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Refugee Status


As the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees were put into effect for Japan in 1982, the system of refugee recognition was established for the purpose of domestic implementation of these provisions of the treaties. Under this system, an alien who is a refugee may apply for refugee recognition and be recognized as a refugee by the Minister of Justice, and may avail him/herself of the protection as a refugee as prescribed in the Refugee Convention.

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Required Documents

  1. Application form
  2. ID Picture(a 5 x 5 cm, bare-headed, full face, bust photograph taken within two months before the day of submission with the applicant's full name and the date of birth on the back)
  3. Material showing that the applicant is a refugee (The applicant may submit a statement to assert that he/she is a refugee instead.)
  4. For other supporting documents recommended by Narita J, please contact us.

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