Q_iconIs hiring 2 full-time employees a requirement to be issued a visa? Also, how much capital do I need?

A_dark_iconIt is not necessary to hire 2 full-time employees, but a certain business size is required. Generally, a capital of at least 5 million yen is required.

★ Explanation ★

payroll-insuranceWhen applying for the Business Manager visa, the Immigration Bureau will determine if the scale of the business meets any the following items:

  • (1) Employment of 2 or more full-time employees
  • (2) Investment of at least 5 million yen
  • (3) If there is a capital of at least 5 million yen equivalent to the abovementioned, hiring of full-time employees who are Japanese or permanent residents is not a requirement but a factor that will be evaluated positively.