Check the expiration date on your passport before you go because Japan has certain entry Present your passport and embarkation card to the officer. From April 1, , changes were made to the format of the Disembarkation Card for Foreign Nationals, Embarkation and Disembarkation Card. Hey guys. I was just wondering whether I still need to fill out an embarkation card before leaving Japan at the airport. I heard that when you are.

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So You’ve Landed in Japan – Customs and Immigration

If your transit includes a hotel stay then you will have to put your hotel information on the card. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Hello, Your bags are subject to inspection at any time during the arrival process, in immigration embarkstion customs.

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Entering the country 3. If you are carrying embarkaiton in excess of the duty-free allowance you have to declare it. February 4, at November 1, at 8: If you have nothing to declare, go to the green channel. I have to say Japan is the only country where this has happened to me. Notify me of new posts via email. Tokyo with under 10 hours between Narita flights.

Hi Jane, Normally it is my policy not to address immigration and customs questions on my blog, as I am not very knowledgeable on these subjects. July 15, at 7: If you have items to declare or are not sure, go to the red channel. I guess this is a time when I will put my faith in humanity and hope everyone treats them well!


Click here for modes of transportation from the airport to city center. So, if you were on United Flight 79, for example, you would write in Newark in this section. November 1, at 1: Japan has visa exemption agreements with 66 countries and areas. On the back, you will have to answer some immigration questions — including the amount of cash in your possession upon landing — and sign the form.

Also please note that the arrival procedures have changed a little since this post was written. You sometimes need a passport with personal information data and so on readable by machine, or an IC passport with the IC chip providing personal information, a photo, biometric identification data, and so on.

This is why customs interviews are carried out.

Next, you go through immigration. This site uses cookies. Check the appropriate box if you have unaccompanied articles, such as items sent by postal mail, etc.

Also, those who will be staying in Japan long-term must obtain a residence card. Jose’s Japan Tips Pingback: After taking your finger prints digitally and a picture, the officer will ask about your duration of stay and purpose of your visit. If bringing animals, you will have to make arrangements in advance with Japanese Customs embarkaiton though many visitors, of course, should not bring their pets unless they are intending to stay for quite a while.

Please tell a Quarantine Officer if you have a fever, diarrhea, or are feeling unwell. Hello again Jose Thank you so much for your speedy reply, so helpful Noe. Here is a website for the official Narita transit program: July fpr, at foreiger September 9, at 2: A visa is a form of permission to enter the country.

It is written on the disembarkation card that you hand in to immigration upon entering Japan. Today I wanted to offer a brief overview of what you can expect when you land in Japan, mostly in the form of customs and immigration procedures. A direct link to the customs form can be found hereon the Japan Customs site.


If you are connecting through the airport to another international flight, you would check in here and then go to security to connect to your international flight. Their uncle will meet foreitner as soon as they get through immigration and customs. If you have documents such as a visa and so on at that time, the documents are collected so foreignet resident status and residence period disappears.

Immigration focuses on whether or not people are cagd into the country, while customs ensures that items that are prohibited or restricted do not enter the country. Sorry I am not much help… I hope things work out for you. Along the way, you will pass an international connection counter. Those who received a re-entry permit including a special re-entry permit before leaving Japan can retain their resident status and residence period if they re-enter Japan within the valid period.

There are several transportation options available at airports such as rail, bus, and taxi. For more details, visit the website of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Crad.

So You’ve Landed in Japan – Customs and Immigration – Jose’s Japan Tips

Passports and Visas 2. When you leave Japan, you have to get confirmation of departure from an immigration inspector at an airport or a port. You should NOT detach the form yourself.