Attestation and Endorsement

Verification the authenticity of document/certificate
To verify if any document(s) issued in Japan are legal/original and not altered/counterfeit, Japan Anti Fraud Organization (JAFO) carry attestation at Tokyo Head quarters. Attestation of documents by Japan Anti Fraud Organization is the method of inspecting the authenticity of any document(s) issued in Japan. This Organization attest document(s) by stamping the official seal and Authorized signature by an officer.

Which document is eligible for attestation:
Any kind of document issued from a Government Office, Government Agencies, Diplomatic Mission, Organization, and registered company in Japan are eligible to apply for attestation. However, document issuing authority must have official presence (physical address) in Japan. This Organization cannot attest document issued in overseas countries, except Japanese Embassy or Diplomatic mission.

Verification process:
Original document(s) with one photocopy of each page is required. The document will be attested after verification from the issuing authority. Original document(s) will be sent back to applicant’s designated address after the attestation, while the copy will be keep by Japan Anti Fraud Organization (JAFO) for record.

Attestation time duration:
Documents will be dispatched (returned) to applicant’s designated address within 5 working days of receiving date. However, may take more time due to delay in confirmation from issuing authority.

Attestation fee:
Japanese Yen 3,300 per document (up to 3 pages) excluding delivery/shipping charges.

How to pay fee:
Attestation fee is accepted by credit card only.

How to apply:
Within Japan: send original document(s) with one photocopy for each page by Sagawa Kyubin, Yamato Takkyubin, Postal Service or any other courier service.

From overseas countries: send document(s) with one photocopy for each page by Fedex to this Organization’s designated address. In order to send back document(s) after attestation, send self addressed envelope with document(s).

Visit to the Head quarter of this Organization for attestation is not permitted.
The only accepted method is sending document by Courier service or postal service.