Zen Kimchi posed an inquiry about whether I have to get a fresh criminal background check or not.
So here is the deal (so far).
I am doing a visa transfer, instead of canceling the Visa and going to Japan and getting a fresh new one.
This means you keep the same Alien Registration number but it is sponsored by a different company.
For the criminal record check I was told by my recruiter that for now they don't need a new one, but will take a copy of the one I did first.
When my new one comes in they would like to have it, but it is not critical right now.
What is critical is getting a whole bunch of documents from my current school. This takes some finessing from my supervisor, because I think she is reluctant. So I am hoping the recruiter can speak with her and get her to do it.
Basically though if I take the job, I have a week to get all these docs processed and have my visa transferred. So there isn't much time for my current supervisor to play hokey.
That is it so far in a nutshell.