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Application for reissuance of a residence card in cases the cardholder wishes to have the card exchanged

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Application for reissuance of a residence card in cases the cardholder wishes to have the card exchanged

This is an application to be filed when a person wants to have his/her residence card exchanged, and can be filed even when a residence card has not been damaged. Applicable cases include those where a person wants to change the photograph of his/her face indicated on his/her residence card, or where a person wants to have his/her name written in Chinese characters (an application for indication of name using kanji characters on the residence card needs to be filed separately). During the validation period of a residence card, an application for reissuance may be filed at any time to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice. However, when receiving issuance of a residence card through these procedures, the relevant person must pay a fee of 1,300 yen.