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.
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.
|Languages and availability||Everyday
English, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese
Saturday, Sunday & holidays 9：00～17：30
（※Excluding new year holidays）
Free Legal and Visa Consultations for Foreign Residents
When you are experiencing some type of legal matter or problem, free legal consultations with a lawyer are available. For those who have questions or concerns regarding visa renewals, change of status of residence, or other immigration procedures you can consult with an immigration lawyer.
If needed, staff can support you with general interpreting in the following languages: English, Chinese, and Korean
All consultations are strictly confidential.
- 40 minutes per person.
- Up to 4 people per day
- Appointment is necessary. In order of application.
Legal Consultations (Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays): Only for Osaka City residents.
|Venue||During the odd-numbered months||During the even-numbered months|
|International House, Osaka 1F (Information Center)||1st Wednesdays 13:00～16:00||1st Wednesdays 13:00～16:00|
|3rd Wednesdays 13:00～16:00||3rd Wednesdays 17:00～20:00|
Visa Consultations (Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays)
|International House, Osaka 1F (Information Center)||2nd Wednesdays 13:00～16:00
4th Wednesdays 17:00～20:00
(Includes National Holidays with exception to Year-end / New Year’s Holidays)
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
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