Registration Procedure at lodging facilities in Japan changed as of April 1, 2005

March, 2005
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


As of April 1, 2005, foreign nationals who visit Japan will be required to do the following when the check in at lodging facilities such as hotels and inns in Japan for the purpose of effective prevention of infectious diseases and terrorism.

To fill in the "Nationality" and "Passport Number" in addition to "Name", "Address" and "Occupation", which are already required on the guest registration form.

To present their passports to be photocopies. (The proprietors of the lodging facilities will be obligated to keep the photocopies.)

Your understanding and cooperation will be appreciated.