There are also many foreigners living in Japan who want to make a credit card. If you have a credit card, it is convenient because you can live even if you do not have money at hand. Since you can pay after entering the salary, if you put money in the account, it will be withdrawn without permission. I think that there are some people who can not apply because they do not know how to apply or the language. In this article, we will explain the recommended credit card for foreigners and how to apply. If you are thinking of living in Japan from now on, please read to the end.
Recommended cards for foreigners
If international students want to have a Japanese credit card, a student-only card is recommended. If you are working or have permanent residency, you may want another card. In credit card screening, it is usually a condition that you have a stable income. It will be difficult for many international students to clear this condition. The student-only card is basically not charged about income. Therefore, it is easy to make a card even for international students. If you are an international student at university, we recommend Rakuten Card and AU PAY Card that are easy to make. If you are using an AU mobile phone, you can also apply at the AU shop. Rakuten may also be able to help you if you go to a shop.
Documents required to make a credit card
. Residence Card
. Health insurance card
. My Number Card, etc.
★ A residence card is almost always required, but if there is one other point, it will be fine.
The Rakuten Card is also a card that foreigners can easily apply. Especially if the person is working in Japan, the Rakuten Card may be good. You can apply for the Rakuten Card by confirming your identity such as a residence card, passport, special permanent resident certificate, resident card, etc. Since it is possible to take a camera picture and send it on the Internet, it can be said that it is easy to apply even for foreigners who are worried about Japanese. In rare cases, you may be asked to submit a withholding slip, salary statement, notice of special tax collection, or tax (tax exemption) certificate.
AU pay card
The AU pay card is one of the most popular cards for foreigners. The reason is that you can apply at AU shops nationwide and it can be said that it is easy to pass the screening. Most of the people I know have an AU pay card. Since you accumulate PONTA points, you can use it as QR code payment if you have the au Pay app.
Another thing I recommend is the Life Card. The application requirements for this card are 18 years of age or older, and applicants other than high school students residing in Japan. Since there is no nationality designation, it is possible to apply if you are an international student over 18 years old. And this card is said to be for those who are worried about whether they can make a credit card. Therefore, it can be said that it is a perfect card for foreigners who are having trouble with documents and international students who are trying to make a Japanese credit card for the first time.
That's it for the recommended credit cards. The Rakuten Card and AU Pay Card featured above are popular cards for foreigners. There is one caveat when making a cart. In Japan, payments such as credit cards and mobile phones are recorded. If payment is delayed, the card may be stopped or you may not be able to make a card in the future. If you're going to be late, get in touch.
Thank you for reading until the end.