Identity Verification Documents
Seven Bank confirms the identity of the account holder using identity verification documents in order to provide customers with safe and secure transactions.
The required identity verification documents vary depending on how you receive your cash card.
If an International Money Transfer contract will be made on and after Januart 1, 2016, submission of documents related to Individual Number or My number is required, in addition to the submission of identity verification documents.
More information can be found here (PDF / 6.68MB).
Identity Verification Documents Required for Opening an Account
When Opening an Account Online
The identity verification documents do not need to be presented to Seven Bank except when receiving the cash card using the ID Confirmation Delivery Service.
"Open an Account Online" is not available for foreign nationals. Please choose "Open an Account by Mail" instead. If we find out that you are foreign nationals based on the identity verification documents shown when receiving your cash card by ID Confirmation Delivery Service, we may cancel the process of your account opening.
When Opening an Account by Mail
Enclose 2 documents ((1) 1 official certificate + (2) 1 receipt or invoice such as a utility bill) from the list noted below with your application form in the return envelope when mailing.
Note that the documents that are mailed will not be returned.
For applicants under the age of 15, "identity verification documents (official certificate + receipt or invoice)" for the account holder and the "identity verification documents and the signature of the parent or guardian" are required.
In order to confirm the authenticity of the application, Seven Bank may call the applicant at a later date.
■(1)Official Certificate (1 of the Following Documents)
An official certificate that has the same name, address and date of birth as what is entered on the application form.
Driver's License (Japanese only)
Passport (Japanese only)
National Health Insurance Card (Japanese only)
Residence Card (Japanese only)
Basic Resident Registration Card (Only with photo) (Japanese only)
Pension Handbooks (Japanese only)
Official Copy (Photocopies are not accepted)
Certificate of Residence (Japanese only)
Foreign nationals must always enclose a "photocopy of residence card."
In addition, use the name field for alphabet entry on the application form for applicants with names in alphabet or in other foreign characters.
When an address and the registered domicile are noted in the document, if the address and the registered domicile are different, black out the registered domicile.
The photocopy must be the actual size using A4 or B5 paper so that the top portion is not cut off.
If the document (*valid copies at the time received by Seven Bank) is issued by a government agency, even though it is not listed above, and it has the "Name," "Current address" and "Date of birth" of the applicant in the document, it can be used as an identity verification document for the account application form. If there is no check box for the "official certificate" you are using on the account application form, ticking the "official certificate" check box on the application form is not required when applying.
■(2)Receipt or Invoice (1 of the Following Documents)
A receipt or invoice that has the same name as what is entered on the application form.
Official Copy (Photocopies are not accepted)*
The receipt or invoice accepted by Seven Bank within 6 months after it is issued.
If the account holder does not have a receipt or invoice in his or her name, a receipt or invoice from a relative, with the same last name that is living with the account holder (showing the same address as the application form), can be used.
- An account cannot be opened under a false name or using the identity of another person. In addition, it is illegal to sell, buy or assign accounts and for another person to use your cash card.
- If misuse or fraud is discovered for a crime in which a bank transfer scam is carried out for an existing account or an account is opened using falsified or forged identity verification documents, measures shall be taken to suspend or terminate the account and report the event to the proper authorities pursuant to the law.