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Now go and get your Individual Number Card.

Procedures of Individual Number Card issuance

When you make application for Individual Number Card by mail or on the WEB via smartphones and PCs by using an application form for an Individual Number Card delivered to the address described in your resident record along with the notification card, an issuance notification (postcard) will be delivered to your home.

You yourself should visit the service counter by the date described on the issuance notification (postcard) with required things (*).
The place you receive your card will be described on the issuance notification (postcard).

What you should bring

  • - Application form for issuance (post card)
  • - Notification card
  • - Identity verification documents
    (*refer to note on right for details)
  • - Basic Resident Registration Card
    (only for those who own one)

* Identity verification documents

One of the following items: a Basic Resident Registration Card (must have photo.), a driver’s license, a certificate of driving history (only the one whose issuance date is on or after April 1, 2012), a passport, a physical disability certificate, a mental disability certificate, a rehabilitation certificate, a resident card, a special permanent resident certificate a landing permit for temporary refuge, or a permit for provisional stay

② If you do not have any of the above, two documents including either your "full name and date of birth" or your "full name and address", and considered as appropriate by the mayor.

(Example) A health insurance card, a pension book, an employee identification card, a student identification card, various documents in which the school name is described, a bankbook, a Claimant Certification for Medical Care

*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.
For details on issuance to representatives, click here.

After your identification is confirmed at the service counter, you will set your personal identification number. Then you will receive your card.

Set your personal identification number at the service counter.

Since your Individual Number Card contains a lot of important information, the card is managed by the use of multiple personal identification numbers.
Please avoid registering personal identification numbers that can be easily guessed such as a simple array of numbers, your birthday and your address. In addition, please determine your personal identification number before you visit the service counter.

Electronic certificate for the bearer’s signature Six alphanumeric characters or more but not exceeding 16 alphanumeric characters
English capital letters from A to Z and numbers from 0 to 9 are available and at least one capital letter and one number are required.
Electronic certificate for user identification
Basic Resident Registration Card
To support entering items on the card
Four-digit numbers
You can also set the same personal identification number.

* For details on certificates, see the page of “Individual Number Card” as well.

Issuance to representatives

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

What you should bring
  • - Issuance notification (postcard)
  • - Documents to confirm your identification (*)
  • - Documents to confirm the identification of your representative (*)
  • - Documents showing proof of authority of representation (*)
  • - Notification card
  • - The Basic Resident Registration Card
    (only for those who own one)
  • - Documents proving that you are not able to present yourself to the service counter
    (Example) Medical certificates, your identification booklet for the physically disabled or documents proving that you are in the facilities, etc. of your representative

* Documents to confirm your identification

Two identity verification documents ①.
Or, one identity verification document from each, ① and ②.
Or, three identity verification documents from ② (at least one must have photo on it).

* Identity verification documents for the representative requesting issuance

Two identity verification documents ①.
Or, one identity verification document from each, ① and ②.

* Documents showing proof of authority of representation

For legal representatives:

copy of family register or other documents proving the qualification
(However, documents described above are not required when your legal domicile is within your municipality.)

When your representative is not your legal representative:

power of attorney, documents proving the fact that you have designated your representative
(completing the, "Power of Attorney" field of the issuance notification will suffice.)

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