How individual open bank account in Japan?


Basicaly you can not open a bank account in Japan if you stay in Japan for less than 6 months. However, the regulations differ slightly depending on the bank, so it is better to apply to several banks. Also, if you open an account at a bank branch away from your address, you may be asked for details or may be refused in some cases, so be sure to apply at a branch near your regidence.

日本での滞在期間が6ヶ月未満の方は銀行口座開設ができません。銀行よって規定が微妙に違うので、いくつかの銀行に申請してみると良いです。また、住所地から離れた銀行支店で口座開設すると、理由を詳しく聞かれたり、場合によっては断られることもあるので必ず住いの近くの支店で申し込みをして下さい。

 

☆ What you require

①Identification document with head shot and address(a copy is not accepted except for mail request)

顔写真及び住所付き本人確認書類(コピー不可、郵送の場合は別)

Ex.Identification card, special permanent resident certificate,  driver’s license.

例:在留カード、特別永住者証明書、運転免許証

you will also need to prove your current address, such as bills and receipts of utility charges such as water, gas, and electricity.

水道・ガス・電気などの公共料金の請求書や領収書などの現住所を証明するモノが合わせて必要。

 

②seal 印鑑

There is also a bank that is enough with just a signature, but it is safer to prepare in advance.

サインだけで足りる銀行もありますが、事前に用意しておいた方が良いです。

 

③phone number 電話番号

Even mobile phone numbers are acceptable.

携帯電話番号も受付可能です。