• 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...

  • Finding a Job in Okinawa

    *This service is for OIST family members ONLY One of the biggest challenges one may face as a trailing partner of someone working at OIST can be fi...

  • Helpful Links

    Helpful Links OIST Wiki This website is the precursor to the Resource Center page, and is a collection of information compiled by the OIST HR section...

  • Museums and Information Centers

    There are many places on Okinawa where you can spend a few hours learning more about the history and culture of this beautiful island. Below, you will...