Consultation on Immigration and Naturalization

You can consult a visa specialist on things like visas, residence status procedures, naturalization, nationality, and permanent residence status.
Residence status consultation matters are highly individual, so consulting an expert is the fastest way to solve your problem.
Basically, it is a telephone-consultation. Please call us to book an appointment.

  • Interpreters are available free of charge.
  • Totally confidential. Please feel free to consult us.

Things you can consult us about:
VISA, residence status, international marriage and divorce, bringing in family members, etc.
<For example・・・>
・I want to apply for a permanent residence status.
・I want to change my residence status from “dependent” to a residence status that allows me to work without a limit on hours.
・I want to stay in Japan to see my child(ren) regularly after getting divorced.
Day and Time: Basically, the first Thursday of every month 13:00-16:00 (45 min. consultation)
Upcoming Schedule:
September 1, October 6, November 10, and December 1, 2022
January 12, February 2, and March 2, 2023
Available Languages:
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Application and Inquiries: YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center
TEL 045-222-1209 FAX 045-222-1187
Available Day and Time:
Monday to Friday, 10:00-17:00 (Reception is until 16:30)

  • Closed on Sundays, holidays, and December 29-January 3