I would like to share my opinion from some point of views.
1. To do business in Japan, in principle, you need to get business manager visa.
In most cases, as you know, to get it, you apply for Certificate of Eligibility or status change.
In this scene, if you need help, you can use immigration lawyers (most of which are GYOSEI-SHOSHI).
2. Company registration
To get business visa, in principle, you need to invest 5 million yen.
To show it, one way is to establish your company.
From the copy of registration, they can check you have invested it.
In this scene, if you need help, you can use solicitor (SHIHO-SHOSHI) who is a certified specialist to handle commercial registration.
Note: GYOSEI-SHOSHI is banned to handle company registration on behalf of you.
3.To do business, in some businesses, you need to get license.
For example, to do used car business, you need to get KOBUTSU-SHO-KYOKA (license as a used goods merchant).
To do restaurant business, you need to get operating license from local public health center.
In this scene, if you need help, you can use GYOSEI-SHOSHI.
So, when you use immigration lawyers, they can also help you in this procedure.
I explain my opinion on the assumption of above points.
1. We legal specialists have an obligation to confirm your identity under “Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds.”
2. As to above 1 to 3, as you realize, if you need help from legal specialists, you need to hire GYOSEI-SHOSHI (immigration lawyer) and SHIHO-SHOSHI (solicitor) respectively.
3. This might take you additional time, because you are required to confirm from 2 different lawyers.
4. To avoid this botherness or trouble, it is better to ask one-stop service office. “one-stop” means the office where they have immigration lawyers and solicitors at the same place.
5. In addition to that, one more merit of using “one-stop” office is that they can support whole process consistently.
Therefore, my conclusion to “How to select your lawyer for your business visa” is you should use “one-stop” office. This is an effective and secure way. Imagine how effective you can use your time.
As you already know, I have both licenses, solicitor and immigration lawyer, so I can offer consistent help for you.
If you are thinking about getting business manager visa, please let me know.
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