|Name of procedure||Application for re-entry permission|
|Procedural basis||Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, Article 26|
|Individuals subject to procedure||Foreign nationals who reside in Japan and plan to depart with intentions to re-enter Japan before the expiration of their period of stay (for those whose period of stay is not fixed, the period that they may reside in Japan)|
|Application period||Before departure|
|Handling fee||When granted permission, a payment of 3,000 yen (one-time re-entry) or 6,000 yen (multiple-time re-entry) is required. (paid with revenue stamps) Fee payment form - PDF Excel|
|Required documents, etc.||
(Note 1) Can be printed on standard Japanese A4 paper.
|Where to apply||The Regional Immigration Services Bureau with jurisdiction over your place of residence (Please contact either a Regional Immigration Services Bureau or an Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).)|
|Hours||Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The day or time may vary depending on the procedure, so contact the relevant Regional Immigration Services Bureau or the Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).
|Consultation counter||Contact either the Regional Immigration Services Bureau or the Immigration Information Center (Tel: 0570-013904).|
|Standard processing period||Same day|
|How to appeal||N/A|
To those who lost their passport and/or residence card while outside of Japan with re-entry permission (including special re-entry permission):
For those who received re-entry permission (including special re-entry permission) but lost their passport/residence card while outside Japan, or those whose old passport has been collected as a result of the issuance of a new passport, and they do not possess a document that indicates that they can re-enter Japan, they can receive proof of the re-entry permission expiration date in writing (an application for certification of re-entry permission deadline) through their representative at the nearest Regional Immigration Services Bureau.
"Representative" refers to a relative living with the foreign national, or a person who possesses a letter (power of attorney) that certifies that they have been authorized by the foreign national.