Did you know that those who are not carrying the Zairyu Card (Resident Card) by law have to pay a fine that can reach 200 a thousand yen or can be imprisoned (and if sentenced to prison, will be deported). Just because he is not wearing the Zairyu Card.
Zairyu Card is the bill of lading required by law
In Japan, all foreign residents over the age of 16 are required to carry the Zairyu Card with them at all times in order to prove their residence status. If you are caught without it, it is an offense punishable by law. You can be fined up to 200 1000 yen if you do not have the Zairyu Card, and if you refuse to present the card, you can be sentenced to up to one year in prison (and if you are sentenced to prison, you will be deported).
Penalty in case of non-presentation or non-possession of the Zairyu Card
- A person who refuses to present the Zairyu Card will be sentenced to less than one year in prison and deported or a fine of less than 200 one thousand yen.
- If you are not carrying the Zairyu Card when requested, you will pay a fine of less than 200 one thousand yen.
- In case of loss of the Zairyu Card, the holder will have a deadline of 14 up to XNUMX days from the date they perceive the loss, to request the reissue of the document at the local immigration office.
It is a Constant Mandatory Port
The Ministry of Justice explains that the Zairyu Card will contain important up-to-date information from foreigners and will be a way for foreigners to easily prove that they have a legal stay visa.