About Client Identity Verification
In accordance with the Rules Concerning Client Identity Verification and Record Preservation provided by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), we are obligated to verify a client’s identity when accepting certain types of new cases. Therefore we may request our clients to provide the following information:
For individual clients:
Name, address, and date of birth.
This can be verified by providing a copy of an official document such as: driver’s license, passport, pension book, or alien registration card.
For corporate clients:
Name of the corporation, location of its head office (or principal place of work), and name and title of the individual representing the corporation.
The name of the corporation and location of its head office can be verified by providing a copy of an official document such as: Certificate of Registered Matters or Certificate of Registered Seal.
The name and title of the individual representing the corporation can be verified by providing a business card or other official document.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
For more information about the requirements of the JFBA, follow the link below.
About Client Identity Verification (Japan Federation of Bar Associations)