Japan Visa Self-Sponsorship

Japan Visa Services

Our Japan Visa Self-Sponsorship Practice is focused on assisting entrepreneurs and others looking to live and work in Japan independently

Entrepreneurs and others looking to live and work in Japan independently present singular issues since they lack an employer to help them fulfill Japan’s work visa requirements.

To assist these individuals, our Japan Visa Self-Sponsorship Practice focuses on four areas:

  1. Understanding the client’s requirements. Self-sponsorship is sought for a variety of reasons ranging from establishing a one-person consulting business that facilitates remaining in Japan to raising outside financing. These issues must be understood early in the process since they impact the type of entity established.
  2. Establishing an appropriate Japan entity. The appropriate entity can be established once the client’s goals are clearly understood. The following article provides some information about Choosing a Japan Entity: KK, GK, Japan Branch and Representative Office.

    Establishing a Japan entity requires a Japan resident director. Japan Visa can provide this service via our Japan Nominee Director Service.

    Establishing a registered address. Similarly, a new entity requires a registered address, which Japan Visa can provide via our Japan Registered Address Solution.

  3. Applying for visa. Once an entity has been established, an application is generally submitted for a Japan Investor Visa.
  4. Provision of corporate support services. Entrepreneurs will often need ongoing tax and accounting support. These services can be provided via our ex-Big 4 tax and accounting specialists in the affiliated Accounting Asia Group.

To read more about self-sponsoring a Japan work visa, please read about Self-Sponsoring a Japan Work Visa.

The above is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute advice to undertake or refrain from undertaking any action. Only qualified Japanese professionals are able to advise on Japan immigration, legal, and tax matters.