The GoRemit remittance service gives you same day telegraphic transfer (if made before 3:00 pm) in most major currencies at very competitive exchange rates. The service allows you to use your local ATM and any of the 28,000 across Japan to transfer money home. There is a flat fee for the service of ¥2,000 per remittance. It costs nothing to register for the service.
How to register
To register you can contact them directly by phone or fax. You may also apply online through their web site by clicking on the link below. Along with the online application form you will need to submit a copy of both sides of your alien registration card.
Once you are registered for the service you will be sent details of your account by post. You will also receive precise instructions on how to use the service from your local cashpoint/ATM and a letter in Japanese should you need help from an assistant at the bank.
After your first transfer you can print off a transfer card at your bank's ATM which stores the transfer details allows you to transfer funds with great ease. Your bank in your home country will also make a small charge for the transaction at the other end, so be aware of this.
How long does it take to transfer funds?
Funds will normally arrive within one to two business days, depending on the country and beneficiary bank. Local banking practices and time zone differences however, may affect delivery times.
- GoRemit Website (English)
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