JAF(一般社団法人 日本自動車連盟)

Japanese Translation of Foreign Driver's License

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Drive with a foreign license

For foreign nationals with a driver’s license issued in Switzerland, Germany, France,Belgium, Monaco, Estonia and Taiwan

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Transfer your country’s license to a Japanese license

For foreign nationals who wish to switch their foreign driver’s license to a Japanese license

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Jul. 9, 2021Notice
From July 12, due to the extension and addition of the declaration of a state of emergency, the business hours of service counters in Tokyo and Okinawa Branch Offices will be changed from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. If you would like a Japanese translation of your foreign driver's license, please apply by mail.
Jul. 9, 2021Notice
[To persons connected to the Olympic and Paralympic Games] If you are with the Olympic and Paralympic Games and wish to apply for the Japanese translation of foreign driver’s license as a group, be sure to contact your nearest JAF office in advance.
Jun. 21, 2021Notice
Due to the state of emergency lifted, the business hours of service counters at JAF branches except the Okinawa branch changed from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The business hour of the Okinawa branch is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and year-end and New Year holidays). If you would like a Japanese translation of your foreign driver's license, please apply by mail.
May. 17, 2021Notice
From May 17 for a while, due to the declaration of a state of emergency, the business hours of service counters at JAF Hokkaido, Okayama, Hiroshima Branch Offices will be changed from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..If you would like a Japanese translation of your foreign driver's license, please apply by mail.
May. 11, 2021Notice
From May 12 for a while, due to the extension and addition of the declaration of a state of emergency, the business hours of service counters in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, and Fukuoka Branch Offices will be changed from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. If you would like a Japanese translation of your foreign driver's license, please apply by mail.

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