Apply PR after changing jobs?
Is it difficult to obtain permanent residency just after changing jobs? Obtaining permanent residency in Japan is desirable for those who have lived there for a long time, but the application process is known to be strict. This summary will address whether it is difficult to obtain permanent residency after changing jobs.
Conclusion: Being “just after a job change” does not necessarily lead to denial Permanent residency is not more difficult to obtain simply because an applicant has recently changed jobs, although the job change may impact the application review process.
Cases that may be affected by a job change:
- Decreased income after changing jobs
- Increased income after changing jobs, but employment status becomes unstable (e.g., from full-time to freelance or temporary employee)
Decreased income after changing jobs
Decreased income after changing jobs If an applicant’s income decreases after a job change, it may significantly impact their application review. It is recommended to wait at least one year before applying in such cases.
Increased income after changing jobs, but employment status becomes unstable (e.g., from full-time to freelance or temporary employee)
Increased income but unstable employment status after changing jobs Although the diversity of working styles has increased in recent years, full-time employment is still considered the most stable for permanent residency applications. If an applicant’s employment status changes to freelance or temporary, even with higher income, they may be perceived as having unstable income.
Recommendation: Wait until the current situation stabilizes The fact of having changed jobs can influence the application review process. If there is no urgency, it is recommended to wait until the current situation stabilizes.
Summary: The impact of changing jobs on permanent residency applications varies depending on the individual’s income and employment status after the job change. While it is advised to apply after the current situation stabilizes, seeking professional help from an administrative scrivener may be wise if applying during a period of instability.
18 years’ experience in Investment Banking at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley (JV, MUFG Bank and Morgan Stanley). He had provided financial advisory more than 500 entrepreneurs and senior management.
During his tenure, he worked as an employee union executive committee member in promoting diversity, including the active participation of foreigners and women in the office, and engaged in activities to improve the working environment. He specializes in financial consulting and VISA/PR consulting.
Gyoseishoshi Immigration Lawyer
CMA(Japanese financial analyst license)
CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship