9 New requirement for crew members with landing permission to carry and display identification such as a valid crew memberfs pocket-ledger

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Outline

The current Immigration Control Act requires crew members with landing permission to carry and display a crew memberfs landing permit, which does not have a photo identification section. Under the amended law, crew members are obliged to carry and display a valid passport or pocket-ledger which contains photo identification along with the crew memberfs landing permit. This is to ensure that it is possible to immediately check whether the foreign national with the crew memberfs landing permit is the same person who entered Japan and received landing permission.

Effective Date

The actual date of enforcement is January 1, 2010.

 
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