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The relation of your age and Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals or Permanent Residence shortcut

Today’s topic is “The relation of your age and HSFP or PR shortcut (Under 40 or not, that is a question).”

Thinking about applying for “Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals” or Permanent Residence through short-cut (point system), your age is one of the important elements to decide whether you can get it or not.

Today, I will explain it based on the FAQs of point based system for HSFP issued by the immigration bureau.

Permanent Residence, Let’s review the requirements, again!(3 check points & 5 revised additional items)

Today’s topic is “PR(Permanent Residence), Let’s review the requirements, again!” (3 check points & 5 revised additional items)

As you know, they revised the guideline for applying for Permanent Residence last year and also revised the list of necessary documents, so we need to gather more documents than before.

Today, I would like to review the basic requirements of applying for PR again as part 1 and explain about the check points they revised as part 2.

(Part 1)
First, let’s check the basic requirements.
1 The period of years you have been in Japan
2 Having stable income or having adequate assets
3 Being a person of good conduct

(Part 2)
Last years’ biggest revised point is this.
As a requirement for permanent residence application, not only tax payment but also payment of public pension (national pension) and public medical insurance (national health insurance) is necessary.

5 typical cases/the person like this should never apply for business manager visa

Hello.
I am Hitoshi.
Thank you for always coming to my page.

Today’s topic is “5 typical cases/the person like this should never apply for business manager visa.”

It may sound a bit hard for you today, but, I think this will surely be useful for you and your life.

I will talk about these 5 points.

1 Starting conversation without greetings and without explaining your background
2 Not explaining your business situation/No experience in business
3 Stating only the future plan through “rose-colored glasses”
4 Wanting hastily to invite your partners or friends even though your business does not start
5 Not explaining how to make profit or your business model

 

OK, let’s start from No.1

1 Starting conversation without greetings and without explaining your background

To start conversation, from your side, you need to introduce yourself first and greet.

Maybe, you know me, but I don’t know you.

Introducing yourself about what you do, where you are, and your educational background, etc. is must to start conversation.

In general, Japanese people place a high value when it comes to greetings, so I suggest you should be polite if you want to enter Japan market.

 

2 Not explaining your business situation/No experience in business

Next, No.2

If you are doing business outside Japan now, you need to explain about what you are doing, your business size, sales, sales route or channel, and customer segment, etc.

If you do not want to do, I can’t go further steps.

If you do not have business experience before, doing business in foreign countries must be hard for you.

However, if you have an experience of staying in Japan as working or student visa holders, etc., and you have been preparing for opening your business during this period, there might be a chance.

 

3 Stating only the future plan through “rose-colored glasses”

Next, No.3

This is relating to No.2 also.

Some people are very fluent about talking on future vision.

However, I must ask.

What is the source of capital money?

Why do you need to come to Japan market?

Does your current business have enough power to sustain overseas expansion?

In this point, you need to prepare persuasive explanation.

 

4 Wanting hastily to invite your partners or friends even though your business does not start

Next, No.4

I am often asked about this point.

The first thing you should do here is to strengthen your business situation in Japan.

Without track record or sales, why do you haste to want to get working visa or business manager visa for your friends or relatives?

 

5 Not explaining how to make profit or your business model

Next, No.5

Just saying, “Selling cars” is child’s answer.

We are adults and talking about business.

For example, if your answer is like this, it is acceptable.

“I am going to link my current business network with the business I set up in Japan, and I will make profit.”

If you are careful about these points, your chance of getting business manager visa will be high.

These are like a design drawings.

Imagine you are an architect, and when you build a house, do you start digging a hole or cutting trees firstly?

 

 

You do draw design first, don’t you?
This is the same with business manager visa.
You need your business plan.

This is the work that you should do by yourself first.
Then, based on your plan, immigration lawyers can support to make your plan editing, so that the office can understand your business plan fully.

So, please work hard, and please do your best.

Thank you.
See you.

How to select your lawyer for your business visa?

 

My conclusion
You should use “one-stop” office. This is an effective and secure way. Imagine how effective you can use your time.

 

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.

If you already have a plan, send your answer from the link.

Inquiry form for business manager visa:

Deciding the location of the head office/How to make GODO (Limited Liability) kaisha (合同会社)?

Hello.

I am Hitoshi.

Thank you for always coming to my page.

 

Today’s topic is “Deciding the location of the head office.”

Before starting, let’s check where we are.

Step1 Deciding the basic items of your company

1-a Deciding the location of the head office

OK, let’s start.

Actually, this is simple.

 

You can choose any place as long as it has address.

So, your house, rental office space, co-working space, or any space is OK.

 

However, if your place is a rental apartment or condominium, you need to be careful when you use it as your company head office.

 

In the case of a rental condominium, it is necessary to confirm whether using it as a company office does not violate the contents of the rental contract.

 

In the case of condominiums as well, there are cases where the use of rooms for business purposes is prohibited by the agreement of the management association.

 

Therefore, it is better to check the contents of the management union’s rules in advance when you try to make your condominium your company’s main office.

