The Immigration Office has announced that the expiration date of Residence Card for those who are under 16 years old will be changed, starting the Residence Card issued on November 1st, 2023.
|Residence Card issued on/before October 31st, 2023
|Residence card issued on/after November 1st, 2023
|Permanent Resident under 16 years old
|Until 16th Birthday
|Until the day before 16th Birthday
|Residence Card holders (non-permanent) under 16 years old
|Earlier of Expiration Date of visa status or 16th Birthday
|Earlier of Expiration Date of visa status or the day before 16th Birthday
For those who currently hold Residence Card stating the expriration day as “until 16th birthday”: no need to take any process for this change. You may renew the card until the day stated on your current Residence Card.
For further details, please take a look at the information on the Immigration Office Website:
>> 16歳未満の方の在留カード及び特別永住者証明書の有効期限の変更について (PDF available in Japanese language only)