The Alien Registration System was abolished on July 9, 2012, and The Resident Registration System is now being applied to foreign residents who reside in Japan for the mid- to long-term , just as it is to Japanese residents. 【Address Change Procedures】 ①People who are issued a Resident Card on entering Japan must bring the card to the Citizen's Affairs Section of Takamatsu City Hall and go through moving-in procedures within 14 days of deciding on their new residence. ②People who are not issued a Resident Card on entering Japan and possess a passport stating "Resident Card will be issued later" must bring their passport to the Citizens' Affairs Section of Takamatsu City Hall and go through moving-in procedures within 14 days of deciding on their new residence. Foreign visitors staying in Japan on a "short-stay" or "three-month-stay" visa need not go through moving-in procedures because they are not covered under this system. Also, foreign residents did not need to submit the "moving-out notification" under the Alien Registration System, but they will now be required to submit it after July 9, 2012, just as Japanese residents are required to do. Be sure to submit the "moving-out notification" when you move out of Takamatsu City, including any permanent move overseas.
【Various Certification Procedures】 Foreign residents will now be able to obtain a copy of their Resident Record in the same way as Japanese residents. You can apply for it at the Citizens' Affairs Section of Takamatsu City Hall, a Citizens' Service Center, or your nearest branch or liaison office. When you apply for a copy of your Resident Record, you have to bring one of the following documents to identify yourself: your Resident Card, Special Permanent Resident Certificate, driver's license, or passport.