The current support from Immigration Bureau for Ukrainians

Financial support

1. While staying in a temporary housing

  • ¥1,000 cash per day for those older than 12 years old
  • ¥500 cash per day for those younger than 11 years old

2. Lump-sum payment

Mainly for buying furtinture and home appliances to start settling in Japan.

  • ¥80,000 for those younger than 15 years old

3. Covering living cost “after” leaving temporary housing

After leaving temporary housing, the following amount will be paid based on public assistance system.

  • ¥1,200 for those younger than 11 years old

Immigration Status

Japan is famous for not accepting refugees, but this time Immigration Bureau announced a specific residential status type for Ukraininans fleeing their home country.

Designated Activity (1 year)

Disignated Activity status is categorized into over 46 types. Each designated activity visa status has different criteria, but for Ukrainians coming to Japan

  • they can enroll national health insurance (70% of medication fee will be covered)

While waiting for your residence card — a special ID certificate

Acquiring a residence card could take a bit (1–3 months), and without having a residence card, financial institution usually reject applications to open a bank account in Japan.

ウクライナ避難民であることの証明書
  • nationality
  • date of birth
  • date of entry

Bank Account — Japan Post Bank changing rules

Opening a bank account is the headache for all international people, and banks are very reluctant to open a personal bank account for those who recently arrived in Japan. For the past few years, the majority of financial institutions have been accepting the application for opening a personal bank account for those who

  • have a residence card and its expiry date must be 3 months later than the date you submit the appilcation to a bank

Japan Post Bank application

When I visited Japan Post Bank 2 years ago, they could not accept the application to open a personal bank account to my friend without having a record of residing in Japan for over 6 months, but it is changing.

What you need:

  • residence card*
    *expiry date must be 3 months later than the date you submit the appilcation to a bank
  • copy of passport

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