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To all foreign nationals residing in Japan Beginning on Monday, July 9, 2012, Start of a new residency management system!

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Q&A Residency Management System Frequently Asked Questions

General Outlines ─ Questions ─
Q1:
What is the new residency management system?
Q2:
The residence card is perceived as the replacement for the “alien registration certificate”. How and what changed?
Q3:
When will the new residency management system start?
Q4:
Who are the mid- to long-term residents who will be subject to the new residency management system?
Q5:
Starting when will foreign child born in Japan be subjected to the new residency management system? How about a person who lost Japanese citizenship?
Q6:
What will become convenient after the new residency management system starts?
Q7:
The notice says that the residence card “will be used for adequate provision of various administrative services”. What kind of administrative services? Likewise, what is the difference between the existing and new procedure?
Q8:
In introducing the new system, what security measures and foreign resident’s personal information protection policies will be implemented?
Q9:
What kind of forgery countermeasures are taken for the residence card?
Q10:
With the inclusion of foreign residents to the Basic Resident Register system, how are Japanese nationals and foreign residents differentiated in the certificate of residence?
Further details ─ Questions ─

<General introduction of the residence card>

Q11:
What is residence card?
Q12:
What is the main difference between residence card and the alien registration certificate?
Q13:
Will residence card be considered an identification card same as the driver's license?
Q14:
Like using a Pasmo or Suica, can the residence card be used as a pass to automated gates?
Q15:
What is the validity period of residence card?
Q16:
Where can I get the residence card?
Q17:
I understand that residence card will be sent by mail to our residence in case residence card is not issued at the airport and will be delivered later. How many days will it take? Will the Immigration Bureau give notice that it has been sent? In case residence card is not delivered, should I communicate to the nearby Immigration Bureau?
Q18:
When can I get the residence card?
Q19:
Is it necessary to immediately replace my alien registration certificate into residence card?
Q20:
I understand that the alien registration certificate need not be changed immediately after introduction of the new residency management system goes into effect. In this case, should I retain the alien registration certificate?
Q21:
Will the seals stamped on the passport be abolished?
Q22:
I understand that the seals like permission of extension of period of stay will not be stamped on the passport of mid- to long-term residents. However, I am concerned that my company or school may not trust me when I show my passport. Is it possible to have the seal stamped if I wish to?
Q23:
I understand that the alien registration certificate will be deemed equivalent to the residence card for a while after the new residency management system goes into effect. What should I do if I'd like to replace my alien registration certificate with residence card before expiry? How many days will it take? Is it possible to receive residence card by mail?
Q24:
I lost my residence card. What should I do? How about if it is defaced?
Q25:
What should I do, for example, when residence card is bent and the IC chip is broken?
Q26:
Where can I receive a copy of residence certificate (or certificate of entry in the residence card), which will replace the certificate of registered matters in the alien registration, used for legal and residence matters after the new residency management system goes into effect?
Q27:
Is there any penalty against the unauthorized use of residence card? Or, is there any measure against such unauthorized use?
Q28:
Is there any penalty in the event of noncompliance with the re-issuance of the residence card order?
Q29:
I lost my residence card and am worried that all the information about me in the IC chip might be seen by others.
Q30:
What is the size of residence card?

<Persons eligible for residence card>

Q31:
In the previous alien registration system, alien registration was possible in case the period of stay was within 90 days for the purpose of real-estate registration to establish a company, corporate registration, or opening of a bank account. Will residence card be issued to short-term residents under the new resident management system?
Q32:
Why are short-term residents not eligible for issuance of residence card?
Q33:
Will residence card be issued when “Temporary Visitor” residents granted landing permission (90 days) renew their period of stay?
Q34:
In case a person who is not eligible for issuance of residence card (a short-term resident etc.) has an alien registration certificate, what should he/she do with the alien registration certificate after the new law is enforced?
Q35:
I understand that residence card will not be issued to short-term residents. For example, will the Immigration Bureau issue a new certificate of residence just like the alien registration certificate of registered matters?
Q36:
If a foreign national without residence card wishes to seek administrative services available in Japan, should he/she directly go to the municipal government where the administrative services are offered?
Q37:
Is it possible for mid- or long-term resident under the age of 16 to obtain residence card?
Q38:
In case a person is granted special permission for residence, will the residence card be issued at the same time?
Q39:
Is it possible for illegal residents to have residence card?
Q40:
In case residence card is not issued to illegal residents, it is expected that they would go underground and then public order and security will deteriorate more. Do you have any solution under discussion to resolve the problem?

