One-Stop Center supports foreign-affiliated firms advancing to Shizuoka Prefecture to build plants or business bases.

Investment Guide

Q. Procedures for staying in Japan

A. It is required for foreign people to stay for long period to have valid passport and visa to enter Japan and authorized resident status.

The representative or employee come from foreign countries have to make procedures below.

  • There are many kinds of visa and resident status according to the purpose. It needs to get visa and resident status for business according to duties.
  • It is possible to get in Japan by “short stay visa” for a short period to stay for meeting or exhibition and business meeting etc. non profitable activity like sightseeing.
  • In Japan there are “Gyosei Shoshi = certified administrative procedure specialist” who can advise about embarkation and disembarkation, staying etc. It is practical to offer those specialists.

[ Prepare ] in Japan

Apply the certification of status entitled staying Japan
Embark with short stay visa and apply for certification. It is possible to be done by agency.

Get the certification
Sent directly the said or agent in Japan from the immigration bureau

*In some cases, some foreigners who have already lived in Japan with the short stay visa might get certificate of eligibility in Japan without returning your country to apply it at Japanese embassy.

[ Apply ] out of Japan

At the diplomatic establishment abroad
Apply business visa with certification status of japan at the diplomatic establishment abroad

Get the business visa
Get the visa

[ Immigration ] in Japan

Immigration with business visa
Get the permission enter in japan and resident card for immigration, with business visa and certification of status.

*It will be issued “status card” for foreigners admitted staying for medium or long term at Narita and Haneda airport etc. It means possible getting on site. But at the any other airports the card will be send by mail afterwards.

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foreign-affiliated companies

One-Stop Center.

One-Stop Service Center | Shizuoka international Business Association.

Shizuoka International Business Association,
44-1 Ohtemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 420-0853 Japan.



* Under entrustment from the Shizuoka prefectural government, the Center is operated by the Shizuoka International Business Association (SIBA).

* The cost for the operation of the Center is born by the prefectural government. Anyone can use the Center free of charge.