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Consulates, Resident Registration and other Immigration Matters

Q. What is the address and telephone number of the Brazilian Consulate in Hamamatsu?

Q. Where do I apply for a Re-entry Permit?

Q. I lost my Residence Card. What should I do?

Q. I want to apply for a visa. What should I do?

Questions about daily life

Q. My bicycle (or motorbike, etc.) is not where I left it. What should I do?

Q. I want to learn Japanese. Where can I receive Japanese language instruction?

Q. I'm interested in participating in international exchange activities. What should I do?

Q. Is there somewhere I can receive advice about lifestyle issues or legal matters?

Q. The garbage I put out was not collected. Why not?

Q. I want to dispose of an electrical appliance (television, refrigerator, washing machine/dryer, air-conditioner, PC). What should I do?

Q. I would like advice about matters related to traffic accidents.

Family Matters

Q. When are children’s allowance payments made?

Q. I am pregnant. Where can I receive a boshi techō (Mother-Child Health Handbook)?

Q. I would like to enroll my child in public elementary school. Where can I get advice about this?

Q. Are there any local Brazilian schools and/or kindergartens?

Q. My spouse is abusing our child(ren). Where can I go for help?

Q. I am being abused by my spouse. Where can I go for help?

Q. I would like to apply for residence in municipal housing.

Q. I would like to apply for residence in prefectural housing.

Money Matters

Q. I am having financial difficulties as my income has been reduced. Where can I get advice?

Q. Where do I file my tax return?

Q. I have not received my monthly salary from my employer. Where can I get advice?

Q. When are children’s allowance payments made?