A New Resident Registration System for Foreign Residents Began on July 9, 2012.
In accordance with the partial amendment of the Basic Resident Registration Act, foreign residents are listed on the Basic Resident Registration along with Japanese residents from July 9, 2012. The Alien Registration System was abolished, and replaced with a new residency management system and a revised Special Permanent Resident System.
For detailed information, please see the following websites:
≫A New Residency Management System Will Start! (Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice)
≫The Special Permanent Resident System Will Change! (Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice)
Foreign residents are eligible for a Residence Record (“juminhyo”) and certified copies of the residence record are issued by municipalities upon request. For members of multinational households (family composed of Japanese and non-Japanese individuals), municipalities are also able to issue certified copies of the residence record listing all members of such household.
Who is eligible for the Residence Record?
・ Medium to Long-Term Residents (Persons eligible for a Resident Card)
・ Special Permanent Residents
・ Persons granted permission for temporary refuge or provisional stay
・ Persons who may continue to stay transitionally in Japan by birth or those who have lost Japanese nationality
≫Please refer to the page 4 of the brochure issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
A Residence Card is issued.
Apply for a residence card at a Regional Immigration Office.
・ Alien registration certificates for those who are subject to the new residency management system are deemed, for a certain period, to be equivalent to the residence card. As to the period, please refer to the brochure on the website of the Immigration Bureau of Japan.
≫Period in which an alien registration certificate is deemed to be equivalent to the residence card (Page 7 of the brochure issued by the Immigration Bureau of Japan)
Places and notifications to file are as follows:
(For those who are subject to the new residency management system)
||Kind of Notification
At municipal offices
|Notification (Change) of place of residence
(e.g. moving-in/moving-out notification or a notice of change of address)
Notification of change of the head of household, separation of the household and merging of two households.
|At regional immigration offices
||Notification (Change) of an item other than the place of residence
(e.g. notification of a change of name, date of birth, gender, nationality, period of stay and residence status, and application for updating the validity period of the residence card, etc.)
※In the past you had to notify both the regional immigration office and the municipal office. Now you will only have to report to the regional immigration office.
Before moving out of the city, notify the city of moving out.
Please submit notification when you move out, move in, change your address within Echizen city and your family structure has changed.
For further information, please refer to the websites of the Japanese Government below.
Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice: A New Residency Management System Will Start!
The Special Permanent Resident System Will Change!*written by japanese
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law
Telephones for Consultation
The new Residence Management System and the Special Permanent Resident System:
Immigration Information Center (Weekdays between 8:30 to 17:15)
03-5796-7112 (for IP phone, PHS, International call)
The changes to the Basic Resident Registration System regarding Foreign Residents:
Basic Resident Registration System Support Call Center for Foreign Residents (Weekdays between 8:30 to 17:30 except from Dec 29 to Jan 3)
0570-066-630 (navigation telephone)
03-6301-1337 (for IP phone, PHS)