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SEAL REGISTRATION

更新日:2012年4月19日

Seal registration is necessary to obtain a seal certificate, which is required for registering a car, etc. Please bring the following items when you register your seal.

  • Foreign resident registration certificate 
  • A seal that nobody in the same household registered

Please pay attention to the following before you make a personal seal.

  • If the seal impression to be registered bears a name written with the same alphabet letters as your registered name, you can make the registration at once.
  • If the seal impression to be registered bears a name written in different characters from your registered name, you must first register the characters as your official name by making an application for changes in foreigner registration.

※ To register an official name, you need the following items: proof of employment from your present employer; bankbook; documentation containing the official name in the characters to be registered, such as letters, membership cards, hospital cards, paychecks, employee ID cards, etc.