How to immigrate to Japan? Introduction of “Operation Management Visa”
Formally, Japan does not have investment or skilled immigration, but the Immigration Law of the Japan Immigration Bureau has a “management visa” system that allows foreigners to obtain the right of abode in the form of an operating company. Once this period of regular residence in Japan has been reached, a permanent residence permit or joining Japan can be applied for.
What is “Operation Management Visa”
Simply, it is to obtain a residence visa in Japan in the form of business. This visa target industry includes consultants, restaurants, tourism, trade, real estate, etc. The minimum threshold is an investment of more than 5 million yen, and has a company office in Japan, as well as hiring Japanese.
After successfully passing the review, you can obtain a one-year visa at first. If you continue to meet the requirements, you can extend the visa period. When you have 5 years of regular residence, you can apply for Japanese citizenship, or you can apply for permanent residence after 10 years.
At the time of application, the applicant needs to provide the company’s business development plan for review to ensure the company’s operation, feasibility, stability, and continuity. In addition, it is necessary to have an actual operating address and identification facility, and to hire regular Japanese employees.
In addition to setting up your own company, you can also apply for this application if you acquire a Japanese company, obtain the position of “management and management” such as the company’s president, director, branch manager, or minister.
Advantages of business management visa
Suitable for people with sufficient capital, especially those who already own real estate or businessmen in Japan, and those who do not know Japanese / do not plan to learn Japanese
The difference between “Management Visa” and “Tourism Visa”
The Japanese tourist visa (short-term) has a limit of one-time maximum residence time not exceeding 90 days, while the management visa is a long-term residence visa (3 years, 5 years).
After successfully applying for a business management visa, you can get a resident ticket during your stay, but you cannot get a resident ticket for a tourist visa. Having a resident ticket means that the representative can open an account with the Bank of Japan, and can apply for a mobile phone number, loan, and join the National Health Insurance and Annuity to enjoy Japanese social welfare.
Later, if you successfully obtain an investment business visa, you can also apply for a family visa for your spouse and children under the age of 18 in the same way as a work visa, so that your family can legally move to Japan during the visa period and also enjoy various social benefits in Japan.
To obtain a business management visa, applicants must comply with the relevant laws and regulations of Japan ’s entry and exit, and must also have legitimacy in their work activities and ensure compliance with the Japanese Ministry of Justice ’s benchmarks.
Introduction and application process
[Conditions for business management visa]
The Japanese Immigration Law currently recognizes eight types of “operator management visa” qualifications for foreigners “operators and managers”. Applicants must start a business in Japan (ie, start a business), or invest in a Japanese business (investment and acquisition) At the same time, the identity needs to be the operator himself, or a person who is employed by the operator to manage the business.
Business management visa application process – Set up a company in Japan
[Process of establish Japanese corporation]
Spend about 1 to 1.5 months
- Rental Office
- Formulate the company’s articles of association (fixed payment)
- Remit the capital to the account of the co-opener
- After completing the above procedures, apply for registration to the Japan Legal Affairs Bureau
- Wait for approval, and complete upon receipt of successful notification
Required documents and other preparations for the establishment of a Japanese registered company / legal person
- A copy of a bank passbook of 5 million yen has been deposited
- Company office lease contract
- Applicant’s (ie investor’s) seal certification affidavit
- Copy of applicant’s passport photo page
- Agent’s seal affidavit and copy of passport photo page
1. Invest 5 million yen
Remitted to the agent account of Japan. (Japanese agent refers to a foreigner or Japanese who has a legal account in Japan and has the right of residence. When transferring money, the applicant needs to transfer the capital from his account in a foreign country to the account of the Japanese agent)
2. Company registered address
It must be an independent office, regardless of size or region.
Time required: After all documents and materials are prepared, the transcript (license) of the Japanese company can be received in about 2 weeks.
Apply a business management visa application
After successful establishment of the company, you can apply. The entire review takes about 3 months at most, and it usually takes about 2 months on average to receive the certificate of recognition. After obtaining the certificate of recognition, you can use this to apply for short-term visa entry.
Generally, the following documents will be required (other documents will be submitted depending on the case):
- ID photo, to be taken within three months
- Passport (full copy)
- Personal resume (education and professional resume, etc.)
Documents required by the company:
- Copy of office lease contract
- Office photos
- Information about business operations, such as business contracts
- Remittance record (receipt to the agent)
- Overseas gold certificate
- Full copy of bank passbook
- Proof of source of funds (such as employment certificate and annual income certificate)