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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  1. 103
    mariah said (23 February 2011 at 3:49 pm)

    pls help i have a friend his husband was in jail and her wife’s visa will be expire this year when she comes back in jail his husband was transfer to other jail and the warden dnt telll where it is is there any way to know his husband location?

  2. 104
    mark said (5 March 2011 at 10:46 am)

    PARA SA MGA KABABAYAN KONG PILIPINO!!! Kung gusto nyo pong mag sumbong sa immigration tungkol sa mga overstay at may ginagawang illegal ay sana pumunta na lang kau sa PULIS o d kaya sa pinakamalapit na immigration bureau sa lugar nyo kc hindi naman po ito website ng immigration d2 sa japan. wala pong mangyayari kung magpopost lang kau ng comment d2. suggestion lang po ito para sa agarang aksyon na kailangan nyo. Maging matapang po tau sa pag gawa ng Mabuti at hindi sa pansariling kapakanan.

  3. 105
    c.bc.m. said (14 March 2011 at 6:31 pm)

    ashita wa watashi no karihoumen no encho no yotte nan desukedo! ima natteiru jokiyou de tabuun ashita wo shinagawa nyukokukanrikiyoku no hou made iku koto wo dekinai to omuundesu! kuruma no gasu mo mou nai shi, densha de kodomo tachi no koto made noserarenaindesu! 我々は災難状況にある今、私は何をすべきかと私はちょうど私のkarihoumen外観のためにそこに来て方法がわからないわからない…
    pls tell me what to do!!!

  4. 106
    c.bc.m. said (14 March 2011 at 6:37 pm)

    is there any other way to communicate with the immigration officers than posting comments in this page? is there a direct online homepage to send an e-mail?

  5. 107
    c.bc.m. said (14 March 2011 at 6:40 pm)

    is there any other way to communicate with the immigration officers than posting comments in this page? is there a direct online homepage to send an e-mail? このページにコメントを投稿するよりも入国管理官と通信するためにその他方法は何ですか?電子メールを送信して直接オンラインのホームページは何ですか?

  6. 108
    Bennett said (17 March 2011 at 6:15 pm)

    If you want to contact immigration officers, don’t post comments here. Immigration officers do no read this website. Just telephone them or write a paper letter.

  7. 109
    Derek said (3 June 2011 at 9:41 am)

    What in the flying fuck are these comments on about!?

  8. 110
    Lynn said (12 June 2011 at 5:46 pm)

    I am United State Residence (with greencard) and but I have a Vietnamese Passport for now. I am going home for vacation to Vietnam. On my return to United States, I will be returning via Narita Japan. Unfortunately, I will have 8 hour stay in Narita and I do not want to be waiting on airport chair for my next flight to the US.

    Does anyone know if I can be allowed to stay at a hotel near the airport in Narita? Can I can a transit visa or permission to leave the airport for few hours to rest at a hotel? Remember, I am United State Greencard holder with a Vietnamese passport that will be in transit in Narita.

    Thank you

  9. 111
    Yumi Cruz said (21 June 2011 at 10:27 pm)

    There is 1 overstayed Filipino Guy who cheated my friend of money, his also cheated several people because he’s addicted to gambling…He also use Illegal drugs and he like to seduce young Japanese women, Please send him home to the Philippines, Because He is not sending support to his wife and children here in the Philippines..Here’s the information:

    Eric Dela Cruz CHIBA-KEN ISUMI SHI OHARA MACHI FUKAHORI 722-1 (TONAMI MOKUZAI KABUSHIKIGAISHA)

    please SEND HIM HOME TO THE Philippine BACK TO HIS FAMILY..thanks

  10. 112
    nerissa dipus said (23 July 2011 at 4:57 pm)

    immigration officer please check this address.TOKYO TO KATSUSHIKA-KU HIGASHI TATEISHI 4-37-14 YAMADA KOFU ROOM NO. 301. illegal overstay living in this place.his name RENATO DIPUS. because he’s not sending money to his son who studying here in philippines.right now his living with another filipina there.please i would like to deport him.THANK YOU VERY MUCH…

  11. 113
    AZEEZ NK said (5 August 2011 at 8:36 pm)