<General introduction of the residence card>

Q41:
Should I always carry my residence card with me? What will be the problem (penalty) if I don’t carry it?
Q42:
Is it possible not to carry my residence card if I carry my passport?
Q43:
Do children always have to carry their residence cards, too?
Q44:
Why do I have to always carry my residence card when special permanent residents are not required to carry with them the special permanent resident certificate all the time?
Q45:
If I leave my residence card to an administrative scrivener in commissioning the application for extension of period of stay, etc, in my behalf, will I violate the obligation to carry it?
Q46:
There is a risk of identity theft for special permanent resident if there is no obligation to always carry the special permanent resident certificate. How will the Immigration Bureau deal with this?

<Records on residence card>

Q47:
What information will be printed on the residence card?
Q48:
Will the name on residence card be written in English only? Is it possible to describe to put the Chinese characters as well?
Q49:
Same as the alien registration certificate, will the “alias” also appear on the residence card?
Q50:
If the date of permission of landing is not stated on the residence card, isn't it difficult for the foreign national to know whether the period of stay has elapsed to enable him/her to apply for a permanent residence, especially in case he/she has renewed the passport that has a seal of permission of landing?
Q51:
Why was it decided to embed an IC chip in residence card? And, where will the information recorded in the IC chip be used besides the Immigration Bureau?
Q52:
What kind of information is recorded in the IC chip?
Q53:
Is the information on fingerprints recorded in the IC chip of the residence card?
Q54:
Is there any plan to add functions (such as e-money) in the IC chip of the residence card besides the information-related to the Immigration Bureau?
Q55:
Is it possible to check the information recorded in the IC chip of the residence card outside the Immigration Bureau if I have a reader?
Q56:
I understand that we can place a donor seal on the driver's license or the health insurance card. Is it possible to put the donor seal on the residence card, which I carry all the time?

<Delivery of residence card>

Q57:
Where is the residence card being issued? And please tell me about documents and fees required.
Q58:
Is the residence card being issued when given permission of landing at all airports and ports?
Q59:
Is a certificate of designation attached to the passport, same as in the past?
Q60:
In case that the issuance of the residence card is made at an airport, will the waiting time be even longer than before? What is the estimated time per person required for issuance of the residence card?
Q61:
As it takes time to have the residence card issued, is it possible to get the residence card in the municipal office or my company/school after I enter Japan? If I refuse the issuance at the airport, does it mean I can't enter Japan?
Q62:
I always have to wait at the airport. I understand that the issuance procedure of residence card will be carried out at the time of entry at the airport besides immigration procedure, and I'm worried that it would considerably prolong waiting time. Does the bureau plan to take counter-measures, such as additional staff or improvement of the system?
Q63:
I understand that the residence card not issued at the airports/ports will be sent by mail to the residence. How and when will it be delivered?
Q64:
In case that the residence card is sent by mail later, should I pay for the fees (postage etc.)?
Q65:
After residence card is received, is it necessary to return the Alien Registration Certificate that I have in my possession?
Q66:
I understand that I have to return the Alien Registration Certificate after I have been issued the Residential Card. If the Alien Registration Certificate that is regarded as Residential Card is lost after the implementation date of the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, is it possible to apply for residence card?
Q67:
In case the Alien Registration Certificate is replaced with residence card, is it possible to receive residence card on the day of application? What happens if I have been given the permission with renewed period of stay or change of the status of residence, at the same time I have received reissuance or was able to have the submitted information be changed?
Q68:
Before the enforcement of the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, I applied for the renewal of period of stay (change in the resident status, permanent residence). In case I receive permission after the enforcement, can I receive residence card at the same time? In this case when should I submit my photo?
Q69:
I understand that the application for confirmation (replacement) of the Alien Registration Certificate is regarded as the preliminary application of residence card one (1) month before implementation. When and where should I obtain the residence card? Is it possible to get it at a nearby branch or an airport?
Q70:
In case a permanent resident does not apply for replacement of the Alien Registration Certificate to residence card after the period of grant application has elapsed, is there any kind of penalty?

