Consular, notarial services

Assistance for New Zealanders overseas

If you’re a New Zealand citizen, staff at New Zealand embassies can help you in several ways if you get into difficulties overseas – see link)

Consular staff at Embassies can:

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Notarial Services

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

Services and fees:

  • Issuing a certified copy of an original document   ¥3,000
  • Witnessing a signature on a land transfer deed, will etc; taking an affidavit, statutory declaration   ¥6,000

Notarial services are by appointment. Regardless of your location in Japan, please contact the Embassy’s Consular Section in the first instance via email setting out your requirements.  The Consular Section will determine whether the Embassy or an Honorary Consulate is best placed to assist you and will respond to you accordingly with next steps. 

The issuing of certified copies can be done via postal mail with the Embassy.  Please send your document original(s) and the fee in yen cash by cash registered mail (genkin kakitome), enclosing a pre-stamped self-addressed return envelope and a cover note setting out your requirements.  Please include a contact telephone number and email address. Processing time is 2-3 working days.  The postal address is:

Consular Section
New Zealand Embassy
20-40 Kamiyama-cho
Tokyo 150-0047

New Zealand Honorary Consulates

Location Honorary Consulate
Osaka New Zealand Honorary Consulate
c/o Kubota Corporation
1-2-47 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa-ku
Osaka 556-8601
Tel (06) 6648-3131
Sapporo New Zealand Honorary Consulate
c/o Kinotoya Co Ltd
Room 601, Wall Bldg
10-2-7 Kita 2-Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku
Sapporo 060-0002
Tel 090-7400-6358
Nagoya New Zealand Honorary Consulate
c/o Rinnai Corporation
2-26 Fukuzumi-cho, Nakagawa-ku
Nagoya 454-0802
Tel (052) 361-8211
Fukuoka New Zealand Honorary Consulate
c/o Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co Ltd
Hakata Centre Bldg
3-5-7 Hakata Ekimae
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-city
Fukuoka 812-0011
Tel (092) 734-1554

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.

Location Notary office
Tokyo Kasumigaseki Notary Office
Fukoku Seimei Bldg Underground
2-1-2 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011
Tel (03) 3502-0745, Fax (03) 3502-0745 
Tokyo Ginza Notary Office
Dai 2 DK Bldg 5F
2-2-6 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel (03) 3561-1051, Fax (03) 3561-1053 
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
Keihanshin Azuchimachi Bldg 3F
3-4-10 Azuchi-machi
Chuo-ku, Osaka
Tel (06) 6271-6266, Fax (06) 6266-4069
Osaka Edobori Notary Office
Echigobashi TS Bldg 5F
1-10-8 Edobori
Nishi-ku, Osaka
Tel (06) 6443-9488, Fax (06) 6449-0527
Osaka 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
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
Okinawa Naha Notary Office
176-4 Yasuzato aza
Naha 902-0067
Tel (098) 862-3161, Fax (098) 862-4211
Okinawa Okinawa Notary Office
1-2-3 Misato
Okinawa 904-2153
Tel (098) 938-9380, Fax (098) 862-5131


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