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Example of Consultation (Laid off due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Question:
I am a Peruvian national and second generation Japanese descendant. I was working under the residence status of “Long Term Resident” but was dismissed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am currently receiving unemployment insurance.
The period of my stay is expiring in 2 months. Can I renew my status of residence?

Answer:
Hearing you were dismissed, I can understand that you are worried about the future.
For renewal of your status of residence, it is advisable to apply with documents that prove that you have a certain amount of income from unemployment insurance and that you can live without public assistance.
Depending on the circumstances, there are cases where renewal of the status of residence is possible even with public assistance. For specific documents you need to prepare, why not consult with specialists? At YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center, we offer “Free Administrative Scrivener Consultation” over the phone on the first Thursday of every month.
If you have difficulty making a living, there are various support resources such as a “welfare fund loan”.
Various support options and measures are available for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, so please make good use of them. You might find the Japanese explanations difficult because the Japanese used may be different from the Japanese you use in your daily life. Please feel free to consult us.

At YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center, we offer consultations and respond to questions foreign residents may have.
Tel 045-222-1209 (11 languages supported)
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