License Renewal

Renewal in Chiba Prefecture

Application Required Documents
Renewal
Applicable between one month before and after your birthday just prior to the expiration date
  • Application form
  • Driver's license
  • Renewal Notice (not compulsory)
  • A photo (3cm x 2.4cm, full frontal view of the head and shoulders without a head covering taken against a plain background within last six months)
  • A Certificate of Residence with the permanent domicile included if there is a change in your permanent domicile or name
  • Documents which certify the new address if there is a change in your address
  • A Certificate of Completion of Lecture for Elderly Drivers

*For further information, contact us.

Renewal in Advance
Those who are going to have the license renewed before the renewal period for such unavoidable reasons as traveling abroad, hospitalization, etc.
  • Same documents as required for renewal
  • Documents which certify the reason for renewal in advance

*For further information, contact us.

  1. If you had your license reissued within six months after letting it expire for a compelling reason last time, please submit documents by which we can confirm the reason.
  2. Lecture for Elderly Drivers are for those 70 years of age and older.
Place for Application
  • Chiba Driver's License Center
  • Nagareyama Driver's License Center

    For those who wish to have their license issued on the same day as application

  • The police station which has jurisdiction over the applicant's dwelling place

    ※License cannot be issued on the same day as application.

Reception Hours Chiba Driver's License Center
Monday through Friday
8:30 to 10:00
13:00 to 15:00
※Closed on Saturdays, national holidays and New Year's holidays (Dec.29 to Jan.3)
Sunday
8:30 to 11:00
13:00 to 15:00
※Closed on New Year's holidays (Dec.29 to Jan.3)
Nagareyama Driver's License Center
Monday through Friday
8:30 to 10:00
13:00 to 15:00
※Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and New Year's holidays (Dec.29 to Jan.3)
Sunday("Superior Drivers" only)
8:30 to 11:00
13:00 to 15:00
※Sunday is exclusively for "Superior Drivers." Only Superior Drivers Lectures are held on Sundays. Please refer to the Renewal Notice mailed to you.
※Closed on New Year's holidays (Dec.29 to Jan.3)
Police Station
Monday through Friday
8:30to12:00 13:00to17:00
※Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and New Year's holidays (Dec.29 to Jan.3)
Fees
  • Renewal Fee:2,500 yen
  • Lecture Fees
    • Lecture for Superior Drivers:500 yen
    • Lecture for General Drivers:800 yen
    • Lecture for Offender Drivers:1,350 yen
    • Lecture for First-time Renewers:1,350 yen

    * The following are excused from attendance at lectures.

  • those who have attended Lecture for Elderly Drivers.
    *For further information, contact us.