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I have heard that Japan requires registration for almost everything! I am feeling a bit nervous about our upcoming move to Kobe from Tokyo this spring. My husband is Japanese and I am on a spouse visa. Since my husband works full-time, the task of getting all these registrations done has fallen to me. I am feeling a bit daunted by it all!
Dear Daunted Deb,
Fortunately, although it can definitely be time-consuming, Kobe City has provided careful instructions for 3 different moving scenarios. Please check the scenarios below and click on the link below for the most up-to-date information.
1. Notification of Moving into Kobe from Outside Kobe. You must make this notification within 14 days of moving to Kobe at your local ward or Branch Office Citizen Services Division. You should bring the following with you:
2. Moving within Kobe to a Different Ward. In this case, you must make the following notifications within 14 days of the move to the new ward:
Submit the Moving in Notice within 14 days of your move at your new ward office. You should bring with you:
3. When Moving with the Same Ward. In this case, you must make the follow notifications within 14 days of the move at your ward office: