Free Consultation

We provide free consultations for foreign nationals.

The Yamaguchi International Exchange Association has a consultation desk for foreign nationals. Consultation is free and strictly confidential. We also welcome questions from Japanese nationals who interact with foreigners. Feel free to come ask us about anything that’s troubling you.

Free Daily Life Consultations for Foreign Nationals

We offer confidential consultations about daily life issues.

Dates Tuesday~Saturday (Closed on National holidays, year-end and New Year’s holidays) 8:30 ~ 17:15
Place Conference Room at Yamaguchi International Exchange Association (3rd Floor, 1-7 Mizunoue-cho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 753-0082)
Cost Free
Consultation Methods E-mail, call, or visit us in person
Languages Japanese, English, Spanish  ※Other languages available by appointment

Free Legal Counseling for Foreign Nationals

Consult with a lawyer, notary public or other legal specialist. Counseling is confidential.

Date By appointment
Place Conference Room at Yamaguchi International Exchange Association (3rd Floor, 1-7 Mizunoue-cho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 753-0082)
Cost Free
※However you are responsible for any fees incurred later should you request further services from the lawyer or notary public.
Making an Appointment Appointments can be made in person or by emailing or calling the Yamaguchi International Exchange Association with the following information:
1. Name
2. Contact Information (Phone number/Email Address)
3. General summary of your questions
4. Preferred date for your consultation
5. Preferred language if you will need an interpreter
Sample Topics Visas, Status of Residence, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, Naturalization, Inheritance, Health Insurance, Pensions, Taxes, Housing, Children’s Education, Nursing Care, Contract Troubles, etc.

Flyer for Counseling for Foreign Nationals (Japanese, English, Chinese, Tagalog, Spanish, Korean)

Free Tagalog Consultations for Foreign Nationals

We offer confidential consultations about daily life issues in Tagalog.

Dates 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (Closed on National holidays, year-end and New Year’s holidays) 13:00 ~16:00 ※By appointment
Place Reception Room at Yamaguchi International Exchange Association (3rd Floor, 1-7 Mizunoue-cho, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 753-0082) Or the place designated by the city/town (We will travel there if requested by the city/town.)
Cost Free
Making an Appointment Appointments can be made in person or by emailing or calling the Yamaguchi International Exchange Association with the following information:
1. Name
2. Contact Information (Phone number/Email Address)
3. General summary of your questions
4. Preferred date for your consultation
Example Consultations Visas, Status of Residence, Marriage, Divorce, Domestic Violence (Violence from Spouse), Children’s Education, Working, Naturalization, Inheritance, Health Insurance, Pensions, Taxes, Nursing Care, Contract Troubles, etc.

Useful Links

Information Center for Foreign Nationals [Immigration Bureau of Japan]

Consultation is available in various languages on matters including procedures for immigration and residing in Japan.
TEL:0570-013904

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/info/index.html

Multilingual Information Service [Japan Legal Support Center]

Japan’s legal system and information on consultation services are available through interpreting services (English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese).
TEL:0570-078377

http://www.houterasu.or.jp/multilingual/

Free Telephone Consultation Service for Foreigners, Yorisoi Hotline (Helpline for Foreigners) [General Incorporated Association Social Inclusion Support Center]

Telephone consultation is accessible from anywhere within Japan (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Thai).
TEL:0120-279-338

http://279338.jp/yorisoi/foreign/

Tokyo English Lifeline [NPO Tokyo English Lifeline]

Free telephone counseling services are available in English.
TEL:03-5774-0992

http://telljp.com/

Multilingual Living Information [Council of Local Authorities for International Relations]

Information is available in 15 languages about daily life for foreigners in Japan covering 17 topics including status of residence, housing, education, health, marriage, divorce and more. (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Russian, French, Dutch, Burmese, and Simple Japanese)

Send Questions or Appointment Requests to:

Yamaguchi Interenational Exchange Association.
3rd Floor,1-7 Mizunouecho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi, 753-0082
[TEL]083-925-7353 [FAX]083-920-4144 [E-mail]Click Here