How to get COVID vaccine certificate app in Japan

Hello.  This is Yoji. 

Do you need to get a COVID vaccination certificate?  In Japan, there is a dedicated app prepared by the Japanese government to prove vaccination.  With the app, you can prove that you have been vaccinated anytime, anywhere.  You can also check the date of inoculation and the type of vaccine inoculated in the app. It’s very easy to register the app, but the app is only available in Japanese.  So, in this article, I will explain how to register the app using English. If you find this article useful, please share it with your friends.

How to register the COVID vaccination certificate app

Download the vaccination certificate app
COVID vaccine certificate app

COVID vaccine certificate app

Government of Japan Digital AgencyFree

 Launch the app
Tap the blue button four times to skip each screen

The description of the app is written on each screen, but it is not so important, so you can skip it.

Check “Agree / 同意する(どういする)”
Tap “Issue vaccination certificate / 接種証明書を発行(せっしゅしょうめいしょをはっこう)”
Required certificate (choose either domestic or overseas or both)
Read my number card with your smartphone

After reading the card information, My Number information will be displayed on the smartphone screen.

Tap “Search vaccination records / ワクチン接種記録を検索(わくちんせっしゅきろくをけんさく)”
Tap “Publish / 発行(はっこう)”
Vaccination certificate is displayed


There are two things you need to get a vaccination certificate using the methods in this article. The first is my number card, and the second is a smartphone that can read my number card.  If you do not have an Individual Number Card(My number card), please see the article on how to obtain one from the following topics.

My Number Card reads and writes data using an IC chip or an NFC-B compatible reader / writer.  Taking advantage of its features, this app uses My Number Card to verify your identity.

Compatible models with reading function are iPhone 7 or later with iOS 13.7 or later and NFC-compatible Android smartphone with Android 8.0 or later.  If you are using an older smartphone, go to the local government office and get a paper vaccination certificate.

How to get my number card

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