We cannot provide a fingerprinting service at the Consulate-General of Japan.
Please make an appointment with New Zealand Post (Kiwi Bank), or your local police station if you live in outside of Auckland.
Please discuss with us directly in case of emergency for fingerprinting service.
|Description||Police Certificates from the Japanese National Police Agency are issued only when requested by certain authorities as required by law. The police certificates are written in Japanese, English, French, German and Spanish.|
|Who can apply||If you reside within our area of jurisdiction (Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty regions or Ruapehu District), you can apply at the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland.
If you reside outside of these areas, please contact either the Embassy of Japan in Wellington, or Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch. Should you still wish to apply in Auckland for some special reason, please contact us to make an arrangement in advance. In some cases we may not be able to process your application. Please note that you will be asked to have your fingerprints taken at NZ Post or local police.
*Applications should be made in person (we cannot accept applications by another person on the applicant's behalf).
|How to apply||
*You must obtain the designated fingerprint form first*
1. Obtain a fingerprint form from the Consulate-General of Japan
(to obtain directly from us)
Please come in anytime between 09:00-12:00 or 13:00-15:30
(to obtain via posting)
You can provide us with a self-addressed stamped A4 size envelope.
Please make sure to include a note indicating that the envelope is for the police certificate applicsaiton.
2. Contact the local Police Station if you live outside of Auckland, or New Zealand Post (Kiwi Bank)
to be fingerprinted using our fingerprint form.
3. Once you are fingerprinted on our form, bring all the required documents between 09:00-12:00, or 13:00-15:30, Monday through Friday. (you can check our holidays here)
If the reason is any of the following, you can skip this No.4 documentaiton
*For any other purposes - please contact us in advance
|Processing time||Approximately 2 months|
|Fee||Free (Fingerprinting at the Post Shops will incur some cost)|