Original title document from the Japanese Transport Authority

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Official watermarked Japanese TITLE document – same data as Export Certificate

  • Supports registration in other countries
  • For vehicles exported from Japan last 15 years
  • Shows first registration & de-registration dates
  • Color PDF + English translation by email
  • Allow 3 – 5 business days
  • + 70 USD for worldwide EMS post of original documents with tracking (3 – 7 days delivery)

Japanese Registration Certificate – Example

Japanese Registration Certificate

English translation – Example

Japanese Registration Certificate translation

Lost your Japanese Export Certificate ?

If you’ve lost the original Japanese Export Certificate and need an official replacement – whether it is for a Japanese or foreign made car – we can obtain a duplicate Japanese registration certificate / Japan car title quickly for you from the Japanese Transport Authority.

Usual timeframe is 3 to 5 business days but if you need it FAST let us know and we will do our best to help you out.

The Japanese Registration Certificate is an official watermarked document which is as good as the original Japanese Export Certificate in terms of proof of ownership and registration requirements, and can be used in your country to register a car imported from Japan.

It contains all the same information as the Japanese Export Certificate including the first registered date in Japan which may be needed by your local registration office.

We provide a high quality scanned color PDF of the Japanese Registration Certificate by email together with English translation – allow 3 to 5 business days from the time of placing your order.

Japanese Registration Certificate – About

The Japanese Registration Certificate is an official watermarked replacement of the Japanese vehicle title document & shows the same information as the Japanese Export Certificate.

Either the Japanese Export Certificate or Japanese Registration Certificate are usually required to legally register an imported Japanese car in another country.

Registration renewal for passenger vehicles in Japan occurs 3 years from new, then every 2 years.

The Japan Car Title document is known by several names including:

Japanese registration paper

Japanese de-registration paper

Japanese car registration document, and

Japanese Export Certificate

The Japan Car Title is issued by the Transport Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan (MLIT).

Japan Export Documentation

When a car is exported from Japan, the original Japan Car Title is converted to an Export Certificate by Japanese Customs. The car must be exported within the date range printed on the Export Certificate. 

Following shipping, the Japanese Export Certificate is returned to the exporter, who should then send the original document to the importer in the other country. 

But sometimes the Japanese Export Certificate is never sent, becomes lost, or is simply not passed on by the importer (usually a dealer) to the new owner (you). 

The Export Certificate shows up to the last two odometer readings at re-registration events in Japan, so this is one common reason why it is not passed on by importers who have falsified the odometer.

Delivery Timeframe

We will supply your replacement Japanese Registration Certificate within 3 to 5 business days.

Allow another 3 to 7 business days for worldwide EMS postage (with tracking) if the original document is required.

Worldwide Postage

We send duplicate Japanese car titles to people in many countries including USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany and France.

So we can help you wherever you are located.


Only for vehicles exported from Japan within the last 15 years.

Not available for < 990cc engine cars, motorcycles or scooters.

The Japanese Registration Certificate does not record emissions data.

Important Documentation

The Japanese car registration / title / Export Certificate is very important for Japanese used cars imported to other countries.

Original documents are necessary to register a Japanese car imported to another country. The Japanese registration paper must be submitted to your local registration office together with other documents.

Registration of imported Japanese cars can be very difficult or even impossible without original documents.

General Notes

Just like the Japanese Export Certificate, the last TWO (2) registration dates & odometer readings are also shown on the Japanese Registration Certificate.

Odometer readings were recorded at re-registration inspections in Japan FROM 2004 onward.