A system of special re-entry permission will be
introduced for those foreign nationals who wish to re-enter Japan within 1
year without any application for a re-entry permit. If you have valid
passport and residence card and will be re-entering Japan within 1 year of
your departure* you will not be required to apply for a re-entry permit.
Note: Foreign nationals who have departed from Japan using special re-entry permission
will not be able to extend such permission while abroad. Please take note
that such foreign nationals will lose their status of residence if they fail
to re-enter Japan within 1 year of their departure*.
* If your period of stay expires within 1 year after you
departure, please ensure that you re-enter Japan before the expiration of
your period of stay. If you plan to leave Japan for more than 1 year or you
change your visa status to“Designated Activities” after graduation, you must get a
re-entry permit from the Immigration Office before your departure. The
re-entry permit will be issued immediately upon application at the
Immigration Office. The re-entry permit will indicate the permitted period of
time for re-entry. Be sure to return within that period to avoid complicated
re-entry procedures. Without declaring special re-entry permit when you leave
Japan, your Residence Card will be confiscated by the immigration officer at
the airport and your National Health Insurance will be automatically canceled
by a report from Immigration. If
you do not carry your residence card with you when you leave Japan, you
cannot leave Japan using special re-entry permit.
How to Get a Re-entry Permit
There are two types of re-entry permits, single and
multiple. You will be charged 3,000yen for a single and 6,000yen for a
multiple re-entry permit. The charge should be paid with revenue stamps. You
can buy these at a post office ar a shop near the
Immigration Office at the time you apply.
Personal application: You need
to fill out the application form and show your student ID card,
passport, Alien Registration card and buy the appropriate revenue stamp.
You need to submit the following documents along with your application form.
a copy of your Residence card
a copy of your
student ID card
charge: 6,000yen for
single, 9,000yen for multiple