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Apply for Japanese translation of driver’s license

Regarding the fee of translation.
It will be 6,000 (tax included) for printing the translation through convenience stores and 6,520 (tax included) for us to send it to your home address by post office once we confirm the payment.
Please wait for at least five days and we will contact you through email once the translation is completed.

  • License holder's name Require

  • Proxy/Agent's name

    In case of proxy application, please register the name and details of the person who will be the main contact

  • Your Email Address Require

  • Your Address in Japan Require

  • Your Number Require

  • Driver's license issuing country Require

    ※ For American License only: From which state was your license issued?

  • Stay for 3 months or moreRequire

    Did you stay in the country where you obtained your driver's license for more than 3 months after you obtained your driver's license?


  • Payment method必須

    ・bank transfer:* The transfer fee will be borne by the customer.

    bank transfer

  • How to receive a translation 必須

    Print out from the convenience stores・Collect at our office directly:¥6,000 (Tax included)Send by the post:¥6,520 (Tax included)

  • Driver's License Photo /
    Residence Card
    (Front and Back)Require

    ・ Is the entire driver's license / residence card clearly visible? If it is blurry or the image quality is poor, please take a picture again.
    ・ Is light reflected on the image or are there shadows?
    ・ Is the image filtered, processed, or edited?
    ・ Make sure to attach both the front and back pictures.
    ・ For foreign nationals only: Attach both the front and back pictures of your Residence Card

    ※Max File Size:30MB

    Driver's License Photo [FRONT]

    Driver's License Photo [BACK]

    Residence Card [FRONT]

    Residence Card [BACK]



  • ・In case of proxy application, please enter the contact information of the proxy for the email address and phone number.
    ・Translated text will be shipped by Letter Pack Plus (レターパックプラス). Please make sure that you have registered the correct address, as you will be required to sign upon receiving the document.


Q1:Regarding the translation. How long will I receive the completed translation?

A:We will send the completed translation to you once we confirm your payment. It will take about 3~4 days from your application date.

Q2:Will the translation be delivered to my post?

A:We will send the completed translation by「letter pack」which you have to collect the document by yourselves.

Q3:If I don't have time to collect the document and storage period has expired. Will you send it to me again?

A:Yes. It is possible. But please note you will have to pay the delivery fee once the documents arrive at your end.

Q4:I have made a reservation related to the converting so I need the completed translation immediately. Will it be possible that receive the documents tomorrow morning?

A:We are turly sorry but we can not arrange the time/date to deliver the documents. Please make sure the license does not expire while applying the translation service.

Q5:I just need the translation now. Can I collect the translation at your office?

"A:It is possible once you have paid by Paypal or bank transfer. Please note you have to contact us first.
Ziplus, Co. Phone: 050-1752-6862.
※Please inform our staff that you want to ask about translation service.
※Our office is at Shibuya, Tokyo.

Q6:Is it possible to pay together with the completed translation of my family or friends?

A:It is possible. Please remember to write the name of your family or friends as well while filling out the reservation form. We will make an invoice to you then.

Q7:Is it okay to apply under the name of a proxy?

A:There is no problem. Please advise us about the address, phone of the proxy.

Q8:Will it be possible to make the translation first even though I am still abroad?

A:It is possible. Please note we can only send the completed translation to the address in Japan. Please kindly advise the name/phone/address of your proxy to us. However, we will keep the completed translation if you do not have any proxy to collect your documents in Japan. Please kindly contact us again once you return to Japan.

Q9:Can you teach me how to upload the picture of my license?

"A:Please follow the instrcutions below.
① Upload the file after compressed the picture.
② Send the picture two times above.
③ Please attached the picture via the reservation completed email.

Q10:The letters on the driver's license are almost unreadable. Can you still make a translation?

A:We will contact you by phone or email if there is any problem occupying such an address or the number of licesne is unreadable. Please contact us first after sending the application.

Q11: I left the country immediately after renewing my licnese and have not been in the issuing country for more than 3 months. Can I still apply the translation?

A:We are turly sorry but we are not able to answer the questions. Please kindly contact the police office or local driving center first.

Q12:Why I received email from ZIPLUS instead of JDL? I actually made a reservation from the official website of JDL.

A:JDL(Japan Drivers License)is a resrevation site and handled by ZIPLUS corporation. Besides, ZIPLUS also provides services such as a driving camp and commuting school.