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Application at the Driver's License Center

What are the requirements?


Please prepare and bring the following documents/items before applying:

  • Residence Card (Zairyu card)

  • Residence Certificate (Jyuminhyou) - from City Hall, a record of legal domicile. - especially in Stage 1 (Learner's Permit)

  • Photo size of 3 cm x 2.4 cm: 3 pieces

  • Inkan (Personal Seal), if available

  • Driver's License, if applicable

  • Eyeglasses or contact lens, if applicable.

  • Driver's license, if applicable i.e. old, expired

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Payment

Qualifications (Regular Motor Vehicle)

What are the qualifications?

  • 18 years old or older

  • The address of residence should match the location of the driver's license center.

  • Visual acuity of 0.7 or more for both eyes and 0.3 or more for each eye. If the eyesight of one eye is less than 0.3 or the eyesight of one eye is not visible, the visual field of the other eye must be 150 degrees left or right and the eyesight must be 0.7 or more.

  • Can recognize "Red", "Yellow" and "Green" (Blue) colors. 

  • To those who have received cancellations in the past (excluding initial cancellations) will be required to attend the cancellation courses within one year prior to the examination and to take the examination only after the disqualification period has passed.

Written Exam and Practical Exam Tips
List of Japan Driver's License Center
Address (Click for Google Map)
Learner's Permit (Reception)
Driver's License (Reception)
Fuchu Driver's License Center
〒183-0002 Tokyo, Fuchu, Tamachō, 3-chōme−1−1
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Samezu Driver's License Center
〒140-0011 Tokyo, Shinagawa City, Higashioi 1-12-5
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM & 09:30AM - 11:40AM)
Kounosu Driver's License Center
〒365-8501 Saitama, Konosu, 405-4
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:15AM)
Makuhari Driver's License Center
〒261-0025 Chiba, Mihama Ward, Hamada, 2 Chome−1
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Kanagawa Prefectural Police Drivers' License Center
〒241-0815 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Asahi Ward, Nakao 1-1-1
Mon-Fri (01:00PM - 1:30PM)
Mon-Fri (01:00PM - 1:30PM)
Mito Ibaraki Prefecture Driver’s License Center
〒311-3197 Ibaraki, Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Nagaoka 3783-3
Mon-Tue-Fri (09:00AM - 10:00AM)
Tue & Wed (09:00AM - 10:00AM)
Gunma Prefectural General Traffic Center
〒371-0846 Gunma, Maebashi, Motosojamachi 80-4
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Tochigi Driver's License Center
〒322-0017 Tochigi, Kanuma, Shimoishikawa 681
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Mon-Fri (08:30AM - 09:30AM)
Yamanashi General Traffic Center
〒400-0202 Yamanashi, Minami-Alps, Shimotakasuna 825
Mon & Wed (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Tue & Thu (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Chuu-nanshin Driver's License Center
〒399-6461 Nagano, Shiojiri, Soga, 桔梗ケ原73−116
Tue-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Tue-Fri (08:30AM - 09:00AM)
Chubu Driver's License Center
〒420-0949 Shizuoka, Aoi Ward, Yoichi 6-16-1
Tue & Thu (Morning)
Tue & Thu (Morning)