Foreign PEPs

In accordance with the 2016 amendment to the “Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds”, Individual applicants to GoRemit who are classified as “Foreign Politically Exposed Person (PEP)” are required to declare.
For corporate applicants, the same declaration must be made if the corporate’s substantial controllers (実質的支配者) includes any foreign PEPs.
If applicable, please contact GoRemit customer service (0120-227-503) and follow the guidance on how to declare.

Additionally, foreign PEPs using the GoRemit service will be required to submit Identification Documentations in advance before each remittance.

"An important public official of a foreign country (Foreign PEPs)" is defined as the below from 1 to 3.

1. "A person in an important public position of a foreign country"

  • (1)A Head of Government.
  • (2)A position corresponding to the Prime Minister, a Minister, a Vice Minister, or equivalent.
  • (3)A position corresponding to the Chairperson of the House of Representatives, the Vice Chairperson of the House of Representatives, or the Chairperson of the House of Councillors, or the Vice Chairperson of the House of Councillors.
  • (4)A position corresponding to a Supreme Court Judge or equivalent.
  • (5)A position corresponding to an Ambassador, Special Envoy Ambassador, or Government Representative.
  • (6)A military general or higher rank.
  • (7)The Director of a Central Bank.
  • (8)The Director of a corporation whose budget is approved by the Diet (i.e. a government-owned company or government agency).

2. A person formerly in category"1"

3. A family member of a person in category "1" or "2" above, i.e. the spouse (including the common-law partner), father, mother, children, siblings, or the father, mother, or children of the spouse. Please see the chart below.