Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau

If you’re in Tokyo, you will be dealing with the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau office. This is place you go to pick up and deliver forms and get those all-important stamps in your passport. Unfortunately it’s in Shinagawa, not near the station, which is very inconvenient unless you actually live nearby. The Immigration Information Center inside the Bureau has a useful telephone help line though.

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They have staff speaking a variety of languages. Every time I phoned, I got an English speaker, and of course they also have Korean, Chinese and several others. However, while the information staff tend to be multilingual, many of the people who actually process your forms speak Japanese only. If possible, take a Japanese speaker to help. It’s not essential though — I managed all right by myself, so it can’t be too hard.

If you’re not near Tokyo,you’ll have to find your own local Regional Immigration Bureau. The Ministry of Justice has a list of immigration offices throughout Japan.

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    aris said (16 October 2011 at 2:52 pm)

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    gracelyn geraldino said (17 December 2011 at 5:42 pm)

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    Irfan khan said (28 April 2012 at 6:35 pm)

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    love said (6 June 2012 at 6:49 pm)

    i just want to report a illegal marriage………….and please do fast action because the girl will soon apply for her visa extension…………..if you do want further information please post a email on my email….i will wait for that…………thanks

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    ronel braga said (12 April 2013 at 1:35 am)

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    mark joseph chiu said (24 February 2014 at 10:32 am)

    sir ask ko lng ung gf ko nahuli sa salang fake marriage ilan buwan kaya sila makukulong wla kase ako balita eh mrun ba kayo or ako dapat laiptan wla kase ako contact sa japan eh sa nagayo sia nagaalala kase ako pls help mga kababayan jan pasaogot nmn

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    Jhona homena said (28 September 2015 at 5:12 pm)

    Hello po, I need help , gusto ko po EPA deport yng husband ko name ! Paquito Pakingking Sabaiton Jr.for carrying fake documents, living with his mistress Name Romena Caluniban,Reyes Kitazawa , lived inOsaka Japan, and he abandoned my son name Kith Laurence Sabaiton , thank u po sana matulungan nyo po ako sa lalong madaling panahon, for the sake of my son

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    Abdul mateen said (25 December 2015 at 3:26 am)

    Since I getting visit visa around 15 time from Karachi. Pakistan my own business based now my age 54 when I was unmarried I couldn’t violate rules and regulation as I undertake on every visit visa now my visa refusing since two years without reasons. My profile complete travilng history in japan consulate karachi. Pakistan. Facing difficulty loss of busniess counterparts
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  16. 131
    kaye said (4 May 2016 at 4:47 am)

    hi po ask ko lang po paano ko matutulongan ang batang kakilala ko 13yrs old nasa cebu po sya kasama ang mama nya pinapadalhan naman sila monthly at binilhan pa nga nang bahay pero ang babae palaging umaalis minsan hindi na umuuwi dahil nasa boyfriend nya sympre walang alam ang husband japanese nya pero ang concern ko po ang bata iniiwan nya kahit sa friend nya uu lola paano po yan

  17. 132
    Josie said (7 May 2016 at 11:50 pm)

    Pwede po ba magtanong? Galing po ako sa japan 8yrs ago. Pero ibang pangalan ang gamit ko. Ngayon babalik ako sa totoo kong pangalan. Magka problema kaya ako?

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    Lovely said (19 May 2016 at 11:41 am)

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    Jane sedano said (1 September 2016 at 3:32 am)

    I would like to report EUTELIO BACAY aka TONY who is overstaying in japan,his address is ….NISHI HARA 2-4-7 KASHIWA SHI TERASU RYO #2 CHIBA KEN

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    Angel dela cruz said (6 September 2016 at 3:55 pm)

    Gud pm po ask ko lang po if paano malalaman kung blocklist ako sa japan nag overstay ako 10years ago now plano ko sana mag apply as a ofw gusto kopo sana malaman para wala sko h maging problema sa pag alis salamat…

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