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Apostille for Japan

Japan is a country which comes under the Hague Nation List. So, Apostille will be enough to get legal status to your documents.

Apostille for japan is much needed when you want to go to japan for any purpose. Japan is an island nation and 69% of the land is covered by the forest. Japan has become world’s second largest economic nation because the People of Japan are very hard working and they have very good sense Entrepreneurship. Japan is one of the hottest Destination for tourists and the things like Mount Fuji, Golden Pavilion, Himeji Castle attracts millions of tourists to visit Japan.

Japan has some of the world’s best universities like Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo and Kyoto University and most of them prefers mode of instruction is in English. 

If you are an Indian and you are moving to Japan on work or to open up a branch of your business or to study then the Government of Japan will ask you to produce the related Document Apostilles and their Spanish Translations (Translations of some Document Apostilles will be asked). Lets know about an Apostille.

What is an Apostille for Japan?

In India, Every original document which is issued to a person belongs to any one of the 36 states and they are valid only within India. These original Documents are not considered as Genuine in any foreign country unless they have Apostille stamp on them. The original document has to get Apostille stamp to prove that the Document is Genuine in foreign country.

So, an Apostille is the Stamp given to the Original Document by the Ministry of External affairs of a country to make it valid in the foreign country.


An Apostille is simply a certification of a Document issued by a legal or registered authority in a country to use it in the foreign country.

A document which has Apostille stamp on it, is simply known as a Document Apostille.

4 Simple steps to get MEA Apostille on your Documents 

  1. Register on Apostille Portal 
  2. Collect all  Documents you want to Apostille 
  3. Submit the Original / Photocopies of documents
  4. Receive Documents with Apostille Directly to your home

Who has the Authority to Apostille the documents?

In every country, there is a Government arm which is called as MEA(Ministry of External  Affairs) and it has the authority to put Apostille stamp on all the documents which are work related, academic related and family related.

If you are planning to move to Japan then make sure that you have all the Required Document Apostilles. Because once you are in Japan and then if you need an Apostille, you need to send the document back to India through a courier service which will be very costly and you will not be able to produce the document on time to the Government.

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What is the procedure of getting a Document Apostille for a Country?

The process of getting A Document Apostille is explained in the Chart

Apostille Procedure For Japan

What is HRD Attestation?

There are two types of Documents

  1. Educational Document
  2. Non Educational Document

The Attestation from the State Home Department for the Educational Document such as Degree Certificate, Transcripts, is known as HRD (Human Resource Department) Attestation.

What is Home Department Attestation?

The Attestation from the State Home Department for the Non Educational Certificates such as Single Status Certificate, Power of Attorney, is known as Home Department Attestation.

Can I send the Original Document to the MEA personally?

No, You can’t.

To send a Original Document to MEA for an Apostille, You need to find a legal Apostille Service Provider.  

Since 2012, the MEA has outsourced the process of collection and distribution of a Document apostille to private Enterprises. The Document which are sent personally to the MEA to get an Apostille will not considered.

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  • Travelling on work visa

        If you are travelling to the Japan on work visa then you need to get the following documents Apostilled.

  1. Degree Certificates
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. PCC Certificate
  • Travelling on dependent visa

       The following documents must be Apostilled when are moving to Japan on dependent visa.

         For childBirth Certificate is enough

         For wife/husband

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. PCC Certificate 
  3. Marriage certificate 
  • Travelling to Establish a business

       For business or entrepreneurship in the Japan, one must Apostille the following documents.

  1. GST Certificate
  2. Power Of Attorney
  3.  Aadhar Card
  4. Pan Card
  • Travelling to get married

      To marry a person who is a Japanese then you need to get following documents Apostilled.

  1. Single Status Certificate
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. PCC Certificate
  4. Decree Absolute/Divorce Decree (If you are a Divorcee)
  5. Death certificate of spouse/husband(if your life partner is dead)

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