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WWOOFer Application Form

This is an application form for people who want to go WWOOFing in Japan.
This application form will be your WWOOFer profile that is seen by Hosts after your registration, and based on it Hosts will decide whether or not to accept you. So, it is to your benefit to provide full and comprehensive details about yourself.
After your registration, you will be able to upload your photo, and you will be able to edit your profile.
Please read the following items, and then proceed with your application.

NOTE: To use the WWOOF Japan website we recommend Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers. Internet Explore browser does NOT work well, specially when sending an application form or editing your profile.

NOTE: GMAIL USERS, ATTENTION PLEASE! It seems for some gmail users, our WWOOF Japan emails are going to spam, or are taking some hours to be received. If you have not received our email, please check your spam folder. If you cannot find it, please check your mail box in one hour or so.

*** Condition :
WWOOFers must be people who are willing to give their time and effort in support of what Hosts do at their place, and who are keen to learn and experience things from Hosts in return. WWOOFers must read the WWOOF Japan website, and agree to abide by WWOOF rules. WWOOFers must be over 15 years of age, but there is no maximum age limit. Children under 15 can go WWOOFIng when accompanied by an adult; see information pertaining to children below.

*** One Person, One registration :
Each person relating to whom Hosts are contacted, must be a WWOOF Japan member before Hosts are contacted. There is a renewal discount membership fee.

*** WWOOF membership period :
First year memberships are for 18 months duration.
(One year, plus 6 months bonus extra to give you time to plan well in advance)

*** Username & Password :
Your Username will be issued automatically, however you need to make your own password. Prepare one before you start filling in this form, containing 6 or more letters and numbers.

*** No Visa Assistance :
Neither WWOOF Japan, nor Hosts, can offer visa support of any kind.

*** With your family or friend :
If you are planning to travel with friend(s) or family, those persons will each need to send an application form and payment, and become a WWOOF Japan member BEFORE Hosts are contacted.
Please ENSURE you do NOT join WWOOF Japan, and then try to make plans to go WWOOFing with others who are themselves not yet WWOOF Japan members. Hosts will report such wrongdoing to the WWOOF Japan office, which may result in your membership being blocked or cancelled, or render you on a blacklist.
Most Hosts very reasonably say: "if a WWOOFer ignores rules relating to their membership application, it is likely they will likewise ignore the few rules I have at my place, and therefore I do not want them at my place".
Penalties apply, as stated in the WWOOF rules.

*** Going WWOOFIng with a child(ren)
From 0 to 15 years, free of charge. All Child information must be provided in the application form of his or her guardian.

To join WWOOF Japan for the first time, complete the following form.
If you have registered before, just login and select your membership plan to renew your membership. If you cannot remember your former membership details, please complete and send a new application form.
YOUR PROFILE FOR HOSTS
The answers you provide in this section will be visible to registered WWOOF Japan HOSTS with a valid membership when they have logged into the website by providing their username and password.
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WWOOFing with family/friend(s):
Will you go WWOOFing with your family/friend(s) of 16 yrs or over? If so, state their name(s) here. Within 2 weeks of your becoming a WWOOF Japan member, you must add their WWOOFer username(s) - eg: w98765 - so that hosts can read their profiles and understand that you’re WWOOFing with those family members(s) / friend(s). After your registration is complete including payment of your membership fee, you can edit your profile to add username information for friends / family members.
Information for: WWOOFing with family/friend(s)?<br />
Please provide their names and usernames : CAUTION: If you are planning to go WWOOFing with family or friend(s) of 16 yrs or over, they must also send their WWOOF Japan Application Form and payment.
Your general WWOOFing plans:
a. When do you plan to begin WWOOFing?
b. For what duration?
c. To what part(s) of Japan?
d. To how many different hosts?
For example: I plan to WWOOF next spring, for about one month, in Shikoku, with at least two hosts
PRIVATE
This information is only for you to know and manage. Please keep this information private.
* This item is required Information for: Password : Please enter a valid password.  No spaces, at least 6 characters and contain lower and upper-case letters, numbers and special signs
* This item is required Information for: Verify Password : Please enter a valid password.  No spaces, at least 6 characters and contain lower and upper-case letters, numbers and special signs
* This item is required Information for: Email : Please enter a valid e-mail address. A confirmation email will be sent to this address upon registration.
ADMINISTRATIVE USE INFORMATION
The answers you provide in this section are for identity verification and WWOOF Japan administration purposes.
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Information for: <img src="https://www.wwoofjapan.com/main/components/com_comprofiler/plugin/templates/default/images/mini-icons/icon-16-required.png">Verify your E-mail : Your e-mail address typed in a second time
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Note: with the exception of cases involving illegality or emergency, hosts will not be be able to read the details of the identification that you provide, but they will be able to see whether you have or have not provided a means of verifying your idenity. It is required that you check one of the boxes below in order to process your application.
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Information for: Name(s) on the ID : Provide here the full name or names of persons as it appears on the identification
Information for: Identification Number : The unique number associated with the identification. Passport number / Drivers License number / Insurance Account number / etc.
There is no additional fee for accompanying children under the age of 16, but you must provide their details in your application form below. Children 16 years and older must pay the full adult fee and send in a separate application form. Please ENSURE you do NOT only join WWOOF Japan yourself & then try to make plans to go WWOOFing with others who are themselves not WWOOF Japan members--Our Hosts will report to us your contacting them for yourself & your non-member family or friends, and this may automatically render you on a Blacklist which Hosts check regularly. And PENALTIES apply.
Information for: Details of items checked above : Please provide any details that you can regarding the items you checked above. For example, name of newspaper, book or magazine&#59; the name of the website, NOT the URL (If you add URL, you will NOT be able to send the application form), etc.
Please produce a question and an answer through which we can identify you if you loose your User ID or Password.

Example question: What was the name of my high school?
Answer: London city boys
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Information for: Additional information you want WWOOF Japan to know : Please add here any additional information you would like us to know in processing this form.
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Single Adult WWOOF Japan Membership (16 years and older) for 18 months starting immediately upon verification of payment
18 months for JPY 5,500.
1 Year membership for Host
1 year for JPY 8,500.
WWOOFers will be automatically subscribed to the WWOOF Japan newsletter upon registration. You can unsubscribe later if you wish.

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WWOOF Japan  Honcho 2-jo, 3-chome 6-7, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, 065-0042  JAPAN
E-mail: Contact Form   Fax number from within Japan: (03) 4496-6370    Fax number from outside Japan: +81 3 4496-6370

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