FAQs

Link to Twitter accessible from a different window

Tweet

2016-9-29

I want to know the procedures to enroll or terminate the National Pension for Foreigners.

No.40068

Answer

Generally, those who have an address in Japan aged between 20 and 59 years old are supposed to enroll in the National Pension Plan (Category I) without regard to nationality.

1 Where to apply: National Pension Support Desk in NHI and Pension Division at a ward office or National Pension Support Desk at Citizens Center in a ward branch office in your area

2 Required Items:
(1) When a foreigner enrolls in the National Pension (for Category I)
(a) Pension book
(b) Seal (Only those who have it)
(c) Resident Card (Foreign Resident Registration Card)
(d) (Only when you lost qualification of being Category II/III insured person) Any documents containing the date of loss of qualification (a Separation Notice, Certification of Loss of Qualification, etc.)

(2)When a foreigner terminates the National Pension (Category I) 
If you enrolled in the Employees' Pension Insurance, or became a dependent on an insured person, the procedures for such loss will be taken care by work places.
When you process the move-out procedure at Ward Residents Division in a ward office or Citizens Center at a ward branch office due to leaving Japan, etc., your qualification for being Category I insured will be terminated automatically. Besides, in case where you had paid for the pension for six months or longer while you were in Japan, you may be able to receive the Lump-sum Withdrawal Payments. Please contact a pension office nearby.

3 How to apply: Directly at a service counter

4 Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00

5 Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, Dec.29 to Jan. 3

For More Informtaion, Please Contact

National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Kawasaki Ward Office Phone: 044-201-3155
Support Desk of NHI and Pension at Citizens Center, Daishi Branch Office Phone: 044-271-0158
Support Desk of NHI and Pension at Citizens Center, Tajima Branch Office Phone: 044-322-1988
National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Saiwai Ward Office Phone: 044-556-6621
National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Nakahara Ward Office Phone: 044-744-3206
National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Takatsu Ward Office Phone: 044-861-3176
National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Miyamae Ward Office Phone: 044-856-3154
National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Tama Ward Office Phone: 044-935-3165
National Pension Support Desk, NHI and Pension Division, Asao Ward Office Phone: 044-965-5153

Kawasaki Pension Office (Kawasaki and Saiwai) Phone: 044-233-0181
Takatsu Pension Office (Nakahara, Takatsu, Miyamae, Tama, and Asao) Phone: 044-888-0111