Official Procedures you need to Follow Immediately After Coming to Japan
- Register as foreign resident and always carry "Resident Card" with you.
- You also need to subscribe to National Health Insurance.
- "Resident Card" is your identification card.
- Resident card is issued at major airports when you enter Japan.
- Be sure to carry your resident card with you at all times.
- When you change your residence, you must notify at the ward office (or city office) within 14 days.
- You may be penalized for a fine if you do not carry it or fail to show it when asked.
National Health Insurance
All foreigners who plan to stay in Japan for more than one year must subscribe to the National Health
Insurance. When you go to the hospitals because of sickness or injury, 70% of the fee will be paid
by the insurance.
- You can go through the procedure at the ward office (or city office). You need to bring your Resident Card for the process.
- "Exemption system", which helps reduce insurance fee, is applicable to persons, students
and foreigners with no income. Please inquire at the ward office (or city office) of the area that
you live in.
||In the case that the person has no income in the previous year both home and abroad
|Tokyo's 23 Wards
40,200 Yen per year
12,420 Yen per year
49,300 Yen per year
14,730 Yen per year
36,600 Yen per year
10,980 Yen per year
- If the compensation from part-time job is high, the health insurance fee will increase.
- You can apply at ward office, city office,
and district office.
- If you move and change address, it is necessary to transfer your health insurance at the ward office.
- The confirmed amount of annual health insurance fee will be notified in July (the annual amount notified
in April is a tentative amount). In April, when the billing statement of April, May and June's amount
arrive, please quickly pay for it at the bank.
Opening a Bank Account
Since it is difficult to open a bank account right after you arrive in Japan,
ARC Academy will introduce banks which are close to our school.
After you enter the school, the orientation gives you more details about it.