〒100-0011 東京都千代田区内幸町2-2-2 富国生命ビル地下一階
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Apostille is available at our office for private documents in accordance with the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (or the Apostille Convention) (Hague convention of October 5,1961).
If the recipient is in a foreign country which is a signatory to The Hague Convention, once an authentication is obtained at our office, you can immediately submit the document to the recipient.
If the document is sent to a foreign country which is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, our office will prepare authentication documents attested by the Director of the Legal Affairs Bureau and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which means after receipt of notary authentication, all you need to do is to go to a local embassy or consulate to obtain consular authentication before you submit it to the recipient.
Documents we notarize
We authenticate private documents (ex. agreement, assignment, deed, power of attorney, mortgage) in any language1).
Document issued by a government organization or a municipal corporation cannot be authenticated.
1) The content of documents must be lawful. A notary might ask you to explain the contents of the documents or to submit a Japanese translation of the documents.
Besides the document you need to notarize, you are required to bring an official ID bearing a photo image of your face (ex. passport, residence card, driver’s license card). If you are signing in your capacity as a representative of a corporation, certificate of seal impression of the representative and certificate of registration of the corporation (Both must be issued within 3 months) are required.
If your agent comes to our office seeking authentication of your document（In the case where your agent takes ,with your approval, your acknowledgement and appears before us for authentication）, he/she is required to bring his/her official ID, power of attorney with your registered seal stamped and certificate of your seal impression (Must be issued within 3 months).
In the case
where a document you sign requires a witness other than a notary, you need to
bring such a witness to our office. Our office does not provide any witness for
The witness needs to bring his /her official ID .
Declaration is a written statement. You can attach documents such as a copy of your passport, a copy of your driver’s license, certificate of the graduation from a university or bank certificate/statement to a declaration as an exhibit1)2）. A notary in our office can authenticate your signature on the declaration. We can provide you a sample of a declaration by e-mail.
1) You may declare these documents are true copies
of the original in the statement. You need to show the original of these
documents to the notary in charge.
2）You can attach multiple documents to a declaration.
In the case the document you are going to execute requires you to take an oath（or affirmation）, we can administer the oath and verify that the affidavit was properly sworn by either completing a “jurat”3) on the affidavit or attaching a certificate using our fixed form sentence4)5).
When we authenticate an affidavit, we make two originals and keep one of them at our office for 20 years, so that you can get an official copy when needed (there is a fee for copies.).
It is up to you decide whether or not to take an oath 6). If you decide not to, we will only certificate your signature7).
3) “Jurat” is
a sworn statement concerning where, when, and before whom an oath has been made.
4) You must personally appear, take an oath and sign in the presence of the notary.
5) In an oath, you swear, bound by your conscience, that what is stated in the instrument is true. Civil penalty will be applied in case of perjury.
6) You are recommended to check its necessity with the recipient.
7) Please note that even if your choice is wrong, the notarial fee you paid is non-refundable.
It will depend on the nature of the work to be undertaken. Typically time required is about 30 minutes or so.
The fees are provided by the Notary Act and the Order for Notary Fees.
・Power of attorney written in English : 9500 yen
・Private document such as an agreement, assignment, deed, mortgage written in English : 11500 yen
(If the contract amount is 10 million yen or more: 17000 yen)
・Declaration in English: 11500 yen
・Affidavit in English: 17000 yen
payment when we provide you with your notarized documents.
We accept cash and major credit cards.
Our notary office is in the FUKOKU SEIMEI BLDG. (富国生命ビル) which stands adjacent to the Hibiya Park and is close to the following
Please have a look at the map and picture available to you.
Uchisaiwaicho Station (Toei Mita subway line) Exit 6 Directly Connected
Kasumigaseki Station(Chiyoda subway line, Hibiya subway line) Exit C4 3min walk
Kasumigaseki Station (Marunouchi subway line) Exit B2 5min walk
Shimbashi Station (JR line) Hibiya Exit 6min walk
General information in English is available at the following website.
You do not
need to book an appointment to come to our office for notarizing documents.
We would really appreciate it if you send us the document you wish to notarize by email in advance so that we can tell you if we can accommodate your request beforehand.
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