<Renewal, regrant, cancellation, and return of Residence Card>

Q71:
I heard that the limit of period of stay may be prolonged, but I'm afraid that it might increase the risk of forgetting the limit of residence or renewal of the residence card. Will you send some notice if the limit comes near, like the driver's license?
Q72:
I forgot to apply for the renewal of validation period of the residence card, which has already expired. What should I do?
Q73:
When I was trying to apply for renewal of validation period of residence card, I was admitted to the hospital and could not apply. What should I do?
Q74:
I am an adult with the status of residence "permanent resident", and the validation period of my residence card has expired. What should I do? Does this mean that my registration as a resident will be deleted from the Basic Resident Registry?
Q75:
Is it possible to apply for renewal of the validation period of the residence card?
Q76:
In case I lost my residence card, when should I apply for reissuance? Is there any penalty against loss?
Q77:
How much is the fee in case of loss or reissuance of residence card?
Q78:
In case I lost my residence card and applied for reissuance, is it possible to apply by mail?
Q79:
In case of reissuance of residence card on the grounds of loss or theft, is a certificate concerning the report of loss or theft, issued by the police, necessary at the time of application?
Q80:
I left Japan with a plan to re-entry, but after departure, I decided not to return to Japan. What should I do with my residence card? If I am supposed to return it, where should I send it?
Q81:
Is a penalty applied in case the obligation to return the residence card was not fulfilled even I am outside Japan with permission of reentry etc.?
Q82:
In case a person with the residence card is under deportation procedure, when should he/she return the residence card?
Q83:
What should I do when I have lost the residence card?
Q84:
In case a person with the residence card dies, what should be done with the card?
Q85:
In case I return to my country, is it possible to bring my residence card as a souvenir?

<A photo displayed on residence card>

Q86:
What is the minimum age of a person whose photo needs to be displayed on the residence card? Also, will a photo be displayed on children’s residence card, too?
Q87:
I understand that a photo is displayed on residence card. Is it necessary to prepare it beforehand? Also, within what months should the photo be taken?
Q88:
In application of renewal of validation period or reissuance of residence card, is it possible to send a photo later in case I forgot to bring one, or I submitted a photo that does not satisfy the standard such as photo with background?
Q89:
I have entered and left Japan many times as “temporary visitor”, and a photo of my face has been taken in the immigration procedure. Is the taken photo acceptable for display on the residence card?
Q90:
In case I don’t like the photo on residence card issued at the airport, is it possible to take a photo again? Or, is it possible to use an ID photo that I prepared beforehand?
Q91:
If submission of a photo is not necessary when residence card is issued at airports/ports, should the photo for residence card that is issued during the immigration procedures be the one from the photo displayed on old residence card issued at airports/ports, or be taken by Immigration Bureau at the time of immigration procedures?

<Various notifications>

Q92:
In what case should I give notifications? Where should I give such notifications?
Q93:
What kind of documents should be submitted in giving notifications? Is it enough to give notice orally?
Q94:
Will a new residence card be issued when notification of change in records is made?
Q95:
By when should I give notification of my address after entry to Japan?
Q96:
Is it possible to give the notice of my address at a nearby Regional Immigration Bureau?
Q97:
Please tell us the procedure in case of change in address by moving to another place, including change-of-residence registration applications based on the new resident registration law.
Q98:
Is there any place where procedures on residence cards are possible on weekend, for example a municipal office?
Q99:
The places to be visited in application or notification are divided into a municipal office and the Immigration Bureau. Isn’t it possible to consolidate the place? Is there any future plan of consolidation? If yes, it is not possible to do it now?
Q100:
In case necessary notifications are not given or false notifications are submitted, what penalty or prejudicial disposition will be given?
Q101:
In the purpose of long-term stay, I moved out from my Japanese address to live in a foreign country. In this case, I can’t give notification of my new address. What should I do? And also, will non-notification of new address result to cancellation of my status of residence?
Q102:
Should the notification in person, which is stated under the new Residency Management system (see Q96) be done by himself/herself?
Q103:
I understand that, in application for the renewal of period of stay etc., there is an application commission system under which the receiving organization or an administrative scrivener submits documents in place of the person. Will it be the same under the new Residence Management system?
Q104:
There is no regional Immigration Bureau near my address. Should I always appear there in case of change of my workplace etc.?
Q105:
What happens in case of delay in notifications about change in the organization to which I belong or divorce with my spouse etc.?
Q106:
Isn’t it unfair that when a foreign nationals whose status as a spouse is the ground of acquisition of the status of residence “long term resident” (for example, a suppose of a second generation Japanese) is divorced, he or she does not give notifications, because such notification is mandatory for a foreign spouse of a Japanese? (Related to Q96)
Q107:
As for notification of the organization to which I belong, should I give notification to the Immigration Bureau when I quitted the job or got fired and became unemployed? If so, how should I make a report?
Q108:
When I give a notification of change in workplace, is it subject to examination, for example, if the activity in the new workplace is qualified? Is the system of the work qualification certificate same as in the before?
Q109:
The ground of the status of residence that is intended for work is the organization to which I belong. If the company I work for is amalgamated and its name is changed, should I give notification? If there is no change in the company’s name or address after amalgamation, is it unnecessary to give notification?
Q110:
I hear that in case I get divorced with a Japanese spouse, I need to give notification to the Immigration Bureau. In this case, how and with what documents should I give the notification?
Q111:
In case I get divorced with my Japanese spouse and give notification to the Minister of Justice within 14 days, is it possible to stay in Japan until the expiry of the period of stay? Or, should I apply for change in the status of residence at the same time of the notification of divorce? Or, in case my Japanese spouse gives notification of divorce to the Minister of Justice without my consent, is it possible to cancel the notification afterwards?
Q112:
In case the fact that a foreign national who stayed in Japan as a spouse of a Japanese national didn’t give notification of divorce to the Minister of Justice and got remarried to another Japanese became clear at an application of the renewal of period of stay, will the application be rejected?
Q113:
Why should the divorce notification be given in the Immigration Bureau in case a foreigner who stayed in Japan as a spouse of a Japanese national got divorced, when the notification of the address may be given at the municipal office? Why can’t there be a system adapted in which the divorce notification will be automatically forwarded to the Immigration Bureau?
Q114:
I graduated from University and decided to move to another place for employment. Is it possible to apply for change of the status of residence and give notification of address at the Regional Immigration Bureau at the same time? Or should I go to the municipal office to change the address?
Q115:
In case a mid- and long term resident gave birth to a child, which should be done first, application of acquisition of the status of residence and submission of birth notification?
Q116:
When a foreigner with the status of residence of “College Student” applies for permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously, is it possible to apply for issuance of the certificate of status of residence at the same time? What is the procedure at the airport?
Q117:
Is it necessary to submit a photo every time I apply for renewal of period of stay or change of the status of residence?

