Business Investor Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


This visa status allows you to start your business/company in Japan, where the minimum investment to be made should be more than 5 million yen as initial investment ; otherwise you need to hire at least 2 employees (Japanese nationals or foreign nationals with relevant visa status).



up to 60 months



60 Month(s)



up to 60 (approx.)


Processing time

up to 4 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Business Investor Visa?

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have the specialized business knowledge to run the business in Japan.
  • You must invest more 5 million yen as initial investment or hire 2 employees (Japanese nationals or foreign nationals with relevant visa status).
  • You must have a detailed business plan.
  • You must obtain the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Immigration Bureau.
  • You must have proof of funds to sustain your stay in Japan.
  • The office space (physical office) for the business shall be found in Japan. Virtual office is not applicable.
  • Additional requirements may be present on case basis.

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

7 Document Required

  • Copy of passport biopage.
  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • One photograph.
  • Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Evidence regarding the business entity like Registration certificate, photos of the nameplate, mailbox, and others to certify the existence of the office space.
  • Business plan and other evidence regarding the enterprise where investment is to be made (as applicable).
  • 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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