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Translations of Family Registers

English translation of Japanese Abridged Family Registers (Certificate of All Matters, Certification for Personal Items), Removed Family Registers, Abridged Records, Obsolete Original Family Registers etc.

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English version of Certificate of Translation attached.
To view a PDF sample of the Certificate of Translation please click here.

Samurai Translators has translated the Family Registers (Koseki) of hundreds of Japanese nationals needing to submit their translated Family Register (Koseki) to overseas authorities for such purposes as Visa applications, inheritance of overseas assets, etc.

This accumulation of family registration translations enables Samurai Translators to produce the highest quality translation of Japanese Family Register (Koseki) and similarly formatted documents at the most reasonable price. Please visit our Product and Price List link to view our moderate fees.

If you are a Japanese national living abroad and require a certified copy of a Family Register (Koseki Tohon) accompanied by its translation, you will not be disappointed with our service. If you are a Korean national living in Japan, please visit our Korean Family Register translation page. We also translate various English based governmental or private certificates including:

Certificate of Competency to Marry (Sample of original document – Certificate of Competency to Marry)

1. Translation Fees

New Format

If the original is in the new format (horizontal writing system) please see the new format of Family Register, Certificate of All Present Matters, Certification for Personal Items.

Family Register : New Format, Zenbujiko Shomeisho

Price List for translation of Certificate of All Present Matters, Certification for Personal Items (in new format) *All prices are listed exclusive of applicable consumption taxes

No. of Pages Standard Delivery Express Delivery*
Price (yen) Price (yen)
1 5,000 7,000
2 7,000 9,000
3 9,000 11,000
4 11,000 13,000
  • For express delivery, we will send you the draft version of the translation via e-mail etc. the day after we receive your order and ask you to check the details and have it delivered to you the following day by post (or LetterPack). The translation will arrive the day after delivery (depending on the area).
  • For standard delivery, we will have it delivered to you within 5 working days by post (or LetterPack LIGHT) and the translations will arrive the day after delivery.
  • Express & Super Express delivery: *If payment is received after 12:00 p.m. (noon), the order will be placed for the following business day.
  • You can trace the delivery status of your translations send by post or LetterPack on the homepage given below using the delivery code. The delivery status homepage address is http://tracking.post.japanpost.jp/service/jsp/refi/DP311-00100.jsp

Old Format

If the original is in the old format (vertical writing system) please see the old format of Family Register, Abridged Family Register and Removed Family Registers. (However, the price list does not include Obsolete Original Family Registers and very old Removed Family Registers. Please contact us for a separate quote)
(Please also contact us for a separate quote regarding translations for Obsolete Original Family Registers revformatted in the Showa Period or Obsolete Original Family Registers reformatted in the Heisei Period and any other Obsolete Original Family Registersor, or Kaiseigen Koseki.)

Family Register : Old Format Koseki Tohon

Price List for translation of Family Registers in the old format and Abridged Family Registers (in the old format from before the Heisei period revisions) in old format *All prices are listed exclusive of applicable consumption taxes

No. of People Recorded
(The number of people recorded in the large squares at the bottom of the page)
Standard Delivery Express Delivery*
Price (yen) Price (yen)
1 6,000 8,000
2 8,000 10,000
3 10,000 12,000
4 12,000 14,000
5 14,000 16,000
6 16,000 18,000
  • For express delivery, we will send you the draft version of the translation via e-mail etc. the day after we receive your order and ask you to check the details and have it delivered to you the following morning by post (or LetterPack). The translation will arrive the day after delivery (depending on the area).
  • For standard delivery, we will have it delivered to you within 5 working days by post (or LetterPack) and the translations will arrive the day after delivery.
  • Express & Super Express delivery: *If payment is received after 12:00 p.m. (noon), the order will be placed for the following business day.
  • You can trace the delivery status of your translations send by post or LetterPack on the homepage given below using the delivery code. The delivery status homepage address is http://tracking.post.japanpost.jp/service/jsp/refi/DP311-00100.jsp
[If duplicate copies of the same information are required] It is possible to obtain duplicate copies of the translation for 2,000 yen each if ordered at the time of the original order. Duplicate copies ordered at separate times are 3,000 yen each. To obtain a duplicate copy please send us a copy of the original and inform us of the unique issue number and date of issue.

* We also translate Obsolete Original Family Records (Kaisei Genkoseki, or Kaisei Harakoseki) from the Showa Period, and Taisei Period as well as old format Family Registers from before the introduction of the new format etc. Please contact us for a separate quote.

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2. Delivery

Delivery Times / Method of Delivery Fee
Standard Delivery Dispatch by LetterPack LIGHT after 5 business days after receipt of payment Please refer to the translation price lists above. (the price listed includes delivery)
Express Delivery Dispatch by LetterPack LIGHT after 1-2 business days* after receipt of payment by LetterPack LIGHT >Please refer to the translation price lists above.
(Standard delivery + 2,000 yen)
Super Express Delivery Dispatch by LetterPack LIGHT on the same day of receipt of payment* Double the price of standard delivery
Overseas Delivery EMS Postal Service (International Express Postal Service) Translation fee + 4,000
  • Next day deliveries by LetterPack LIGHT have delivery codes, which allow you to track the delivery status of your translations on the following webpage: http://tracking.post.japanpost.jp/service/jsp/refi/DP311-00100.jsp
  • Express & Super Express delivery: *If payment is received after 12:00 p.m. (noon), the order will be placed for the following business day.

3. Certificate of Translation

It is standard for our Company to attach a Certificate of Translation with our translations including those for Family Registers (koseki); however, if you require translation certification from your national Consulate or a Notary at the Notary Public Office rather than from Samurai, please contact us for instructions.

4. Order to Delivery Process

(1) Application

Please fill out and send us the application form.
We recommend those requiring translations urgently to take advantage of our Super Express Service. If make your order by 10 a.m. we will have translations of Family Registers with the corresponding certificates of translation delivered to those living in the main areas of the Kanto, Kinki, Kyushu areas the following day!

(2) Payment

We ask that payment be made in advance of the translation. Payment can be made easily by credit card or by bank transfer through Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank, Ltd., Fukuoka Bank etc. Click here for more information.

(3) Customer Check of the Translation

Before we deliver the final product to you, we shall attach the translation in an email (or fax) and send it to you for you to check over. We will then wait for you to get back to us.
If the translation is acceptable we will sign it, affix the Certificate of Translation with the translation and deliver it to you.

(4) Receipt of Translation

The translation shall arrive in the post so please collect it.

Those applying for permanent visas for marriage, business, or any other reason, or applying for student visas etc. to study in Australia, or those requiring English translations of Japanese Family Registers, Abridged Family Registers, Certificates of Residence Removed Family Registers, Obsolete Original Family Registers from the Heisei Period or any family register, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Acceptance of Notification of Birth, Certificate of Acceptance of Notification of Marriage etc. please take advantage of Samurai Translators’ fast and accurate translations and notary service.

We also provide translations of Certificate of Residence, Birth Certificates, Certificate of Acceptance of Notification of Birth, Certificate of Acceptance of Notification of Marriage, etc. For more details on prices please see Samurai Translators Price List.

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