    RESPECTED VIWERS,
    I am AZEEZ from india.i came japan in 2005 by tourist visa.then i over stayed till 2008 in japan.when i come back . my finger print was taken by police immigration etc. when i work in japan with my indian boss(sacho) told me that he arrange visa everything.but later he chated me. thats why i was over stayed. now i am in india, i copmpleted my master degree.
    now i would like go agaian japan and need to go to court to justice becoz my boss(indian) cheated me. he is pemanent resident in japan
    please help me hoow i get justice? mail me . aneespk98@yahoo.com

  12. 114
    james said (14 August 2011 at 5:08 pm)

    i m reporting agaainst a colombian national in tokyo japan holding passport no am535307 ivonne alexandra montoya valencia violating her visa she is currently working as a prostitute.kindly sir pls do investigate on the mentioned visa.thanks

  13. 115
    Acts said (16 October 2011 at 10:24 am)

    Hi Eririn, I hope na nasagot na ang tanong mo at nasa ayos na ang lahat. if not, i am willing to help, just respond again.

    Hello Mariah, I hope ur problem’s already solved too, mahirap nga sitwasyon ng friend mo but definitely there is a solution. Don’t know kung may maitutulong ako but im willing to try. respond again here if u still need help.

    Mark and Bennet is right, yung mga sumbong at illegal activities issues ay ndi po dapat dito kasi masasayang lang. Lalo na kung maganda naman ang hinahangad nyo…sana sa tamang authorities maparating.

    If anybody knows phone numbers or emails add. na pwede pag sumbungan, pls post those here para makita ng mga nangangailangan…thanks po & God Bless!

    Reminder: Always ask for God’s guidance in whatever circumstances you are having, those are only trials for you to have more deeper relationship with “HIM”.

  14. 116
    aris said (16 October 2011 at 2:52 pm)

    i just want to ask if anyone know those filipina overstay and arrested and using a different name. how long they will be in jailed before get deported. thank you

  15. 117
    eric boac said (29 October 2011 at 1:13 pm)

    may asawa ako dati at ngayon may asawa siyang iba don at parehas silang nag sasama sa bhay parehas lang silang fix married buwan buwan silang nag babayad sa mag hapon na pinakasalan nila.tama ba yun

  16. 118
    gracelyn geraldino said (17 December 2011 at 5:42 pm)

    Para po sa kinauukulan,
    Gusto ko po sanang humingi ng tulong para po sa isa kong kapamilya jn sa japan na nakulong po dahil sa salang overstaying sa bansang japan.Isang buwan na po siyang nakakulong sa Ashikaga-shi Tochigi Ken (Police station) hanggang ngayon po wala kaming balita sa takbo ng kaso nya at sa mismong kalagayan niya sa loob ng police station na yun.Hindi po namin alam kung saan kaming pamilya nya dito sa Pilipinas pwedeng lumapit at humingi ng tulong para malaman ang kalagayan ni Danilo Corpuz , 55 yrs old.Umaasa po kami sa inyong tulong at pag unawa,nag aalala na po kami sa kung anung kalagayan niya sa loob ng kulungan.salamat po.God bless

  17. 119
    Irfan khan said (28 April 2012 at 6:35 pm)

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am pakistani. Currently I am working in pakistan under a textile company. My age is 29 now. I know computer operating MS WORD and MS EXCEL. I know also internet Browsing. I have good knowledge on English writing and spoken. I want to come in Japan for work do defray my family.
    Please help me to give me a VISA.
    here is my
    place help me thankyou sir
    email : iirfankhan36@yahoo.com
    my cell : +923313604102 +923123196241

  18. 120
    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

  19. 121
    ronel braga said (12 April 2013 at 1:35 am)

    this person ROXAN VALDUEZA NOVAL,was blocklisted in japan,then she use other name to go back in japan,now she live in japan almost sesven year’s and she use now as a name MYRNA ESTELLORO ALAJAS,this name she used without permission to MYRNA ESTELLORO ALAJAS,now MYRNA want to claim her own real name that ROXAN VALDUEZA NOVAL was use it,can u help me how to solve it? ROXAN VALDUEZA NOVAL AS MYRNA ESTELLORO ALAJAS ADDRESS:SHIBUYA TOKYO JAPAN CITY

    sana maaksyonan niyo po ang problimang ito at gustong niyang mabawi ng may ari ang tunay niyang pangalan na ginagamit ni roxan valdueza noval,,,,ginamit nya ngayon ang pangalang myrna estelloro alajas at pitong taon na siyang nakatira sa japan..maraming salamat po..hintayin ko po ang resulta

  20. 122
    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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