Immigration and Work Permits

Organising Work Permits for Japan can be a difficult process. The rules are regularly updated to reflect market conditions and government policy. We try to keep our information up to date as much as possible but we rely heavily on our local partners who are the specialists. If you aren't able to find the information you want on how you can contract in Japan or how to organize Japanese Work Visas for your staff please contact us with your circumstances and we can always assist you.

To get sponsored for a work permit in Japan through our umbrella company partners costs 160,000 Yen. The process requires the contractor to get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which takes 6-8 weeks and also a work visa. You can enter Japan on a short term visa whilst the COE and work visa are being processed. Our partners also provide a range of support services to help you with opening a bank account, travel and health care plans.

Our sponsorship partners are specialists in local immigration laws including sponsored contractor work visas for Japan. They are able to sponsor suitably skilled contractors or your employees on Japan Work Permits. The benefits include:

- full compliance with local immigration laws

- freedom to work with any end client for any duration

- security and comfort of using a long established international market leader

- visa allows for entry of spouse and dependants

- local salary compliance

- understanding of dual taxation implications through regional offices

Additionally they can offer you excellent tax & financial management advice to ensure you stay on the right side of the authorities whilst keeping the highest possible % of your gross billing. Apply for a free assessment of your visa situation today

We recently helped several American contractors with getting working permits in Japan and the process took 50 days from initial application. They were Telecoms contractors based in Tokyo who were able to enter on business visas for orientation and training and then move onto their work permits once approval came through. Our partner structured their earnings in the most tax efficient way bearing in mind the obligations of American citizens to file taxes in USA even if they are on a local payroll in Japan.

Client comment

"Great advice and excellent service on contracting and immigration solutions in the UK. I would highly recommend Tim and the team to assist you with accurate, clear and concise contracting advice in the UK or any other country for that matter."

Prishen Pillay,Global DBA Operations Lead

Shell International Trading & Shipping