Information Counter for Foreign Residents

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.

Languages and availability Everyday
English, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese
Open Monday-Friday 9:00~19:00
Saturday, Sunday & holidays 9:00~17:30
(※Excluding new year holidays)
Contact TEL: 06-6773-6533
Online Inquiry Form




Legal and Visa Consultation for Foreign Residents

Legal Consultation
・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

Visa Consultation
・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 April to June

Consultation Schedule for July to September
July schedule HP


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

Inquiries :
・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

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