Signing up with Blackship

Thanks for your interest in Blackship! Japanese Law requires that all package forwarding companies in Japan verify a user's proof of identity and address before shipping out of the country. Therefore all Blackship customers must go through our simple 4 step application to start shipping with us.

Applications require one document to verify your identity and one to verify your shipping address. These documents can be the same if they meet all requirements. You can see a full list of accepted documents and requirements by signing up for an account at

Once an application is submitted we will review within 1-2 business days (Monday to Friday, excluding Japanese Public Holidays). If there are any concerns with the application we will contact you via email with further details.

Pending Applications

Once an application is submitted and you select a plan you will automatically be issued a Blackship mailbox number and address so you can start shopping right away. However, while you can use the address and have us receive packages, you will not be able to ship any packages from the Blackship warehouse until your application is approved.

Applications are usually reviewed and approved within 1-2 business days (Monday to Friday, excluding Japanese Public Holidays) but there are rare cases where documents may not be sufficient. When this occurs your application may take longer or even fail if you are unable to provide the documents required. 

Because of this we recommend waiting to use your address until you receive our official "Your Blackship application has been approved!" email. From this time you can ship packages from our warehouse with no further submission requirements. 

If you have an urgent purchase (such as a timed, limited release) you can use the mailbox number immediately, but more steps may be required to ship the package from Blackship to you.

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