Updated on October 1, 2020
In accordance to the laws related to personal information held by governmental agencies, anyone can request the disclosure of their own personal information (retained personal information) from the Immigration Services Agency.
Furthermore, anyone can request a revision if the details of the disclosed retained personal information are thought to be inaccurate. They can also request a suspension of use of the information if it is thought to have been acquired, used, or provided by improper means.
In accordance with the principles of the law, the Immigration Services Agency has established the "Immigration Services Agency Retained Personal Information Protection and Management Guidelines - PDF (in Japanese)." The Agency shall strive to protect the rights and interests of individuals by appropriately handling personal information.
Below is a list of counters where one can request the disclosure of retained personal information from the Immigration Services Agency.
* Disclosure of personal information including My Number (Individual Number)
Please fill in the required fields of the following application to request a revision or use suspension. Word (in Japanese) PDF (in Japanese)
* Authorization for voluntary representative to request disclosure, revision, or use suspension of designated personal information. PDF (in Japanese)
Criteria for deciding whether or not to disclose information when a request for disclosure of personal information from the Immigration Services Agency is made.
The method of disclosing personal information held by the Immigration Services Agency.
You can search personal information files held by the Immigration Services Agency.
In addition to following the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act, private companies must comply with the guidelines developed by the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) and strive to protect personal information.
The Immigration Services Agency has finished accepting proposals for anonymized personal information held by administrative organs for FY2020–21 (Reiwa 2). The Agency will notify the public when details have been decided for the FY2021–22 (Reiwa 3) solicitation of proposals.
Please use the links below for general inquiries about the system overview and procedures.