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Clients wishing to open a personal bank account

Pre-visit requests

  • For clients with Japanese nationality (for residents of Japan)

    Follow the link below to open a bank account (Japanese language only)

    The link is here.

  • For clients without Japanese nationality (for residents of Japan)

    Please review the following procedure for opening a bank account

    • (1) Customers who are working in Japan (Residents)
    • (2) Customers who have resided in Japan for longer than six months (Residents)
    • (3) Customers for whom (1) and (2) above do not apply (Non-residents)

Please prepare the below and visit the branch in person.

  • (1) 
    Customers who are working in Japan (Residents)
    • Residence (zairyu) card (*1) (we will check the period of residency in Japan, residency status, etc.)
    • Personal seal (*2)
    • Documents to confirm your Individual Number (My Number) (*3)
    • Documentation verifying your working status in Japan
      Ex.: Your health insurance card with the name of the company where you work,
      your statement of withholding tax with your company's seal, your employment contract, etc.
      Note: In some cases, we may confirm your employment with your employer
  • (2) 
    Customers who have resided in Japan for longer than six months (Residents)
    • Residence (zairyu) card (*1) (we will check the period of residency in Japan, residency status, etc.)
    • Personal seal (*2)
    • Documents to confirm your Individual Number (My Number) (*3)
    • Documentation verifying that you have resided in Japan for longer than six months

      Ex.: Your residence (zairyu) card with a date of permission to reside in Japan of six months or more prior (if you have renewed your residence (zairyu) card, you may also use your previous residence (zairyu) card), your passport with your most recent visa to enter Japan showing an entry date of six months or more prior, your certificate of residence (juminhyo) with a date of becoming a resident of six months or more prior, etc.

  • (3) 
    Customers for whom (1) and (2) above do not apply (Non-residents)
    • Residence (zairyu) card (*1) (we will check the period of residency in Japan, residency status, etc.)
    • Personal seal (*2)
    • Documents to confirm your Individual Number (My Number) (*3)
  • (*1) 
    As you may generally apply to renew your residence status three months before the expiration of your period of residence, in the following case in which you have four months or less remaining in your period of residence, please visit the branch after renewing your residence status.
  • (*2) 
    Rubber stamps, etc. cannot be used.
  • (*3) 
    Documents to confirm your Individual Number (one of the following: Individual Number card, notification card, transcript of resident register or Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register (showing Individual Number)
  • The above documents (originals) must be within the expiry date, and have been issued in the past six months.
  • Restrictions apply to services for non-residents, such as being unable to apply for certain products.
  • On the day you visit the branch, we will keep the application form you submit. You will receive your bank book and ATM card by mail at a later date.
  • At service counters for foreign residents, we aim to support customer understanding by providing example forms and informational materials in as many languages as we can. However, if basic matters cannot be understood in Japanese, we reserve the right to deny service due to unavoidable circumstances.
  • If you already own an account with MUFG Bank, we ask that you continue using your existing account.If you wish to open an additional account, we are required to ask the purpose of the additional account, and may refuse the request depending on the circumstances.
  • It is prohibited by law to trade or transfer bank accounts. Please be aware that doing so is a punishable crime.

Branches with service counters for foreign residents (when opening accounts only)

As of July 1, 2019

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