Foreign nationals wishing to start up business in Japan need to obtain a “business manager” visa.
There are two types of business management visas, a regular business management visa and a six-month business management visa.
We will see the application process for a six-month business management visa here.
(How does a six-month management visa differ from regular business management? Please see here.)
A business plan is the essence of this program.
The submitted business plan and other documents are assessed from the perspective of whether you have a high likelihood of fulfilling the conditions for a regular business manager visa after the six-month preparation period.
The business plan should describe plans that are feasible and supported by a certain level of evidence.
After the Tokyo government receives the submitted application documents, the Tokyo government official will conduct an interview with the applicant.
Based on the application documents and interview, they will make assessments from the perspective of the applicant’s possibility of attaining the regular “business manager” visa status after the 6-month preparatory period.
About 2 weeks after application.
Receive a Certificate of Confirmation of start-up Activities. This certificate is valid for 3 months, during which time you can apply for a Certificate of Eligibility.
Those who have received the Certificate of Confirmation of Business Startup Activities must apply to the Tokyo Immigration Bureau for the Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence for Business Management visa.
You do not have to meet the following requirements for a business management visa at this point.
Decide where you want to live. Register as a resident in that municipality.
The six-month business management visa will expire in six months. You need to renew your visa period. You need to meet the following requirements.