Sarkar Office Japan KK

Management Consulting & Administrative Legal Services
Japan "One-Stop Solution" "Since 1993"
Branch office, KK, GK, Company Registration, Tax, Social Insurance etc.

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Japan Visa - Work Permit - Brief Summary


Japan Visa, Work Permit, Immigration, Status of Residence, Certificate of Eligibility (COE) application and procedure


Sarkar Office Japan KK is a "Consulting and Administrative Legal Services" firm has been providing “One-Stop” solution for Japan immigration, company registration & post registration, tax, payroll, social insurance, accounting, bookkeeping, etc. both at entry & post-entry level to foreign companies & entrepreneur since 1993.

Japan "One-Stop Solution" "Since 1993"


Japan Work Visa


Foreigners wishing to take up a residence in Japan, should obtain a "Status of Residence and Period of Stay". Status of residence and period of stay are determined when a foreigner enters Japan with a proper visa and is then included in the entry permit stamped on the passport.


In Japan there are specific category for work visa, immigration “status of residence” (i.e. work visa status) under broader categories and specific category such as Business Manager, Engineer, International Services, Intra-company Transferee and etc. of "Status of Residence".

Please refer to the following link of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for details.

Japanese Immigration - COE

Foreigners cannot engage in any activities that is not permitted under their “status of residence” (work visa / permit). When a foreigner (except temporary visitors status) wishes to engage in an activity not permitted under his or her status of residence or wants to extend the period of stay, he or she must obtain necessary permission from the Immigration Bureau of Japan under Ministry of Justice (MOJ).


To obtain a proper visa necessary procedures has to be completed in Japan / foreign (home) country. Except Temporary Visitor (Tourist or short-term business visitors), Diplomat & Official status it is recommended to obtain "Certificate of Eligibility" (COE) from the Immigration authority in Japan.




Certificate of eligibility (COE) application & procedure:

We assist in administrative legal procedures for foreign expatriates & entrepreneur to identify the correct “status of residence” (work-permit) and to obtain the “certificate of eligibility” in Japan for engaging in a particular activity such as “Business Manager”, Engineer, International Services, Intra-company Transferee and etc. as permitted under the Immigration law.


In Japan there are specific multiple categories for immigration “status of residence” (i.e. visa status) under several broader category and specific categories of "Status of Residence". Please refer to the following link of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for details.


Some Important links re “Japan Immigration” from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) & Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Immigration Bureau of Japan comes under MOJ are as below:

For official information, latest information and changes please visit MOFA & MOJ websites.


Japan Immigration - Sarkar Office FAQ


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