September 02, 2006
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.
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.
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….