<Notification by the organization that a foreign national belongs to>

Q118:
Is it necessary for the educational organization or other organizations that a foreign national belongs to give notification to the Immigration Bureau as to information of the foreign national?
Q119:
Currently educational organizations submit a list of students who left school before graduation once a month and Japanese language education institutions etc. further submit a student directory periodically. In the new Resident Management system, will this system of reporting be changed? Or will double reports be necessary?
Q120:
What organization, that a foreign national belongs to, requires notification, and what information should be notified? In case the notification is not given, is there any penalty?
Q121:
There is no Regional Immigration Bureau nearby. Should I always visit the Regional Immigration Bureau etc. for notification?
Q122:
If a school or other organizations that the foreign national belongs to don’t give notification to the Immigration Bureau, may the foreign national that belongs to the organization has prejudice. For example, the application for renewal of the status of residence is not examined properly or the examination is prolonged?

<Representation regarding the procedures>

Q123:
Is it possible for a representative to receive the residence card? If so, who can receive it as a representative?
Q124:
Can the notification of change of the organization that the foreign national belongs to or the address can be given by a representative such as his/her family member or an official of his/her workplace?

<Employment>

Q125:
I understand that the status of employment restriction or the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence is shown in residence card. Are the content of employment restriction or the content of the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence, if applicable, also shown?
Q126:
How long does it take if a foreign student obtains both the permission of landing and the permission to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence in the airport where residence card is issued?
Q127:
When companies or factories etc. hire a foreign national, is it enough to check residence card without checking the passport? As an employer, what information of the residence card should be taken into account? Is it a common understanding that possession of residence card is just fine for employment?
Q128:
We’d like to hire foreign nationals properly. Will the means to make clear judgments if the foreign national seeking employment has the rights of employment?
Q129:
If the foreigner seeking employment has residence card that may be forged or may be of a different person, is there a convenient way to confirm its validity?
Q130:
If residence card displayed by a foreign national who we decided to hire is forged, what procedure should be taken?
Q131:
In case the employer doesn’t know that a foreign national who he hired is an illegal resident, will the employer be deported or given penalty?

<Cancellation of the resident status>

Q132:
In what case will the status of residence be cancelled in pursuant of the existing rules?
Q133:
In what case is the status of residence of a foreigner, who stays in Japan without activities as a person and with the status of a spouse, not be cancelled as having legitimate reasons etc.?
Q134:
In what case is the application of change in status of residence accepted when the foreigner stays in Japan without activities as a person and with the status of a spouse?
Q135:
In what case is the status of residence not cancelled as having legitimate reasons for not giving notification of the address?
Q136:
Is a permanent resident also subject to cancellation of status of residence?
Q137:
What services by public notification are there upon cancellation of status of residence?
Q138:
I understand that there will be services by public notification. Is the cancellation of status of residence carried out without personal appearance?

