Are you a business person looking to relocate in Japan
? An important global economy
, Japan is nowadays an interesting country to do business and live in, provided certain conditions are met.
The investor/business manager visa in Japan
If you are a foreign business person who intends to open a company in Japan
, or to manage or administer a business here, you will be required to obtain the investor/business manager visa in Japan
In order to be granted this type of visa, you will have to set up a business and hire employees. Then, you will need to effectuate all the arrangements so that the company can start its activities immediately after receiving the visa.
• Establishing a business entity in Japan;
• Reporting to the relevant authorities;
• Effectuating the arrangements for the business initiation;
• Hiring employees;
• Preparing the application documentation for the immigration office;
• Applying for the visa at the immigration office;
• Acquiring the visa.
Extending a business in Japan
If you wish to extend your business and relocate in Japan
, you can do so by setting up a
branch or representative company in Japan
In order to open a branch office in Japan, you should:
• Be issued an affidavit certified by the Embassy or Consulate of Japan from the parent company's country. Alternatively, this can be issued by a public notary in the country where the parent company is registered;
• Have a seal certificate or a signature attestation of the representative in Japan. This seal is issued within three months;
• Have the official seal of the branch office.
As about the representative office in Japan, its main advantage is that it can effectuate marketing surveys and data gathering activities in the country prior to beginning its activities.
Besides, a representative office in Japan can hire employees in Japan and does not have to be registered with legal bodies such as the Legal Affair Bureau.
Working in Japan
Foreign citizens who want to work in Japan have to obtain a special working visa to do so. It is not allowed to perform paid activities under a tourist visa in this country.
In Japan, there are around 12 types of working visas, every one of them enabling the holder to work only in a certain professional field, such as an instructor, an engineer or an entertainer.
If you would like to know more about moving to Japan
, please do not hesitate to contact us