Review of Guidelines on Special Permits

calendar-icon 2024/04/11

Special permission to stay refers to the special permission that can be granted to a foreigner, even if they are subject to forced deportation, through an application by the foreigner or by the authority, in the following cases:

  1. When they have obtained permanent residency
  2. When they have previously held Japanese nationality and had a registered domicile in Japan
  3. When they are residing in Japan under the control of another person due to human trafficking or similar circumstances
  4. When they have been recognized as a refugee or as a beneficiary of complementary protection
  5. When there are other justifiable reasons recognized by the Minister of Justice for granting special permission to stay

The guidelines for this special permission to stay have been revised as follows:

It has been clearly stated that the necessity of protecting the interests of children should be actively evaluated, as well as the active evaluation of the relationships built with the local Japanese community during their stay.

The new guidelines will be applied concurrently with the enforcement of the amended law on June 15, 2024.


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