Place of Application Chiba and Nagareyama Driver's License Centers
Reception Hours
Monday through Friday

from 9:00 to 16:00
from 9:00 to 16:00
Fee 2,350 yen
Necessary Documents
  • Application Form
  • A photo (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm portrait, full frontal view of the face without a head covering taken against a plain background within last six months)
  • Japanese Driver's License
  • Any of the following documents to prove that the applicant is going
    • Passport or the Receipt for the Passport,
    • Seaman's Pass or Notice of Boarding,
    • Copy of Request for the Issue of the Official Passport
    • Certificate of the Official Trip issued by the chief of a governmental agency, or
    • Certificate issued by a travel agency, etc.
  • International driving permit obtained last time if you haven’t returned it to the authorities.
Valid for One year from the day of issuance
(*It is rendered invalid when your Japanese license expires or is cancelled.)
Valid in The contracting states to the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic.
*Not valid in Japan
Permit must be returned
  • When it expires, or
  • When your Japanese driver's license expires or is canceled.

For further information, please contact:

Chiba Driver's License Center
International Driving Permit Section at 043-274-2000
Nagareyama Driver's License Center
International Driving Permit Section at 04-7147-2000