I hear, “When applying for business manager visa, you need a Japanese partner who works as a regular employee.” Is this true?
No, it is not correct.
This question is relating to the size of the business required when applying for business manager visa.
Immigration Office will check whether your business size meets any of the standards below.
① Two or more regular employees are being hired in your company or not.
② Whether the amount of the capital of your company has 5 million yen or more.
③ Whether your business size is equivalent to above ①② or not.
Therefore, hiring or preparing Japanese partner is not required, and if you can invest the capital money by yourself, you can also make your company and apply for business manager visa for yourself alone.
However, the most important point is whether you can show your concrete business plan or not.