Status of Residence
What is Status of Residence?
All foreign nationals entering and staying in Japan are assigned a Status of Residence at their port of entry and may engage in activities permitted under that Status of Residence. Your maximum period of stay in Japan is determined by your Status of Residence. International students in either undergraduate or graduate programs are expected to have the Status of Residence of “Student.” If you do not have the appropriate Status of Residence, this may preclude you from enrolling at Keio. Individual applications to extend a period of stay are either approved or rejected after examination by the Immigration Services Bureau according to each applicant’s situation.
A Residence Card will be issued at the airport of disembarkation (New Chitose, Narita, Haneda, Chubu, Kansai, Hiroshima or Fukuoka Airport) to mid- to long-term residents who have landing permission for Japan. If you land at any other Port of Entry, a Residence Card will be issued and mailed to you upon completion of the necessary residency procedures at your local city office.
You will need to show your Residence Card when asked to do so by an immigration officer or guard, a police officer, or other official concerned. If you are found not to be carrying your Residence Card you may be required to pay a fine of up to 200,000 yen; if you do not agree to show your card, you may be sentenced to up to one year’s imprisonment or required to pay a fine of up to 200,000 yen.
Submitting Information on Your Status of Residence
Residence Card No. is crearly visible.