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Japan to launch electronic immigration entry stands at Tokyo's Haneda airport

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I wonder if Permanent Residents still need to take a photo and scan their fingerprints every single time they land as well.

Guess it's never going away.

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Didou...

For the PR, still needed to fill in the re-entry paper and go through the usual line and process ?

Yes, don't bother with the "Visit Japan" site as the queues are much longer.

Just go to the usual PR line ... much faster.

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Process is in several countries already including USA without having to get a QR code first.

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To use the roughly 1.8-meter-tall stands, travelers entering Japan will first need to obtain a QR code by accessing an online government site called Visit Japan Web and registering their information.

Sigh. They can always find a way to complicate a simple process here.

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There may be a problem if your internet connectivity begins when you collect your pocket WiFi on the other side of customs.

The cameras at LHR required you to pose with your glasses off, some distance from them. I was unable to read further instructions as I didn't have my glasses on. I hope airports sort that one out.

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For the PR, still needed to fill in the re-entry paper and go through the usual line and process ?

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I already did this arriving in Haneda mid December. Of course there was plenty of staff to point and give instructions.

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Big improvement post Covid! I may finally have a reason to use that silly web app now.

Now if we could just get the JR line and other transit operators to accept credit cards at turnstiles...

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@Chico3, I have not had to fill any customs forms in USA for a few years.

I am a citizen of USA and there are kiosks where we scan the passport, facial picture taken and customs declarations done.

A printout is produced and you take that to the immigration desk.

Maybe it is not available to Tourists but I do not know but I'd be surprised.

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I wonder if Permanent Residents still need to take a photo and scan their fingerprints every single time they land as well.

I had to do it last July. No big deal for me.

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@Chico3, I have not had to fill any customs forms in USA for a few years.

@Jind - I'm not doubting you, but I did have to fill out paperwork for customs, and I'm also an American citizen.

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Japan to launch electronic immigration entry stands

I'll believe it when it becomes the norm.

I recently went to the States, through Korea and back.

Going into Korea, and to the States, no "paperwork" was even necessary. I just showed my passport, done.

Flying into Japan, a completely different story. Had to fill out the useless paperwork before exiting. The airlines said nothing about it on the flight, because they were Korean based.

I only found out about it as immigration baggage check stopped me and said I had to fill out the paper before I left.

Complete waste of time.

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South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the United States

If you throw in the Phillipines you've basically got the America-sphere in Asia.

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Going into Korea, and to the States, no "paperwork" was even necessary. I just showed my passport, done.

In the US? Where? I showed my passport, but I also filled out a customs form, too. So, you didn't have to fill a customs form?

They had those gates in Taipei when I exited emmigration. Very quick and convenient. I didn't see them in the US and I was last there last July.

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Airlines are a fundamental element in the documentation process, and they play a crucial role in assisting passengers with various procedures. Given their involvement in handling documentation like custom clearance forms, declaration forms, passports, and boarding passes, airlines can certainly be instrumental in assisting passengers with new innovative procedures such as this electronic immigration entry system. The Japanese government simply has to ensure airliner's registry to obtain key access account to obtain the code and upon aircraft descending, activate the code for airport readiness.

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Japan imposed strict border controls at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And saved countless Japanese lives.

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 travelers entering Japan will first need to obtain a QR code

How to get QR code, need to fill form put hanko on it and send it by fax?

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