Your Residence Card must be renewed within 60 days of the expiry date printed on the card, after a 5-7 year period. 7 years for permanent residents and 5 years for Spouse or Child of Japanese National, persons with employment status as "Engineer," "Specialist in Humanities/International Services," etc. Excluding "Entertainer" and "Technical Intern Training."
- Application form you can download from here (PDF) or Excel from here
- Presentation of current residence card
- Presentation of passport
- One photograph
- You can apply at The Regional Immigration Services Bureau with jurisdiction over your place of residence (Please contact either a or an (Tel: 0570-0139)
You can get the new residence card the same day.
Fees: You don't have to pay any fees for renewal.