A Gyoseishoshi-lawyer, the official name in English is a Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist, can engage in the business of creating documents relating to rights, duties or the certification of facts at the request of clients and for a fee in accordance with the Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist Act. By following this law, Visa Navi Japan provides the service of certifying a passport as well as a signature.

Certifying a signature

When you open a new bank account abroad, you are often requested to submit not only a passport but also a certificate of your signature. This certification also has to be done by a qualified third party, and Visa Navi Japan can provide this service at your request.

For certifying a signature, the client must sign in front of me on the form. Then I will certify that “This is a true signature written by a person himself / herself”, together with my signature and my Gyoseishoshi-lawyer’s license number on the copy of the passport.

Process of certifying a signature

  1. Please send the consultation form from our website, choosing “Certify signature” from “topic of your problems / inquiry” and write a message about your request. (For example, by when you need to have your passport certified, where you would submit it etc. )
  2. Visa Navi Japan will get back to you and decide when to certify your signature.
  3. Please come with your passport and other photo ID, such as a zairyu card and a driving license. You sign your signature on the paper and I make a certificate of signature. It will take 10 to 15 mins to make the certificate.
  4. You pay the fee in cash when you receive the certificate of signature. The fee is 5400 yen per signature.

Please check with the requester by whom this certification needs to be done. Sometimes the requester’s embassy or consulate in Japan will certify your signature, or the signature must be certified by them. So please check if it is OK that the signature is certified by a Gyoseishoshi-lawyer who is qualified to do so under Japanese law.

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Looking for certifying a signature service? Visa Navi Japan provides the service of certifying a signature at your request.

If you are looking for certifying a signature service,  please contact us through the consultation form.


Visa Navi Japan
Address : Ootemachi ko-ta-su 802 Ootemachi 5-14-10, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 730-0051
Open Hours : 9:00 – 19:00  Closed : Monday
TEL & FAX : 082-258-4554