AnsDThe new system will start on the day when the amended Basic Resident Registration Law takes effect, which will be sometime within three years from the enactment date of the amended law (July 15, 2009). Until then, current alien registration system remains in power.
AnsDForeign residents who have properly completed alien registration will be automatically listed on the basic resident registration according to a certain condition. Please click here for details.
AnsDPlease submit a gmove-in noticeh to the municipality where you establish your residence with your Residence Card that will be issued at the airport upon entering Japan.
AnsDAfter giving birth, please submit a birth notice to the municipality where you live in within 14 days. Your child will then be listed on its basic resident registration as a gperson who is to stay in Japan through birthh. Please note that your child needs to apply for a status of residence at your nearest regional immigration bureau within 30 days of birth.
AnsD Yes. The new system will require foreign residents to submit a gmove-out noticeh to the municipality where they move from and obtain a gmove-out certificateh before submitting a gmove-in noticeh to the municipality where they move into. This will help facilitate the smooth provision of public services including national health insurance and child allowance and also prevent overlapped collections of taxes and insurance premiums.
AnsDYes. Your spouse could not become the head of your household since the current system does not allow foreign nationals to be listed on the basic resident registration. However, with the enforcement of the new system, records of both foreign and Japanese residents will be combined into one registration and sorted by household, and foreign residents will be able to become a head of their household.
AnsDYes. Basic resident registration cards will be available to foreign residents within one year after the enforcement of the amendment. Exact date is to be determined by the Cabinet.
¦Basic resident registration cards are IC cards issued by municipalities. Please click here for details.