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1What is a notification card?
A notification card notifies each resident of his/her own Individual Number.
A notification card is a paper card which notifies every resident of My Number (the Individual Number).
Your "name," "address," "date of birth," "sex," and "My Number (the Individual Number)," etc., registered in the resident record of your municipality are noted on the card.
However, without an ID photo, the notification card must be used alongside other identification documents such as a drivers’ license or passport in order to confirm Individual Number and identity at the same time.
About Using a Notification Card for General Identification (For Companies)
Notification cards can be used to confirm Individual Numbers. Please do not accept them for general identity confirmation procedures.
Notification card / Front side
(1) Notification card
(2) Individual Number
(5) Date of birth
(7) Date of issue
Notification card / Back side
● It is prohibited by law that a person other than those who are permitted by law copies the Individual Number. In addition, a person who falsified any matter stated on this card is punished by law.
● If you have found this notification card, please kindly get in touch with the following contact;
Call Center for the Social Security and Tax Number System (nation-wide common Navi-Dial Service)
● You have to return this notification card to the municipality upon receiving your Individual Number Card.
(2) Individual Number
2Delivery of a notification card
Your Notification Card will be delivered to you by registered mail after you register your Resident Record at your local municipal office.
Note that it takes around 3 weeks to deliver Notification Cards for newborns and people moving to Japan from overseas.
Please contact your local municipal office if you have already registerd your Resident Record but have not yet received a Notification Card.
*Your notification card will be sent by registered mail, so you must be present in order to receive it. In the event of your absence, you will receive a delivery notice with instructions on redelivery. Please make sure to receive it within the storage period, or else it will be returned to the sender.
・A notification card (for every household member)
・An application form for issuance of the Individual Number Card (for every household member)
・A voice message identification code and a copy of application form ID
*About scan of the Uni-Voice
[The details encoded in the Uni-Voice] (The speech including the following information runs in Japanese.)
・An envelope for sending the application form(s) for issuance of the Individual Number Card (1 for each mail)
Send it after checking the points described on the back side of the return envelope and stating your name and address on it.
* For those whose envelope, for sending the application form(s), is past the valid period for sending
*For those who wish to have an additional envelope for sending the application form(s)
・A guidance (1 for each mail)
4Use of the notification card
The card is available when requested to present My Number (the Individual Number) at a counter of administrative organs, etc.
However, it is necessary to present a document such as your driver’s license for identity verification.
In addition, if you will receive the Individual Number Card, you must return the notification card to your municipality.
5Loss of Notification Card
Notification Cards can be re-issued if lost.
Procedures for re-issuance can be completed at your local municipal office, but they require a receipt number from a police station or police box.
*Receipt Number: a number provided to you by a police station or police box when you report a lost article.
Bring the copy of your receipt number to your local municipal office and conduct re-issuance procedures.
*If you find a lost Notification Card, please take it to your nearest police station or police box.