Does anyone know whether it is possible to convert a business working visa to a temporary visitor visa (tourist visa) without leaving Japan. That is I want to surrender my Residence Card and stay a bit longer in Japan as a visitor. What is required to ‘apply’ to surrender my residence status?
I will terminate my employment with a Japanese company soon, and I will be employed by a Hong Kong company immediately after that. However rather than going to HK straightaway, I would like to stay in Japan for 6-8 more weeks as a tourist traveling around.
My business visa expiry date is well into 2022 so it doesn’t come into consideration. During normal times, I could easily exit the country and come back as a tourist, obviously this isn’t possible now due to COVID.