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  1. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello everyone, I'm a 24 year old student from Belgium. I have been toying with the idea of teaching English as a foreign language overseas in Asia for quite a few years now. Some countries that have crossed my mind include: Thailand, Japan and China. All three of these countries require a...
  2. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello! Just wanted to ask about finding vitamins/supplements here in Yokohama... My local drug stores have some basic ones, but there are a few specific supplements that I really need to restock soon, and I haven't been able to find them anywhere so far. Any advice on where to look?? Maybe if...
  3. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    I left Japan at the end of April 2019....Before I left, I did inform the municipality that I was leaving Japan and returning to my hometown. I had already paid my final taxes which was posted to my friend house who I nominated to be my tax representative in July. I submitted the lump sum...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello folks, I have some questions regarding obtaining Japan PCC from India. 1. As per the Japan embassy in India, they need a formal letter stating the requirement for Japan PCC. Do I need to wait for CO contact for the same? 2. Is it possible to initiate Japan PCC before CO contact? This...
  5. Articles: Asia
    Japanese citizens are holders of the world’s most powerful passports in terms of the number of countries they can enter without a visa or getting a visa on arrival, the latest global travel index shows. People with a Japanese passport can enter 190 countries without a visa or get a visa on...
  6. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    I am new to this forum, but I am not new to Japan. I have lived in Japan off and on for the last 22 years. I am married to a Japanese woman from Kawasaki. I have two beautiful daughters who are raised American but speak fluent Japanese. I call them my Japa-Ricans. I live in Yokosuka, it's a...
  7. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hi! My family & I will be moving to Yokohama in July. We hope to live around the Yokohama station area. I will be working so my husband will be taking care of my 2 year old son until he starts school. I am hoping some of you experienced Expats can help me make a smooth transition to Yokohama as...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello! I've recently got a 18 month job in Spain, starting in November, after which I'll be moving permenantly to Dublin, Ireland. I'm dual british/irish, living in Scotland with my Japanese wife who is living here on a UK family of a settled person visa, which is due up for renewal in March...
  9. Articles: Americas
    More and more Americans are retiring outside of the United States, and those numbers are only expected to increase in the next 10 years, according to figures from the country's social security administration office. The number of Americans choosing to live overseas when they retire increased by...
  10. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello all, This is my first post here. I know that many other people have had similar questions about my topic but not specifically. I am 29 years old from Malta, no bachelor's degree, Higher national diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 8 years working experience as a technician in...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Me and my husband have recently come up against a speed bump in collecting documents to prove we have been living together for the past year. We would like these to support our proof of relationship. We live in Japan, so my american husband (the applicant) will have to show a translation of his...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Friends, I have applied for Japan PCC on 21-Dec-2015 from Chennai. I have not got the PCC yet. Embassy person says it will take more than 2 months!!! Are anybody in the same situation like me? :confused:
  13. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello I just have one question for now. Firstly the question is what document, would prove that youve lived in the country for 3 months after the license was issued? ok so I have a passport, it was issued on oct 2009 so just because it was issued on that date, that doesnt necessarily prove ive...
  14. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello everyone, I am 30 year old chemical engineer with a background in project management, sales, and design. I have worked in water treatment business for the power industry and food and beverage. I have also work in manufacturing of pumping systems. This past summer I took a vacation to...
  15. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello I am looking for advice. I am considering relocating from HK to Japan to open my company's office there. My wife is Japanese and our two children (8 and 10) are fully bilingual. We have lived in HK for a decade and I am keen to move (I love Japan) but my wife is less so because of the...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I'm gathering the documents required to apply for a spouse visa (category A) to bring my wife from Japan to live with me in the UK. I will send the documents to Japan where my wife will submit them in Tokyo. Here's my checklist. Any suggestions are welcome! Applicant: -Passport -Previous...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I'm a male British citizen engaged to a female Japanese citizen and we plan to submit our Kon-in-todoke (Japanese marriage registration) shortly. Once completed we wish to apply for a UK Spouse visa so she may live with me in the UK. We have just started our research into the Spouse visa...
  18. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hi all  Soon I will be going on a one year working visa to Japan (by soon I mean next year haha) and I’m really excited. However, due to the way I think there has been a question that has been bugging me: what do I do after? Providing that my one year working visa in japan goes well and I...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, MayI know anybody obtained pcc from JAPAN applied from INDIA? How long does it take? From consulate they said 2 month+? So i thought of applying for PCC by showing EOI submitted documents, because I dont have any official letter from australian visa processessing time. Thanks, Abhilash
  20. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    HI, I am Indian (23yrs) having 2 years of work experience in IT sector for a Japan Life Insurance outsourcing project.I have cleared JPLT N4 level and have attained ALMI and ACS designation approved by LOMA internation(A US based Life insurance organization).I want to work in Japan Life...
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