Q. I will be moving to Canada, and
was told that I need to submit a Criminal Record Certificate. How can I get
This is also called the “Toko Shomei” or “Hanzai Keireki Shomeisho”. If registered as a resident within Kumamoto Prefecture, or
if your final place of residence in Japan is within Kumamoto Prefecture, you
can file an application for this certificate at the Identification Division,
Criminal Investigation Department, Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters.
There is no processing fee.
You will need to present a document that confirms
the necessity of the certificate (document issued by a public institution) and
a valid passport. For information on the necessary documents, etc., please
refer to the website below.
must call Kumamoto Prefectural Police in advance.
Kumamoto Prefectural Police（外部リンク）
Division, Criminal Investigation Department, Kumamoto Prefectural Police
6-18-1 Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto