Investment management

What is investment management in the first place? To those who say

What is investment management in the first place? To those who say

"Investment / management" refers to the status of residence for a foreigner to invest in a company and become a manager in Japan.
However, from April 2015, 4, the status of residence of "Investment / Management" has been changed to the status of residence of "Business / Management" (Business Management).
As a result, the documents and requirements to be submitted at the time of application will be slightly different from those at the time of investment and management.Business / management pagePlease refer to.
This page summarizes the requirements, etc. when it was "investment and management".

 

Activities that can be done in Japan that has acquired "investment / management"

1. Start business of trade and other business in Japan.
2. Invest in these businesses in Japan and do their management.
3. Foreign nationals (including foreign corporations) engaged in the management of the project or started to operate these businesses in Japan.
4. Doing business on behalf of foreigners (including foreign corporations) investing in these projects in Japan. Or engage in management of the project.
"Investment / management" As examples, management, administrators, etc. of foreign-affiliated companies etc.

Requirements for acquiring investment and management visas

Investment · What is a management visa?

Investment · What is a management visa?

An investment / management visa is a trade or other business that you have started in Japan, or you have invested in, or are managing, these businesses, or are engaged in managing the business, or have started the management of these businesses. This is a visa for activities on behalf of a foreigner (including a foreign corporation) or a foreigner investing in a business or engaging in management of the business.
In other words, it is a visa for foreign company managers and managers (representative directors, directors, auditors, general managers, factory managers, branch managers, etc.), and so-called president visa.

 

Requirements for acquiring investment and management visas

When the applicant intends to start management of trade and other business in Japan.
① The facility to be used as a place of business to operate the business is secured in Japan.
② A business is a person who resides in Japan by two or more persons other than those engaged in business management or management (Japanese, permanent resident, spouse of Japanese, spouse of permanent resident, such as a spouse of a permanent resident etc), full-time The scale of the staff to be engaged and operated.

Foreigners who are investing in foreigners (including foreign corporations) or businesses in which the applicant invests in trade and other business in Japan, engages in the management, or manages the business, or has started to operate the business In the case of conducting management on behalf of or engaging in management of business.
① The establishment to operate the business exists in Japan.
② A business is a person who resides in Japan by two or more persons other than those engaged in business management or management (Japanese, permanent resident, spouse of Japanese, spouse of permanent resident, such as a spouse of a permanent resident etc), full-time The scale of the staff to be engaged and operated.

When the applicant intends to engage in the management of trade and other business in Japan
① To have business experience or management over 3 years' experience (including the period of majoring in management or management subjects at graduate school)
② Receive compensation equal to or more than the amount equivalent to compensation paid when Japanese work
* Even if there are no more than two full-time employees, the requirement is met if the investment amount for starting a new business is 2 million or more per year.
However, once invested, the investment of 500 million yen or more must be maintained without being recovered. It should be noted that hiring two full-time staff is a rule, and is not always accepted.

Attention point of investment · management visa application

In order for an investment and management visa to be granted, the business of the company must be legal and ongoing.
You also need money. Therefore, the requirements are stricter and the procedures are more complicated than in the case of obtaining a work visa, etc., so it is highly likely that you will not be permitted unless you take the proper procedures.
For foreign visitors residing in Japan, in principle, the applicant himself must visit the regional immigration bureau (immigration office, branch office, branch office), etc. and submit documents such as application etc. Hmm.

When establishing a company and doing business

· Company establishment (or investment)
· Notification to each ministry or agency (notification of business start, acquisition of permission / approval)
· Preparation for business start (store preparation, product purchase, business conclusion etc)
· Recruitment of employees (subscription to employment insurance, social insurance etc.)
· Investment in immigration · Application for management visa (creation of business plan, etc.)
· Acquire investment · management visa

Necessary documents to the applicant

Initiating the management of a trade or other business, or investing in such a business to manage the business
① Business plan
② Transcript of Commercial / Corporate Register Register (within 3 months after entry)
(XNUMX) A copy of the most recent income statement (in the case of a new business, a business plan for the next year) Documents that clarify the number of employees and payment of wages
(1) To clarify the number of full-time staff excluding the alien concerned
② If the number of full-time staff is 2 or more, the following items pertaining to the 2 staff
· A copy of the employment contract or a copy of the wage register
· Copy of residence card or alien registration card
③ Guidebook
④ Copy of Employment Insurance Premium Payment Proof

