Re-entry permits

zenbiker

Maximum Pace
Mar 4, 2008
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Chofu
My re-entry permit is out of date and I'm due to leave the country in 3 weeks( biking trip):bike:
I'm still on the old style gaijin card.
Will I need to make a trip to Shinagawa immigration? anyone have any experience of the new re-entry procedures?
 

saibot

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May 29, 2012
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Taito
as long as you have a valid visa in you passport and the gaijin card (bring it with you to the airport) all you need to fill out the disembark card at the airport and remember to check the "i will return" box at the top… they will staple that into you passport.

I like the new system, easy and free :)
 

joewein

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Oct 25, 2011
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joewein.net
Reentry permits are only needed now if you plan to leave Japan for more than one year. The "gaijin tax" has finally been abolished for most of us.