Explaining the types of Rakuten credit cards and how to apply for them for foreigners!
Rakuten Credit Card is a popular credit card among foreigners.
In this article, we will explain the types of Rakuten credit cards, how to apply, and tips for passing the examination for foreigners.
The charm of Rakuten credit card
The Rakuten Credit Card has some attractive features such as being able to apply online, receiving the card in a short period of time, and receiving free Rakuten Points.
You can apply online
You can apply for the Rakuten Credit Card online, so it is easy to apply even for foreigners who are not good at Japanese. Another convenient thing about online shopping is that you don't need a stamp.
It takes a short time to receive the card
It usually takes about a week from applying for a Rakuten credit card to receiving it. It usually takes about 2 weeks, so it can be said that the delivery time is quite short.
Get free Rakuten points
When you apply for a Rakuten credit card, you will receive 5,000 free Rakuten points. We recommend that you check the official website regularly, as the points may have increased to 8,000 points during campaigns.
Rakuten credit card types
There are many types of Rakuten credit cards, so you might be wondering which one to get. Here, we will explain the main Rakuten credit cards.
Rakuten Card is the most orthodox card, and its appeal is that it is easy to use for anyone. I can recommend it to all foreigners.
For those who want to know more about Rakuten Card and applyhere！
Rakuten PINK card
Rakuten PINK Card is a credit card for women and is recommended for female foreigners. If you subscribe to the customization service for 330 yen per month, you can use coupons and women's insurance services.
For those who want to know more about Rakuten PINK Card and applyhere！
rakuten gold card
Rakuten Gold Card is a credit card that ranks higher than Rakuten Card. It is recommended for foreigners who often use planes or cars, as it offers free access to airport lounges twice a year and no annual fee for ETC cards.
For those who want to know more about Rakuten Gold Card and applyhere！
rakuten premium card
Rakuten Premium Card is a credit card that ranks higher than Gold Card. It is recommended for foreigners who travel frequently, as it offers free airport lounge access and travel accident insurance.
For those who want to know more about Rakuten Premium Card and applyhere！
rakuten bank card
Rakuten Bank Card is a Rakuten Card that can also be used as a Rakuten Bank cash card. Recommended for foreigners who have a Rakuten Bank account.
For those who want to know more about Rakuten Bank Card and applyhere！
Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card
Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card is a credit card recommended for those who frequently use ANA. You can earn ANA miles and no longer need to go through check-in procedures at the airport counter.
For those who want to know more about Rakuten ANA Mileage Club Card and applyhere！
Rakuten Card Academy
Rakuten Card Academy is a student-only credit card recommended for international students. It is convenient because it automatically switches to a regular Rakuten card when you graduate from school.
If you would like to learn more about Rakuten Card Academy, please apply.here！
Alpine Group Rakuten Card
The Alpen Group Rakuten Card is a credit card affiliated with the Alpen Group, which is famous for its sporting goods. It is recommended for foreigners who like sports as there are benefits such as Alpine Points.
If you would like to know more about the Alpen Group Rakuten Card and apply, pleasehere！
How to apply for Rakuten credit card
To apply for a Rakuten credit card, access the application page on Rakuten's website, enter the necessary information, and complete the identity verification process.
If you are a foreigner, your identity will be verified, so be sure to have your residence card ready. You will also need to verify your identity with the delivery person when receiving your card.
[How to apply for Rakuten credit card]
- Access the Rakuten application page
- Select card type
- Enter personal information such as address
- Enter income and workplace information
- Choose whether to add Rakuten Edy
- Enter bank account
- Verify your identity
- wait for review
- receive card
Tips to pass Rakuten credit card screening
There are a few tips to keep in mind to pass the Rakuten credit card screening.
Longer period of stay is more advantageous
You can apply for a period of stay of three months or more, but those who stay for a longer period of time will have an easier time passing the examination.
It is better not to add cash advance
In order to get a cash advance, you will need to verify your income, so it will be easier to get a cash advance if you don't.
JCB is said to have strict screening procedures.
You can choose from various card types such as VISA and JCB, but JCB is a Japanese brand and is said to be subject to strict screening.
Do not apply for multiple tickets at the same time.
If you apply for multiple cards other than Rakuten at the same time, your application may be viewed as suspicious and may be rejected. Since credit card companies share information, you cannot apply for another company's card without Rakuten knowing.
There are many types of Rakuten credit cards, so choose the one that suits you.
In addition to Rakuten Credit Card, there are various other credit cards in Japan, so if you are interested in other credit cards, please check out the article below.