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 20 years
  • Shows first registration & de-registration dates
  • Color PDF + English translation by email
  • Allow 3 – 5 business days
  • + 115 USD for worldwide DHL 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.

NEW SERVICE ! Japanese Owner History

If you want to know how many owners your vehicle had in Japan & their location we can now supply a full list of Japanese registration events & Japanese Owner History from first registration right up to export.

This typically provides a complete record of all registration events in Japan starting with the first registration date in Japan, then registration transfer dates including location & reason for transfer, owner name & address information, plus the expected & confirmed export dates. *Only the last license plate number will be shown.

This service is ideal for collector cars where knowing the full Japanese owner history & provenance is important to produce a complete owner history record across countries & support future value.

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The cost is 195 USD* for a color PDF scan & English translation of the Japan Owner History sent by email, or 270 USD* for both Registration Certificate + Japanese Owner History (50 USD discount when ordered together) including professional English translations for both documents.

*Vehicles will typically have between one (1) & three (3) pages of Owner History, but this depends on the number of past registration events which we won’t know until we obtain your documentsThe 1st page is included in the above pricesFor each additional page we charge 30 USD to cover additional application fees & translation – this amount will be invoiced to you if required, before we commence translation.

Usual turnaround is 3 to 5 business days.

TO ORDER either option simply use our Enquiry form to select the option you require & include any additional notes about your requirements in the Comments box.

Worldwide postage of your original watermarked documents by DHL with online tracking can be added for 115 USD. Allow 3 to 7 days for delivery.

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 DHL 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, France, Malaysia, Caribbean & more.

So we can help you wherever you are located.


Not available for vehicles last registered in Japan before 1999.

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

The Japanese Registration Certificate does not record emissions data or the odometer reading at the time of export.

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, only 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.