Moving

Moving within the City (changing residence/area)

You also need to submit notifications when you move within Fukuoka City.

Moving within the same ward

If you move within the same ward of your previous residence, submit a change of residence notification to the Citizen Section of that ward office within 14 days of moving. You will then need to separately complete address change procedures for National Health Insurance and Child Allowance.

Moving to a different ward

If you move to a different ward within Fukuoka City, submit a change of residence notification to your new local ward office. If your child is transferring schools, procure a student registration certificate from your child’s previous school before moving and submit it together with the Fukuoka City Municipal School Enrollment Form to the new school.

You will need to convert your National Health Insurance and Child Allowance, so be sure to bring your insurance card and children’s medical certificate when completing procedures.

Moving out of Fukuoka City (moving out)

When you move out of Fukuoka City, you need to submit a notification of moving out to your local ward office.

Moving out of a residence

At least once month in advance of moving out of your current residence, contact your realtor (landlord) or public housing management office and begin moving out procedures. At that time, you should discuss the return of any deposit money. If you plan on shipping your household items through a shipping company, you should get estimates from several companies and decide upon one in advance of moving out.

Other Procedures

Procedures to be completed at ward offices

National Health Insurance
Children’s Medical Care Certificate
Return your insurance card and children’s medical certificate to the Health Insurance & Pension Section (insurance counter) and complete the procedures to forfeit your coverage eligibility.
National Pension You only need to complete moving in procedures at new municipal office. There are no specific moving out procedures necessary.
Health Insurance, Welfare Pension, Mutual Aid Pension These services are typically handled through your employer, so please inquire with them for more details.
Nursing Care Insurance  A Class 1 insured person (age 65 or above) should return his/her insurance card to the Health Insurance & Pension Section (insurance counter).

If you have primary nursing care requirement authorization, receive a nursing insurance recipient qualification certificate and submit it to the Welfare & Nursing Care Insurance Section (Nursing Care Insurance counter) at your new municipal office.

Child Allowance Complete moving out procedures at the Child Rearing Support Section.

* Be sure to have each procedure explained to you at the appropriate counters at your new municipal office.

Procedures to be completed at locations other than ward offices

School transfer and enrollment procedures for elementary and junior high schools Receive a student registration certificate from your child’s current school.
Driver’s License/Vehicle Registration You can submit a change of address for your driver’s license at the police station, examination center, or gold licensing center that has jurisdiction over your new address. To make changes to your vehicle registration details, notify the Transportation Bureau branch office that has jurisdiction over your new address.
Telephone If you wish to use telephone services as soon as you move in to your new residence, as soon as you know your moving in date and new address, contact NTT or the telephone company through which you have a contract as early as possible. (Refer to the Telephone page)
Electricity You will need to complete procedures with Kyushu Electric Power in advance of moving out. (Refer to the Electricity page)
Gas One week prior to moving out, contact Saibu Gas Living Mate, the Saibu Gas service desk, to inform them of your moving out date and time. If you are using propane gas, contact your local propane gas management office. (Refer to the Gas page)
Water To cancel water usage, telephone the water department’s customer service center four days (except for Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays) in advance. Contact the customer service center regarding direct debiting or to change the account name. (Refer to the Water page)

If you are moving into a residential complex in which the meters of all units are inspected together, contact the proprietary company.

Mail Before moving out, submit a change of address form at your nearest post office. If you do this, your mail will be forwarded from your old address to your new address for one year. (Refer to the Post Offices and Other Services page)