About Our Office

日本語

Proprietor: “Gyoseishoshi”, a solicitor, Masami Sato
A member of an Assembly of Tokyo-to Gyoseishoshi;
Gyoseishoshi Registration No. 08080576;
Proxy application No.: Higashi (Gyo) 08-214

Main Office:
Post code: 101-0047
Esutemupraza Marunouchi No-suraizu 701
1-5-6 Uchikanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo JAPAN
Phone: (+81) -3-5913-9750
Cell Phone:(+81)-90-9816-4422
Fax: (+81) -3-5913-9751
E-mail: Contact form

Visa Consultation :
It is also possible to have a consultation in Shinagawa that is close to Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau. Please advise us where to have a consultation.
The consultation fee is 6,500yen/hour (includes consumption tax, The charge is 1 hour fee when it falls short of an hour).

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm (Japanese Standard Time)
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: according to your request

How to Come to the Main Office:
By car: we have no parking area so please use commercial coin operated parking areas.
By train:

  1. 4 minutes’ walk from the C1 Exit of Ootemachi Station in Chiyoda-ku Tokyo; (blue line on the map)
  2. 7 minutes’ walk from the West Exit of Kanda Station; (green line on the map)
  3. 6 minutes’ walk from the Ogawa-cho Station. (purple line on the map)

How to Contact:
By phone or through e-mail by clicking the Contact us button on the pages of this website.
The first consultation is usually free independent of the contact method.

Others
Please make a booking before you come, since I may be outside the office for other clients.

Our Fee

The Immigration Solicitor’s (“gyoseishoshi”) Office of Masami Sato operates with the following general fee structure. The actual fee can vary with your particular circumstances and the degree of difficulty.

We will explain to you details of the actual fee during the consultation and we handle other works not stated here.

A face to face consultation will cost 6,500 yen (includes a consumption tax) per hour (short of 1 hour counts as 1 hour). The initial consultation, if you ask us to do the application, does not incur any fee.

If I am asked to go to the place of your choice and not my offices, you have to cover the transport cost.

Fees

The fees described here are all standard fees. Please understand that the actual fee may increase according to the degree of difficulty of your case.
Also, please note that the fee here does not include the cost of obtaining various certificates, translation, and revenue stamp(s). You have to cover the costs for obtaining your documentations.
A consumption tax is not included in the following fees and is an additional payment.

Application for Certificate of Status of Residence

Spouse of Japanese national and Permanent Resident and Long-term visa100,000 yen
Family visa100,000 yen
Engineers/Technical-Expert/Humanities/International-Services visa100,000 yen
Business Manager visa130,000 yen
Highly Skilled Foreign Professional No.1 visa130,000 yen

Application for the extension/renewal of visa

Spouse of Japanese National and Permanent Resident and Long-term visa40,000 yen
Family visa40,000 yen
Engineers/Technical-Expert/Humanities/International-Services visa40,000 yen
Business Manager visa40,000 yen*
Highly Skilled Foreign Professional No.1 visa40,000 yen*
*If you changed your job during the current visa period80,000 yen

Application for a Change of Status of Residence

Spouse of Japanese National and Permanent Resident and Long-term visa100,000 yen
Family visa100,000 yen
Engineers/Technical-Expert/Humanities/International-Services visa100,000 yen
Business Manager visa130,000 yen
Highly Skilled Foreign Professional No.1 /No.2 visa130,000 yen

Application for Permanent Resident visa

For yourself120,000 yen
For each member of your family30,000 yen

Application for Special Permit to Stay

Application for Special Permit to Stay200,000 yen

Application for Naturalization ( “kika” )

The above fee is incurred at the time when an application for naturalization is submitted to the Regional Legal Affairs Bureau.
Application for Naturalization (General)150,000 yen
Application for Naturalization (Business Manager)180,000 yen
Application for Naturalization (For each member of your family)30,000 yen

Application for Resident Card

Application for Resident Card7,000 yen

Application for Re-entry Permit

Application for Re-entry Permit20,000 yen

Paperwork for establishment of Japanese Corporation and Branches

Establishment of a Corporation owned by a Foreign National or a Foreign Corporation180,000 yen
Establishment of a Japanese Branch of a Foreign Corporation160,000 yen
Establishment of an office of a foreign representative in Japan140,000 yen

Other documentation

A statement of reasons or a petition30,000 yen
A Business plan1 sheet; 30,000 yen
2 sheets; 50,000yen

About the fees

As stated above, these are standard fees that cover most cases, but there are exceptions according to the degree of difficulty in your particular case. Also re-application due to your own error will cost you 50,000 yen (consumption tax is not included) in addition to the above fee. Please remember also that you have to cover the actual cost of obtaining necessary certificates for the application.

Stamp Fee

When a permission is granted, revenue stamp fees must be paid. The stamp fees are not included in our fees.

Charge/Extend Status of Residence4,000 yen
Permanent Residence8,000 yen
Single Re-entry Permission3,000 yen
Multiple Re-entry Permission6,000 yen

For Unresolved Issues Regarding the Payment

If the fee is not paid after the work has been done, the matter will be taken before the Tokyo Summary Court or the Tokyo District Court (“Tokyo kanni saibansho”/”Tokyo chiho saibansho”).

Flow Chart

If we act for you these will be the major steps:
1. Initial consultation
Please contact our office by phone or an e-mail form. After understanding the nature of your enquiry, we can explain how we can help you.
At this stage, there is no fee involved.
2. Contract negotiation
If you choose us to act for you, we will go to the place of your choice, explain to you about the nature of the contract and its cost and fee and we will provide you a contract form. Please ask us any questions at this point (note that for some particular enquiries beyond the scope of the initial consultation and for enquiries not proceeding to a contract to act for you, there is a fee: 6,500 yen/hour (includes a consumption tax) ).
At this stage, usually there is still no fee involved.
3. Contract formalization
After we receive a signed contract from you, we will issue an invoice for a non-refundable deposit (customarily, 50% of the fee) to commence work. A formal arrangement begins when the contract regarding your request is signed and the deposit payment has been confirmed.
4. Provision of documents
On confirmation of the deposit being paid, we will begin collecting necessary documents to accompany your application. Some documents such as those that are required to be sent from your home country may need to be requested by yourself.
5. Confirmation and signing of documents
Before we make an application to the Immigration Bureau of Japan, we will arrange a meeting at a place of your choice and confirm all the documents. After the confirmation, we will need your signature on the documents.
6. Acting as your proxy to the Immigration Bureau of Japan
I, Masami Sato, a “gyoseishoshi” (solicitor), will act as your proxy to the Immigration Bureau for your application. You will not have to present yourself unless the application is of a nature that requires your own presentation. After the application is made, it usually takes 1 to 3 months (about 6 months for Permanent Residency) to be assessed. Our office will be informed of the result of the assessment.
7. If approved
If the application is approved, our office will inform you and invoice you the remainder of our contracted fee. Upon confirmation of the payment, you will receive your new Resident Card.
8. If not approved
If the application is disapproved, there will be no further fee to pay to our office beyond the deposit that has already been paid. We can explain to you about the reason behind the disapproval and advise you about re-application, so that you may consider the next step to make.

Please note that not all the applications would be approved since decisions are up to the discretion of the Minister of Justice.