6 Transition period (provisional residence records "Juminhyo")
In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new system upon enforcing the amendments to the Basic Residence Registration Law, following measures shall be implemented:
(1) Provisional residence records (provisional "Juminhyo") will be made on a fixed date before the amendment comes in effect (hereafter referred to as "fixed date") for foreign nationals who are (a) listed on the alien registration kept by municipalities and (b) expected to reside in those municipalities with the residence status described in 1 (1)-(4) on and after the date of enforcement of the amendment (hereafter referred to as "enforcement date"). Eligible foreign residents will be informed on the items appearing on their provisional records and asked to make correction by the enforcement date if necessary. Provisional records will then be changed over to proper ones and filed in the Basic Resident Registration on the enforcement date.
(2) Same procedures will also apply to those who meet the qualifications of (a) and (b) from the day after the fixed date until the day before the enforcement date.
(3) Undocumented foreign residents will not be captured by these provisional recording procedures and therefore will not be filed for the basic resident registration on the enforcement date. Any foreign national who holds an eligible status but fails to file for the alien registration must notice to the municipality where they reside and complete the registration within 14 days after the enforcement date.
Through these procedures, municipalities can keep their residential record accurate without asking for an additional notice from those foreign residents who have properly completed the alien registration, and thus facilitate a smooth transition to the new system.