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Japan Customs Automated Gates

Japan Customs Automated Gates

Japan Customs Automated Gates Since I couldn’t apply for the trusted travelers program, I applied to use the automatic gates instead. This was because I wasn’t eligible since I already have a re-entry permit. This makes it even easier to apply for the automatic gates. Required Documents: Passport Japanese Resident Card Automated Gates Application form – http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001207856.pdf […]

Japan Trusted Traveler Program

Japan Trusted Traveler Program

So I’m already happy with the Japanese immigration at the airports because residents have the “re-entry” lane. But I was really curious about the Japan Trusted Traveler Program that has been offered recently in 2017. This utilizes the automatic gates at immigration, and speeds up customs clearing! Japan Trusted Traveler Program From reading their requirements, […]

Japanese Spouse Visa

Before even stepping foot into Japan for a longer period than 90 days, you’ll need to plan accordingly. Since I knew I was moving, I started this process and here’s what I needed to apply for the Japanese spouse visa. Steps Apply for Certificate of Eligibility Apply for Spouse Visa List of Requirements Applicant Passport […]

Certificate of Eligibility

This is a two part article in applying for a Japanese spouse visa. I’m not sure why they require the certificate of eligibility, and why they don’t just combine it into one application. But, I’ve stopped asking questions like “Why”. I usually end  up saying, “Because Japan”. Items needed: Fill out the application form Fill […]

Consulate General of Japan

Consulate General of Japan

Consulate General of Japan The hours of operation here are funky, so you’ll need to pay attention to them. Address: 1177 W Hastings St #900, Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9, Canada Phone 604-684-5868 Tuesday 9:30–11:30AM, 1–3:30PM Wednesday 9:30–11:30AM, 1–3:30PM Thursday 9:30–11:30AM, 1–3:30PM Friday 9:30–11:30AM, 1–3:30PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday 9:30–11:30AM, 1–3:30PM   Japan Visa Application Since […]