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Regarding foreigner’s mobile phone contract procedure Part.2

Last time, I explained about the mobile phone contracts in Japan, this time I will introduce the necessary documents at the time of signing the contract.

Required documents at the time of signing the contract

The documents required for foreigners to make a mobile phone contract are as follows. 

※It depends on the carrier, so this is just one example.

・Identity verification documents

Residence card, special permanent resident certificate, health insurance card, passport, driver’s license (excluding international driver’s license), etc. Please note that you may need to submit additional documents if the address has not been updated or there is no face photo.

・Cash card or bankbook.

・Seal (informal seal -OK, Shachihata – No Good)

・Credit card (for those who do not transfer funds)

・Mobile device price (in the case of installment payment, you will be billed the following months)

※Please note that depending on the mobile phone company, the required items may change, such as payment by credit card only, or cash only in the case of lump sum payment.

Next time, I will introduce the government’s efforts to facilitate the use of mobile phones.

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