Materials to clarify the outline of business establishments
For example, it will clarify the outline of the office, such as a guide, a copy of the rental agreement of the business establishment, etc.
Initiating the management of a trade or other business, or attempting to engage in management on behalf of a foreigner investing in such business.
① Business plan
② Transcript of Commercial / Corporate Register Register (within 3 months after entry)
(XNUMX) A copy of the most recent income statement (in the case of a new business, a business plan for the next year) Documents that clarify the number of employees and payment of wages
(1) To clarify the number of full-time staff excluding the alien concerned
② If the number of full-time staff is 2, the following items pertaining to the two staffs
· A copy of the employment contract or a copy of the wage register
· Copy of residence card or alien registration card
③ Guidebook
④ A copy of the employment insurance premium payment certificate copy

Materials to clarify the outline of business establishments
For example, it will clarify the outline of the office, such as a guide, a copy of lease agreement at the office.
Any one or more of the following documents certifying the content, duration, status and compensation of the activity
① A copy of the contract
② Copy of the dispatch letter
③ A copy of the change notice
④ Documents conforming to ① to ③

Whether to engage in the management of trade or other business started or invested in Japan, or to start the management of trade or other business, or to engage in the management on behalf of a foreigner investing in these businesses When doing it
Materials to clarify the business contents
① Business plan
② Transcript of Commercial / Corporate Register Register (within 3 months after entry)
(XNUMX) A copy of the most recent income statement (in the case of a new business, a business plan for the next year) Documents that clarify the number of employees and payment of wages
(1) To clarify the number of full-time staff excluding the alien concerned
② If the number of full-time staff is 2, the following items pertaining to the two staffs
· A copy of the employment contract or a copy of the wage register
· Copy of residence card or alien registration card
③ Guidebook
④ Copy of Employment Insurance Premium Payment Certificate

Materials to clarify the outline of business establishments
For example, it will clarify the outline of the office, such as a guide, a copy of lease agreement at the office.
Any one or more of the following documents certifying the content, duration, status and compensation of the activity
① A copy of the contract
② Copy of the dispatch letter
③ A copy of the change notice
④ Documents conforming to ① to ③
Evidence of having more than 3 years' experience in business management or management in one or more of the following documents
① Evidence of the content of duties at the institution in which he was employed or the institution in which he employed and the period of his tenure
② Proof of the period of majoring in management or management subjects at graduate school
※ The above documents are "minimum required documents". Please note that there is a possibility that non-permission may appear with only the above documents.

Required employment qualification for investment / management visa

Working activities requiring investment and management visas
(XNUMX) Activities to invest a considerable amount in Japan, start business management, and engage in business management
  * The term "business" here is not limited to the purpose of trade, but it must be conducted properly, and its stability and continuity can be recognized.
(XNUMX) Activities to invest a considerable amount in business in Japan and participate in its management
     (Capital participation in Japanese companies, joint ventures, etc.)
  * It is necessary to make a considerable investment to the extent that the business can be operated.
(XNUMX) Activities to engage in business management on behalf of a foreigner who has started business in Japan (such as taking over management after the death of the founder)
活動 Activities to engage in the management of a foreigner who has invested in a business in Japan (such as dispatching a manager to Japan on behalf of a founder located overseas)
活動 Activities engaged in the management of the above businesses (when dispatching managers such as branch managers and department managers)
  Therefore, an "investment management visa" will be given to the following persons.
 ・ Officers (directors, corporate auditors, executive officers, etc.) engaged in the determination of important matters related to business operations, business execution, and audit work.
 ・ Management staff (department manager, branch manager, office manager, factory manager, etc.) engaged in the administrative work of the internal organization that is equivalent to or more than the department
 ・ Persons engaged in business or management with specialized knowledge (including corporate employment attorneys and certified public accountants)
 * Points to note
  1. Foreign nationals with a status of residence such as Japanese spouse, permanent resident, permanent resident spouse, permanent resident, etc. are free to engage in investment, management and management activities without obtaining this visa. You can.
  2. This visa cannot be obtained even if a foreigner participates as a manager or administrator in a company established by a Japanese person or a Japanese corporation.

Investment / management category table

In order to apply for “investment and management”, one of the status of residence in Japan, you must first find out what kind of documents you need. So the first thing to look at is the category. By examining the category, you can actually find the documents necessary for applying for "investment and management", etc. Please refer to the table below.

