Saitama International Association

Saitama Information & Support (SIS)

 

Consultations and information are available in the following 9 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and plain Japanese.

 

Consultations are offered on everyday living, as well as labor, immigration and legal matters.

 

Basically upon request from municipality (prefectural/city/town office), hospitals and public institutions in the prefecture, we provide intermediary interpretation services between office staff and foreign residents over the phone.

 

外国人総合相談センター埼玉

Opening hours

Monday – Friday (except national holidays, Dec. 29th Jan. 3rd), 9:00 – 16:00

Languages available

English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and plain Japanese

 

Under certain circumstances, we might not be able to arrange interpreters for consultations by specialists.

How to reach us

 

Phone: 048-833-3296

Fax: 048-833-3600

E-mail: sodan@sia1.jp

 

In-person counseling: Reservation is required for consultations by specialists.

  • Saitama-Ken, Saitama-Shi, Urawa-Ku, Kita Urawa 5-6-5 Urawa Godo Chosha 3rd floor
  • 10-minute walk from West Exit of Kita Urawa Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line
  • Access

Matters consulted

General

  • Consultation on everyday living
  • Information about Saitama Prefecture in foreign languages
  • Reservation for consultations by specialists

 

Consultations by specialists

For in-person counseling, reservation is required.

 

For labor matters

  • Obtaining information such as working career, skills, and Japanese literacy, we provide advice for getting a job along with the employment situation in the prefecture.
  • Consultation about unpaid wages, sudden dismissal and/or the procedure to receive unemployment insurance benefits.
  • You can talk to a certified social insurance and labor consultant (SIA is tied up with the Association of Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultants in Saitama).
  • Consultation is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

 

For immigration matters

  • Consultation for immigration procedures legally required for foreign residents to stay in Japan.
  • You can talk to an authorized adviser on immigration procedures assigned by Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice.
  • Consultation is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

 

For legal matters

  • Legal consultation covering a wide range of issues in your life
  • You can talk to a lawyer (SIA is tied up with Saitama Bar Association) on the 4th Thursday of every month.
  • Upon your request, we can make an appointment for your legal consultation held at Saitama Bar Association on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Intermediary interpretation service

  • Basically upon request from municipality (prefectural/city/town office), hospitals and public institutions in the prefecture, we provide intermediary interpretation services between office staff and foreign residents over the phone.

 

Leaflet

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English/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese

Korean/Tagalog/Thai/Vietnamese

PDF File (774KB) PDF File (884KB)

For your information (Guide book)

 

*If you already have this guidebook,

please check modified parts written in red.

sodantebiki  

PDF File (4,915KB)

sodantebiki

 

PDF File (3,927KB)

Information related to immigration matter

Immigration Bureau’s e-Notification System starting from June 24, 2013

For more detail, check the website of Immigration Bureau of Japan.
English
 (English)
Español
(Spanish)
Português
(Portuguese)
中文
(Chinese)
한국어
(Korean)
Tagalog
(Tagalog)

 

New Residency Management System starting from July 9, 2012

For more detail, check the website of Immigration Bureau of Japan.

English
English
Español
Spanish
Português
Portuguese
中文
Chinese

한국어

Korean