[Procedure name] Approval of Temporary Operation of Office
(Procedure for approval of temporary operation of office)
[ Summary]

This procedure is required before any of the following work is executed on a holiday for the administration or outside the office hours of customs of customs (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday).

(1)  Clerical work for approving loading articles for foreign freight vessels (airplanes).
(2)  Clerical work for approving the storage of foreign goods in a customs warehouse, hozei manufacturing warehouse, or integrated customs area
(3)  Clerical work for permitting customs work outside the hozei manufacturing warehouse (integrated customs area), for approving the carry-in of foreign goods into a hozei display area, and for permitting work outside the hozei display area (integrated customs area)
(4)  Clerical work for approving customs transit, or for transporting inland goods on a foreign trade vessel, etc. within the Japanese territory
(5)  Clerical work for permitting export (including reshipment) or import
(6)  Clerical work for approving goods before an import permit is issued
(7)  Clerical work for issuing certificates, etc. and for allowing reading of statistics
[ Bases for procedures]
- Article 98 of the Customs Law
- Article 100 of the Customs Law
- Article 87 of the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Customs Law
- Articles 2 and 9 of the Law of Customs Fees
[ Subjects to procedure]
- A person who asks for temporary work for any of the seven types of work stated in the summary.
[ Time of submission]
- When requesting temporary work from customs
(Note) Submit your application within the designated hours of business because the customs needs to assign customs officers for temporary work in advance.
[ Method of submission]
- Submit the following applications to the section of the customs office that will take charge of the temporary work you are going to ask for.
[ Fee]
- The applicant is required to pay the following charges by the hour when a customs officer engages in temporary work
(1) From 00:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.: 4,550 yen per hour
(2) From 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p. m.: 4,100 yen per hour (not including the designated hours of business)
(3) From 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p. m: 4,550 yen per hour
[ Documents to be attached and number of copies]
- Submit two copies of the application. Affix revenue stamps equivalent to the fee required to the rear side of one of the applications.
[ Application form and description]
(The following forms may be printed for use in A4-sized (portrait) sheets of paper.)
- Application for Approval of Temporary Operation of Office (Customs Form C No.8000)
(Limit of temporary operation of office that can be handled with one application)
(Describe the type of clerical work, time, and reasons for temporary office work.)
[ Submitted to]
- Submit the above applications to the section of the customs office that will take charge of the temporary work you are going to ask for.
[ Reception time]
- Office hours of customs (8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. except on holidays for the administrative agencies)
Contact the customs beforehand if you intend to submit your application outside the office hours of customs.
[ Consultation service]
- For information, ask a customs counselor or the guard section of the customs office that processes your application.
[ Submission standard]
[ Standard processing time]
[ Administrative appeal]
- A protest may be lodged to the Director-General of Customs within the two months from one day after the date when the applicant learned of the disposition on the application mentioned above.
[ Remarks]