Startup Program supported by Tokyo city

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Startup Program supported by Tokyo city

It is available from oversea and for foreigner students in Japan.

Service Description

BUSINESS MANAGER STATUS OF RESIDENCE

Foreigners wishing to start up business in Japan need to obtain a “Business Manager” status of residence, a so-called “Business manager visa”. To receive this status of residence, in addition to opening an office, the applicant must employ at least two people full-time, or invest at least 5 million yen in Japan. This makes it extremely difficult for foreign entrepreneurs to start a business on their own without a domestic partner.

SPECIAL ZONE SYSTEM

Under the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Special Zone system, a special six-month “Business Manager” status of residence can be granted if the Tokyo Metropolitan Government approves the business plan and other details before the Immigration Bureau examines applicants upon entry. The confirmation letter by Tokyo city plays a role of a recommendation letter.

BUSINESS PREPARATION WITH 6-MONTH VISA

Foreigners who has the confirmation letter has six-month margin to prepare for starting a business after entering Japan. Foreigners must acquire a home address, a head office address, register a company, apply a special business license like a second hand dealer if it’s needed open a bank account and prepare all things for starting a business.

Flow Chart

1

Apply to the Tokyo City for confirmation of Business plan.

2

Apply for the issuance of Certificate of Eligibility for business manager visa.

3

Apply to the Embassy for a visa.

4

Arrive in Japan and receive landing permission of “Business Manager” visa (6 months)

Things to be completed within the six-month period of startup activities Secure a business location.

  • Secure a business location.
  • Register a company incorporation.
  • Opening a bank account
  • Applying the special business license, if it’s needed.
5

Apply for extension of period of stay

Reference Price

Estimation (From oversea)

Applying to Tokyo City
and for COE to the immigration bureau
550,000-
Consultation for 6 months 550,000-
Setting up a company
(LLC/ Godokaisha)
220,000-
Notification to tax and welfare office 35,000-
2nd hand license if it’s needed 35,000-
Extension 70,000-
Amount 1,499,000-
* 6 months consultation cover accounting service before extension, the notification to tax office and welfare office, opening a bank account and lifestyle support

Process

Contract and payment of the balance

550.000-
  • Business Plan
  • Collecting the necessary documents
  • Applying to Tokyo City
  • Applying To the immigration bureau

Forwarding COE

550.000-
  • Entering in Japan
  • Securing Home and Office
  • Establishing a company
  • Obtaining a Special License if it's needed
  • Opening a bank account
  • Opening a bank account
  • Extension

Extra cost

  • The office and home rent
  • The family’s visa procedure

Payment Schedule

01

In Advance Before 1st Step

550,000-

02

Before Sending COE

550,000-

03

After Entering In Japan

The procedure fee shall be paid before the each procedure

More Service

Accounting Serrvice

We Can provide accounting Service, which includes supporting to take out business loan.

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Visa Japan Tokyo support setting up your business in Japan

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