 2 years, 1 year 3 months, 1 year, 6 months or 3 month
Designated activities 5 years, 4 years, 3 years, 2 years 1 year, 6 months, 3 months or a period not exceeding 5 year specified by the Minister of Justice for individual foreigners
Permanent resident Unlimited duration
Spouse or child of Japanese national 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 6 months
Spouse or child of permanent resident 5 years, 3 years, 1 year or 6 months
Long-term resident 5 years, 3 years, 1 year, 6 months or a period not exceeding 5 years specified by the Minister of Justice for individual foreigners

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