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Last Update:2015/3/3

Important Numbers

Place Tel Place Tel
Tokyo Immigration Bureau Niigata Airport Office 025-275-4735 Sanjo Post office 0256-33-0200
Tokyo Foreign Residents Information Center 03-5796-7112 JR TsubameSanjo Station 0256-35-6412
Sanjo Police Station 0256-33-0110 Niigata Airport Information 025-275-2633
Sanjo Fire Department 0256-34-1111 Niigata Bus Routes 025-246-6333

International Groups and Other Contact Information

International Exchange Associations
(The following are groups that have exchanges between foreigners and local peoples)
International Salon A meeting place for people from different nations and for locals who are interested in other cultures. Conversations are mainly held in Japanese, but English conversation is also welcome!
Time: Every Thursday from 7:30~9:30pm. Free of charge.
Address: 1-15-18 Minami Yokkamachi
Tel: 0256-32-3362  Fax: 0256-32-9898
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Sanjo Kokusai Volunteer no Kai
(Sanjo International Volunteer Association)
International Exchange events
Japanese Classes(Free)Tel: 39-1390
International Exchange events
Japanese Classes(Free)Tel: 39-1390


Driver's License Niigata Prefecture Driver's License Center Address: 7-1-1 Higashiko Seiromachi Kitakanbaragun
Tel: 025-256-1212

Consultation on General Matters and Regional Counselors

Name Contact Details
Niigata International Association(NIA) 5-1 Bandai-jima, Chuou-ku, Niigata City 2nd Floor
(Next to the Tokki Messe Passport Center)
Tel: 025-224-4787
English Thu
中文 #1,3,5 Wed
Tagalog Wed
Thai Tues
Indonesian Fri
All 10:00-13:00
Niigata City International Exchange Foundation (NCIEF) 3-2086 Ishizuecho-dori, Chuou-ku, Niigata City
Tel: 025-225-2727
English, 中文, Korean*, PУCCKИЙ*, French*
9:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
*Please call in advance
Nagaoka International Affairs Center(NIAC) 2-2-6 Oote-Doori, Nagaoka City
Tel: 0258-39-2714

English Mon-Fri 9:00-19:00,
Sat-Sun 9:00-18:30
中文 Tues, Thurs 9:30-12:30
(once a month),
Sun 14:00-18:00 (2-3 times a month)
Portuguese Sun 13:00-17:00

Niigata Help no Kai Tel: 025-228-2212

English, Chinese, Tagalog, Thai, Indonesian, Espanol, Portuguese, Korean
*Please call in advance for all languages

If you want to contact counselors, please contact the various associations for details.

Consultation on Visas

Changing Status of Foreign Residency
Tokyo Immigration Bureau Niigata Branch Office Address: Niigata Airport Terminal, 3710 Hamamatsu Niigata-shi,
Tel: 025-275-4735 Fax: 025-249-5311
* The entrance to the Immigration Bureau is on the 2nd floor at the side and CANNOT be accessed through the main building. Look for the sign 入管 or immigration/customs.

Niigata-ken Gyoseishoshikai
Hours of Consultation Monday to Friday 8:30~17:15
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday, Japanese new years.)
Contact Info 3-4-8 Sasaguchi, Niigata city
Tel: 025-255-5225 Fax: 025-249-5311
Languages Japanese
Get advice on various visas issues from a notary public. For consultation, call and make an appointment and you will be introduced to a notary public. Both the phone appointment and consolation will be conducted in Japanese. If you need an interpreter, please be sure to arrange one by yourself beforehand.
Depending on the amount of printing involved a copy fee may be involved.

Consultation on Legal Matters

Niigata Prefecture Lawyers Association (Law Consulting Center)
Hours of Consultation Monday to Friday 9:00~17:00
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.)
Contact Info Tel: 025-222-3765
Language Japanese
Consultation on legal aspects of civil affairs such as criminal matters, court matters to family matters is available. Please make a reservation with the center. Lawyers will give legal advice inside the center. The fee is 5,250円(tax included)per meeting.
*Introduction of lawyers can be done but consultation will be done at the law office of the lawyer that was introduced. Consultation will be charged.

Medical Care and Insurance

Medical Care Information
Sanjo City Holiday Emergency Care www.city.sanjo.niigata.jp/kenkousuisin/kenkou/kyuukyuuiryou.html
Sanjo City Holiday and Late Hour Medical Service Center (Sanjo City Ishikaikan)
6-43 Minami Shinbo Tel : 32‐2209
NPO AMDA International Medical Center
AMDA will introduce medical facilities and explain the Japanese health care system in the patient's language.
(multi-lingual) Tel: 03-5285-8088

Legal Matters

Employment, Working Conditions, and Accident Insurance Labor Standards Audit Office
Niigata Labor Bureau Audit Division
Address: 1-56 Kawagishi-cho, Niigata-shi
Tel: 025-234-5922  Fax: 025-234-3151

English consultation for foreign workers is available.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30~17:00. Please call in advance to make sure that the consultant is available.
Training for Foreigners・Consultation on Training System Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) Niigata Office Address: Gijutushi Center Building
6F 10-2 Shinko-cho, Niigata-shi
Tel: 025-282-3858

Contact us

International Affairs Section Regional Management Division Sanjo City Office
Address: 3-1 Asahicho2, Sanjo-shi, Niigata 955-8686
Tel: +81 (0256) 34-5511 (ext.403)
Fax:  +81 (0256) 36-5111

Sanjo City Office/955-8686 3-1 Asahicho2, Sanjo-shi, Niigata
Tel:+81 256-34-5511 (ext.314) Fax:+81 256-34-7933

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