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6 advantages of the Individual Number Card

As a document which certifies My Number

You can use it as a document which certifies My Number (the Individual Number) in various situations where required to present My Number (the Individual Number).

Use of the card

Online application for various administrative procedures

This can be used to apply online for a variety of governmental procedures, including logging into the My Number site.

Use of an electronic certificate

As an official identification card for identity verification

In a case where both presentation of My Number and identity verification are required, it is the only card which satisfies both needs by itself.
You can use it in a wide range of situations including when opening an account in a financial institution or when getting a new passport issued.

Use of the card or an electronic certificate

For various private online transactions, etc.

It is expected that the card will be available for various private online transactions including online banking.

Use of an electronic certificate

A wide range of services are available by this multi-purpose card (*)

Multiple cards necessary for each service provided by municipalities or the state, etc., may be integrated into the Individual Number Card.

*Because the services are different depending on municipality, please contact your municipality for more details.

Use of the card, an electronic certificate or an application

You can obtain official certificates at convenience stores, etc. (*)

You can obtain official certificates including a resident record or a seal registration certificate at convenience stores, etc.

Use of an electronic certificate or an application

Please see here for Convenience Store Issuance service

Wonderfully useful “Convenience Store Issuance service”

You can obtain official certificates including a resident record or a seal registration certificate, anytime, anywhere at convenience stores, supermarkets, etc.

Anytime
 

From early morning till late at night (6:30 am to 23:00 pm), the service is available on Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays(*) as well

Anywhere

The service is available at approximately 55,000 stores nationwide

*Excluding December 29 to January 3

Currently, 619 municipalities have adopted this service, and the total population of those municipalities is about 96 million.
The number is expected to increase more in the future.

Certificates that can be obtained (*)

  • □ Copy of the Resident Record
  • □ Seal Registration Certificate
  • □ Certificate of Items Stated in the Resident Record
  • □ Various certificate of tax payment
  • □ Certificate of Family Register
  • □ Copy of Supplemental Family Register

*The services are different depending on municipality

Increasing use of “the electronic certificate”

A variety of advantages can be enjoyed by the electronic certificate contained in an Individual Number Card.
Situations where the electronic certificate can be used are expected to continually increase.
There are 2 types of the electronic certificates as follows.

Electronic certificate for the bearer’s signature

  • Used when creating or submitting electronic documents over the Internet.
    • Filing electronic applications (e.g., e-Tax)
    • Registering for private online transactions (e.g., online banking)
  • Validates that, “the electronic document bearing the certificate is genuine, and was created/submitted by the certificate holder”.

Electronic certificate for user identification

  • Used when logging in to Internet websites or multi-purpose terminals at convenience stores.
    • Logging in to government websites (e.g., Disclosure System of Personal Information Cooperation Record)
    • Logging in to private entity websites (e.g., online banking)
    • Using services such as Convenience Store Issuance services
  • Validates “the identity of the person logging in as your own”.