The Nagoya Immigration Bureau will be busy during the New Year and New Year holidays!!


2023/12/15 Friday Announcements, Housing

During the year-end and New Year period, many businesses are closed for the holiday period, so every year many people apply for residency status and other documents.  This means that the counter at the Nagoya Immigration Office (Nagoya Chutsunyukoku Zairyu Kanrikyoku – 名古屋出入国在留管理局) is very busy.

Waiting times can be very long, so if your residency status and length of stay do not interfere with your application, we recommend that you avoid busy periods.

Click here to view the congestion forecast calendar for December 2023 and January 2024 (prepared by the Nagoya Immigration Bureau).

When going to the Nagoya Immigration Office, use public transport.

There is a branch of the Nagoya Immigration Office in Yokkaichi Port in Mie Prefecture.

Address: Mie-ken Yokkaichi-shi Chitose-cho 5-1 Yokkaichi Port Joint Government Building

Beware of fraudulent calls claiming to be from the Vietnamese Embassy or the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security!

2023/12/15 Friday Announcements, Housing


Recently, there has been an increase in scams targeting Vietnamese people living in Japan, so be careful.  Several fraudulent calls were made to the cell phones of people claiming to be from the Vietnamese Embassy or the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, requesting personal information or demanding money.

These calls are a scam!

  • “The documents you submitted are incomplete and you need to resubmit them.”
  • “Your cell phone contract is being misused. Various problems arise with renewing your residency status, etc.”
  • “You will be arrested if you don’t pay the compensation.”

To avoid being a victim

Hang up the phone and talk to a family member or the police.

Even if the caller claims to be from an embassy or the Ministry of Public Security, hang up and consult a family member, someone close to you, or the police.

Do not answer calls from unknown numbers.

Check the number display and do not answer calls from blocked or unknown numbers.

Click here for the pamphlet in Vietnamese (beware of scams).

Click here for the pamphlet in Japanese (beware of scams)

Where to call for guidance

Call the police guidance number #9110 (Japanese only).

Alternatively, go to the nearest police station.