Fukuoka City Startup Visa

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Talent Migration


Fukuoka City has been approved to implement the “Startup Visa (Entrepreneurial Incentives for Foreigners)” to incentivize foreigners to be business entrepreneurs in Fukuoka.

The “Startup Visa” system permits foreign entrepreneurs to receive a six-month “Business Manager” visa without fulfilling aforementioned prerequisites. The entrepreneur must, however, submit a New Business Implementation Plan (“NBIP”) to Fukuoka City. After evaluating the NBIP, should Fukuoka City confirm that the entrepreneur is expected to fulfill the visa requirements, the Immigration Bureau will evaluate the candidate based on Fukuoka City’s confirmation. If approved, foreign entrepreneurs are provide with six-months to fulfill the standard prerequisites and complete procedures while developing his/her business.

Fukuoka City provides individual support through the Startup Café to aide foreign entrepreneurs in meeting the standard prerequisites so that he/she may be able to renew his/her Business Manager visa.



6 month(s)



60 Month(s)





Processing time

2 to 3 Week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Fukuoka City Startup Visa ?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must submit a New Business Implementation Plan (“NBIP”) and await confirmation from Fukuoka City.
  • Applicant must receive confirmation Letter of NBIP (“CLNBIP”). Once the CLNBIP is issued, the applicant should proceed to apply for the Business Manager residential status at the Fukuoka Immigration Bureau.
  • Applicant must have New Business Implementation Plan.
  • Applicant must submit Project outline and Funding plan. For more details contact the experts.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Fukuoka City Startup Visa ?

6 Document Required

  • New Business Implementation Confirmation Application
  • Complete and signed new Business Implementation plan
  • Resume
  • Copy of your passport (photo, name, signature)
  • Documentation detailing your place of residence for six-months after arriving in Japan (copy of rental contract, or application for rental contract, etc.)
  • Documentation detailing your bank account balance (copy of your bank book)

Talent Migration data for Japan

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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