Notification of Place of Residence

Residence Card Address

After Arriving in Japan the First Time

Procedures

  1. Prepare the following items:
  2. Go to the Municipal Office.
  3. Fill in the Residence Notification form at the Municipal Office.
  4. Present the items above.
  5. Wait for the Municipal Office to list your address on the back of your residence card.
  6. Receive your residence card with your address now listed on the back. Finished, register in the National Health Insurance.
    • Note: some Municipal Offices may complete the National Health Insurance registration procedures while completing the address notification procedures. 
  7. Later, check your mail.  You will receive an Individual Number Notification Report.  You will need to make sure to hold on to this.
個人番号通知書 Edit


Moving Within Japan, Within the Same Municipal 

Procedures

  1. Prepare the following items: 
  2. Go to the Municipal Office.
  3. Fill in the Residence Notification form at the Municipal Office.
  4. Present the items above.
  5. Wait for the Municipal Office to list your address on the back of your residence card.
  6. Receive your residence card with your address now listed on the back.
  7. Submit the Status of Residence / Part-time Job Notification Form to JUIC with your updated address and notify your academic affairs department of the change in your address.

Moving Within Japan, to a Different Municipal 

Procedures


Municipal Office: Before Moving
  1. Prepare the following items: 
  2. Go to the Municipal Office.
  3. Fill in the Residence Notification form at the Municipal Office.
  4. Present the items above.
  5. Receive a Moving-Out Certificate from the Municipal Office.

Municipal Office: After Moving
  1. Prepare the following items: 
  2. Go to the Municipal Office.
  3. Fill in the Residence Notification form at the Municipal Office.
  4. Present the items above.
  5. Wait for the Municipal Office to list your address on the back of your residence card.
  6. Receive your residence card with your address now listed on the back.
  7. Submit the Status of Residence / Part-time Job Notification Form to JUIC with your updated address and notify your academic affairs department of the change in your address.

Leaving Japan

Procedures

  1. Prepare the following items: 
  2. Go to the Municipal Office.
  3. Fill in the Residence Notification form at the Municipal Office.
  4. Present the items above.
  5. Finished, notify the National Health Insurance section in the Municipal Office that you are leaving Japan as well.
    • Note: some Municipal Offices may complete the National Health Insurance procedures while completing the address notification procedures.