IUJ students on a Student Visa will not need a re-entry permit during their IUJ academic program. 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
For questions, contact the OSS