Hello. I'm Nakajima, in charge of Applying for Relationship-based VISA.
Have you heard of “revenue stamp?”
This is what you use when you apply for your visa, but we seldom use in our daily lives, so we are often asked what it is.
Let me explain it!
A small piece of paper issued by Government. The shape is really like a postage stamp. You must pay with the revenue stamp when you pay for the Government. The Immigration Bureau is one of the Government institute, so when your visa application is approved, you must pay the fee with revenue stamps.
〇 4,000yen for Change of the Status of Residence application, Extension of Period
of Stay application
〇 8,000yen for Permanent Residency application
〇 1,200yen for the Application for Authorized Employment
〇 300yen for disclosure of entry/departure records, disclosure of certification of
information recorded on foreign resident registration file
〇 3,000yen for Re-entry Permission (single)
〇 6,000yen for Re-entry Permission(multiple)
When and where to buy?
Please purchase the stamp when you receive the notice from the Immigration Bureau, or before you apply for the information disclosure.
There is at least one stamp counter inside the Immigration Bureau. But it is better for you to buy before you visit there. You can buy it at post offices (Most convenience stores only sell 300yen or less stamp).
In Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, you can buy at Family Mart on the first floor, but always crowded. The proactive action will save your time.
I hope this article is useful for you.
Please do not hesitate to ask us anything about visa.
Thank you for reading.