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Application for indication of name using kanji characters on the residence card

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Application for indication of name using kanji characters on the residence card

Procedure Name Application for indication of name using kanji characters on the residence card
Governing Law Article 19-7 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
Applicant A medium to long-term resident who uses kanji characters to indicate his/her name, with which an application or notification (Note) involving issuance of a residence card is made (You will jump to the official website of the Immigration Bureau.)

( Note ) Applications and notifications involving issuance of a residence card are as follows.

  1. Notification of a change in an item on the residence card (other than the address)
  2. Application for extension of the valid period of the residence card
  3. Application for reissuance of the residence card due to loss or it being defaced or soiled
  4. Application for Change of Status of Residence
  5. Application for Extension of Period of Stay
  6. Application for Permission to Acquire Status of Residence
  7. Application for Permanent Residence
  8. Application for Recognition of Refugee Status
Time to apply At the time of an application or notification involving issuance of a residence card
Who may submit The same as an application or notification involving issuance of a residence card
Necessary documents In addition to necessary
documents for an application or notification involving issuance of a residence card, documents mentioned below are required.
  • An application form
  • Materials certifying that kanji characters are used to indicate the applicant's name
  • Please submit some documents certifying your identity(In cases where an agent submits an application).
An application
format
Application for Indication of Name Using Kanji Characters on the Residence Card 【PDF】 【EXCEL】

(Note 1) You can print this form on a sheet of paper of Japanese Industrial Standards Size A4 before use.

(Note 2) The form may be printed out in a scaled-down version, so please uncheck the box "Scale down the page according to the size of paper (K)" in the Print dialogue box before printing out.

Where to submit the Regional Immigration Office in charge of your address (Please ask the Regional Immigration Office or the Immigration Information Center.)
Office hours From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on business days (A specific day of the week or specific time zone may be spared for some procedures, so please ask the Regional Immigration Office or the Immigration Information Center.)
Information services The Regional Immigration Office or the Immigration Information Center

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