questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

permanent resident

permanent resident

Hi.
I am a Malaysian, and working in a university in Malaysia. However, I hold Permanent Resident status which I obtained in Japan. Because of this PR status, I won't get a "temporary visitor" stamp in my passport.

If I go to Japan for conference or visit friends, am I eligible for this Japan Railway Pass?

Thank you.

shamizhar
shamizhar

Hi there!

I'm afraid the JR Pass is only valid for holders of the "temporary visitor" entry status. This means that if you enter Japan under the Permanent Resident entry status you will be unable to use the Japan Rail Pass.

I'm sorry to be the bearer of such news!

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mari
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Tqvm for the quick reply.
Envy to you guys out there enjoying the ride.

shamizhar
shamizhar

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