We can present you the fastest and most secure way to obtain apostille! 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan can only deliver apostilled documents inside Japan, so if you live outside Japan, you have to find representatives who live in Japan.  We are the one who can support you at your convenient!

Apostille attched to the original public document

Service We Can Provide

We offer the sevral services as your requests.  *International postage fee excluded.

Apostille for Public Documents


You just need to send the original public documents issued within 3 months to our office in Tokyo, Japan. If you do not have the original public documents issued within 3 months, we can also provide the agent service for obtaining your public documents.

Apostille for Academic Certificates issued by University


Mainly for use in Europe, apostille for academic certificates are required. However, in Japan, you cannot get apostille dilectly on your academic certificates issued by universities. You can consult us!

Translation + Apostille for Public/Private Documents


We can provide translation into English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinise.

Translation + Apostille for Public Documents (Not havng the original documents)


You just do some steps at your home country, and ask us the all complecated process insied Japan.

Apostille by MOFA Japan on your Academic Certifictes

Contacting your university

Depending on the universities, the process of obtaining new certificates differs. We can contact your university and inform you the required steps and documents for obtaining your new certificates.

Obtaining your certificate on behalf of you

We will receive your certificates at our office in Tokyo, Japan by post. You do not need to arrange international postage to receive your original certificates from the university to your country.

Apostille by MOFA Japan

As we received your certificates directly from your university, we can get apostille by MOFA Japan on them stating that your certificates are true and correct. *We cannot guarantee that apostilled certificates will be accepted by the organs you submit them to.


We will dispatch the apostilled certificates to inside and outside of Japan. You can receive your apositilled certificates at your home country!

General Information about Apostille

Providing apostille services in Tokyo, Japan and 90+ countries.

Apostille system came into practice seeing the need for a more efficient system of attestation of documents. Many countries felt the need to eliminate the complicated process. Hence, to ease trade and movement between countries and entered into a treaty abolishing the lengthy process. This agreement is known as The Hague Apostille Convention.

The members of this convention agreed to simplify the legalization process and decided on a one-time authentication by the issuing country’s authority which will be accepted by all the member countries. In Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan issues the apostille directly on the public document and you need to go through Notary Office to issue apostille on Private document.
But some of countries including UAE, China, Vietnam are not a member of this treaty yet and follows the legalization process.

We, at CUTBELL, can assist you with the documents moving between member countries of the convention. We provide apostille services for any kind of document from Japan.  

So send us your details now for a free advice and quotation from our consultant!

Image of Apostille

Here is the example of Apostille issued in Japan

Sample of fee for apostille

・Apostille for 1 official document without translation : 15,000 JPY ~

・Apostille for 1 birth certificate (certificate of acceptance) with translation from Japanese to English : 31,500JPY ~

・Apostille for 1 family register (Koseki Tohon) which includes 4 nembers of family with translation from Japanese to English : 34,500 JPY ~

・Apostille for 1 official document without translation and delivery to Manila, Philippines in July 2023: 19,956 JPY ~

Apostille for 1 official document without translation and delivery to Geneve,  Switzerland in July 2023: 20,898 JPY ~

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Documents issued by Japanese public offices and local governments (certified copy of register, family register, certificate of acceptance, etc.) can directly obtain an apostille by applying to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by post.

    However, even if it is an official document, if a translation is required to be attached, it is treated as a private document and cannot directly obtain an apostille.  You first must go to Notary Office to get it notarised by Notary, certified by Legal Affairs Bureau and apostilled by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

    We can offer agent services for both publice documents and private documents!

    Public Documents: It usually takes 6 days after receiving the original documents. The cost is 16,500 yen for a public document. 

    Private Documents: It depends on the documents.  The minimum charge is 28,000 yen.  Please send the scan data of your documents so that we can explain the process and quotation. 

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