General Preparation

  • Please note that You will not be admitted on the day of the test and you cannot take the test if you fail to bring both one identification photograph and a valid photo ID accepted by the IIBC proving your identity. Your test fee will not be refunded in such cases.
  • If you do not have any of the following official identification cards with a photograph such as passport, driver’s license*, student ID card*, employee ID card*, Individual Number Card*, Basic Resident Register Card*, certificate of alien registration*, resident’s card* or special permanent resident certificate*, 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.
  • Identification cards with “*” are acceptable only if they are issued in Japan.
  1. Your admission ticket
  2. One identification photograph Click here for more details
  3. 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 / driver’s license* / student identification card* / employee ID card* / Individual Number Card* / Basic Resident Register Card* / Certificate of alien registration* / Resident’s card* / Special permanent resident certificate*
    • Identification cards with “*” are acceptable only if they are issued in Japan.
    • Photocopies of the above will not be accepted.
  4. Writing instrument
    HB or #2 pencil or mechanical pencil, eraser
  5. 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.

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