Application method by mail

An application form for issuance of the Individual Number Card

An Individual Number Notice and Individual Number Card application form will be delivered to your address by simplified registered mail.

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If you have already received a Notification Card, you can still use the Individual Number Card application form provided with it.
The form has perforated lines, so please fold it a few times and tear it carefully.

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For those who have lost the Individual Number issuance application form

Download the issuance application form here.
(Do not refer to the method listed below, but to the method listed among the files downloaded.)

Click here to download the issuance application form [English] or [Japanese]

For those who have lost the envelope for sending the issuance application form

You can download the materials for an envelope valid until May 31, 2022 here.

To download the materials for an envelope, here

How to complete “application form for issuance of the Individual Number Card“

Individual Number Card application form and Application form for electronic certificate issue/renewal
When you read the QR code in the left, you can apply for issuance by a device such as a smartphone.

(1) Individual Number Card application form and Application form for electronic certificate issue/renewal

“The Individual Number Card” and “electronic certificate” contained in the card can be applied by this single application form.

See here for “the Individual Number Card”

See here for “electronic certificate”

(2) Name, Address, etc

Even if you have changed your name or address, for applications via smartphone, PC, or ID photo booth, you can still use the application form with your old information.
For mail applications, please cross out the outdated information with a double line, write your new information in the blank space, and submit your application normally.

(3) Phone number

Please enter a phone number where you can be contacted during the day.
* This phone number is used only for inquiries regarding this matter.

(4) Classification of foreign residents (For foreign residents only)

When the entered information is different from the one appearing on the residence card, you cannot use this application form. Please contact your local municipality.

(5) Braille writing in the right box is desired.

When you need Braille writing for the “Individual Number Card,” please fill the box completely using a black pen.
Your name in the right box will be shown in Braille.
If braille Kana is not printed, display in braille is not available. In such a case, contact your municipality.

(6) Application date

Please enter application date.

(7) Applicant name

The applicant’s signature or affixing applicant’s name and seal is required.

(8) ID photograph attachment box

Please attach your ID photograph.
“Check points of your photograph” are here

(9) Whether or not issuance of “Electronic certificate for the bearer’s signature” or “Electronic certificate for user identification” is required

The electronic certificate is necessary to receive a variety of services including filing electronic applications such as e-Tax, logging in to Disclosure System of Personal Information Cooperation Record and Convenience Store Issuance service.
Note that if you blacken the square mark, the electronic certificate is not issued.

See here for “electronic certificate”

Please check here for information on how to fill out the Individual Number Card application form provided with your Notification Card

(10) Columns to be filled in by agent

As a rule, the certificate is not issued for a person under 15 years of age and for an adult ward.

Mailing of “an application form for issuance of the Individual Number Card”

Please mail “an application form for issuance of the Individual Number Card” in an enclosed return envelope.

For those who have an envelope for sending an application form(s) which is past the valid period for sending, and for those who wish to have an additional envelope for sending the application form(s)

You can download the materials for an envelope valid until May 31, 2022 here.

To download the materials for an envelope, here

<Destination address>
An application form for issuance of the Individual Number Card Acceptance Center
Japan Agency for Local Authority Information Systems
P.O.Box 2, Kawasaki-higashi, Japan Post Co., Ltd., 219-8650

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