So, I read that a Japan number requires a whole bunch of personal information…I have a few specific questions about this
Japan - Geographic:
- Current Address Worldwide (street, building number, postal code, city);
- Proof of address (a copy of utility bill no older than of 6 months);
- Passport or ID copy;
- Name, business name and contact phone numbers.
- PLEASE NOTE: In case registration process is performed under a company name, the company registration certificate shall be provided instead of passport or ID copy.
What does “Worldwide” mean here? If my Japanese address is Name, Room XYZ, X-X-X City, Tokyo XXX-XXXX, Japan (or, alternatively, in Japanese 東京都何々区何々町X丁目X番X号〇〇〇号室), what EXACTLY (in what format, etc.) do I need to provide? Also, in what form should I provide it? Should I make a word document and just upload that? Or should I upload my residency card where it has my address on the back?
Is ALL of this necessary? For one, my residency card alone gives my name, address, and ID. What is the contact number? Is my current (real) Japanese phone number fine? What will it be used for? I don’t have voicemail set up on that yet, so I might miss a call if something comes in to confirm my number.
In particular, is the utility bill necessary? For proof of address, this is what we commonly use here:
By the way, I live in a company dorm (it’s a legit thing here; I’m able to open a bank account, go to the doctor’s, get a sim card, rent an apartment - yeah, I’m moving, etc., but I don’t pay the bills here, so I don’t have a utilities bill). Like I said, I’m actually moving, so I’ll be paying utilities starting relatively soon, but it’s my first time and I don’t know what form my bill will take. If it IS 100% necessary (which would be pretty dumb since a LOT of old school Japanese companies put their people in dorms), could you please tell me exactly what form you’d need this in? Can I just scan the thing and upload it? Would I need to identify where the address is shown on the bill? Oh, also I won’t be changing my address on my residency card just yet because I’m going to keep my room in the dorm for another month or so, so the addresses won’t match anyway (also normally fine, in Japan, albeit uncommon, and not something people would normally know about, since people don’t just go around requesting utility bills here…). And anyway, I’d prefer to pay my bills online through my bank, and I don’t know how soon it will be until my first bill arrives, so for all I know it might take a couple months anyway…basically, I just don’t want to mess with utilities or bend over backwards to arrange the way I pay my bills so that it fits this random website just for this phone number (which I only need for when I’ll be outside of Japan). But in any case, for proof of address, the document I linked to above is something I could provide if necessary; the address on it also matches the one on my residency card.
Who will this information be sent to and how will it be stored? These are very important documents I’ll be uploading.