If both of the issuance date [許可年月日] on your residence card and the effective date [資格取得年月日 or 適用開始年月日] on your health insurance card have not passed six months, you'll need to scan and submit a business card that includes your full name written in Katakana and the name of your employer in Japan so that we can verify that you are employed at a Japanese workplace.
If you don't have a business card, a Certificate of Employment issued by your company in Japan will be accepted.
- Sample of a business card with Katakana name
Points to note
- Only business cards officially provided by your employer will be accepted. We are unable to accept self-printed business cards.
- Your business card must show both your name in Katakana and the name of the company/organization your work for.
- Please make sure that your business card shows your name (legal name) on your residence card in Katakana.
Why this information is required
Under Japanese law, if both of the issuance date [許可年月日] on your residence card and the effective date [資格取得年月日 or 適用開始年月日] on your health insurance card have not passed six months, you must be able to verify that you are employed at a Japanese workplace in order to be considered a "resident" of Japan. In order for us to confirm that you are working for a company in Japan, you must submit your Japanese business card in addition to your Japanese Social health insurance card.
Your name in Katakana is required for some banking procedures in Japan. To make things easier for you, we will register your Katakana name with the document uploaded.