The Japan Agency for Local Authority Information Systems: The Japan Agency for Local Authority Information Systems (J-LIS) is an organization jointly operated by prefectures and municipalities.

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Expected Shipment of Notice of Issuance

Please confirm the expected shipment date of your notification from the link below.

Application Receipt and Shipment Timing

The timing of the receipt of an Individual Number Card application and the timing of the issuance and shipment of the card to the local municipal office will be handled as follows.
(Excluding cases with errors in the application.)

The postal service will deliver the cards to each local municipal office across the nation.
In areas that require pickup, an issuance notification (postcard) will be sent to your address when your card is ready, which you must bring with you to the issuing office to receive your card.

Please note that in order to prevent overcrowding and long waits at the issuing office, some municipalities may adjust the timing of issuance notifications.

As a result, there may be significant delay between the timing of the shipment of cards to the local municipal offices and that of actually receiving your card.

Please note that additional attachments as well as forgetting to remove your notification card or Uni- Voice for the visually impaired before sending your application form may delay the shipment and delivery of your ID card past the dates listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About Application and Issuance of Individual Number Cards

Submit Application

Apply using the enclosed application card.


Receive Notice

Your Notice of Issuance (postcard) arrives by post.


Go to Issuance Office

After confirming your identity, you will be asked to set a PIN.

  • An application is required to receive your Individual Number Card.
    You can apply via the application form included with your Notification Card, online, or at a local ID photo booth*.

*Some ID photo booths do not support applications.

Important Note

  • To submit an application after relocation, please request a new application form from your local municipal office when submitting your address change documents, or download a form from here.


  • After submitting your application, there is a 3-week processing period until your card is created.
    After this, your card will be sent through the postal service to your local municipal office, which will handle any final issuance procedures and send you a notice of issuance by mail. Please wait until you receive this notice.

Important Note

  • If you move to a different municipality before receiving your notice of issuance, you must reapply. Please complete procedures for reapplication when you are registering your address at your new municipal office.
  • After receiving your notice of issuance, you yourself should visit the service counter by the date described on the issuance notification with required things.

*Only if you are not able to visit the place to receive your card due to your sickness, physical disability, or other unavoidable reasons, your representative can receive your card.

Individual Number Card has a lot of advantages.

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

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