September 02, 2006
Til 2009

The visa and re-entry permit

Hard to believe it’s been three years since our previous visa renewal, but it has and our papers to re-up were turned in a few weeks back. Yesterday evening Tod handed me our passports newly plastered with self-adhesive, QR coded visa extensions. We’re good until 2009.

And then? Maybe an application for permanent residency.

Posted by kuri at September 02, 2006 09:10 AM


Wow, our visa changes are almost the same to the day! I am now officially a pet gaijin with all the commensurate rights to stay in Japan until 2009 that that entails.

Posted by: UltraBob on September 2, 2006 12:09 PM

Unbelievable: Re-entry permits with the same length of validity as the visa! We could have saved so much time (and money) way back then when we had to get new re-entry permits every year.

Posted by: Michael on September 5, 2006 04:34 AM

I just realised, i ran out recently. I expired on Aug 27. In order to re-enter, i have to go thru the whole process from the beginning. Bit of a scary thought….

Posted by: j-ster on September 6, 2006 07:59 PM
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