The Information Counter provides information for citizens to become involved in international exchange activities, information to enable foreign residents to live comfortably in Japan and guidance in foreign languages with cooperation of volunteers. “Information Counter for Foreign Residents” provided by Osaka City are also available to assist foreign residents.
Multilingual Consultation at the Information Counter for Foreign Residents
To help foreigners live at ease, the Osaka International House Foundation offers consultation in various languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino and Japanese) on administrative matters, residential status (visa), labor, medical treatment, welfare, education and others, provide information with regards to daily life and introduce institutions that give professional advice on certain fields.
We respond to telephone, e-mail or consultations in person.
* For the other 25 languages, machine translation is available at the counter. (See the leaflet below for detailed languages)
|Languages and availability||Everyday
English, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese
Saturday, Sunday & holidays 9：00～17：30
（※Excluding new year holidays）
Online Inquiry Form
Legal and Visa Consultation for Foreign Residents
・We are accepting consultations from foreigners who want to consult with a lawyer regarding legal problems in daily life. Consultation is free.
※Wednesday consultations are for Osaka City residents only
・We are accepting consultations from foreigners who want to consult a visa lawyer regarding changing residential status due to marriage or employment, or regarding acquiring Japanese nationality (naturalization/recognition). Consultation is free.
If you are not confident in Japanese, we have interpretation support in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Filipino. Your consultations will be confidential.
Consultation is 40 minutes per person. Please make a reservation for the day you wish to consult.
Consultation Schedule for October to March 2022
1st Floor Osaka International House Information Center
Telephone for Reservations
Monday-Friday：9:00～19:00, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays：9:00～17:30
※Consultations may change to consultation by phone.
Information Center, Osaka International House Foundation
8-2-6 Uehommachi, Tennoji-ku Osaka, 543-0001
・Monday to Friday：9:00～19:00
・Saturday, Sunday and Holidays：9:00～17:30
※Closed during the New Year holidays（December 29 to January 3）
TEL 06-6773-8989 FAX 06-6773-8421
Online Inquiry Form