Q: Could I still keep my passport while I am applying for an extension of the period of stay? Also, am I allowed to travel outside of Japan?

You can keep your passport with you when your renewal application is being processed at a regional immigration bureau. At the same time, you are allowed to travel outside of Japan with a Re-entry Permit (including the Special Re-entry Permit) while your renewal application is still in progress.

In this regard, when you travel outside of Japan with a Re-entry Permit (including the Special Re-entry Permit) after you applied to extend the period of your stay, it is necessary for you to re-enter Japan without exceeding 2 months of the permitted period, and obtain your new document.

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