How long is the re-entry permit effective?

The re-entry permit is effective for 5 years (or 6 years in the case of special permanent resident) at longest since the permit becomes effective. For example, if foreign national’s period of stay expires within 5 years after the re-entry permit becomes effective, the foreign national may obtain re-entry permit until his/her period of stay …

What is a difference between multiple and single re-entry permits?

If a foreign national has a multiple re-entry permit, the foreign national may depart from and re-enter Japan any number of times as long as the permit is effective. On the other hand, a single re-entry permit allows the permit holder to depart from and re-enter Japan only once. (source: Immigration Services Agency of Japan) For …

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