Quick question regarding the Tenshutsu Todoke form. Visa. Hey there! I'm moving back home in three weeks, and want to claim back my pension after I leave, so I've just been to my local city office and filed the tenshutsu todoke. My question - are they meant to give you anything back?
Tenshutsu-todoke and zairyu card Visa I'm leaving Japan in a couple of weeks and will head to the city office to fill out a "Notification of Moving Out" (転出届け).
When you moved into your city, you had to trot down to the city hall/ward office and notify them of it. When you leave, you need to do the same thing. Go in and ask for a tenshutsu todoke (moving out form) and fill it in on the spot. It takes five minutes and is necessary for tax, pension refund and future visa purposes.
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転入届 (tennyuu-todoke) – "Notification of moving in" at the ward/administrative office for the new address you are moving to This is an example form, taken from the English version of the change of address form from Minato Ward in Tokyo.
For moves within the same ward, you would only need a 転居届 (tenkyo todoke). If you will be moving from one ward to another, you would first need to get a 転出 (tenshutsu todoke) from your old ward, to submit with a → 転入 (tennyuu todoke) to your new ward of residency.
Moving in Japan requires you to apply for the moving-out notification (Tenshutsu-Todoke 転出届) from your ward/city office. It can be obtained from two weeks before the moving day. A certificate of moving out (Tenshutsu Shoumeisho 転出証明書) will then be issued.
Please submit the Tenshutsu Todoke (notification of moving out) to the office of the municipality/ward from which you are moving out. 【Who should notify】 The person who will move or the head of the household 【When to notify】 Before actually moving out 【You will need】 (1) Personal seal (not necessary if the notification is signed…
If you have submitted a Moving Out Notice (tenshutsu todoke, 転出届) to your municipal office, the Japan Pension Service will be able to confirm the submission and your moving-out date directly with your municipal office. You will not have to submit separately the Johyo or another document proving you no longer reside in Japan in this case.
To do this, head on over to your nearest Japan Post office and pick-up one of their 転居届 (tenkyo todoke – Notification of Relocation) and submit it to the Post Office section, The form contains proper English, so it is thankfully very straightforward. Hand it over to the Post Office clerk and you’re good to go!