New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Notarial services

At the Embassy or an Honorary Consulate

Consular staff at the Embassy in Tokyo, and Honorary Consulates in some regional centres, are able to carry out notarial services.  Services and fees are:

  • Issuing certified copies of an original document/set of documents (eg passport) ¥3,700
  • Issuing consular letters as required by the Japanese authorities (eg certificate of signature) ¥7,500
  • Witnessing the signing of official documents (eg wills, land transfer deeds, powers of attorney) ¥7,500
  • Taking affidavits, affirmations, and statutory declarations ¥7,500

If you require a notarial service, please contact the Embassy's Consular Section tel (03) 5478-9651 or email tkyconsec@mfat.govt.nz, or your nearest Honorary Consulate directly to make an appointment.  Appointment times at the Embassy in Tokyo are available on Monday and Thursday afternoons between 1:30pm - 5:00pm. 

The issuing of certified copies can also be done via mail.  Please send the document original(s) and the fee in yen cash to the Consular Section, New Zealand Embassy, 20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0047 by cash registered mail (genkin kakitome) or courier, enclosing a pre-paid/pre-stamped self-addressed return envelope and a cover note setting out what you require and a contact telephone number and email address.  Processing time is 2-3 working days.   

Independent Notary Publics

Some notary services can also be obtained from independent Japanese notary publics. The following Japanese notary publics are able to provide services in English. Provision of this listing does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the entities listed or their services.

Tokyo

Kasumigaseki Notary Office
Iino Bldg 307
2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011
Tel (03) 3502-0745, Fax (03) 3502-0745

Ginza Notary Office
Ginza Toshiba Bldg 5F
5-2-1 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel (03) 3571-0148, Fax (03) 3571-4011

Yokohama

Yokohama Station West Exit Notary Office
Tokyo Tatemono Bldg 4F
1-5-10 Kitasaiwai
Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0004
Tel (045) 311-6907, Fax (045) 311-0660

Osaka

Honmachi Notary Office
Horse Bldg 3F
3-4-10 Azuchi-machi
Chuo-ku, Osaka
Tel (06) 6271-6266, Fax (06) 6266-4069

Edobori Notary Office
Echigobashi TS Bldg 5F
1-10-8 Edobori
Nishi-ku, Osaka
Tel (06) 6443-9488, Fax (06) 6449-0527

Namba Notary Office
Nankai Nomura Bldg 6F
1-10-4 Nambanaka
Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Tel (06) 6633-0425, Fax (06) 6643-5020

Kochi

Kochi Godo Notary Office
Asahi Seimei Kouchi Honmachi Bldg 3
1-1-3 Honmachi
Kochi
Tel (088) 823-8601, Fax (088) 872-4736

Fukuoka

Fukuoka Notary Office
Daizen Bldg 2F
3-7-13 Maizuru
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0073
Tel (092) 741-0310, Fax (092) 741-0540

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