While in-person applications are not impossible, the government is limiting this option to avoid spreading infection. That means that the main methods to apply are by mail
. Just one application per-household
needs to be sent in, so families shouldn't have to fill out multiple applications.
① By Mail
All legal residents of Japan should get the paper application form sent directly to their address
(in the case of foreign residents, this is the most recent address on your residence card
). Alongside the form, you'll have to send in a copy of some form of personal ID along with bank information where they can send the money.
Anybody who has a My Number card with IC chip
can apply online via the Myna Portal website
, the official government website for the My Number card. Applying online requires either an IC card reader
or a cellphone with an NFC reader function
. Note: the green, paper My Number notification cards will not work
for this method. Only plastic My Number cards with embedded IC chips will work.