Nagoya's Immigration Office has moved. The old office in Marunouchi has closed. The new purpose built Immigration Office is near Nagoya Port on the Aonami Line south from Nagoya Station.
Other things are different too. Gone are the grumpy old Japanese men in uniforms at reception, in are polyglot Filipinas. Reception on the first floor informed me in perfect English to go to the second floor to renew my re-entry permit.
Signs are in Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and English with a convenience store on the second floor where you can pay your "gaijin tax" - the 3,000 or 6,000 yen for a single or multiple re-entry permit that is placed in your passport and is valid for three years, if you have permanent residency, a spouse or work visa.
Renewing a re-entry permit should take no more than 15 minutes.
Nagoya Immigration Office
Tel: (0570) 013 904
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1 minute walk from Nagoya Keibajo-mae Station on the Aonami Line from Nagoya Station or take a bus from Tokai Dori on the Meiko Nagoya Subway Line to Nagoya Keiba-jo mae.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009