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Contractor Solutions in Japan

Both independent contractors and hiring companies face complex cross border rules if they are located in different countries. Whilst there is a lot of information on the web about companies and their services, there aren’t many places to see the actual questions asked by contractors and remote employers. So we created our ‘Contractor Solutions’ series where Campbell Curtis, the CT Solutions Expert uses his vast experience with international umbrella companies to answer your questions.
– We’re always happy to jump on a call if that works best for you.
– To safeguard our client’s privacy we have removed information like phone numbers, names of people or companies.
– We also don’t publish salary rates, net earnings calculations or umbrella company fees. We have experimented with this in the past – it is arguably the most important piece of information when choosing an umbrella company. Unfortunately the calculations are often highly contextual (e.g. they can be influenced by factors like nationality, duration of assignment, region, marital status, industry, etc). So putting figures online could be misleading. Instead we’d rather you get a financial quote tailored to your specific circumstances.
– Some of the question and answers might appear repetitive or basic. They are all enquiries we’ve received. We get asked some things a lot – that’s one of the reasons we are putting the questions and answers online. We also deal with a really broad range of contracting experience, from people thinking about their first contract all the way to industry veterans. And on that note if you came to this page because you want a company in Japan that sells Umbrellas (傘
)… sorry we can’t help you!
– Lastly if you don’t what you’re looking for on this page, we’d still love to help – just get in touch.

Spanish national needs Japanese Umbrella Company for Work Vis

“Dear Team, I’m an industrial designer located in Japan, operating as a sole proprietor for the past three years. I came across your article: https://contractortaxation.com/japan-old/umbrella-company-japan/
I am interested in exploring potential collaboration opportunities to renew my visa, which is set to expire this year. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,.

Campbell: Thanks for reaching out. It sounds like you’re doing some great work with your contract in Japan. I’m glad you found our article helpful and are considering collaborating with us to renew your visa.
Here’s how partnering with our Japanese umbrella company can assist you:
Visa Sponsorship: An umbrella company can sponsor your work visa, which is crucial for continuing your work legally in Japan. They will act as your employer on paper, handling all the necessary legalities and compliance issues.
Simplified Administration: By partnering with an umbrella company, you can focus more on your design work while they manage your paperwork, invoicing, tax calculations, payroll and compliance requirements.
Comprehensive Support: Umbrella companies offer a range of services, including payroll management and local support, to ensure that you meet all fiscal and regulatory obligations in Japan.
To start the process, we can discuss your specific needs and ensure that everything is in place for a smooth transition. Given that your visa is set to expire this year, it’s a good idea to begin this process as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute issues.
I’m looking forward to discussing this further and exploring how we can best support you in renewing your visa and continuing your successful career in Japan.

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French company needs Umbrella Company to sponsor and payroll French contractor in Japan

The second set of questions are from a UK citizen who is looking to contract from Spain with a UK company.

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“Hello, Due to personal ambitions and potential business opportunities, my company and I are looking for ways for me to relocate to Japan with my spouse. As such, we are interested in any options that can provide me with a sponsorship, good healthcare insurance and assistance with any fiscal regulations. Regards

Thanks for getting in touch! It sounds like you have some exciting plans with your move to Japan. Let’s explore how we can assist you and your spouse in making this transition smooth and hassle-free.
Given your situation, partnering with our Japanese umbrella company could be a great solution. Here’s how it can help:
Visa Sponsorship: The umbrella company can sponsor your work visa, which is essential for legally working in Japan. They act as your employer on paper, handling all the necessary legalities and compliance issues.
Healthcare Insurance: Most umbrella companies provide comprehensive healthcare insurance as part of their services. This ensures that you and your spouse are covered, giving you peace of mind as you settle into your new life in Japan.
Fiscal Regulations Assistance: Navigating fiscal regulations in a new country can be challenging. Umbrella companies offer expertise in local tax laws and can help you manage your payroll and taxes, ensuring you stay compliant and avoid any fiscal pitfalls.
For your specific case of a French company needing an umbrella company to sponsor and payroll a French contractor in Japan, it’s crucial to meet the Japanese requirements for work permits. Typically, our umbrella company partners will handle all the necessary paperwork and ensure that your contract meets the income threshold required for visa approval.
Starting the process early and engaging with a reliable umbrella company can make all the difference. They can provide the necessary support for visa sponsorship, insurance, and fiscal management, allowing you to focus on your personal and work ambitions without worrying about administrative hassles.
I hope this gives you a clearer picture of your options. Feel free to reach out and i will be happy to bridge you with our Japan umbrella partners to take the next steps

American software engineer needs Umbrella Company for visa sponsorship and payroll whilst working remotely for US company

Hello,
I’m currently based in the United States and am trying to plan a move to Japan in about one year from now. I’m a software engineer. My ideal situation would be to find employment as a software engineer in the USA, then switch employers to a Japanese umbrella company and be “re-hired” by my original employer through the umbrella company, when the time comes to move. I’ve got theoretical buy-in from a couple American companies on this plan already, but before I make any serious commitments, I want to seek some advice about how/if this would work Japan-side.
Some of the major questions I have at this point are:
1. Is what I’m suggesting even possible? I.e. having a Japanese umbrella company sponsor a visa for me, and be re-hired by an American company via the Japanese umbrella company?
2. What kind of options are there for Japanese umbrella companies who would do this? What considerations are there when selecting one?
3. About how far out from a potential move date would I need to start the process when an umbrella company?
Thank you so much for your advice.

Campbell: Moving to Japan and continuing your work as a software engineer through a Japanese umbrella company is definitely an something we can assist with. Let’s dive into your questions one by one. See below responses to you questions:

  1. Is what I’m suggesting even possible?
    Yes, it is possible to have a Japanese umbrella company sponsor your visa and essentially act as a bridge between you and your original American employer. The umbrella company would technically be your employer in Japan, handling things like visa sponsorship (work permit support), invoicing your American based company, managing all payroll, taxes, and compliance in Japan. This setup is quite common for contractors and remote workers who need to navigate complex international employment laws and visa requirements
  2. What kind of options are there for Japanese umbrella companies who would do this? What considerations are there when selecting one?
    There are several reputable Japanese umbrella companies that could facilitate this kind of arrangement. When choosing one, you’ll want to consider a few key factors:
    • Reputation and Reviews: Look for companies with strong reputations and positive client reviews.
    • Services Offered: Ensure they offer comprehensive services, including visa sponsorship, payroll management, tax compliance, and legal support.
    • Experience with Foreign Workers: It’s crucial that the umbrella company has experience handling cases similar to yours, involving foreign workers and international employers.
    • Cost: Understand their fee structure and make sure it fits within your budget.
    • Support and Communication: Good communication and support are essential, especially when dealing with international employment.
  3. About how far out from a potential move date would I need to start the process with an umbrella company? You should start the process about 6-8 weeks before your planned move date. This gives our umbrella partner ample time to handle all the paperwork, secure a visa, and ensure everything is in place for a smooth transition. Visa processing times can vary, and starting early helps mitigate any unexpected delays.
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I hope this helps! Moving to Japan is a big step, and it sounds like you’re doing all the right things to prepare. If you have any more questions or need further advice, feel free to ask. Good luck with your move!

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