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Seal stamps (Hanko/Inkan) questions about rules

Postby Sivak » Thu 02.21.2013 9:50 am

So I'm interested in getting a stamp so I can open a bank account. The only thing is I don't want to pay 8000 yen for one. I've been looking around online, but I'm still unsure on some things.

-Is it true city hall has to approve your stamp?
-Will a bank take a rubber stamp? I heard stories about needing wood or something... Not sure if that's true.
-Does the stamp have to be certain dimensions?
-Does it matter if you make your own design, so long as your name is legible? I've made a pretty simple one with a katakana font. Not the generic one, but not too fancy either.
-If your own design doesn't matter, can I put stars on the design or text only? 8)

Any info much appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Seal stamps (Hanko/Inkan) questions about rules

Postby TheDevilsAdmin » Tue 02.26.2013 9:22 am

I honestly wish I knew. but alas I don't.
Why don't you ask in the chat? We have a Native japanese speaker there if I recall, I guess that is your best bet.
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Re: Seal stamps (Hanko/Inkan) questions about rules

Postby baskerville » Fri 08.23.2013 12:41 pm

Are foreigners required to get a hanko? is a signature not sufficient?
When I was working for a Japanese company, the Tokyo office sent me my own hanko with my surname in Katakana. We use it to record our names on documents we have finished processing because the documents are passed between Manila and Tokyo. It's cute but now I don't really have any other use for it :)
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Re: Seal stamps (Hanko/Inkan) questions about rules

Postby kaden » Sat 09.07.2013 1:57 pm

I didn't need one when opening my bank account, but I did have to get one for my job and even then it was just to stamp the pay book so I could get paid.
I think I paid about 2000yen for it to be made and the case. Where I am there are a lot of stores that make and sell them so it was easy enough to get one.
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Re: Seal stamps (Hanko/Inkan) questions about rules

Postby nikhilkhullar » Mon 09.09.2013 2:08 am

I did require a hanko for opening up a bank account in Mizuho bank... They said signature doesn't work, even if you are a foreigner, specially if you are staying long-term like me...

But, nothing like City Hall approval or anything... Just went to a Hankoya san, ordered it, selected one (the designs actually depend on cost preferences, but still I think they are standardized but there are many options...)

Then, got it after 3 days... It cost me around 5000 Yen... But, the fancier you get, the higher the price goes...

I hope that helps...
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Re: Seal stamps (Hanko/Inkan) questions about rules

Postby kaden » Mon 09.09.2013 7:01 am

Yeah I guess it might depend on the bank, mines just JP Post so maybe the bigger banks you will need one
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