What is Jitsuin and how important were explained in the article of the
last issue. When Jitsuin is necessary?
no regulation by law. But there are several examples as follows.
・ Rent a room / loan from a bank
・ Co-sign other’s contracts
・ Purchase / Sell / Disuse automobile
・ Purchase / Sell real estate
・ Establish a company
There may be other occasions when Jitsuin is necessary depending on contracts.
Jitsuin must be the Hanko registered with ‘Inkan-toroku’ at a local government
office where the Hanko holder lives in. And ‘Inkan-toroku-shomeisyo’ (Jitsuin
registration certification) which is issued at the government office should
be attached when Jitsuin is used.
In case of Funabashi city’s Inkan-toroku, only the person who registers
with alien registration and aged 15 and above can register. Registerable
number of Hanko is only one and there are conditions as follows.
・ The name curved in Hanko should be whole or one of the name which
is written in the alien registration card of Hanko’s holder.
・ The Hanko’s print should be in the square of 8mm – 25mm on a side
・ Not a rubber Hanko or a stamp type Hanko
・ The Hanko’s print should not be blurring and not have a lacking
A ready-made Hanko can be registered if it meets the conditions. As shops
prepares few Hanko of foreigner’s names, talking to a Hanko maker and asking
to make your Hanko is recommended.
There are a few ways for Inkan-toroku, the easiest way is that a Hanko
holder goes to Koseki Jumin-ka, Funabashi Ekimae Sougou Madoguchi Center
(FACE buld.), the branch office or the liaison office with a Hanko to be
registered and the alien registration card(The Japanese passport or the
Japanese driving license card is also possible). Application fee is 300
yen. Inkan-toroku-syomeisyo (Certificate fee is 300 yen.) can be issued
quickly after Inkan-toroku is finished.
The further detail of Inkan-toroku, please call Koseki Jumin-ka (Family
Registration & Residents Section) (047-436-2265.