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Certificate of Alien Registration Procedures(TOWN OF YOSANO)

Inquiries - Public Services and Environmental Division - 44-2083 (Nodagawa branch office)

In accordance with the Alien Registration Act, the following foreign nationals must register with a local government office.

  • Foreign nationals who recently arrived and intend to stay in Japan for 90 days or longer
  • Foreign nationals who were born in Japan
  • Foreign nationals who have lost Japanese nationality

In general, foreign nationals of 16 years or older must register in person. For foreign nationals under 16 years of age, a parent or guardian in the same household must register on their behalf.
All above mentioned registration procedures can be done at the Public Services and Environmental Division, located in the Nodagawa branch office or at the Local Development Division in Kaya or Iwataki offices.

Initial Registration

When to register

Registration required within 90 days of entering Japan
(Or within 60 days of losing your Japanese nationality)

What you need
  • Passport
  • Two passport-size photographs (4.5cm X 3.5cm)
  • ※Applicants under the age of 16 do not need photographs.

Newly Born Infants

When to register

Within 60 days of birth

Birth certificate

Mother and Child Health Handbook or Passport

Certificate Renewal - Confirmation of Certificate of Alien Registration

When to reapply
  • Foreign nationals 16 years or older must reapply to confirm facts recorded on the Alien Registration Certificate within 30 days of their fifth birthday following the date of issue, or in the case of permanent residents, within 30 days of their seventh birthday.
  • Foreign nationals under 16 years at the time of initial registration must reapply within 30 days of their sixteenth birthday.
What you need
  • Passport (if available)
  • Two passport-size photographs (4.5cm X 3.5cm)
  • Alien Registration Certificate

Registering a Change of Address

When to register

Within 14 days of moving IN or OUT of a residence

What you need

Alien Registration card

Registering a Change of Other Registered matters

When to register

Within 14 days of the day the change occurred

What you need

Alien Registration Certificate
Proof of change
※Name, Nationality, Occupation, Employers address, Status, Period of Stay