In this case, is he eligible to apply for permanent status?
He has been staying continuously in Japan for more than 10 years.
3 years have passed since he changed his status from “student” to “specialist in humanities/international services”.
It seems that he can fulfill one of the requirements for getting permanent status which requires that you stay in Japan for more than 10 years consecutively, but in this case, he can’t clear.
As I explained on yesterday’s article（To get permanent resident), during this 10 years, it is also required that he has to have stayed for more than 5 years after changing to working visa or the status of residence.
Solicitor Hitoshi Oishi (司法書士・行政書士 大石人士）