fiona_heffernan wrote:Your visa is valid for one month after your contract ends, which is basically the grace period for you to leave the country.
Our period of stay (visa) is NOT valid for one month after our contract ends. Unfortunately, immigration does not give us a grace period to leave the country. We must go strictly by the period of stay on our Alien Registration card (soon to be Resident card). For example, if you are a third year JET and returning home, you would have to change your status of residence to "tourist" or apply for an extension to your period of stay before your period of stay expires. If you stay past your period of stay, you would technically be in Japan illegally and may face serious consequences when you leave. Do NOT stay past your period of stay.