Check List for Graduates Leaving Japan

Procedures at the municipality

1. Notification of moving-out

Application period: Within 14 days before departure

Required items: passport, Residence Card and My Number Card (Individual Number Card) 

2. Withdrawal from National Health Insurance (NHI)

Application period: Within 14 days before departure

Required items: National Health Insurance Card, passport, Residence Card and My Number Card (Individual Number Card)

3. Withdrawal from National Pension System (NPS)

If you have paid the pension premiums, please check the refund method at the NPS section of your municipal office.

4. Payment of resident tax 

Settle the tax bill at the tax section of municipality office of residence. The amount is determined by your income.

Notification to the Immigration Service Agency of Japan

International students with medium- to long-term status of residence must notify the Immigration Service Agency of Japan.

  • Subject of the notification: International students
  • Required notification: Notifications of change in activity, contract, or marital status (withdrawal) 
  • Notification deadline: Within 14 days after graduation or completion
  • Notification method: Either online, at the office or by postal mail
  • Notification to: The Immigration Service Agency of Japan

Closure of bank account

Close your bank account before leaving Japan.
Required items: passbook, cash card and personal seal (if you registered when opening the account)

Cancellation of cell phone contract

Cancel your cell-phone contract, and settle the fee before leaving Japan. Check with your service provider what you need to do for the procedure.

At the time of departure

You must return your Residence Card at the immigration at the time of departure inspection in the airport.