Japanese Residence Card holders can apply online to depart and re-enter Japan

Who will be affected?

Japanese Residence Card holders currently living in Japan.


Effective from 1st September 2020, all Japanese Residence Card holders currently living in Japan will be allowed to depart from the country and re-enter on the condition of completing the below application for Permission of Re-entry before departure:

The Justice Department will announce the official email address to contact on 1st September 2020, applicants will then be able to apply directly online.

The Japan government has also announced it will re-open borders to the below countries, starting from mid-September: (exact date to be confirmed)

+ Singapore
+ Malaysia
+ Cambodia
+ Laos
+ Myanmar

Official programs and detailed procedures will be announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan : https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Santa Fe Analysis

Santa Fe Relocation will monitor the situation closely and provide updated information once available.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Aimee Qu
Immigration Services
Santa Fe Relocation
Tokyo, Japan.
E: aimee.qu@santaferelo.com
D +(81-3) 3589 4029

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operation
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
E: Robert.Day@santaferelo.com
D: +44 7990 021125

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