The Social Security and Tax Number System starts in October, 2015.
(1) Individual Number mailing will begin in October.
- Social Security and Tax number (The "My Number" Individual Number) system is about to begin in Japan.
- The Individual Numbers, each one unique to its holder, are important because they are required for procedures at municipal offices, etc.
- From October 2015 on, your municipality will mail an envelope to your residence(at the address registered therewith).
- The envelope contains a "Notification Card" with your Individual Number on it.
- This envelope will be delivered to you by simple registered mail. If you're absent when they deliver it, they'll leave undeliverable item notice. For redelivery, Call 0570-046-111 (toll; English)
(2) Handle your Individual Number with care.
- Keep your Notification Card at hand and be careful not to throw it away or tear it.
- To avoid illegitimate use of your Individual Number, do not tell it to others except as required.
(3) "Individual Number Cards" will be available.
- Your "Individual Number Card" also serves as an ID card bearing your Individual Number.
- In some municipalities, convenient options like having convenience stores issue residence certificates are available.
- To apply for an "Individual Number Card", fill in and send back the application provided with the "Notification Card".
(4) If you have any questions
- Go to the site below, or call the number below. You can also contact the municipal office of the town where you live (your municipality).
- Web site http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/bangoseido/english.html
- Call center 0570-20-0291 (English/Chinese/Korean/Spanish/Portuguese) [Until 30 September 2015 ]Monday-Friday 9:30-17:30 (not available on weekends or holidays) [From 1 October 2015 throughout 31 March 2016] Monday-Friday 9:30-20:00 Weekends/holidays 9:30-17:30 (Not available during the New Year's holiday) *Call charges will apply because these are Navi-Dial System.
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