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Obtaining a certificate of overseas residence

tampopo
tampopo
16 days ago
3 responses

Hello,

I am looking to purchase a JR pass, but just noticed that to exchange it in Japan I will need to show a Certificate of Overseas Residency from the Japanese embassy in the UK... Please could someone advise how I would go about getting this, and if there is a cost?

Thank you

tampopo
tampopo
3 posts
16 days ago

Oh! I think this is only for Japanese nationals who live outside of Japan... is that right? My nationality is British and so would I only need to show my passport and exchange voucher to obtain the pass in Japan?

Thank you

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Daniel-san
16172 posts
16 days ago
Expert

Hi there,

Yes, this requirement is only for Japanese nationals.

For tourists who don't hold a Japanese nationality, all you need is a temporary visitor visa.

Kind regards,
Daniel


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