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Personal Seal Registration and Personal Seal Certificate

更新日 2010年12月01日

Personal Seal Registration

Personal seal is equivalent to a signature in other countries. A personal seal which is registered at the City Hall is referred to as "Registered Seal." Registered seal will be necessary when closing important contracts. A "Personal Seal Registration Card" will be issued, once the personal seal has been registered.

Eligibility for Registration

A person with the age of 15 and above, and has processed either a resident registration or an alien registration within the city. Only one personal seal may be registered by an individual.

Personal Seal Registration (when registering in person)

Where to process
Contact Service Division in Central Office, or any Contact Service Centers.
Required items
Personal seal to be registered, photo ID such as passport or alien registration card

Registerable Personal Seals

  • Personal seal engraved with the same full name filed in the alien registration
  • Must fit within a square with 8mm to 25mm on each side
* Registration may be rejected, depending on the material of the personal seal (such as a rubber stamp).

Personal Seal Certificate

Personal seal certificate will be necessary in such events as purchasing a car or renting an apartment. Personal seal certificate and personal seal registration card are two different items.

Where to process
Contact Service Division in Central Office, or any Contact Service Centers.
Required items
Personal seal registration card and processing fee (300 yen per certificate) 

Where to inquire

Contact Service Division (Madoguchi service ka)
Phone: 055-282-6094