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Visa, work permit & immigration support in Japan

Japan is a diverse country with extraordinary culture and customs. This, however, doesn’t scare expatriates from all over the world to visit and settle in this unique and fabulous country. Same with businesses. Japan has been a foothold for international companies to promote and operate their ventures for many decades.

Acumen International, a global employment company, provides high-end solutions for multinational businesses to expand their operations around the globe. During our long practice, we managed to pave the way for hundreds of enthusiastic ventures, like yours, to make their first steps in foreign expansion. With a high level of expertise, we made simple to ground a talent within advantageous regions, increase their revenues and upscale their products. It is undoubtedly that Japan is a great choice to expend your ventures, tap into impressive culture, and grow substantially.

Work Permit + Expats Employment in Japan

We provide comprehensive solutions for work permit sponsorship and a high level of immigration support. Our team managed to transform a burdensome annoying immigration procedure into a practical solution. Addressing speed and flexibility we provide to our clients, relieving them from unnecessary calendar issues, saving time to focus on supreme business goals and operations.
Let us handle your expat work permit and provide your talent with solid immigration support. While you commit to your global expansion ambitions, our dedicated team of professionals will take a bulk control of candidate visa and relocation issues.

You can benefit from our work permit & immigration support in the following way:

  1. Expats long-term employment with full legal compliance to Japanese Labor and Immigration Code
  2. As an ad hoc solution prior to establishing your own business entity in Japan

Solution for global mobility of expats in Japan

Solution for global mobility of expats in Japan
Acumen International will manage long-term international assignments for any types of expatriates in Japan, providing resilient support to your global mobility and relocation program, regardless of the scale of the project. Promote your brand and increase revenues by leveraging a sustainable economic infrastructure in Japan.

We will take care of your candidate work permit to be delivered in terms of the standard duration of the Japanese immigration services. Learn more about the timelines and document requirements for getting a work permit in Japan below.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

The average procedure of work permit issuance in Japan ranges from 1 to 2 months.


Major steps to get a work permit in Japan

  1. Certificate of Eligibility Application
  2. Entry Visa Application
  3. Entry to Japan
  4. Resident Card Application
  5. Registration with Local Municipal Office

Documents for work permit in Japan, main applicant

Name Notes
Complete application form
Travel document (Passport, ID) Minimum 2 blanks
Maximum 10 years old
Must not contain illegible data
Undamaged condition
Clear copy of passport information page
Clear copy/ies of actual or previous Japanese visas
Passport size Photo 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
white background, no eyeglasses
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) For the employer (sponsor)
Proof of qualification CV, references, certificates
Job offer letter Including job title, job description, and salary information

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Japan without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Japan.

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