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.
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.
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
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”
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
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
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.
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.