General Preparation

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 license*
  • Student ID card*
  • Employee ID card*
  • Individual Number Card*
  • Basic Resident Register Card*
  • Certificate of Alien Registration*
  • Residence 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.
  • Use of smartwatches and wearable devices in the test room is prohibited.
  • You will not be admitted on the day of the test and you cannot take the test if you fail to bring 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 possess any of the valid photo IDs accepted by the IIBC to prove your identity, contact the IIBC Test Operation Center before submitting an application.