Application for Re-entry Permit -----Japanese-----
Re-entry permission is permission which is granted prior to departure by the Minister of Justice in order to simplify the immigration (entry and landing) procedures.
Re-entry permission is granted in cases where foreign resident in Japan temporarily depart from Japan and intend to re-enter Japan. (Please also see “Special Re-entry Permit” section.)
When a foreign resident in Japan has departed from Japan without obtaining a re-entry permit (including a Special Re-entry Permit), the status of residence and period of stay permitted for the foreign resident shall lapse.
||Therefore, if the foreign resident intends to re-enter Japan, he needs
to newly obtain a visa prior to the re-entry, file an application for landing
and obtain a landing permit after going through procedures of examination
In the meantime, a foreign resident who has obtained a re-entry permit (including a Special Re-entry Permit) is exempted from presenting a visa, which is ordinarily required, upon filing an application for landing at the time of re-entry.Furthermore, after landing in Japan, his previous status of residence and period of stay are deemed to remain valid.
There are two types of re-entry permit: a permit that is valid only once
and a multiple re-entry permit that can be used multiple times until the
expiration date. The period of validity for re-entry permit shall be determined
within the current permitted period of stay for up to five years (or six
years for special permanent residents).
.Special Re-entry Permit
Under the Special Re-entry Permit System, for foreign residents in Japan
with the status of residence and possess a valid passport, other than those
for whom a period of stay for three months or less has been decided on
or those staying in Japan with the status of residence of "Temporary
Visitor," are, in principle, exempted from obtaining an ordinary re-entry
permit, when re-entering Japan within one year from the date of his departure.A
mid- to long term resident must possess a residence card (or when he has
not been issued a residence card, an alien registration certificate), in
addition to a valid passport.The period of validity for a Special Re-entry
Permit is one year from the date of the departure from Japan, but when
the permitted period of stay expires before one year from the date of the
departure from Japan, the period of validity for a Special Re-entry Permit
shall be until the expiration date of the period of stay.
However, foreign residents falling under any of the following are not eligible
for a Special Re-entry Permit, and are required to obtain an ordinary re-entry
i. A foreign national whose status of residence is under procedures for revocation;
ii. A foreign national for whom confirmation of departure is being deferred;
iii. A foreign national for whom a written detention order has been issued;
iv. A foreign national who stays in Japan with the status of residence for "Designated Activities" while applying for recognition of refugee status;
v. A foreign national who is specified by the Minister of Justice to be a threat to Japan’s national interests or public order, or for other good reasons to be in need of a re-entry permit for the sake of fair control of entries and departures.
A foreign resident who intends to depart from Japan with a Special Re-entry
Permit must possess a valid passport (a mid- to long term resident must
possess a valid passport and a residence card) and manifest his intention
to depart from Japan with a Special Re-entry Permit to an immigration inspector
upon departure. Specifically, as a Re-entry and Departure Record (Re-entry
ED Card) has a column for the manifestation of the intention to re-enter
Japan with a Special Re-entry Permit, the relevant person should check
the said column and present it making a statement of your intention to
an immigration inspector.Foreign residents who possess a valid passport
and a special permanent resident certificate (or when he has not been issued
a special permanent resident certificate, an alien registration certificate)
are also eligible for a Special Re-entry Permit. The period of validity
for a Special Re-entry Permit for special permanent residents is for two
years from the date of the departure.
2.When to submit
Up until the applicant leaves Japan
3.Where to submit
The regional immigration office in charge of applicant's address
The applicant is not subject to the deportation procedures.
The applicant is not regarded as improper as re-entering Japan due to any