2007年5月アーカイブ

I was told recently that in order to be able to borrow money from a bank to buy my appartment i had to have a "hanko" registered.

So i went to my city ward with my "gaijin card" and asked at the foreign resident counter to have my brand new seal registered.

I was given 3 forms to fill out with my name, adress and date of birth. They checked the conformity of my seal, as well as the correct writing in katakana of my name (my shakai Hoken card proved very helpful at this time), and give me 3 form to fill out. My name had to be in katakanas on all forms, the rest could be in roman characters.

They also checked if i had paid my local taxes.

Then they processed the registration, indicated on the back side of my Foreign registration card my name in katakana.

I received a registration certificate and a registration card. The card is to be used to obtain more copies of my registration certificate. I took 20 minutes and cost me 200 yens.