Part-time Job

With a college student visa, you cannot do anything for which you receive remuneration (such as a part-time job) without prior permission*. If you would like to work part-time to help pay your school fees and various other expenses, you must first obtain permission to engage in activity other than that permitted by your status of residence.

If you obtain an entry permit with a college student visa and have received your resident card, you can apply on the spot for Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted. If you do not have this permission, please complete the designated application procedures at the immigration office of jurisdiction before you start working part-time.

With this permit, you will be able to work up to 28 hours per week, and 40 hours per week during long holidays such as summer vacation. Please note, however, that some types of work and workplaces are prohibited. If you work longer than the hours permitted, or if you do work that is prohibited, you will be subject to punishment.

Please refer to the website below for details, including the documents required.
Ministry of Justice: Application for Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Grantedhttp://www.moj.go.jp/ONLINE/IMMIGRATION/16-8.htmlopen a new window.

*Please note that paid activities involving education or research based on a contract with the university (such as being a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant) can be conducted without Permission to Engage in Activity Other than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted.

If you work part-time, please carefully consider the effects on your grades. Depending on the scholarship program, your scholarships and financial aid may be terminated if your grades fall.

The administrative process

  1. Students receive the application form from Ministry of Justice’s website or Student Support Division to apply for permission.
  2. Once preparing the necessary documents, students submit the documents at the immigration office.

Tutoring jobs and other part-time jobs can be found on the University Hall bulletin board, and at the office of the Yokohama National University COOP inside the university campus.



(Contact:Student Support Division)


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