There are two startup visa systems for starting a business in Japan.
( Type A )
■ Special Treatment Area: Pref: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Aichi, Hiroshima
City: Niigata, Fukuoka, Imabari, Kitakyushu, Sendai
■ Visa Status: Business Manager Visa for 6 months
■ Advantage: Can apply for a Dependent visa for your spouse and children
( Type B )
■ Special Treatment Area: Pref: Hokkaido, Kyoto, Aichi, Ibaraki, Gifu, Mie, Oita
City: Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, Sendai, Yokohama, Shibuya-ku
■ Visa Status: Designated Activities for 6 months
■ Advantage: You can renew this kind of visa one time, it means you will be able to stay in Japan at longest a year.
Please refer to the drawing for the flow of each procedure.
Both types are visas aimed at preparation for starting a business.
When applying for a startup visa, you will not be required to meet the requirements for a business manager visa, but after 6 months (or 1 year) of obtaining a visa, if you would like to continue to conduct business activities in Japan, you must meet the requirements for a business manager visa.
In a limited amount of time, you need reliable and excellent partner to start a business.
We can provide all kinds of support, such as setting up a company, finding an office, and obtaining permits and licenses.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to start a business in Japan.