Certification

April 1, 2024

We accept applications by mail and at the counter. Please refer here for information on the operation of the counter.

Download application form

You can download, print and use the application forms (PDF or Excel) from the links below (please make copies if you need multiple forms). The application forms for an authentication (of official seals) and an apostille have different formats. Please make sure to obtain the correct application form.

AUTHENTICATION (OF OFFICIAL SEALS)

APOSTILLE

Obtain application forms by mail

Please send a note indicating the destination country (countries), types of necessary application forms (application form for authentication or application form for an apostille) and the number of necessary copies (there is no fixed format for the note), and a self-addressed return-mail envelope with an attached 84-yen stamp to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Tokyo) or Osaka Liaison Office. We will send the necessary application forms.

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