I have been working as a web developer in Tokyo for years. And have submitted my visa renewal application a few weeks ago.
However, much faster than I expected, I got an offer from another company, several days after my visa renewal application submission.
It seems that I have two options at the moment:
(1) stay where I am, until I got my visa renewed.
(2) join the new company as soon as I can.
Option (1) is relatively safe but time-consuming, and might make me have to move several weeks later than what my offer designates. What’s more, there will be performance assessment soon, which I have zero interest to participate.
In the option of (2), I suspect that Immigration Bureau of Japan may carry out some fact-check interviewings. If they found that I have left the company, which my application documents indicate, they would tend to believe I was lying and therefore reject my application.
What is the optimal solution in this case?