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Due to recent fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, the fees associated with visa and other
consular services will be changing to the following prices as of April 1, 2013.
For detail, please refer a PDF file: Notice for Change of Consular Fees.
Consular Services in Utah and New Mexico will be conducted in both December 2012 and January 2013. The main purpose of the consular visit is to provide Japanese citizens with the opportunity for overseas voter registration in Japanese elections. Other services such as obtaining a Japanese passport, a Japanese criminal record, notarizations, etc. can also be accommodated.
Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law in Japan
With the soaring number of foreign nationals entering and residing in Japan each year, the establishment of a legal system by which municipalities can provide basic public services to both foreign and Japanese residents has become an urgent concern.
In order to address such concern, the law for partial amendments to the Basic Resident Registration Law was enacted in 2009.
This will make the Basic Resident Registration Law applicable to foreign residents and help improve their convenience and streamline municipalities' operations. This amendment will come into effect on July 9, 2012.
For more information, please see the following website:
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website: Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law (http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_sosiki/jichi_gyousei/c-gyousei/zairyu_english.html)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website: Leaflet regarding Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law (http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_sosiki/jichi_gyousei/c-gyousei/zairyu_english.html)
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