How To Send Money Home From Japan (Part 2)

By Donald Ash | Articles

Hopefully you’ve done the following things from our Part 1 of this article:

1)    Downloaded the application form from the GoLloyd’s website.
2)    Mailed your application & copies of your passport and address card.
3)    Received your GoLloyds welcome materials

Let’s take a look at your welcome packet.  Inside you should have received the following things:

  • Registration Letter showing all of your bank details
  • A furikomi card/passbook or a help letter- Furikomi just means domestic money transfer
  • A copy of your original application
  • Privacy Policy and Customer Data Protection document

What do we do with this stuff?  Well, I think the best way is to show you, step by step.

There are two ways to do this.  Method one: Show your letter to a staff member and have them do them do the confusing parts for you, or Method two: Do it Yourself.

Got it? If you don’t understand Kanji, don’t worry.  The wonderful thing is that you don’t have to know how to read any Japanese.  Showing the bank attendant the pre-printed letter from GoLloyds, will give them all the information they need to help you successfully conduct overseas transfers.  I’ve done it this way countless times, and only now do I feel confident enough to handle these transfers on my own.

Good luck, I know you can do it!

Donald Ash


About the Author

Donald Ash is an Atlanta, Georgia-born, American expat who has been living in a Japanese time warp for the last eleven years. While in that time warp, he discovered that he absolutely loves writing, blogging, and sharing. Donald is the creator of blog. Wanna know more about this guy? Check out his "What's Your Story" page.

  • Sooz says:

    Just want to let you know that Golloyds will now change to Goremit on the 4th March 2013! All the information in your account will stay the same with the exception of the account name! How to do that on a ATM, I have no idea!

    • Lorraine says:

      Hi.. noted that you used to use Japan Post Bank to send money home. Can you give me details or an article on it? Thanks in advance.

  • 2DonaldBrick says:

    Valuable analysis . I was fascinated by the points ! Does anyone know if my assistant would be able to obtain a sample a form copy to work with ?

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