Information on opening an account (Japan)

Introduction

This page explains the overall flow of opening an account for users in Japan. For questions about opening an account and how to solve problems, please refer to the FAQ for opening an account.


Preparing to open an account

By opening an account with Coinbase, you will be able to buy, sell, and store crypto assets (virtual currency). Here's what you need to open a Coinbase account:

 

  • Being a Japanese citizen resident in Japan over 20 years old
  • Have your identity verification documents (see About Identity Verification Documents for the types of identity verification documents you can use to open an account)
  • Have a smartphone (subscribe to a communication plan that can receive SMS)

There are no fees to open or maintain a Coinbase account.

Step 1: Enter your account information

  1. Access https://www.coinbase.com/ from your computer or smartphone browser.
  2. Select [Open Account].
  3. Enter the following on the "Open an account" screen.
    1. Surname
    2. Name
    3. email address
    4. password
  • Remember your email address and password as they will be used to log in to your Coinbase account.    
  1. If you are over 20 years old, check the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and check if you agree. If you do not agree, you will not be able to open a Coinbase account.
  2. Select [Open Account]. An email will be sent from Coinbase to the email address you registered.
  3. Launch the email app and open the email from Coinbase. Select [Authenticate Email Address] in the email.

This completes the verification of your email address.

Step 2: Set up two-step verification

After you've verified your email address, set up two-step verification.

  1. On the "Set up two-step verification" screen, check that the country is "Japan".
  2. Enter the mobile phone number that can receive SMS.
  3. Select [Send Code].
  4. Launch the message app on your smartphone and check the SMS received from Coinbase. Make a note of or copy the 7-digit code.
  5. Return to the browser and enter the verification code on the "Enter verification code" screen. Then select [Send].
  6. If you did not receive the verification code, select Resend Code.

Step 3: Enter the confirmation items

  1. Check the applicable items on the "Confirmation items" screen.
  2. Select [Send].

Select "Check details" for more information.

Step 4: Confirm your identity (enter confirmation information)

  1. Enter the following on the "Identity Verification" screen. Please enter exactly as it appears on your identity verification document.
    1. Last name on your ID
    2. The name on your ID (if you have a middle name, enter your middle name and first name here)
    3. Katakana notation of surname
    4. Katakana notation of the name
    5. Birthday
    6. Address listed on identity verification documents
  2. Check the entered information and check "The address information and name match the information on the identity verification document."
  3. Select [Send]
  4. Answer each of the following items. We will use it as a reference when examining.
    1. Purpose of use of Coinbase
    2. Main sources of funding
    3. Employment status
    4. Amount of assets that can be invested
    5. Cryptocurrency trading experience
  5. Select [Next]
  6. Select [Continue] on the "Authenticate Identity Verification Documents" screen.
  7. Select [Continue] on the "Take a photo with your smartphone" screen.
  8. Select [Continue] on the "Identity verification by Liquid" screen. You will automatically be taken to the page of Liquid, Inc., which we are affiliated with.

Step 5: Confirm your identity (shoot confirmation information)

  1. Check the terms of use on the "Terms of Service" screen of Liquid, Inc., and if you agree, select [Agree and continue].
  2. Check the precautions on the "Select Identity Verification Documents" screen, and then click [Confirmed precautions. ] Is selected. Then select [Next].
  3. When the screen for confirming access to the smartphone camera is displayed, select [Allow].
  4. Select [Start Shooting] on the "Shooting | Identity Verification Documents / Surface" screen. Take a picture on a non-white background, such as on a wood-grained table or on a black mat so that you can see the outline of the identity verification document. If an error screen is displayed, follow the instructions on the screen and try shooting again.
  5. Check the items displayed on the "Confirm captured image" screen. Then select OK
  6. On the "Shooting | Identity Verification Documents / Surface" screen, select [Start Shooting]. Shoot according to the frame displayed on the camera
  7. Check the items displayed on the "Confirm captured image" screen. Then select OK
  8. On the "Shooting | Identity Verification Documents / Backside" screen, select [Start Shooting]. Shoot according to the frame displayed on the camera
  9. Check the items displayed on the "Confirm captured image" screen. Then select OK
  10. On the "Shooting | Identity Verification Documents / Backside" screen, select [Start Shooting]. Shoot according to the frame displayed on the camera
  11. Check the items displayed on the "Confirm captured image" screen. Then select OK
  12. On the "Shooting | Swing" screen, select [Start Shooting].
  13. Check the items displayed on the "Confirm captured image" screen. Then select OK
  14. When the "Application accepted" screen is displayed, select [Next].

This completes the application procedure. Please wait for a while until the examination result arrives by e-mail.

Step 6: Identity verification completed

When you receive the account opening completion email, the identity verification procedure is complete. Log in to your Coinbase account and do the following as needed:

 

  • Bank account registration (for deposit / withdrawal)
  • Deposit to a bank account

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