Please join Servas Japan!

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Please join Servas Japan!

1. To those who want to become a member of Servas Japan

  1. You can become a host member or a traveler member.
  2. ・The host member is one who can accept a foreign traveler at his/her home and can go abroad as a Servas traveler.
    ・The traveler member is one who can not accept any foreign trveler at his/her home but can go abroad as a Servas traveler.
  3. You are required to be over 18 years old.
  4. If you want to be a member, please undergo an interview with the secretary or vice secretary of your region. (Read below)

2. Understanding of SERVAS

We would like you to understand the purpose of SERVAS well.

“SERVAS is a non-profit, non-political, interracial system of hosts and travelers working towards international understanding and good will through person to person contacts.”

SERVAS is an Esperanto word which means “to serve” in English. Being an international organization, more than 100 countries and districts join SERVAS today. It is also recognized as an NGO by the United Nations.

SERVAS is not a social campaign or a political group, but an organization to aim to promote and maintain world peace through mutual understanding. It has been involved in this movement in terms of humanitarian concept. A Servas member is supposed to accept a foreign traveler at his/her home, and the traveler is treated as a member of the host family, even though he/she is a total stranger. As soon as he/she enters the host's house, he/she is treated as their brother or sister. Where else in the world can you find such a friendly organization? In this way, wherever you go, you can make many friends and plant seeds of friendship!

Servas Japan was established in 1962 and now has 7 chapters all over the country. Each region has a secretary, vice-secretary, and a bureau chief, and they are in charge of contacting travelers and hosts. Servas Japan has National Secretary and Vice-National Secretary, who are involved in general business in terms of international activities as well as national ones.

Everybody is welcome to our company who approve the purpose of SERVAS and are willing to support us. Please join us and start your own international exchange by accepting a traveler. And go abroad as a SERVAS traveler in the near future!


3. A procedure for admission(for a host memer)

  1. Please go to the Contact us (1) page and select the admission in the mail form and fill in your name, mail address, postal code number, telephone number, and purpose to join SERVAS. And please send it to us by clicking the “Send” button. If you are a student, please write clearly that you are a student.
  2. We will quickly reply to you by return mail.
  3. Then you are supposed to undergo an interview with the regional secretary. Please read pamphlets for the interview (The following "6. Pamphlets for the admission"). * If you want to go abroad as a Servas traveler, you have to join Servas at least 2 or 3 months before you do so.
  4. When you are admitted as a member, download the member form from the website in the following "6. Pamphlets for the admission". Please fill in the form and send it to your regional secretary.
  5. Please submit an admission fee and annual fee.
  6. In case you go abroad as a traveler, you are required to have an LOI(letter of introduction) issued by your regional secretary and pay for that. (Refer to:"Travel abroad"

4. A procedure for admission(for a traveler memer)

  1. Please go to the Contact us (2) page and select the admission in the mail form and fill in your name, mail address, postal code number, telephone number, and purpose to join SERVAS. And please send it to us by clicking the “Send” button. If you are a student, please write clearly that you are a student.
  2. We will quickly reply to you by return mail.
  3. Then you are supposed to undergo an interview with the regional secretary. Please read pamphlets for the interview (The following "6. pamphlets for the admission"). * If you want to go abroad as a Servas traveler, you have to join Servas at least 2 or 3 months before you do so.
  4. When you are admitted as a member, download an LOI(letter of introduction) form from the website in the following "6. Pamphlets for the admission". Please fill in the form and send it to your regional secretary.
  5. Please submit an certifying fee.(Refer to "5. A membership fee and an LOI")
  6. For more information in detail to abroad as a traveler, read the web-page of "Travel abroad"

5. A membership fee and an LOI ( letter of introduction )

  1. 2,000 yen for admission
  2. 3,000 yen for annual fee for adults; 2,000 yen for annual fee for students
    * You are regarded as a student if you attend a vocational college, 2-year college or 4-year university.
    * A graduate student is regarded as an adult.
  3. 3,000 yen for an LOI for a host member ; 6,000 yen for an LOI for a traveler member

6. Pamphlets for admission

You can download the following pamphlets in Japanese and documents to be submitted.

  1. Contents in Servas Guide Book
  2. Purposes and history of Servas
  3. Procedures and membership
  4. Information for hosts
  5. Information for travelers
  6. What to do as the trveler
  7. LOI(Letter of introduction)(download file : MS Word format)
  8. How to fill in the Membership form
  9. Membership form(download file : MS Word format ; MS Excel format

7. Others

  1. Please go to the "Contact us" for inquiry about membership, and fill in your name, mail address, postal code number, telephone number, and your messages in the mail form. And please send it to us by clicking the “Send” button.
  2. On our website are placed Servas International News, Newsletters of Servas Japan, and each chapter's news as well.
  3. If you want to make a Servas trip abroad as a traveler, you are supposed to undergo an interview with a regional secretary. It usually takes a couple of months before you actually leave for your destination.
  4. Some of our chapters may interview an applicant at a regional meeting.
  5. We can send you necessary pamphlets and documents according to your request. Please let us know by an e-mail, a letter, a postcard, a fax, or telephone. We may ask you to pay for them, depending on the situation.
  6. Please understand our delivery may be delayed.