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Application for reissuance of a residence card due to it being defaced or soiled

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Application for reissuance of a residence card due to it being defaced or soiled

This is an application to be filed when a residence card has been noticeably damaged or soiled, or the record in the IC chips on a residence card has been destroyed. As no application period is specified, whenever such circumstances occur, the relevant person may file an application for reissuance of a residence card to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.

However, in the case where a person has received an order to file an application for reissuance of a residence card from the director of a regional immigration bureau because his/her residence card has been noticeably damaged or soiled, or the record in the IC chips on the residence card has been destroyed, he/she must file an application for reissuance of a residence card to the Minister of Justice through procedures specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, within 14 days from the day on which he/she received the said order.