• Residence Card and Visa

    Please contact the Relocation Team for residence card renewal and information to apply for the highly skilled visa.   Residence Card ...

  • Arrive at Naha Airport

    Arrival at Naha Airport For your arrival at Naha Airport (那覇空港), we can arrange someone to pick you up (a member of the Relocation Team, a ...

  • School Registration for Children

    To enroll your child in a local public school, you need to submit an enrollment application. The application form can be obtained from the Town/C...

  • Housing Information

    OIST has on-campus housing for professors, researchers, technicians, and students. If you are interested in campus housing, please contact the OI...

  • Logistics/Air Tickets/Transportation to Local Airport

    Air Tickets OIST will bear the cost of a direct, one-way flight from the airport closest to your current home or work place to Naha-shi, Okinawa. OIS...

  • Arranging a Moving Company to Transfer Household Goods

    A moving company will be assigned after receiving competitive quotes from two movers. The moving companies we normally use are Santa Fe Relocatio...

  • Applying for Certificate of Eligibility and Visa

    For Yourself Upon closure of the employee agreement, OIST will contact you to prepare a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) application. This certi...

  • Obtaining a Dependent/Spouse Visa

    Getting a Spouse/Dependent Visa The Relocation Team provides support for married OIST employees to bring their families to Okinawa. However, if you...

  • Alien Registration Card

    Losing Your Alien Registration Card Foreigners in Japan must carry their alien registration card at all times. It is your only proof, aside from your ...

  • Cancelling Leases/Utilities Contracts

    Canceling Aparment Leases/Utilities Contracts Apartment Utilities You should start keeping your utility receipts a few months before planning to leave...