<Reason for deportation>

Q139:
What are new additions to the reason for deportation?

<Penalty>

Q140:
In the New Residency Management system, what penalties will be newly added?

<Extension of the period of stay>

Q141:
Is the maximum period of stay five years? What status of residence will be given the five-year period of stay?
Q142:
I am staying with the maximum period of stay allowed for the person with his/her current status of residence under Annexed Table 2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. After the revised Act is enforced, is the period automatically prolonged to the revised maximum period of stay? (For example, currently 3 years to 5 years under the revised law). Or is there any procedure required for extension?
Q143:
I applied for the renewal of the period of stay before the revised law was enforced. Will I be given the period of stay with maximum 5 years?
Q144:
I am staying with the maximum period of stay prescribed in the Annex 2 of the existing Ordinance for Enforcement of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. I wonder if I won’t meet the requirements of “The maximum period of stay allowed for the person with his/her current status of residence under Annexed Table 2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act” prescribed in 1(3)(c) of Guidelines for Permission for Permanent Residence after the revised law is enforced. (http://www.moj.go.jp/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/nyukan_nyukan50.html).
Q145:
Will the period of stay for foreign nationals engaging in “Designated Research Dependent” or “Designated Information Processing Dependent”, to whom five years of period of stay is currently granted under the status of residence “Designated Activities”, be prolonged?
Q146:
I understand the maximum period of stay will be prolonged to five years. In what cases is the five-year period of stay granted? Also, does the revision means the three-year period of stay is more likely to be granted?
Q147:
I expect that the number of foreign nationals who stay in Japan for a long time will increase by extending the upper limit of the period of stay. Is there any risk that an increased number of people abuse this system and illegally stay in Japan by means of false marriage etc.? Is there any countermeasure against this?
Q148:
Why is the six-month period of stay established for “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident”, or “Long Term Resident”?

