The Immigration Bureau is calling on foreigners who have not done so to exchange their old-style Alien Registration Certificate cards for new Residence Cards before the transition period ends in July.

The new residency management system affects all individuals with mid- to long-term permission to stay, including permanent residents.

With the deadline just over three months away, the bureau is urging those who have not made the switch to apply early on its website. It is also alerting them by mail.