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.

  1. Multilingual Consultation at the Information Counter for Foreign Residents
  2. Legal and Visa Consultation for 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 80 languages, machine translation is available at the counter.

Available Languages English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese: Everyday

Filipino: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (except for holidays)

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
・Legal consultations by lawyers(regarding daily life problems)

※Wednesday consultations are for Osaka City residents only

Visa Consultation
・Visa consultations by administrative scriveners and immigration officers

(Japanese who are related to a foreigner by employment or international marriage may also consult.)

Consultation date from April 2024 to March 2025


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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