From July 25, Reiwa One, 2019, some visa application can be submitted through internet.
What kinds of visa application can be submitted through internet?
Some application for extension of period of visa can be submitted through internet.
Is it possible for every visa to be extended by an internet process?
Resident visas such as a "Spouse Visa", a "Children visa", a "Long Term Resident Visa" cannot be able to be extended by internet processes.
Also, it is impossible to extend through internet a "Diplomat Visa", a "Short Stay Visa", a "Technical Intern Visa" or a "Specified Skilled Worker Visa".
The other visas can be extended through internet processes unless some regulated exceptions should be adopted.
Who can apply through internet?
An employer of a foreign worker or an institution which a non-working visa carrier belongs to can apply for extension of a visa after having got an approval from the regional office of the immigration control agency.
A visa lawyer can also apply through internet when requested by the employer or the institution after having got an approval from the regional office of the immigration control agency.