Meltzer Hellrung can secure visas and work permits for employees of businesses in a range of industries to legally work in Japan. With a strategic approach, we make sure each solution is appropriate and compliant based on business needs and the country’s requirements.

There are various kinds of visas available for longer stays in Japan.

  • Working visa: There are several sub-types of this visa for most white-collar work as well as intra-company transfers, artistic and religious activities, and skilled labor.

  • Highly-skilled professionals visa: Intended for foreign workers with advanced and specialized skills, this visa is open to individuals who score 70 points or higher on a chart with criteria including education, professional background, and academic achievement. This type of visa offers more advantages than the working visa, including permission for a spouse to work full-time and faster access to permanent residence.

  • Business manager visa: Also referred to as the “startup visa,” this is available to entrepreneurs, investors, and individuals managing businesses on behalf of other investors.

  • General visa: This type of non-working visa is appropriate for individuals coming to Japan to acquire skills and knowledge at public or private organizations.

  • Dependent visa: For the spouse and/or children of individuals issued a working visa.

Meltzer Hellrung’s services include:

  • Full assessment of the applicant under existing visa laws and regulations

  • Assistance at each step of the process: visa application, work authorization, residence permit, extensions, renewals, etc.

  • 24/7 access to our case management system to track real-time status of applications and monitor upcoming expiration dates or other requirements

  • Document procurement for legalization, attestation, police clearance certification, proof of birth/marriage/citizenship, etc.

  • Accompaniment and assistance upon arrival in Japan

Contact is to learn more about how we can help streamline the visa and immigration process.