・Permanent Resident status or Highly-Skilled Professionals (2)
・A medium to long-term resident, whose residence card ceases to be effective as of the 16th birthday of the resident
[When to submit]
・From 2 months before the expiration date of the valid period of the residence card that is currently possessed, until the said expiration date
・A person whose residence card ceases to be effective as of his/her 16th birthday :
From six months before the 16th birthday until the said birthday.
・Expected difficulty in applying during the application period :
You can apply before the application period in cases where it is deemed difficult for you to apply during the application period due to unavoidable situations, including a situation in which you are forced to live outside Japan for a long time for the purpose of business or studying abroad and cannot return to Japan during the application period.
[Where to submit]
・The Regional Immigration Office which is in charge of your address
・No fees are required.
[Standard procedures duration]
・Will be issued on the same day in principle.
・Application for extension of the valid period of the residence card
・A photo (4 cm high x 3 cm wide)
The photo must be one taken within three months of date of submission.
Applicant name must be written on the back of the photo.
* (A photo is not required for persons under the age 16 years.)
Applicant must fill in necessary application forms, make ready attached documents and submit a service counter at regional immigration office.