- Immigration Bureau
- 入国管理局 - 手続案内
- Main page for the various procedures at the bureau (visa renewal, change, etc).
- Visa renewal information and printable application forms and samples.
- If you want to get a re-entry permit too when you renew your visa, fill the re-entry form too and hand it in together with your visa renewal papers. It will save you a lot of time.
- The revenue stamps are needed only when you go back to pick up your visa.
- You can buy revenue stamps in any combini in advance.
- Visa status change information (i.e. student to working) and printable application forms and samples.
If you want to minimize the time you waste at the Immigration Bureau, be there at 8:30am, that's when the gate opens, and you will be in the first 10 people processed when they start working at 9am.