Country Summary

Country nameJapan
ISO codeJP
RegionAsia

Numbers Summary

Toll-Free Prefixes+81120, +81800
National Prefixes+8150

Japan: National, Toll-Free Numbers

Requirements for Individuals

Japan National and Toll-Free numbers are not available to individuals.

Japan National and Toll-Free numbers are not available to individuals.

Requirements for Businesses

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Business Name

Proof of Identity

  • Corporate registration document
  • Company Seal Certificate

Business Address 

May be anywhere in Japan

Proof of Address

Supporting document(s) must have been issued within the last 6 months and be valid as of uploading thereof. A bank or credit card statement is not a valid utility bill. A physical mailer will be sent to this address.

  • Certificate of tax payment
  • Utility bill

Business Purpose

Proof of Business Purpose

  • Corporate registration document
  • Articles of incorporation

Authorization of Representative

Proof that representative is authorized to act on behalf of the business

  • Power of attorney
  • Corporate registration showing name of authorized representative
  • Letter on the company letterhead under seal showing the person is duly authorized to execute contract

Name of Authorized Representative

Proof of Identity

  • Driver’s license
  • Certificate of driving record

Date of Birth of Authorized Representative

Proof of Date of Birth

Do not upload the back side of “My Number Card”

  • Passport
  • My Number Card*
  • “Zairyuu” residency card (non-Japanese national)
  • Certificate of special permanent resident (non-Japanese national)

Address of Authorized Representative

Proof of Address

Supporting document(s) must have been issued within the last 6 months and be valid as of uploading thereof. A bank or credit card statement is not a valid utility bill. A physical mailer will be sent to this address.

  • Certificate of tax payment (In Japanese)
  • Utility bill

Declaration of Beneficial Ownership

Declaration of Beneficial Ownership

A declaration signed by the Authorized Representative setting out the beneficial owners. Download here:

  • Signed Declaration of Beneficial Ownership

Proof of Beneficial Ownership

Proof of Beneficial Ownership

One of the following for high risk transactions (in case you do not tick any of the boxes in Section 2 of the Signed Declaration of Beneficial Ownership) showing the beneficial owners:

  • Shareholders’ registry or equivalent document
  • Annual securities report
  • Other document issued by a governmental authority

Financial Status

Proof of the Financial Status

One of the following for high risk transactions (in case you do not tick any of the boxes in Section 2 of the Signed Declaration of Beneficial Ownership) showing the beneficial owners:

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Other document showing the business’ financial status
Information Required

Business Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Corporate registration document
  • Company Seal Certificate
Information Required

Business Address 

May be anywhere in Japan

Documentation Required

Proof of Address

Supporting document(s) must have been issued within the last 6 months and be valid as of uploading thereof. A bank or credit card statement is not a valid utility bill. A physical mailer will be sent to this address.

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Certificate of tax payment
  • Utility bill
Information Required

Business Purpose

Documentation Required

Proof of Business Purpose

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Corporate registration document
  • Articles of incorporation
Information Required

Authorization of Representative

Documentation Required

Proof that representative is authorized to act on behalf of the business

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Power of attorney
  • Corporate registration showing name of authorized representative
  • Letter on the company letterhead under seal showing the person is duly authorized to execute contract
Information Required

Name of Authorized Representative

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Driver’s license
  • Certificate of driving record
Information Required

Date of Birth of Authorized Representative

Documentation Required

Proof of Date of Birth

Do not upload the back side of “My Number Card”

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Passport
  • My Number Card*
  • “Zairyuu” residency card (non-Japanese national)
  • Certificate of special permanent resident (non-Japanese national)
Information Required

Address of Authorized Representative

Documentation Required

Proof of Address

Supporting document(s) must have been issued within the last 6 months and be valid as of uploading thereof. A bank or credit card statement is not a valid utility bill. A physical mailer will be sent to this address.

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Certificate of tax payment (In Japanese)
  • Utility bill
Information Required

Declaration of Beneficial Ownership

Documentation Required

Declaration of Beneficial Ownership

A declaration signed by the Authorized Representative setting out the beneficial owners. Download here:

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Signed Declaration of Beneficial Ownership
Information Required

Proof of Beneficial Ownership

Documentation Required

Proof of Beneficial Ownership

One of the following for high risk transactions (in case you do not tick any of the boxes in Section 2 of the Signed Declaration of Beneficial Ownership) showing the beneficial owners:

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Shareholders’ registry or equivalent document
  • Annual securities report
  • Other document issued by a governmental authority
Information Required

Financial Status

Documentation Required

Proof of the Financial Status

One of the following for high risk transactions (in case you do not tick any of the boxes in Section 2 of the Signed Declaration of Beneficial Ownership) showing the beneficial owners:

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Other document showing the business’ financial status

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