Immigration control law changes - Starts July 9th 2012

 

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THE JAPAN TIMES:
 
What happens to alienregistration cards?
When do foreign residents have to get the new card?
After getting a new residence card, how are changes in address,
employment and other details handled? What other rules apply to
residence cards? Is there anything good about the new system
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120707f1.html

FROM THE JAPAN TIMES:
 
"The changes that take effect Monday, based on a revision to the immigration control law, also create new procedural burdens ON ALL NON-JAPANESE staying in the country more than three months, such as an obligation to report to the immigration office within 14 days after losing a job or getting divorced."
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120706f1.html
 
"The Alien Registration Act requires foreigners to report changes of address; violators face ¥200,000 fines.Residence registration at local governments is separate from the new resident card system for foreigners to be introduced in July based on the revised immigration control law aimed at handing management of foreign residents to the central government.Under the revised immigration control law, foreigners lose their residence status if they fail to report a change of address within 90 days."
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120703a8.html
 
Ask The Japan Times your questions about what you need to do to comply with the new resident registration system.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/info/jt-survey.html
Please Take Note - To all foreign nationals residing in Japan - Beginning on Monday, July 9, 2012 - Start of a new residency management system!