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Japanese national buying JR Pass

Hello,

I am a British citizen and my girlfriend is a Japanese national with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. We are travelling on holiday to Japan in April and would both like to purchase a JR Pass.

Could you confirm if the following documents would be suitable to provide the required documentary proof for my girlfriend when activating the Japan Rail pass in Japan?

Proof of official permanent resident status:
Visa stamp in passport (indefinite leave to remain).

Proof of residence outside Japan:
Original letters with my girlfriends name and address from employer, doctor, local authority.

Thanks for your help.

pwlofthouse
pwlofthouse

Hi there,

Yes with the information described here I believe she should qualify.
The JR-Pass is a very discounted ticket and the JR has been very carefully checking Japanese nationals applying for one.

The Visa clearly has to state that she is allowed to live and work in the UK, as well as provide at least 2 official documents my local authorities that she has a permanent address abroad, think about utility/tax/payslips letters.

Recently JR as asked us to be extra careful, we are currently updating the website with this but for now
I would ask if you can send us a copy of the e-mailing them to so we can confirm them, you can blanket out any personal information / content.

I'm very sorry about the extra difficulty all of this brings but it is better to have everything double checked, rather then arriving in Japan and not being able to activate your JR-Pass.
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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I put in a link to the email address in the last post but somehow it did not appear.

Could you send us a copy of the documents by e-mailing them to support@jrpass.com.

Kind Regards,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Daniel,

Thanks for your reply.

I have just sent you an email with copies of the documents we propose to bring. I would be grateful if you could look out for it and let me know what you think.

Kind regards

pwlofthouse
pwlofthouse

Hi there,

I personally won't be able to give you feedback about the documents here on the forum but you should get a replay by e-mail within 24hours. (In case you have not already).

Have a great time in Japan!
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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