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Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau
Address: 5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku
How to Get There: 1. Take the Shinagawa Futo Junkan Toei Bus or Tokyo Nyukoku Kanrikyoku Orikaeshi Toei Bus from the #8 bus stop at JR Shinagawa Station, Konan exit (east exit) and get off at the Tokyo-Nyukoku-Kanrikyoku-mae bus stop; or 2. A 15-walk from Tennozu-Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail or Rinkai Line (boarding from the JR Saikyo Line).
Change or Renewal in Visa Status or Period of Stay
Visa-related applications for foreign residents in Japan, such as for a change or renewal in their visa status, or for a re-entry permit, should be completed by applying in person at the regional immigration bureau office with jurisdiction over the area of your address. As a rule, a family member in the same household must file the application on behalf of those under 16 years of age and those who are unable to file an application in person due to illness or other unavoidable reasons.
Re-entry permits include permits for multiple re-entry and those for single re-entry. The valid period for re-entry permits is for up to five years from the date of issue.
Based on the special re-entry permit system, as a rule, if you re-enter Japan within one year after leaving (only in the case of being within the visa period of residence), a re-entry permit is unnecessary if you show your valid passport and residence card. However, this excludes those who have a visa period of three months or less or those with a temporary visitor visa.
For more information, please contact the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau.
April 1, 2019