You and your family members need to have a valid visa to remain in Japan. You are responsible for all immigration matters while residing in Japan.
You and your family members need to have a valid visa to remain in Japan. You are responsible for all immigration matters while residing in Japan. The information in this section outlines the student visa information, the required application documents for visa extension, information for change of residence status and information for bringing family to japan.
- Extension of Period of Stay
- Change of Residence Status
- Dependent Visa
More Information on Japanese Visas
After an immigration examination, a resident card will be issued at the airport to foreign nationals who are allowed entry with a mid-to-long-term resident status.
- The resident card serves as your primary identification in Japan. International residents are required by law to carry their residence cards at all times.
- A resident card states information, such as your name, date of birth, nationality, address in Japan, residence status, and period of residence.
- The resident card expires on the same day that your status of residence ends.
- When making any changes to your name, address, etc., you need to report those changes to the Immigration Bureau within 14 days.
For further information, please refer to the website of the Immigration Bureau of Japan.
Residence Registration (Jumin-toroku)
Within 14 days from the date of your arrival, you will need to go to your local city office with your resident card to register as a resident. If you change your address in Japan, you will be required to notify the local city office within 14 days before or after the change of address.
Certificate of Residence (Jumin-hyo)
To verify your resident status, you can obtain a certificate of residence (Jumin-hyo) at your local city office for about 300 yen. The fee varies depending on the city office.