Govt. wants eased rules for submitting documents

Mar 30, 2020

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Govt. wants eased rules for submitting documents

Tokyo (Japan), Mar 30: Japan's internal affairs ministry has asked municipalities to ease requirements on accepting some types of documents from residents to prevent coronavirus infections at government offices.
Municipal government offices are usually crowded at this time of year with people wanting to submit notices of a change in residence due to job transfers or school enrollment.
Residents without government-issued ID, the so-called "My Number" cards, have to visit government offices to submit moving-out notices.
But the ministry has asked municipalities to accept documents sent by post. This is intended to reduce crowds at government offices and lessen chances of spreading the virus.
The ministry is maintaining its requirement for people to submit moving-in notices because of the need to confirm their identities.
But it has asked municipal governments to accept the documents even if they are submitted past the deadline, which mandates they do so within 14 days of moving in.
Source: NHK World