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I wish to know how can I acquire a copy of my birth certificate from Naha City Hall office.I was born in Uruma City,Okinawa Ken and at present I live in Toki City,Gifu Prefecture.I need a copy of my birth certificate to be forwarded to the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo.How much shall I pay and whom will I contact?Do I need to go in Naha City Hall to get this?Hoping for your kind assistance.
Thanks a lot.


I am sorry for the delay in replying.

Where you should contact depends on your nationality. If you are a Japanese native, then you would have to contact the Naha City Hall. If you are a citizen of another country, I would go to the consulate or embassy for more information.

Try the web site for the embassy related to your country. I would suggest asking the Philippine embassy how to obtain the birth certificate...

I hope this helps!



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