Once you pass the written test, you can make a reservation for practical test. You will have to re-take the test if you fail
Step 6: Once you pass the practical test, you will receive a driver's license
*Please click on the items to see detailed information
1. The conversion might be refused if the validity period of the license is less than 30 days.
2. If the first acquisition date is not indicated on the license, official document(s) that states the first acquisition date will be required.
The traslation can be done either by JAF(Japan Automobile Federation) or a consulate of the license-issuing country
*Click hereto see how to get the translation from JAF
Passports are used to confirm your physical presence in the license-issuing country for more than 90 days along with the documents you will present. Thus, the passports must cover the period mentioned on the documents you will present.
Residence certificate issued within 1 year prior to submission (if the one you already have was issued more than a year ago, you need to get a new one)
Your personal number MUST NOT be printed
Click hereto seehow to get the certificate from a municipal office
You have to bring your resident card as well as a resident certificate
This can be challenging as the Driver's License Center is particular about these documents.
You need to provide them with at least 2 documents to prove that you stayed in the license-issuing country for more than 90 days after acquisition.
(if the license was issued before January 2006 and doesn’t state the original issue date)Certificate of Particulars
to show the original issue date of the license - this can be obtained through the New Zealand Transport Agency
Driving Record Certificate - showing all the renewal records since the first acquisition date
*If renewal records are not available on the driving record certificate, they can be issued on a separate sheet
**Make sure the renewal records state the RENEWAL DATES
If your license is a "National driving license", make sure you do either of the following BEFORE COMING TO JAPAN
Install "Mi Argentina" app on your mobile phone, and validate your driving license information on the app
Get an acquisition certificate from the license issuing authority to prove your license's validity
(The validity of the national licenses is not confirmed by the Japanese National Police Agency yet. Hence they need a certificate from the license-issuing authority stating that the license was issued officially by the authority
(If you have renewed your license at some point, and want to prove your 90 days stay within the country before the renewal) A driving record from the license-issuing authority stating the license has been valid since its first issuance date [IMPORTANT] If there are several vehicle classes on your license, make sure to ask them to indicate the issuance date for each class