How do I move my personal belongings to Japan?
If you would like us to contact you with some more information and a quote for moving you to Japan, please fill in the enquiry form on this page, and an OSS moving consultatnt will contact you with helpful advice and a no obligation free quote.
Can I pack my own goods when I move to Japan?
It is recommended that you do not ship items to Japan which have been “owner packed” as they will attract stringent inspection by Customs on arrival. It is advisable to have your goods packed by your moving company to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
Can I move my pet to Japan?
It is recommended to send your pet through a registered pet transportation agent who will be able to contact all the relevant agencies in Japan. More information about relocating pets can be found in our moving links section of this website or speak to an OSS World Wide Move Consultant.
How much will it cost to ship my belongings from Australia to Japan?
The cost of your move will vary according to a range of factors; Freight type, if you container is personalised or shared, the nature of your items (ie. fragile, exotic etc).
Please submit an enquiry and/or request a quote to find out more information on what it will cost to ship your belongs to Japan.
How do I move my car to Japan?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to Japan is possible provided Customs criteria are met.
This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in Japan following customs clearance.
Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in Japan, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in Japan would be sufficient.
Can I move my boat to Japan?
Moving a boat to Japan has similar requirements to moving a car to Japan when it comes to registration requirements and process.
Customs and Quarantine in Japan will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment, your boat should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.
Consulate / Embasy in Australia
Contact the Japanese Embassy by visiting 112 Empire Circuit, Yarramumla, Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia. Phone +612 6273 3244 Fax +612 6273 1848 or follow this link to the embassy website: http://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp
General visa information can be found here: http://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visa_enquiries.html
Please click this link for passport information: http://www.turning-japanese.info/2011/11/applying-for-japanese-passport.html
Please click this link for immigration information: http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/tetuduki/index.html
Please click this link for citizenship information http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/12/27/reference/many-angles-to-acquiring-japanese-citizenship/#.U_WDxVbUdfM