I came here 2 years ago with one-year work visa. So I had to go to the immigration office last year and was again given a year extension. It was about to expire so I paid the immigration office a visit two weeks ago.
My Filipino colleagues were given a 3-year work visa after staying here for two years. So, I was looking forward to receiving the same. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case. Yes, my visa extension was approved, but I was given one-year visa again. I can’t point out any reason why, but it would have been great to receive a 3-year work visa. It would definitely save me trips to the immigration office, and it’s cheaper! 1-year visa or 3-year visa, both cost 4,000 yen! Anyway, I couldn’t spend more time sulking about it. I just hope I could get it next time.
The Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau maybe far from the city but I think it’s worth the trip. Here are some pictures:
A view from the train station:
Another view from the train station.
I have posted something about getting to the Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau. Please click here.