At last, youve got your brand-new visa (1, 3 or perhaps even the lucky 5 years) and you now intend to leave Japan, whether it be for travel or just a go to home, there is a certain process for departing and re-entry. As a visa owner with resident condition, the separation and also re-entry procedure is a little bit various to that of regular Travelers, and so we wish this overview supplies better quality concerning the actions to comply with.
The procedure to leave as well as go back to Japan for foreign nationals has been structured because 2012. The old and difficult re-entry license system required you to see your regional immigration office to obtain re-entry approval, as well as this consent also featured an extra price as well as possible wait (specifically at Shinagawa). However, now people can get re-entry authorization from the custom-mades workdesk, as they leave from among Japans worldwide flight terminal, which is a substantial advance as well as cost conserving over the previous unwieldy system.
At the Flight terminal
So, you have checked-in at the airport terminal with your baggage, got your boarding pass, and also you are now prepared to undergo customs. The very first point to situate in the customizeds location is an unique section for international homeowners, there ought to be a plainly identified location with a workdesk entitled re-entry consent for foreign nationals or something to that effect. There ought to be a number of types in a number of various languages available right here, comparable to the Departure and Disembarkation Card visualized in the diagram below:
After finishing all areas on the Departure half of the card, the Disembarkation card is for arrivals, you are currently all set to sign up with the line for custom-mades. You will certainly be called for to present your key, resident card and also the finished Embarkation and Disembarkation card to the immigration authorities. Once they have finished their collection of checks and presuming every little thing remains in order, you must be permitted to go through to the separations lounge.
The personalizeds official may, certainly, ask you a few questions, particularly if they feel there is something that requires to be cleared up, but I discover this is typically the exception rather than the basic policy.
You might see that there is currently the Disembarkation section of that card stapled inside your ticket, this is the vital notepad you need to return to Japan upon your return, so I would certainly advise you guarantee that is secure as well as secure whatsoever times, and also not removed from your key.
Coming Back to Japan
When ultimately showing up back in Japan, at the personalizeds gate you will certainly once more need to present your ticket, with the affixed and finished Disembarkation card, plus your resident card. At the gate, there is typically an unique line each for tourists, Japanese residents and also Foreign National residents. From my experience, this line is typically vacant or has extremely couple of individuals, so it should be a smooth and efficient process, specifically when you compare it to the long line for travellers.
When leaving Japan, the re-entry authorization stipulates an international nationwide need to return to Japan within 12 months, otherwise, they will shed their home condition. So please take care to return within this moment to guarantee you can return without any concerns.
For even more information regarding the procedure, policies or other immigration-related info, you can check the main Japan Migration internet site relating to re-entry.