Tokyo University of Science

Issuance of Resident Card

The aim of the new residency management system is to keep information necessary for managing the residency of foreign nationals and ensure greater convenience for those foreign nationals.
A Resident Card will be issued to persons residing in Japan with a mid- to long-term resident status.

Moreover, because the new system will allow authorities to more accurately track resident status than with the previous system, it makes it possible to introduce measures that will improve the convenience of foreign nationals who legally reside in Japan, such as a maximum period of stay of five years instead of the previous three years, and a new reentry permit system that waives reentry permit formalities for foreign nationals who leave and reenter Japan within one year of the date of their original departure.

For further information, please consult the homepage of the Ministry of Justice.