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Foreigners given extra 3 months to renew stay due to coronavirus

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I wish they had decided so earlier. I had to apply 2 weeks ago and walking into, sorry I mean pushing myself into the overcrowded immigration office was like a bad dream. It's been 2 weeks so I guess I made it out alive, but even though most were wearing masks there was a lot of suspicious coughing going on.... Great.

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Good for them.

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A sensible move.

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Why do you want to stay in Japan? Japan is not testing right? You should go back to your country where they are mass testing. LOL Gotta love how foreigners love to bash Japan, but fight to stay in Japan.

Bashing Japan, you mean criticise some things Japan does terribly. Yet when foreigners actually have positive things to say like in this instance you want to bash them.

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How very kind of our caring and loving bureaucrats. Golly, they are so great.

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Hope you can help me a bit here...

My Visa is going to expire in June. The last 2 times I had to go to the Immigration Office twice. First to hand in my papers and the second time to get my new resident card.

I don‘t quite understand the meaning here, especially because the English and Japenese version of this announcement is a bit different. (And yeah...my first language isn‘t english nor japanese)

I have time to go to the Immigration Office until September to apply for an extension of my current visa, is this correct? There won‘t be any Problem, because I‘ll overstay...?

In the Japanese Version the word „overstay“ isn‘t clearly stated, so I‘m a bit worried...

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Serena, for your peace of mind, you could do two things. You could try asking at a main police station (not a small local one) or you could try ringing the immingration bureau to ask, (if you can get through on the phone), so you don't have to go there in person.

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Sometimes reading the comment section in this site makes me feel like I'm reading dailymail comments.

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Serena:

I have time to go to the Immigration Office until September to apply for an extension of my current visa, is this correct? There won‘t be any Problem, because I‘ll overstay...?

That is what it says in the article, yes.

If you go to the immigration office in Shinagawa, better wear a complete Hazmat suit. I am not fanatical about masks basically, but that place really was bizarre when I went there recently. Like Yamanaote line at rush hour, and you have to wait for hours.

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Where can I find official information about this?

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