Identification in Japan
Can I get an ID card in Japan?
A residence card("Zairyu Card") is issued at the immigration office to those who have been in Japan for more than three months. Those who have been issued a residence card carry it with them when they go out. Those with "Temporary Visitor" status are not issued a residence card When going out, they must basically carry their passport with them. Those who do not have residency status and have been issued permission for provisional release must carry their certificate of permission for provisional release with them. In addition, the Immigration Services Agency of Japan sends a "Certificate of the Evacuee from Ukraine" to those who fled Ukraine.
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