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Application for issuance of the Individual Number Card
Period until Individual Number Card issuance
It takes about one month*2from the application for Individual Number Card until the shipment of Notice of Issuance*1by municipalities.
- Notice of Issuance is a notification by which municipalities notifies that they are ready to issue Individual Number Card.
- Excluding cases with errors in the application, etc.
【Added in May 2021】
It is currently taking more time than usual to issue Individual Number Cards and the process may take up to two months. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your patience.
Method and flow of the application
Individual Number Notice and Individual Number Cards to your registered residence
The Individual Number Card application form is delivered to your address by simplified registered mail.
*You can still use the Individual Number Card application form attached to your Notification Card.
|Application by a smartphone|
Take your ID photograph with a camera of a smartphone.
Access to the website for application through the QR code on the application form for issuance. Input required matters and send them with your ID photograph.
|Application by a personal computer|
Take your ID photograph with a digital camera and save the data in a personal computer.
Access to the website for application for issuance.Input required matters in accordance with the instructions on the screen and send them with your ID photograph.
Please enter the application form ID (23-digit numeric code) specified on your application form for issuance. Your card cannot be issued correctly if there are any mistakes in your ID, so please input it carefully.
|Application by a town ID photo booth|
Select “Application for the Individual Number Card” from the touch panel, insert money for the photograph and place the QR code for the barcode scanner.
Follow the on-screen guidance and enter necessary items, take an ID photograph and send it.
Applicable ID photo booths available around town
|Application by mail|
Fill in your name in the applicant’s name section of the Individual Number Card application form, and attach an ID photograph.
Check the content of the form carefully for errors and then enclose it in a return envelope and send it by mail.