When moving out
- Updated on March 1, 2016
When moving out, the student must submit a change-of-address form at his/her faculty.
Report to the landlord
Upon moving or returning home, the student must inform the landlord 1-2 months in advance. If the report is belated, the student will be charged for the extra rent.
If a student is moving within the same city, the student must take the procedure of alien registration at the ward office within 14 days after moving to a new place. If the student is moving to another city, the student must take the procedure of alien registration at the ward office of his/her new address within 14 days after moving.
National Health Insurance
If a student is moving out of the ward/city, the student should return his/her national health insurance card to the ward/city office where he/she lived, and apply for a new card at the ward/city office of his/her new residence within 14 days of his/her move.
In order to have the mail forwarded to the student’s new address (only within Japan), the student should submit the change-of-address notification to the nearest post office. The student should bring his/her ID and seal (inkan). This service is valid for a year.