Japan PI – Obtain Public Records & Legal Documents
Proxy Services for Legal Documents
We provide proxy services for obtaining Japanese public offices in English. Most Japanese public offices provide services only in Japanese language and there are much cultural differences between Japan and Western countries.
- Juminhyo Residential Registry Records (Residence and household certificate)
- Koseki Family Registry Records (Birth/death/marriage/divorce certificate)
- The Certificate of acceptance of divorce registration
- Taking finger prints for US public offices (FBI, etc.)
Public Records are confidential in Japan
Believe it or not, most of the Japanese public records (government records) are strictly confidential in Japan. Some of the government records are not accessible even by the person himself/herself such as criminal records, litigation. And in some cases, you are required to provide particular information to extract the records even though it is regarding your records. For example, You need to provide the permanent address and the name of the head of the family to obtain your Koseki family registry records. Unless you know it, it is nearly impossible to get them.
Our Services for Obtaining Legal Documents
FAQs About Legal Documents In Japan
Can you conduct a death certificate search from Passport #?
Passport number mostly does not make any sense in terms of private investigation due to the authoritative government policy. Immigration Bureau does not disclose its information to the private sector even with a legal reason.
And since the Japanese government has not adopted ID number system for its citizens, we need to know the residence address or the Honseki (legal domicile) on Koseki family registry records of the person in order to obtain vital records (Koseki family registry records).
There is a chance we can locate the residence address in Japan if he is also a company representative in Japan.
We are to obtain company registry records of the person, find his residence address, and obtain his Koseki family registry records with the help of our legal adviser (only attorneys have a professional claim right for Koseki family registry records).
Our fee is US$1,500.00 in total to obtain the Koseki records. Turn around time is about 2 weeks.