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Life advice for International Residents in Sakai (free of charge)

Update:2022/8/12

Life Advice for International Residents in Sakai

The Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai offers in-person and over-the-phone consultations for international residents living, working, or studying in Sakai. If you have troubles or questions in your everyday life (eg. how to separate garbage, or regarding bureaucratic procedures, etc.), the advisor will listen and offer advice. According to the nature of the enquiry, we may introduce you to other suitable institutions.

TEL: 072-228-7499
Operating hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and year-end and new-year period)
Address: Sakai City General Welfare Hall 5F, 2-1 Minamikawara-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City

・In-person Consultations:
Consultations in 11 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Indonesian and Nepali) are available through an automatic translation device, etc.

・Telephone Consultations:
Consultations in 8 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Thai) are available through interpreters and the triophone (a three-way phone interpreting system).

Online Consultations via Zoom

The Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai offeres online consultaions via Zoom with immigration and law experts in the 13 languages. An appointment is required by phone or e-mail one week in advance.
Date and hours: 
・Daily Life       September 25th(Sun)- 30th(Fri) 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00
※September 25th(Sun) 13:00-16:00 only
・Legal Affairs     September 25th (Sun)      13:30-16:00
・Labor Issues     September 26th (Mon)       13:30-16:00
・Immigration     September 28th (Wed)       13:30-16:00

Contact/Appointments:
Tel:072-228-7499
E-mail:kokusai@city.sakai.lg.jp

Consultation Service for Naturalization and Immigration

An administrative scrivener(legal specialist) provides a consultation service on naturalization application, visa application and changes, permanent residency application, international marriage, etc.
An appointment is required by phone. (Up to three groups are accepted)

The Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai
Date and hours:
14:00~17:00 on the third Wednesday of every month, in principle

Contact/Appointments:
Tel:072-228-7499

Osaka Foundation of International Exchange (OFIX) also offers advice on matters related to daily life.

Available languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, Indonesian, Nepali, Japanese
Days and time: Mon. & Fri. 9:00-20:00(except national holidays), Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 9:00-17:30(except national holidays),
2nd & 4th Sun. of each month 13:30-17:00
Tel:06-6941-2297

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