Alien In Japan! OMG, He Is She?!
Alien registration is a system used to record information regarding aliens resident in Japan. It is handled at the municipal level, parallel to the koseki and juminhyo systems used to record information regarding Japanese nationals.Foreigners staying in Japan for more than 90 days are required to register within 90 days of landing in Japan. The applicant must provide a completed application form, passport and two identification photos. The system is voluntary for shorter-term visitors. Alien registration is a prerequisite to many activities in Japan, such as purchasing a mobile phone, opening a bank account or obtaining a driver’s license.