Key Office Requirements
for Business Manager Visas
Essential Office Criteria for Business Manager Visa Applicants
When applying for a Business Manager visa in Japan, it is crucial to meet specific office requirements. These include:
- Separate Office Space: The office must be distinct and separate from the applicant’s home; combining the two is not acceptable.
- Exclusive Business Use: The office should not be used as a residence by anyone, ensuring it is solely for business purposes.
- Independent Workspace: Shared office spaces or virtual offices are not permitted. The office must be a private room, although a private room in a rental office is acceptable.
- Sufficient Space for Business Operations: The office should provide adequate space for both the representative and staff to conduct business activities effectively.
Avoiding Nominal Office Setups It’s essential that the office is not just a nominal address. Business activities must genuinely occur at the office location. Working primarily from home while maintaining a nominal office space does not meet the visa requirements.
Lease Agreements and Legal Formalities Initially, the applicant may need to rent the office space personally, as the company might not be established yet. After the company is established, it’s necessary to transfer the lease into the company’s name. This transfer might incur additional costs, and the applicant should obtain prior consent from the real estate agent or landlord.
Learn more: Foreigners living abroad to get a business manager visa in Japan
Expert Guidance from Continental
Continental, renowned for its expertise on the East Coast of Japan, can provide valuable advice on securing an office that meets the requirements of the Business Manager visa. Whether or not to seek assistance from Continental is a decision that could significantly impact the success of your visa application.
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