Message for U.S. Citizens – July 8 Deadline for Residence Card

Japan amended its Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act in 2009, and the changes took effect on July 9, 2012. Under the new system, the old alien registration card needs to be replaced by a new residence card no later than July 8, 2015.

For more details, visit the website of the Immigration Bureau of Japan (PDF 300 KB – Get Adobe Reader).