Activities Report

Give One donation project report: Providing an undocumented family of a single parent with a living allowance.

2022年2月18日 金曜日

Give One donation project

2022年2月18日 金曜日
【Give One donation project “Support the dreams of undocumented youth beyond the barriers of status of residence”】 The APFS started Give One donation project “Support the dreams of undocumented youth beyond the barriers of status of residence” from November 9, 2021. We kindly ask for your support and cooperation, in order to now achieve their higher education and dreams.

Corona Vaccine

2022年2月18日 金曜日

APFS has received inquiries about the corona vaccine.
Please contact APFS if you would like to get vaccinated but don’t have a vaccination ticket. Also, please contact APFS too and we can help you to make an appointment at APFS office if you have a vaccination ticket but don’t know how to make an appointment.
It’s up to you to decide for yourself whether or not to get vaccinated. Please make your decision with the right information and knowledge.

APFS Submitted a Request Documents about Re-entry Foreign Nationals amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020年8月17日 月曜日

On June 29, APFS presented a petition concerning re-entry foreign nationals at Tokyo Regional Immigration Service Bureau. At present, Japan refuses to accept foreign nationals who have visited a particular country or region. Therefore, foreign nationals who possess a status of residence cannot re-entry into Japan and APFS receives many questions from them and their family. So, APFS submitted a request document based on these voices. The detailed content is as follows: first, to permit the extension of the status of residence in case foreign nationals cannot go back to Japan due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the status of residence was expired; second, to permit foreign nationals with other statuses of residence to re-entry or entry into Japan as those based on their “status or position” such as permanent resident and others can enter into Japan, judging whether there are special circumstances by departure date and area in some cases when they have left Japan with re-entry permission before the day country or region, where foreign nationals are currently living, was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan.

Postscript: New policy was announced on July 31, 2020.
Japanese version:
English version:
It has been possible that foreign nationals who possess a status of residence (including those who are not with “status or position” such as permanent residents and others) re-entry/ entry into Japan. The relaxation is solely applied to those who have left Japan with re-entry permits for a country or region before such a country stays becoming an area subject to denial of landing. These foreigners have to present “the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan” from the Japanese overseas establishment at the country or region where applicants reside as well as a “certificate of negative test result” of pre-entry testing.

We held our 2020 Fiscal Year General Meeting

2020年6月8日 月曜日

We held our 2020 Fiscal Year General Meeting on June 7th at Itabashi Cultural Hall. This time, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, we received more proxy letters and written votes. The venue was eventually re-opened on June 1st, but there was a limit on the number of people allowed, making the atmosphere completely different from previous years.

At the meeting, we first went over our business report for the 2019 fiscal year, and then discussed the growing trend of new consultations and the circumstances of our on-going consultations. It was reported that many of our new consultations were related to issues concerning residency status, especially those statuses that urgently needed to be changed or renewed, including those of refugee applicants. Concerning the on-going consultations, it was explained that under the current situation, it is still very difficult for undocumented residents to obtain the Special Permission to Stay. However, in March of this year, the son of a family that APFS had been assisting for more than 10 years was finally able to receive Special Permission to Stay. However, given that the parents had to voluntarily return to their home country as a condition for their child to receive Special Permission to Stay, it was agreed that the Immigration Bureau continues to hand down harsh decisions.

Following the financial reports for the 2019 fiscal year, we discussed the business plans for the 2020 fiscal year, our proposed budget, and the fact that our income from membership fees had already been reduced during the months of April through June due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We were all of the opinion that we had to be imaginative and creative in order to maintain our activities and budget for the 2020 fiscal year.

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