Recently, more students have come to Japan to study abroad. Many students study Japanese at a Japanese language school. And international students have more opportunities to work part-time as Japanese students. However, students studying in Japan have a part-time job restriction. I can’t afford to work like a Japanese student. Here, I will talk about the part-time job restrictions for students studying in Japan.
Permission is required
certificate of residence is needed
In order for international students to work part-time, they need a part-time job permit called a “non-qualification activity permit”. In fact, study abroad visa alone does not allow you to work part-time.
If you check your ID card, you will find that there is a “permission to work outside the qualifications” field. Part-time work is possible if it states “permitted (in principle, within 28 hours per week, excluding engaging in customs business, etc.)”. Also, if you are permitted in this way, you should have a sticker (non-qualifying activity permit) written on your passport that says “non-qualifying activity permit”.
If you do not find permission in the Permission to Exclude Activities section, you will need to obtain a permit before working part-time. This is stipulated in Article 19, Paragraph 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Recognition Act, and you must apply to the Ministry of Justice.
If you wish to apply, apply for the documents at the regional immigration office that has jurisdiction over your residence. You can get a result in about two weeks to one month, but you can not work part-time until this permission is issued, and you may need this permit when applying for part-time work, so if you want to work part-time If you do, you need to get it in advance.
When I was a graduate student, I supported at the Research Center, but when recruiting students to work for the sponsored academic society, international students are required to have this “non-qualified activity permit” Was imposed.
28 hours to work within a week
Studying is priority
Earlier, I talked about the description of “permission (in principle, within 28 hours per week, excluding engaging in customs business, etc.)” in the non-qualification activity permission column. As you can see, the part-time job of international students is recognized to the extent that it does not hinder the purpose of visiting Japan.
As a result, part-time workers can only work 28 hours a week. 28 hours a week means that you can only work 4 hours a day if you work part-time every day.
Penalty for illegal works
International students must know and comply with this system, but not all international students consider that it is okay if they do not barre. However, if you exceed the 28-hour limit, you will be treated as illegal employment and, in the worst case, you may not be able to renew your student visa.
For this reason, do not try to increase the shift from your employer because you want to earn more. Sure, if you don’t barre, there may be no problem, but the penalty for barre is too great.
Popular work and not popular work
Sexual works are prohibited
If you get a non-qualified activity permit, you can basically do any part-time job. However, part-time jobs are prohibited in places where customs sales are conducted.
The customs business includes pachinko, mahjong, and game centers, as well as cabaret clubs. It is not accepted because it is not an appropriate place for international students, even if it is dishwashing that is not related to customer service.
Under such circumstances, popular jobs for international students are waiting on customers and washing dishes in restaurants. One of the most popular reasons to work in a restaurant is that it often comes with souvenirs, so you can raise your food expenses.
Also, if you are washing dishes, you do not need to talk to others, so even international students who are not confident in language skills do not have to worry. Waiting on customers is a job that you can’t do unless you have a high level of language skills, but if you’re working in a kitchen, you can be safe.
They will find out!!
Whether you are a foreign student in Japan or a Japanese student overseas, there are restrictions on part-time jobs. In particular, Japan is a country with high prices, so many foreign students come to Japan to study in Japan and have difficulty managing their money. There are a lot of students thinking about part-time jobs to save a little money.
However, in some cases, your employer does not know this law. If an international student asks you to increase your shift, some employers may be willing to do so, but be aware that it is likely that you are unaware of this law. Certainly, if you work more than 28 hours a week, there is no penalty if you do not barre. However, you may lose your visa if you lose your visa. You must not have the idea that it is good without barre.