在留証明書/ Residency Certificate

2021/7/1

州の新型コロナウイルス対策の再開基準に照らし合わせ,
領事待合室内の人数を制限するために窓口は全て予約制となっています。

予約方法Eメール(consul@se.mofa.go.jp)乃至電話(206-682-9107 内線120)でお願いします。電話が繋がりにくい場合は,Eメールのご利用をお勧めします。

領事待合室内の人数制限に伴い,予約が混み合っています。また,申請から交付までに2週間ほど時間がかかっております。時間に余裕のある予約の確保,米国公証人による証明など代替手段がある場合はそちらのご利用もご検討ください。

在留証明書

外国のどこに住所(生活の本拠地)を有しているかを証明するものです。恩給・年金の受給,不動産登記,遺産相続,本邦学校の受験手続き等に使用されます。申請には提出先,提出理由を明記する必要がありますので,予めご確認願います。

日本国籍者で,当館管轄地に3か月以上滞在し,かつ,日本国内に住民登録されていない方



申請書

 
 申請書申請書1/2(過去住所・同居家族) 2/2申請書(年金機構)Acknowledgement(年金機構)


パスポート
 
 日本国の有効なパスポート


滞在資格を証明する書類

 
 当地での3か月以上の滞在資格を証明する書類(有効なビザもしくはグリーンカード)


現住所と居住期間を確認できる書類

 
 現住所と居住期間を確認できる書類(米国の運転免許証,家の契約書もしくは公共料金請求書等)で住所,氏名(申請者ご本人のもの)と日付(以下の事項を参照)の入ったもの。証明書に「何年何月以来居住している」という年月(証明を受ける住所・居所を定めた年月)の記載が必要な場合には,その事実を確認できる書類。
 (例)米国運転免許証は,その発行年月から在留しているという証明になります。

※なお,P.O. Boxは使用できません。


恩給・年金受給を証明する書類

 
 恩給・年金受給手続きに必要な場合には,受給を証明する書類(受給証書,現況届の葉書等)

 

 

 

 

 

Residency Certificate

The Residency Certificate replaces the Resident Record (Juminhyo) in Japan for those who live abroad. It proves how long you have lived at your current residence and is used to submit to organizations in Japan.

There are 2 types of Residency Certificates:
Format 1 Proves where the applicant currently resides.
Format 2 Proves past residences within the U.S. up until your current residence.
Proves Japanese household members live with the applicant (proof of past residences are optional)
           
※Instead of the Residency Certificate issued by the Consulate, the Japan Pension Service and Japan Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers will also accept a notarized certificate issued from the country you reside. Please follow the instructions by the organization concerned and fill in the “Application for Residence Certificate.” Go to a Notary Public to have it notarized and send it to Japan along with the Genkyo Todoke. (Some organizations may require a Japanese translation of the certificate.)
※You must fill out the Reason and Destination where the certificate will be submitted in Japanese. Please check with the requestor regarding the reason, destination, and number of copies needed for each destination before applying. 
※For Non-Japanese citizens, please get a certificate from a Notary Public near you.
※If you have not submitted the Overseas Residential Registration (Zairyu Todoke)Open a new window please submit beforehand.

As a general rule, Japanese nationals who live in our jurisdiction more than three months and also do not have a resident registration in Japan.

 

 
Application Form

Japanese Passport
A valid Japanese Passport or an original Family Registry (Koseki Tohon), issued within 3 months.

Proof of legal status in the U.S.
  • Green card, visa, etc.
  • U.S. Passport or Birth Certificate for dual citizens born in the U.S.
  • Dual citizens born outside of the U.S. are required to bring their birth certificate known as the Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

Proof of length of residency
Utility bills or receipts, lease agreements, grant deeds, hotel or rental confirmation receipts, etc.
※These documents must include applicant's name, address and issue date of the document(s). 
※P.O. Boxes cannot be used as proof of residence.

Proof of residence
  •  Driver license, utility bills or receipts, tax documents, etc. that include applicant’s name and address.
  •  Name on the document must match the name on your passport.
  •  Copies and online documents (online banking, statements, etc.) cannot be accepted. Please bring the original document that was mailed to your address. Household members, including minors, will also need documents that prove their address.

If document does not match your passport
If the name on the document does not match your passport, you must provide additional proof such as a Marriage Certificate, Family Registry (Koseki Tohon or Koseki Shohon), etc.

Note
(1) Must have already resided in our jurisdiction for 3 months or will be residing for more than 3 months and submitted the Overseas Residential Registration (Zairyu Todoke).
※The Overseas Residential Registration (Zairyu Todoke) will not be considered as proof of residence or length of residency.

(2) Applicant must apply in person

To apply for Format 2, additional required documents are as follows:

Proof of past residences
If you need proof of your past residences, you will need additional documents that prove your past addresses and length of stay for each location.
※We can only certify addresses within the U.S.
※These documents must include applicant's name, address and issue date of the document(s). 
※P.O. Boxes cannot be used as proof of residence.

Japanese household members
If you need proof that Japanese household members reside with you, they will also need to come in-person to apply. 

Please click here for fees. 
 
If you are applying to receive pension benefits from the Japan Pension Service or Onkyu, there is no fee. You must bring proof that you are a pension recipient, such as Benefits Application (Saitei Seikyusho), Benefits Notice (Saitei Tsuchisho), or a Pension Certificate (Nenkin Shosho or Onkyu Shosho).

The certificate will be issued and given to you the same-day. (Please take into consideration that there may be wait times at the window.)
※If required documents are missing, we cannot accept your application.

1. P.O. Boxes cannot be used as proof of residence.
2. You will also need to know your Registered Domicile (Honseki-chi) to fill out the spaces provided. If available, please bring an original or copy of your recent Family Registry that shows your Registered Domicile. (Pension recipients are not required to write their Registered Domicile.)
3. We cannot certify your past residences only. If you have plans to use the Residency Certificate for pension, school examinations, etc., you will need to apply for the Residency Certificate while you still live in our jurisdiction before you return to Japan.
4. There are no expiration dates for our Residency Certificate. However, the organization you are submitting to may have limitations on validity, so please check with the organization concerned. (E.g., Must be issued within X months.)