Who is eligible

Pension Refund is granted to persons who satisfy the following conditions;

  1. Person who is within 2 years after leaving Japan
  2. Persons who do not possess Japanese citizenship.
  3. Persons who have paid National Pension Insurance contributions for 6 months or more or Employees Pension Insurance contributions for 6 months or more.
  4. Persons who do not have a place of residence in Japan (only those who had a proper visa on or after November 9, 1994 and then left Japan).
  5. Persons who have never been qualified for receipt of pension benefits (including Disability Allowance).

As of October 2019, the status of the conclusion of social security agreements is as follows. Japan has concluded agreements with twenty countries. Please note that the elimination of dual coverage and the totalization of coverage periods are possible only between Japan and these countries. Note: Agreements with United Kingdom, Republic of Korea , Italy and China include "elimination of dual coverage" only.