Employed Business Manager Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


This visa status allows you to engage in the activity to manage and operate the business in Japan as a business manager. You may be employed as one of the following:

  • CEO or Representative Director who engage in the activity in the management of the company owned by himself/herself in Japan.
  • CEO/Representative Director, COO, CFO, CTO or any directors who engage in execution, determination or audit of the management of the company in Japan.
  • Factory manager, manager, branch office representative and others who engage in operating the factory and the business in Japan.

Note: You may consider other visa status such as "Intra-Company Transferee" or "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities" depending on the situation.



up to 60 months



60 Month(s)



up to 60 (approx.)


Processing time

up to 4 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Employed Business Manager Visa?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have 3 years of experience (including the period of enrolling in graduate school) of the business management.
  • You must earn income regularly in order to live by yourself during the stay in Japan. You are supposed to be paid equal to or more than that of Japanese who are engaged in the same field during your period of stay in Japan (considered as at least 180,000JPY monthly).
  • You must obtain the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Immigration Bureau through your sponsored company.
  • Additional requirements may be present on case basis.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Employed Business Manager Visa?

7 Document Required

  • Copy of passport biopage.
  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • One photograph.
  • Certificate of Eligibility obtained through Sponsor.
  • Employment Contract and Documents to certify that the applicant has 3 years experience of the business management.
  • Documents to certify the applicant’s position and annual (or monthly) salary: e.g. Minutes of Shareholders’ Meeting, etc.
  • Additional documents may be required, depending on the case.

Talent Migration data for Japan

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

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