Category 1 A company listed on a Japanese stock exchange Mutual company that runs the insurance business Japanese or foreign country or local government A public benefit corporation licensed by a Japanese government or local government
Category 2 In the statutory report total of the withholding slip etc. of salary income of the previous year, the withholding tax amount of the withholding tax totals table of salary income in the total table / organization
Category 3 Organizations / individuals (excluding Category 2) to which the statutory report total list such as withholding slip of salary income of the previous year's salary income was submitted
Category 4 Groups and individuals not applicable to either of the left

Article on Investment / Management

Further information on investment / management visas

  1. The activities that can be carried out in Japan by the residents of "Investment / Management" stated in the bottom column of the Investment / Management section of the table of Appended Table 1-2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act are as follows: "Trade in Japan Foreign nationals (including foreign corporations, hereinafter referred to as "foreign corporations") who started the management of other business or invested in these businesses in Japan and engaged in the management of the business or engaged in the management of such business or started operations of these business in Japan The same in this section) or activities to engage in the management or to engage in the management of the business on behalf of foreigners investing in these projects in Japan (listed in the right-hand column of the section on legal and accounting work in this table Excluding activities engaged in the management or management of projects that are not permitted to be carried out by law unless they are qualified).
  2. For the status of residence of "Investment / Management", from the viewpoint of maintaining and expanding funds invested in a considerable amount, for those who enter and stay for the purpose of participating in the management of the company's business etc. It is necessary as a prerequisite to make investment to such extent that foreign nationals can actually influence management of the company etc.
  3. Therefore, for example, even in the case of a business entrepreneured by a Japanese, if it is possible for a foreigner to make a substantial investment in the project after the start-up and it is practically possible to have management rights on the project Will fall under the status of residence of "Investment / Management". On the contrary, if it is only a temporary acquisition of shares, the investment amount does not reach a considerable amount, or the investor who has invested Management activities and management activities conducted by those other than those who are in the position to represent the principal are not subject to the status of residence of "investment / management".
  4. Regarding the "substantial investment" mentioned above, although it depends on the size of the company, it is necessary to be an amount that can substantially influence the management policy of the company, and investment of at least 500 ten thousand yen is required at the very least I will. "Investment amount" is not determined simply by the value of the shares owned, it is judged on the amount actually dropped in the business. In addition, about the investment amount of 500 ten thousand yen or more when a foreigner starts a business, this is the total amount of foreigners dropped as necessary for running the company, its purpose of use is business execution As long as it is necessary above, it includes, for example, land, building or rental fee, as well as office equipment fee. Also, in general, corporate debt can not be immediately invested even for corporate business funds, but special circumstances such as the fact that the foreigner guarantees the borrowed money individually There is also room for seeing as investment amount if there is it if there is.
  5. The investment amount of 500 million yen or more does not necessarily require an investment of 500 million yen every year, as long as the investment of 500 million yen or more once invested is maintained without being recovered. There is none. And if this investment of 500 million yen or more has been made, the Ministerial Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as “the Investment and Management” status that establishes the standards of Article 7, Paragraph 1, Item 2 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act) (“Standard Ministerial Ordinance”) stipulates “excluding those who reside in Japan with two or more persons residing in Japan other than those engaged in the management or management of the business (excluding those residing in the upper column of the Act Schedule 1) )) Is a scale where full-time staff are engaged and operated. " going.
  6. Corporate management activities and management activities may be activities engaged in businesses that require knowledge of natural sciences and humanities, etc. In such cases, "technology" excluding parentheses and "humanities knowledge · international It will be partially overlapped with activities targeted by the status of residence of "work". The parentheses in the lower column of Appended Table 1 of the Law stipulate the priority relationship of mutual application of the status of residence for overlapping cases in this way. Therefore, "Investment · Management", "Technology", "Humanities Knowledge · International Business" will give priority to "Investment · Management", but in the activities in the lower part of the table on the status of residence of "Prior investment / management" When it does not apply (whether it conforms to the standard or not, it is a different problem), it falls under the status of residence of "Technology" or "Humanities knowledge / international work", and entrance and stay may be accepted by these status of residence .
  7. When a foreign national who had stayed at the status of residence such as "technology" or "humanities knowledge / international work" as a staff member of a company has become a manager or a manager of the same company on the way, he / Although it is not necessary to change to the status of residence of "Investment / Management", it is necessary to change to the status of residence of "Investment / Management" in principle when taking office as a new manager or administrator (including re-appointment) .

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