 

This is a story for residence visa holders.

 

When it comes to business manager visa, the situation is not same.

As to this series, most of viewers are thinking about getting business visa, I guess.

 

As to business manager visa, you are required to secure “an independent office.”

This topic is so important, and for details, I will explain on other video later, but one thing I want to share with you is, in principle, you can’t use your home as the main office of your business.

 

In your case, even so, in general, it is not allowed.

So, please be careful about this point.

For details, please wait new video.

 

That’s all.

Thank you for watching.

 

See you.

I want to make my GODO (Limited Liability) company. If I use your service, what merit do I have?

 

 

I want to make my GODO (Limited Liability) company. If I use your service, what merit do I have?

Hello.

Thank you for asking.

 

If you are residence visa holders, such as “Spouse of Japanese”, “Permanent Resident”, and “Long Term Resident”, etc., you can do your business without getting business manager visa.

 

In these visas, there are no working restrictions, in principle, and, you can do it in any way under sole proprietorship or corporation.

 

Now, I am doing my business in personal base, but I want to change it into company base.

I decided to start my business, so I need to establish my company.

 

Yes, I can help you as a solicitor here.

When you use legal professional, please be careful not to choose GYOSEI-SHOSHI lawyers.

They are prohibited to handle commercial registration process, and if they get reward from you for this matter, it is illegal.

 

I will explain about the merit of using my service.

 

1 You do not need to go to Legal Affairs Bureau.

All you have to do is to get personal seal certificate from city hall and depositing capital money to your bank account.

 

2 You do not need to pay 40000 yen as stamp revenue fee.

Since I have my electronic signature, and I make company’s article of association with PDF, you do not pay it under the stamp duty law.

If you make it with paper base, you have to pay revenue stamp of 40000 yen.

For your reference, please check this.
You can see how economical GODO (Limited Liability) is.

 

3 Travel fee is no necessary.

Other than my fee, train fee is no necessary, because, we can use online application system.

From my office, I can send application form to the Bureau of near your place online.

So, I can respond to the requests from all over Japan.

 

4 If necessary, I order company seal for you.

If you do not have time to select or order it, please let me know.

I can do it on behalf of you.

In this case, of course, additional seal fee is necessary, but you do not need to buy expensive one.

 

5 Since I can be your agent, you do not need to talk to the Bureau directly. From start to end, I can handle everything for you.

After all the process done, I will get copy of registration of your company and company seal card (INKAN-CARD), and I will send them to your address.

 

Note
If your visa is other than residence visa such as working or student, you can’t use this service.
Because, doing business is not allowed in these visas.

If you are thinking about making company, please consider using my service.

For details, through the form below or my Facebook page, send your message, please.

Thank you.

 

INQUIRY FORM

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The flow of making GODO kaisha

Hello.

I am Hitoshi.

Thank you for always coming to my page.

 

In this series, I explain about GODO (LLC) kaisha.

 

If you have time, please check the former videos, too.

I am sure they will deep your understanding more.

 

I pasted the link to the videos below.

Godo kaisha is Good!/How to make GODO kaisha (LLC/合同会社)?

 

What is the difference between GODO kaisha and KABUSHIKI kaisha?

 

Today, I will explain about the flow of making GODO kaisha.

Let’s start.

Today, I explain the outline of the flow.

For details, let’s check step by step, later videos.

This is the outline.

There are 7 steps. Let’s check it one by one.

 

 

Step 1 Deciding the basic items of your company

At this stage, we need to decide these 6 items.

 

After registration done, you can get the copy of registration of your company like this.

 

Step 2 Getting personal seal certificate

When you get residence card, you can register your personal seal (JITSUIN) in your city or ward office.

To apply for company establishment, to make it sure that the application is made by the representative of the company, they require us to submit the certificate of personal seal.

 

Step 3 Making company seal (Kaisha Jitsuin)

When apply for registration of your company, you need company seal or Kaisha Jitsuin.

 

The size is regulated, so you can’t choose freely.

The seal needs to be within the square which is over 1 cm and less than 3 cm each side.

 

Hanko shops know this rule, of course, so you do not need to explain it from your side.

 

Step 4 Making company article (article of association)

You need to decide the basic items of company operation.

Later videos, I will explain for details.

 

 

Step 5 Depositing capital money to your bank account and making a certificate of receiving it.

 

After making article of association, you need to deposit or transfer capital money to your bank account.

Later videos, I will explain about how to.

 

 

Step 6 Preparing necessary documents for company registration

At this stage, you need to prepare the documents like these.

 

 

As to these, later videos, I will explain further.

 

Step 7 Go to Legal Affairs Bureau (法務局へ行く・HOUMU-KYOKU)

After all preparation done, you go to HOUMU-KYOKU or Legal Affairs Bureau.

Today’s explanation is just the outline of the flow.

So, from next time, I explain details each by each.

 

Please subscribe my channel!

 

Thank you for watching.

See you.

