(Yokohama City Volunteer Interpreter Dispatch Service)
The Yokohama City Volunteer Interpreter Dispatch Service provides volunteer interpreters to help foreign residents complete procedures at Yokohama City Hall and ward offices.
*Interpretation services are now also available via tablet and telephone to prevent COVID-19 infection.
Eligible Activities: Administrative procedures and consultations at Yokohama City Hall, ward offices, authorized childcare facilities etc.
Individual meetings/consultations and home visits at Yokohama municipal schools.
Days interpreters can be dispatched: (General rule) Weekdays 8:45-17:15 (maximum of 2 hours)
If you would like to use this dispatching system, please consult the international lounge in your area or YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center.
For the contact numbers, go the following sites.
*Please consult one of the international lounges or YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center at least 1 week prior to the date you need an interpreter.
Available Languages for Interpretation: English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, French, Tagalog, Indonesian, Russian, etc.