|Name of procedure||Application for issuance of a Refugee Travel Document|
|Procedural basis||Article 28, Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and related appendices
Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, Article 61-2-12
|Individuals subject to procedure||Foreign nationals residing in Japan who have been recognized as refugees|
|How to submit||As a general rule, applicants must fill in the application form with the required information, prepare the attached documents, and submit these to the Regional Immigration Services Bureau themselves. If the applicant is under the age of 16, or is unable to submit these documents due to illness or for other reasons, a relative may apply on behalf of the applicant.|
|Handling fee||5,000 yen when receiving the Refugee Travel Document
Statement of payment - PDF (in Japanese/English) Statement of payment - Excel (in Japanese/English)
|Attached documents and number of copies||
|Procedures and examples for filling out forms||Please contact a Regional Immigration Services Bureau|
|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 a Regional Immigration Services Bureau.
|Consultation counter||Regional Immigration Services Bureaus|
|Examination criteria||Is in compliance with Article 61-2-12 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act|
|Standard processing period||About two weeks|
|How to appeal||N/A|