You will be notified of your Social Security and Tax Number at your registered address in or after October.
◆ The municipal office will send a notification card to your registered address.
You may fail to receive the notification card if your current address is not registered. Please confirm your registered address in advance.
◆ Beginning in October 2015, every household will receive, by recorded delivery, an envelope containing notification cards showing the Individual Numbers of household members. This card is important because it proves your Individual Number in tax and social security procedures.
Be careful not to throw it away by mistake.
◆ If you are unable to receive your Social Security and Tax Number at your registered address for reasons beyond your control*, please hand-deliver or mail the application for the notice of your temporary residence between 24 August and 25 September to the municipal office where you are registered.
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You will be notified of your 12-digit Social Security and Tax Number (also called Individual Number or “My Number”), beginning in October 2015.
Individual Numbers are issued under the Social Security and Tax Number System, which is the base for linking and putting together personal information dispersed across multiple agencies under the name of the person it belongs to. The System serves as social infrastructure to improve the efficiency and transparency of the social security and tax systems, bring greater convenience to the public, and create a fair and just society.
Foreigners registered as residents in Japan (mid-term residents, special permanent residents, etc.) will also receive their Individual Numbers.
Call center information
Information on My Number System (new office hours on weekends and time extension)
Public attendance in Japan through the phone number: 0570-20-0178 (only in Japanese)
Public attendance in Japan through the phone number: 0570-20-0291 (English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese)
Information regarding Notification Card and Card with Individual Number (new service)
※ Both call centers will work on the hours cited above until March 31, 2016 .