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There are penalties for those who neglect to submit a notification or falsify details on a notification. In addition, those who do not have a valid reason for not submitting a notification or who use a false address may have their status of residence revoked.
Affiliated organizations who accept mid to long-term residents whose statuses of residence are either "Student" or "Trainee" must notify the Immigration Services Agency when the foreign nationals are first accepted, as well as when the foreign nationals change their status of residence or leave Japan.
This excludes business owners, who are required to submit notifications as prescribed by Article 28, Paragraph 1 of the Employment Measures Act.
Alongside receiving a landing permission stamp in their passport, those who are recognized through this landing permission as mid to long-term residents will also receive a residence card.
* Residence cards are issued at New Chitose Airport, Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, Chubu Centrair International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Hiroshima Airport, and Fukuoka Airport. For other ports/airports, the residence card will be issued after the notification of address has been submitted.
Notification of change of address
Notification of changes other than address
Notification of change in name, date of birth, sex, and nationality/region
Application for validity period extension of residence card
(Permanent residents, under 16 years old)
Application for reissuance of a residence card
(In the event of loss, theft, destruction, significant damage, or other reasons)
Notification pertaining to affiliated organization or relationship with spouse
(People staying with a work-related status of residence, "Student" or some other academic status of residence, or a spouse status of residence.)
Mid to long-term residents are issued a new residence card when a change in period of stay or status of residence is approved.
Under the Residency Management System, affiliated organizations who have accepted foreign nationals with the "Student" or "Trainee" statuses of residence (or who generally employ foreign nationals) are required to notify the Minister of Justice of their status (notification from the organization of affiliation).
Mid to long-term residents who neglect to submit a notification, falsify details, or otherwise violate the terms to receive, carry, and present their residence card will be subject to penalties. In certain cases, neglecting to submit a notification or falsifying details may result in the revocation of their status of residence. Please click here to see procedures for revocation of status of residence.