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Initial Registration

Upon Entering Japan

Application Period

Within 90 days of arrival in Japan

Documents Required
  • Passport
  • Two recent,identical 3.5cm(width) X 4.5cm(height)photos (full frontal view without hat) from the same negative.

Photos are not required of those 15 years of age or under.

  • The applicant has to be in person.

For those 15 years of age or under, a close family member or someone living in the same household is required to report on his or her behalf.

Where to Register

You can apply for foreign residents registration and related services at your local ward office or any branch office located in the ward where you reside. If you do not know where to go, please click here.

Upon the Birth of an Infant

Application Period

Within 60 days of birth

The birth of a child should be registered within 14 days.

Documents Required

Birth Registration Certificate


A parent or close family member living with the child

Where to Register

Registration can be made at the Foreign Resident Registration counter of the main or branch city office.


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