Foreign citizens who want to work or to open their own business
in the country are required to obtain a work permit in Japan
from a Japanese embassy or consulate from their countries of origin.
Work visas for entrepreneurs in Japan
In case you are traveling to Japan in order to effectuate the due diligence for a new business idea, sign contracts or perform another type of work which is not paid, you will need to obtain a temporary visa.
If certain conditions are met, you can prolong this visa through a certificate of eligibility to get a longer term entrepreneur or investor visa. Or, a Business Manager Visa can be required, which is valid for four months.
Even though the precise requirements may differ subject to each individual’s particular circumstances, in order to obtain an entrepreneur visa, the applicant will have to provide evidence that he or she has a business address in Japan, the investment details, a business plan and proof that he or she will offer employment for local workers.
Applying for a certificate of eligibility in Japan is a complex process which takes time. Our company registration consultants in Japan
can assist you with this procedure so that it will be easier to obtain. We can also assist you with the entire process of setting up a company in Japan
Types of working visas in Japan
In Japan, there are three most common types of work visas:
• Engineer/specialist in humanities/international services: it is obtainable by engineers (working in domains of physical science), engineering or other natural science, specialists in humanities (who are working in the economic, legal, social industries or in the human science) and international services (in translations, language instruction, interpretation, public relations and others);
• Intra-company transferee: these are foreign citizens who work in foreign companies or in the subsidiaries of local firms which are located abroad;
• Skilled labor: these are gastronomy, civil engineering or architecture fields which characterize foreign states;
• Other types of visas
: our Japan company formation
specialists can provide further details on what these other types of visas consist of.
If you need to know more about the work visas in Japan
, we kindly invite you to contact
our company formation
representatives in Japan