<Revision of the re-entry permit system>

Q149:
I understand that we no longer need to get a re-entry permit every time at the Regional Immigration Bureau and other Immigration office. What were revisions made on the re-entry permit system?
Q150:
Please give concrete procedures of the Special Re-entry Permit. Is it enough to tell the examiner that I have the permit? Please explain the difference from the existing immigration procedures.
Q151:
Is re-entry under the Special Re-entry Permit subject to any fees?
Q152:
In what case the permission of re-entry should be taken? How many years is the validation period of the re-entry permit?
Q153:
When I leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit, i.e. without the re-entry permit, is it possible to extend the period of the Re-entry Permit at a Japanese Embassy outside Japan?
Q154:
When I have left the country with the Special Re-entry Permit at the confirmation of departure although I have the re-entry permit, is it possible to change it to departure with the re-entry permit at a Japanese embassy outside Japan etc.?
Q155:
Isn’t it just good to have the re-entry permit be granted at a Japanese embassy outside Japan if I pay the fee for the re-entry permit?
Q156:
Is it possible to leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit in a special period until two months after the expiry of stay after I applied for permission for renewal of period of stay?
Q157:
I am now seeking the refugee status. Can I leave Japan with the special Re-entry Permit?
Q158:
I am in the procedure of deportation. Can I leave Japan with the special Re-entry Permit?
Q159:
I am sentenced to one or more years in prison and now in a suspended term. Can I leave Japan with the special Re-entry Permit?
Q160:
In relation with the New Residency Management system Q164, in case I leave Japan under the special Re-entry Permit without “notification” and re-enter Japan, am I subject to examination of landing every time?
Q161:
In case I leave Japan with the special Re-entry Permit with a plan to return to Japan within one year but I am forced to come back after one year due to unexpected circumstances (for example, admission to the hospital due to illness etc.), isn’t there any remedy? Is there no other choice but to enter Japan with a new visa? How about in cases of troubles not attributed to me (Example: Disaster)?
Q162:
In case I leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit, does the expiry date of the re-entry permission appear somewhere on the passport?
Q163:
In case a mid- and long-term resident forgets to bring his/her residence card, is it impossible to leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit?
Q164:
Is it possible to enter or leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit through the automated gates?
Q165:
Is it possible to leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit when residence card is expired? Also, in case I have an expired residence card at the time of re-entry, is it possible to enter Japan, or do I have to apply for renewal of period of stay of residence card at the airport?
Q166:
What procedure is necessary when I re-enter Japan after the period of the Special Re-entry Permit (one year) lapsed?
Q167:
In the existing re-entry permit system, I am supposed to fill in and submit a questionnaire with questions like “Have you ever been convicted in court?” or “Do you have controlled substance like drugs or guns?”. In the Special Re-entry Permit system, will I answer the same questions and submit the questionnaire?
Q168:
In introducing the Special Re-entry Permit system, is there any countermeasure against illegal entry abusing this system (identity theft etc.)?
Q169:
What is the initial date of calculation of the period in the Special Re-entry Permit system? For example, when I leave Japan on April 1, until what date is included in “one year”?
Q170:
What should I do when I leave Japan under the Special Re-entry Permit system and then have lost the residence card overseas?
Q171:
I understand that the Alien Registration certificate is regarded as residence card for a certain period of time after the new Residency Management system is introduced. Is it possible to enter and leave Japan with the Special Re-Entry Permit if I have a passport and the Alien Registration certificate?
Q172:
When I leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit System and return to Japan from the destination, isn’t this going to cause any trouble because the valid re-entry permission seal is not stamped?
Q173:
Can those who are scheduled to return to Japan after the enforcement date of the revised Act leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit System before the enforcement date?
Q174:
As for the unused re-entry permit obtained before the enforcement of the Special Re-entry Permit System, or the re-entry permit whose remaining validity period is 2-3 years and which has been used only once, can the fees of them returned?
Q175:
In case I have valid re-entry permit, do I need to select between departure by the Special Re-entry Permit System or departure with the normal re-entry permit?
Q176:
I intended to return after a short while and left Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit, but due to certain reasons the period became more than one year. Can I retroactively use the single re-entry permit that I obtained earlier?
Q177:
Can the Immigration Bureau Personnel tell me in advance if I am eligible for the Special Re-entry Permit?
Q178:
I enter and leave Japan with the re-entry permit under the re-entry permit system. Do the re-entry permit and residence card make me eligible for the Special Re-entry Permission?
Q179:
I hear that, at the time of entry, residence card is sent to me later in some airports. In this case, is it possible to leave the country with the Special Re-entry Permit if I haven’t received the residence card?
Q180:
In case the Residence card is delivered later and I leave Japan immediately after entry, am I not eligible for the Special Re-entry Permit System?
Q181:
I am planning to stay outside Japan for a long time after July 2012. Will the fee of re-entry permit be different from the existing fee?
Q182:
What is required at the examination of the Immigration Bureau when I obtain the re-entry permit and enter or leave Japan?
Q183:
I left my residence card in my house when I try to leave Japan (for travel etc.) with the Special Re-entry Permit. Is it possible to leave Japan?
Q184:
If I repeatedly enter and leave Japan with the Special Re-entry Permit, does it affect my next application for permission of renewal of period of stay?
Q185:
The number of occasions when we pay fees for services in the Immigration Bureau should be significantly decreased by decreasing the number of re-entry permit with the introduction of the Special Re-entry Permit and with the increase in the upper limit of period of stay to five years. Does this lead to increase in other application fees concerning residency?

<Information request etc.>

Q186:
I hear that the Alien Registration System will be abolished. Is it possible to request information concerning the alien registration card after the revised law is implemented? Where should I request information concerning the Alien Registration Certificate, which we used to request at the municipal office?
Q187:
Is it possible to request the certificate containing the facts of the registered matters on the Alien Registration Card of a deceased family member after the revised law is implemented?
Q188:
How can I confirm that my name or address etc. is changed after the Alien Registration System is abolished?

<Others>

Q204:
I understand that residence card does not show alias, but it will confine the identification function that was possible with the Alien Registration Certificate. Isn’t it possible to continue to approve of the use of the alias?
Q205:
False applications and violations to the obligation of application have been added to the grounds of deportation. If false documents are submitted or the period of application lapsed accidentally, will the procedure of deportation be carried out immediately?
Q206:
In the application for the permission of landing, it became possible for only those who have received the permission of landing with the status of residence “College students” to apply for the application for permission of engaging in activity outside scope permitted at the same time. Why are those with the status of residence other than “College students” no longer able to do so?
Q207:
Please show me the relationship between the introduction of this new Residency Management System and the “point system” (a system to give points according to the license or annual income of a foreign national with special knowledge or technique and to give preferential treatment on immigration management to high-scorers).