Visa Consulting Services
We provide various consultations on visa acquisition in Japan. Since Japanese Immigration Control Act is often revised and procedures may change based on individual circumstances, our experience in keeping track with the latest visa screening criteria can prevent mistakes.
I do not know whether a work visa is required or not.
When foreigners visit Japan for commercial purposes, we provide judgement on the necessity of a work visa depending on the purpose and period of stay and presence or absence of remuneration etc. while in Japan. In general, it is necessary to obtain a work visa when conducting activities beyond the range of those approved for “temporary visitor” visa or when staying in Japan in total for more than half a year. We delve into details of each individual situation and give accurate advice in consideration of our customers’ compliance.
I want to recruit foreigners, but I do not know what to begin with.
If your company is thinking about applying for a visa after accepting a foreigner, first it is necessary to confirm the status of residence. In order to prevent failure in visa acquisition after the foreigner is accepted to work, we will ask the details of the person in advance so we can provide appropriate advice on whether he/she can obtain an appropriate status of residence, the required procedures, application schedule, etc. A foreign worker who may seem to have little possibility to be granted a visa, may be granted a visa if he/she has special skills. An interview is indispensable in finding facts that may help in the visa assessment process.
We are considering expanding to Japan
If you are considering expanding your business to Japan, it is important to organize a visa application schedule in your business plan. It is necessary to simulate in advance from the establishment of a company to the start of employment in Japan and then perform a back calculation to prepare necessary visas. In particular, to dispatch foreigners to Japan there are 2 stages of visa acquisition process, and it may take approximately 3 months for some lengthy cases. The assessment period and procedure may vary depending on individual circumstances so please do not hesitate to contact us to help prepare your business plan.
You are also welcome to consult with us on other minor issues too!
Visa Circumstances vary from country to country. In order for foreigners to be able to work and stay in Japan with a peace of mind, it is indispensable to understand the Japanese Immigration Law. It is also important for companies which employ foreigners to be adequately prepared on things such as being able to instruct them properly. We provide consultations on any minor matters including “I just want to obtain basic visa knowledge”, “What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of visa?”, “I want to acquire a visa that will be suitable for me in anticipation of the future”, “Please check whether a foreigner can obtain the proper visa or not before applying”, etc.
Visa Application Services
There are no guarantees that the visa will be granted even though all the required documents have been submitted. It is important to determine in advance any additional documents that are necessary for a smooth progress of the visa assessment.
I am worried that the visa will not be granted due to inadequate documents.
Documents to be submitted vary depending on the type of work visa being applied and the size of the company. In addition, depending on the case, there may be a need for a "Letter of Reason" that clearly describes the matters which cannot be explained only by documents necessary for application. In particular, when inviting a foreigner from an international company who has just established a branch office in Japan, the possibility of visa acquisition will increase greatly by explaining such aspects properly based on the background of the application. Leave it to us to collect and prepare appropriate documents that will provide the important points for consideration in the visa assessment process based on the customer's conditions.
I cannot go through the visa application because of my busy schedule.
We always strive to reduce the burden on our customers, proactively perform all procedures, which include preparing required documents for application, applying the visa, submitting additional documents, negotiating with immigration officer, receiving residence cards, etc., based on the latest laws and regulations, and provide a one-stop service that includes follow up after the visa is obtained. We will inform the progress of the application periodically and arrange the schedule for a smooth application process.
After establishing the company in Japan, I would like to get the visa as soon as possible and start business operations.
For a foreigner, in order to engage in business operations as the manager of a company established in Japan with his/her own funds, it is necessary to obtain a “Investor Business Manager” visa. We provide integrated support from the stage of establishment of the company to acquisition of the “Investor Business Manager” visa while conducting the two processes of preparing the visa application and preparing the company establishment documents in parallel. We deal with the visa application immediately after establishing the company, so it is possible to get the visa the earliest and start business operations straight away.
Is it possible to extend the “temporary visitor” visa if a parent of a foreign employee gets hospitalized while visiting Japan on a “temporary visitor” visa?
In principle,” temporary visitor” visa cannot be extended. However, it may be permitted in case of illness or due to other unavoidable circumstances or in case an immigration officer admits that it is difficult to return home. There is no uniform standard for that as such matters depend on the discretion of the immigration officer. Upon gathering information on the situation, we will judge on whether there is a chance for that or not.
STEP01Contact us by using our inquiry form or telephone
Please ask us any visa-related questions and provide us with an overview of your request.
STEP02Free initial consultation (Skype interview possible)
We conduct hearings for your requests and issues in the most optimal way by visiting you or having Skype interviews
STEP03Optimal service proposal and quotation
Based on your needs, we will arrange a visa application schedule and present a quotation.
STEP04Visa Service begins
Our consultants will start the procedure and will carry out the work towards the goals after agreement.