 

 

 

 

Tips for success to get dependent visa/The importance of making Balance Sheet

Hello.

I am Hitoshi.

Thank you for always coming to my page.

Today’s topic is “Tips for success to get dependent visa.”

 

As an immigration lawyer, I can say definitely, “if you do not have financial power to support your family member, you can’t get dependent visa without doubt.”

 

The explanation I will do now might make you disappointed, so, if you do not want to watch this video, I suggest you should leave.

 

Some think, “Since I have student visa, I can invite my wife (husband) easily.”

 

However, in my opinion, your idea is too optimistic.

Dependent visa is not a “free-pass” to come to Japan.

Dependent visa is not for your leisure.

 

First of all, you have to think why it is necessary to get dependent visa.

 

Recently, the rate of issuance of certificate of eligibility for dependent visa has been decreasing, I think.

 

Can you guess why?

 

Because, there were lot of cases where dependent visa holders work longer hours beyond the limit of work-permit.

 

Dependent visa is dependent visa.

Dependent visa is not working visa.

 

We must think about the purpose of dependent visa again here.

The purpose is:

So that the supporter’s family can live together with supporters peacefully in Japan.

 

Of course, the dependent can work outside, but as I said, it has limitation of working hours and you need to get permission.

 

Anyway, the recent examination process is getting strict, so to apply for it, from our side, we need to prepare all the documents very carefully.

 

“The good old days” will never come back.

 

I said, “financial power.”

Yes, it is very important point.

To show you have a power to support your family, it is not enough to submit tax certificate and salary slips of these 3 months or so.

 

Here, on YouTube, you can see a lot of videos about dependent visa, but most of them are amateurs’ video.

 

I am a professional, I am an immigration lawyer.

So, now, I will explain the tips for getting dependent visa.

 

The point is you need to make balance sheet of your household.

 

It is no good just to say, “I can support my family with my salary.”

You can say anything with your mouth.

 

What we need is evidence to show.

 

By making balance sheet, they can understand if you have the power or not.

And, by making it, you will know if you can invite your family or not.

 

These are examples of balance sheets of my clients made in the past.

All of them could get the visa for their family.

 

Usually, I don’t handle dependent visa much, but when I receive the request from clients, before starting the process, I ask you to make the sheet first.

 

Once you get failed, second or third application will also be tough one.

So, you should “look” your situation before you leap.

 

And, to support the accurate of the balance sheet, from your side, you need to submit necessary documents, such as tax certificate, bank certificate, and salary slips, etc.

 

You should not apply for it without deep thought and careful preparation.

I don’t want you to get failed.

 

So, please be careful and please share this video.

 

Thank you for watching.

See you.

What is the difference between GODO (LLC) kaisha and KABUSHIKI kaisha?

Hello.
I am Hitoshi.
Thank you for always coming to my page.

Today, before starting explaining about actual flow of making GODO kaisha, I explain about “What is the difference between GODO kaisha and KABUSHIKI kaisha?”

The last time, I said, “KABUSHIKI kaisha is not the only company form in Japan.”
KABUSHIKI is one of the forms of company.

In my opinion, since most of your business size is small at the beginning, I recommend that you start from GODO kaisha.

If you are the only member of your company, there is no big difference between KABUSHIKI and GODO.

Even when your company size is big, you can choose GODO kaisha, of course.

For example, these companies are GODO kaisha.

Now, let’s check the differences one by one.

As to form, both are juridical person.

So you can use your company as the subject of a contract in real trade.

 

As to member’s responsibility,

it is limited up to capital money or the amount of share, technically.

 

As to least number of necessary members, in GODO and KABUSHIKI, more than 1 person is necessary. So, you can start it alone.

 

As to capital money, in both cases, more than 1 yen is necessary.

However, as to business visa, you need to invest 5 million yen at least.

 

As to highest decision maker, in GODO, member is the supreme decision maker, whereas, in KABUSHIKI, shareholder’s meeting is the highest.

 

As to executive and management organization, in GODO, member is the operator of the company, and in KABUSHIKI, director or board of directors is executive organization.

 

As to terms of directors, in GODO, unlimited, and in KABUSHIKI, up to 10 years.

 

As to mandatory publication of financial statements, in GODO, no need to go public it, whereas in KABUSHIKI, it is mandatory.

 

As to the way of distribute of gain, in GODO, it can be decided by freely, and in KABUSHIKI, it is decided by portion rate of investment.

 

As to taxable object, in both forms, company is the object of taxation.

Of course, they will also impose income tax on your own salary as company director.

 

As to tax, in both cases, even if your company has deficits, at least you need to pay 70,000 yen as corporate tax.

 

As to necessary fee, I explained the other day, but compared to KABUSHIKI, GODO is economical.

That’s all today.

For your reference, and I hope this will help you.

 

(PR) As to HANKO


You can get company seal and square seal in one set through this link.
As to application form, unfortunately, there is no foreign language version, so, if you need to apply, please let me know.
I will apply for it on behalf of you.