Things you might receive within the first couple of months
1. Pension Notification Letter 基礎年金番号通知書 &Pension Book 年金手帳
This is a letter to notify you of your pension number. Although you don’t have to do anything with this, please keep it with you as it is an official letter to prove your pension number.
Many people will need this when they claim a pension return after leaving Japan.
←Pension Notification Letter
2. Japanese National Pension Bills 国民年金保険料
If you receive the pension bills, please take action as below.
You are eligible to apply for an exemption. Please bring this letter, your passport, and your resident certificate to the Resource Center to apply for it.
Please take this letter to the Student Support Section to consult further measures.
3. My Number Notification Letter 個人番号通知書
This is an "Individual My Number Notification Letter."
The Individual my number, マイナンバー is a very important number that associates with all your financial activities in Japan, so please keep it with you.
During your stay in Japan, you might be asked to present your My number for special occasions, such as switching jobs, transferring money overseas, etc.
Although it is optional for you to make the Individual My Number Card,マイナンバーカード, you are eligible to make it with this letter to use it as one of your IDs and get some benefits such as obtaining resident certificates at any convenience stores. So, if you'd like to make a "My Number ID Card," please follow the instructions from here.
4. Address Confirmation Letter 居住確認届
This letter(postcard size) is sent from the Japan Post to confirm the new tenant's name and address.
If you receive this postcard, please fill out your name and address by following the instruction.
Once you complete the form, kindly post it to the nearest mail post(no stamp needed).