As your visa application partner, we will continue providing support for a long term, even after the visa is obtained.
Overview of our Fees
Visa Consulting Services
|Detail||We provide various visa-related consultation services for foreigners those who wish to work and stay in Japan.|
|Consultation Fee||JPY 10,000|
Visa Application Services
Category 1Large companies such as listed companies, insurance companies, national and regional organizations
Category 2Companies with withholding tax for the earned income in the previous fiscal year of 15 million yen or more
Category 3Companies with withholding tax for the earned income in the previous fiscal year of less than 15 million yen
Category 4Individual business owners or newly established companies that do not fall under categories 1 to 3
|Types of Service||Application Services for Certificate of Eligibility||Application Services for Certificate of Eligibility for family||Application for Change of Status of Residence||Application for Extension of Period of Stay (change in the employment)||Application for Extension of Period of Stay (No change in the employment)||Application for Permission to Acquire Status of Residence||Application for Permission to Engage in Activity Other Than That Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously||Preparation of Letter of Reason|
|Purpose||Inviting foreign worker living abroad to Japan||Inviting foreign family living abroad to Japan||Foreigner living in Japan who need to change to a work visa||Foreigners who need an Extension||Foreigners who need an Extension||Foreigners whose children were born in Japan||Foreigners who wish to work part-time on a “Student” or “Dependent”||-|
|Primary Status of Residence||Highly Skilled Professionals, Intra-Company Transferee, Specialist in Humanities / International Services, Engineer, Legal/Accounting Services, Investor Business Manager||Dependent||Student||Highly Skilled Professionals, Intra-Company Transferee, Specialist in Humanities / International Services, Engineer, Legal/Accounting Services, Investor Business Manager||Highly Skilled Professionals, Intra-Company Transferee, Specialist in Humanities / International Services, Engineer, Legal/Accounting Services, Investor Business Manager||–||–||–|
|Application Fee/Person||JPY 80,000JPY 160,000||JPY 20,000||JPY 50,000JPY 100,000||JPY 80,000JPY 120,000||JPY 50,000JPY 60,000||JPY 50,000||JPY 30,000||JPY 30,000|
*1 Discounts may be applied when there are multiple requests for the same type of visa.
*2 All displayed costs do not include tax, and we will charge a separate fee for consumption tax. The above amount is approximate. Details will differ depending on each case (work volume, number of applications, application contents, etc.). We will start the service after preliminary consultation. Actual expenses such as revenue stamp fee and postal fee paid to the Japanese government will be charged separately.
*3 Some statuses of residence such as "Intra-company Transferee", "Specialist in Humanities/International Services", "Engineer", "Investor Business Manager", "Highly Skilled Professional", "Legal/Accounting Services", etc., are classified into 4 categories based on the size of the visa sponsoring company, and the required documents for application are different in each category. The difficulty in selection also varies, and it is considered that Category 4 has the highest level of difficulty.
- Are all first consultation free?
Requests for quotes, visa consultations and general questions related to our business are all free. For consultation on a specific visa, there will be a fee, but we will offer a quotation beforehand and we will start working only after the customer agrees on the cost and service.
- What kind of information can be obtained in the first visa consultation?
We will inform you of points of review, current problems, and the possibility of visa granting at the time of consultation. It will also be useful to understand specific procedure and application schedule, things to do to increase the possibility to obtain the visa, how long you should prepare for the application, or you should see a little more.
- What kinds of work are included in the visa application service?
- Simple diagnosis of the visa
- Explanation on how to obtain Japanese visa, information on required documents, answering questions
- Proxy service for the collection and preparation of application documents
- Arrangements on signature seal for application documents
- Proxy service for visa application
- Confirm progress during the assessment period, negotiate with immigration officers
- Submission of additional documents during the assessment period
- Proxy service for receiving visa, document shipping
- Providing guides on the procedures at overseas diplomatic office
- Providing information on entering Japan and guidance for resident registration procedures after entering the country
- What happens if the visa application is rejected?
We provide our services with an utmost confidence, but in case the visa application is rejected, we will promptly confirm the reasons for rejection and re-apply without any additional fee.
- How about Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays?
If you inform us in advance, we will do our best to arrange meetings on weekends and holidays. However, please note that visa applications are only available within Immigration Bureau's reception hours (weekdays from 9:00 – 16:00).
- What is the payment method?
Payment should be made by bank transfer. Please transfer the fee to our designated account.
- Please tell us the area that your company covers.
A meeting can be arranged anywhere in Japan or the world. In the case of a distant place, we will decide on a meeting method separately after consultation.
We cover the following visa jurisdiction areas:
In principle, we cover the jurisdiction of Tokyo Immigration Bureau (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano). We will negotiate separately for other areas of jurisdiction (the fees for business trips may be charged separately).
Example: If the location of the head office is in Tokyo, visa application will be filed at Tokyo Immigration Bureau.