General Preparation

  1. Your admission ticket
  2. A valid photo ID accepted by the IIBC proving your identity(one of the following showing your name in kanji, hiragana, katakana, or the Roman alphabet)
    passport, Individual Number Card*, driver’s license*, student ID card*, employee ID card*, Basic Resident Register Card*, certificate of alien registration*, resident’s card*, or special permanent resident certificate*
    * Identification cards with "*" are acceptable only if they are issued in Japan.
    *Photocopies of the above will not be accepted.
      • If you do not have any of the above official identification cards with a photograph, or if you have changed your name after submitting your application (e.g. by marriage), please make sure to contact the IIBC Test Operation Center before the test date.
  3. Writing equipment
    HB or #2 pencil or mechanical pencil, eraser
  4. Wristwatch
    • Use of smartwatches and wearable devices in the test room is prohibited.
    • We do not announce time during test administration.
    • You are not allowed to use any other devices (e.g. cellular phone, stand clock, stopwatch) in place of a wristwatch.