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The "My Number" system will start from October 2015

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2016-10-07

What is My Number?

  • The My Number system is a system that will begin with the objectives of improving convenience and preventing unlawful receipt of benefits, etc., by confirming that personal information held by  multiple institutions belong to the same person.Each and every foreign national who has a resident record will be issued a 12-digit number (My Number).
  • Between October and December, 2015, “Notification Cards” bearing Individual Numbers (My Number) will be sent to the addresses of all residents (the addresses  listed on residence certificates) by the "Japan Agency for Local Authority  Information  Systems (J-LIS)" under the commission of Kawasaki city.

Look after your Notification Card

  • Please do not destroy or discard your Notification Card; keep it in a safe place.In order to safeguard against unauthorized use of your Individual Number, please do not disclose it to anyone else unnecessarily.
  • You may be required to present your Notification Card at the service counters of administrative agencies. In such cases, it will also be necessary to present documentary proof of identity (such as your Residence Card or Special Permanent Resident Certificate).
Notification Card

You can apply for an "Individual Number Card".

  • The front of your Individual Number Card bears your name, address, date of birth, gender and an ID photograph, and the back of the card bears your Individual Number(My Number). It can be also be used as proof of identity.
  • You Individual Number Card is used when you are asked for your Individual Number at the service counter of an administrative agency.
  • It is planned for it to be possible to obtain copies of Certificates of Residence from convenience store multi-copy machines.
  • To obtain an Individual Number Card, please fill in the application form, which will come with your Notification Card, with the necessary details and send it together with an ID photograph to J-LIS.
Individual Number Card

For inquiries about My Number

My Number in general (Cabinet Secretariat)

  • Phone number:0570-20-0291 ※Calls are charged
  • Languages:English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Opening Hours:Monday to Friday 9:30~22:00(Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays 9:30~17:30)
  • Excluding the year-end and New Year holidays
  • Service hours are expected to change starting from April, 2016.

Notification Cards and Individual Number Cards 

  • Phone number:0570-064-738 ※Calls are charged
  • Languages:English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Opening Hours:Monday to Friday 8:30~22:00(Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays 9:30~17:30) 
  • Excluding the year-end and New Year holidays
  • Service hours are expected to change starting from April, 2016.