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2020-3-12

How do I register my seal?

No.40115

Answer

There are three ways to register your seal: (1) Via Document Query (Takes several days to register), (2) Using the License of Applicant, (3) Through a Guarantor. See the References (URLs) for various registration procedures and requirements. We will provide a seal registration certificate after registering.

1. Documents for Submission: Applications are at the counter, or can be downloaded at via linked URL (About Seal Registration)
2. Application Counter: Ward OfficeWard Residents Section (Kuminka) or Branch Ward Resident Center (Shisho Kumin Center) Corresponding to Your Address
3. Eligible Registrants: Those registered as residents within a ward of Kawasaki City. (Those under 15 and adult wards may not register.)
4. Applicants: Individual or Proxy
5. Application Method: Apply directly at the counter.
6. Reception Time: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Second and fourth Saturdays: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Branch Ward Resident Centers (Shisho Kumin Center) closed the second and fourth Saturdays.
7. Closed: Saturday (Except Second and fourth Saturdays), Sundays, holidays, December 29 - January 3 (Branch Ward Resident Centers (Shisho Kumin Center) closed the second and fourth Saturdays.)
8. Required Items: Seal to be registered, documents verifying applicant’s identity (driver’s license, passport, etc.). If applying via proxy, a letter of attorney and the seal of the proxy are required.
9. Precautions: If applying via document query, after submitting documents to the counter, we will send a written inquiry and response form to the applicant’s address. Fill out the required fields in the response form sent to you and bring it back along with documents verifying your identity. Note that the entire process requires several days. (Response period is one month from day of application. Your registration application becomes invalid after this response period.)

Note

Registration Method

A. Document Query
After receiving your seal registration application, a written inquiry will be sent from the ward office to the applicant’s residence.
Fill out the response form in the inquiry and bring back to your ward office to register.
As the written inquiry will be sent via mail, additional time is required to complete registration.

Required Items
・Seal to be Registered
・Documents Verifying the Applicant’s Identity, Such as Health Insurance Card, etc.
Procedure at the counter
・Submit the completed seal registration application form to the counter. The ward office will send a written inquiry to the applicant after confirming the name and address using their identity verification documents.
Procedure Following Written Inquiry
・Once you have received the written inquiry from the ward office, write your date and name in the response column, affix your registered seal, and bring the form to the application counter within one month of the day of application. (The response deadline is written on the document.)
・The seal registration will be complete once the form has been taken to the counter, and you will be issued a seal registration certificate.
・When bringing in your response form, make sure to bring your seal for registration, and documents verifying your identity, such as a health insurance card, etc.
・If a proxy is returning the form, they should fill in the letter of Attorney field on the form, and bring the applicant’s seal, their seal, and items certifying that their identity (such as a driver’s license, or health insurance card) to the counter.

B. License Method (Application cannot be made by proxy.)
Required Items
・Seal for Registration
・Documents Verifying Your Identity (with Photo) Issued by the Government, Such as a Driver’s License or Passport
Registration Process
・Fill out the seal registration application and show your seal for registration, driver’s license, passport, etc.
・Seal registration can be completed on the same day.
・Upon completing seal registration, you will be issued a seal registration certificate.

C. Guarantor Method
(Application cannot be made by proxy.)
The applicant can apply directly by having someone who has already registered their seal with Kawasaki City serve as a guarantor.

Required Items
・Seal for Registration
・Documents Verifying the Applicant’s Identity, Such as Health Insurance Card, etc.
Registration Process
・Submit the seal registration application with the name of the guarantor written in the guarantor field and the registered seal (official) stamped. Show the seal for registration along with your health insurance card, etc.
・Same day seal registration is possible by disclosing the guarantor’s address, name, birthday, and seal.
・Upon completing seal registration, you will be issued a seal registration certificate.
*Note that you will be unable to guarantor’s registered seal in the guarantor field is smudged.

Further Note

If completing the procedure or submitting by proxy, the entire process will be carried out via document inquiry. (Same day registration is not possible.)
Required Items
・Seal to be Registered
・Personal Seal of Proxy
・A Letter of Attorney (You should put the seal to register. For the format, please see “the Example of the format for a letter of attorney”.)
・Documents Confirming the Identity of the Proxy
Procedure at the counter
・Submit the completed seal registration application at the counter. We will then send a written inquiry to the applicant via the ward office.
Procedure Following Written Inquiry
・Once you have received the written inquiry from the ward office, write your date and name in the response column, affix your registered seal, and bring the form to the application counter within one month of the day of application. (The response deadline is written on the document.)
・The seal registration will be complete once the form has been taken to the counter, and you will be issued a seal registration certificate.
・When bringing in your response form, make sure to bring your seal for registration, and documents verifying your identity, such as a health insurance card, etc.
・If a proxy is returning the form, the should fill in the Letter of Attorney field on the form, and the applicant’s seal, their seal, and items certifying that their identity (such as a driver’s license, or health insurance card).

For More Informtaion, Please Contact

Kawasaki Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-201-3143
Daishi Branch Office, Ward Residents Center Tel: 044-271-0139
Tajima Branch Office, Ward Residents Center Tel: 044-322-1970
Saiwai Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-556-6616
Nakahara Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-744-3175
Takatsu Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-861-3163
Miyamae Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-856-3144
Tama Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-935-3154
Asao Ward Office, Ward Residents Section Tel: 044-965-5122