事務所ロゴ_シンプル(英語)

A Legal Service Office specializing in Immigration Procedures in Japan

事務所ロゴ_シンプル(英語)

A Legal Service Office specializing in Immigration Procedures in Japan

Our Services

We offer Immigration and International Services & Legal Support to:
foreign nationals living in Japan;
foreign nationals coming to Japan;
employers of foreign nationals in Japan; and
Japanese nationals living in foreign country.

Legal Support for
VISA Application & Notification

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We support client’s application for all kinds of visas including Working visa, Spouse visa, and Dependent visa.
Specifically, we provide our client with support service for the following applications / notifications:

  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE);
  • Change of visa;
  • Extension of visa (period of stay);
  • Permission for part-time job;
  • Certificate of employment;
  • Notification about affiliated institution;
  • Notification about residence card; etc.

Legal Support for
Permanent Residency Application

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With Permanent Residency, foreign national living in Japan can engage in any kinds of job without restriction on content of job and length of working time. Additionally, Permanent Resident does not have to extend his/her period of stay.
We provide our clients, both adults and children, with support for acquisition of Permanent Residency.

Support & Consultation for
Foreigners Employment

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We provide employers in Japan with support and consultation services for foreigners employment of both regular worker and part-time worker.
Contact us if you:
would like to grow your business by employing foreigner;
would like to employ young foreign worker; and
would like to know which type of visa is suitable for your company / job contents.

Authentication & Acquisition of
Official / Private Document

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In many cases, documents issued in Japan must be authenticated by Japanese government before we submit them to foreign institutions.
We provide our clients with support service for Apostille and Legalization.
Orders from the clients living out of Japan are also welcomed.

Our Features

Those services do not apply when: denial of application is resulted from client's circumstances; information provided by client includes untruth, false; etc.

The actual amount that has consumed to perform the contract is not be back to our client.

Price System

In principle, the prices shown in this WEB site include tax.
We also handle the orders with special circumstances (overstay history, once-denied application, etc.) and the services that are not shown in this WEB site.

Application for
Certificate of Eligibility (COE)*

  • PLAN A … JPY 100,000~
  • PLAN B …  JPY 60,000~
  • PLAN C …  JPT 30,000~

*So called VISA application.

Application for
Change of VISA (Status of Residence)

  • PLAN A … JPY 100,000~
  • PLAN B …  JPY 60,000~
  • PLAN C …  JPY 30,000~


Application for
Extension of VISA(Status of Residence)

  • PLAN A …  JPY 40,000~
  • PLAN B …  JPY 30,000~
  • PLAN C …  JPY 20,000~


Application for
Permanent Residency

  • PLAN A … JPY 120,000~
  • PLAN B …  JPY 80,000~
  • PLAN C …  JPY 50,000~

VISA (Status of Residence) Application
for Foreigners Employment

  • PLAN A … JPY 120,000~
  • PLAN B …  JPY 80,000~
  • PLAN C …  JPY 50,000~

Application for Part-Time Job Permission & Certificate of Employment

  • PLAN A …  JPY 20,000~
  • PLAN B …  JPY 15,000~
  • PLAN C …  Not provided

Apostille

  • Basic Price … JPY 17,000~


Document Legalization

  • Basic Price … Discussion


Acquisition of
Official Document issued in Japan

  • Basic Price … JPY 11,000~*

*EMS (international Express Mail Service)fee is included.

Payment method: Cash; Bank transfer, PayPal, or Credit card.

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The above prices are the standard ones. Please note that additional fee might occur when extra procedure(s) is required. In principle, we issue quotation before contract to show the official price in which client's unique circumstances are taken into consideration.
In principle, extremely higher prices than the above standard prices would not be offered to our client unless the client has extraordinal circumstances such as: history of crime or deportation; plural divorce experiences, denial history of target application, extremely large number of additional procedures etc.

Service Flow

Following flow shows the general procedures from Free Evaluation to the completion of contract.

STEP 1

Free Evaluation Service

Firstly, please apply for our Free Evaluation Service. We issue Free Evaluation Sheet that shows following items considering clients unique circumstances;

  • Procedures of target application;
  • Required documents;
  • Caution on application;
  • Difficulty level to get permission;
  • Our reference price; etc.
  • Procedures of target application;
  • Required documents;
  • Caution on application;
  • Difficulty level to get permission;
  • Our reference price; etc.

Take your time to decide if you proceed to the next step "Paid Consultation" referring to your Free Evaluation Sheet.

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STEP 2

Paid Consultation

We visit your home, office, or other place you prefer to have paid consultation. In paid consultation, we will provide you with more details on the target application and hear your concerns on the application.
We will issue the official quotation after paid consultation, if you would like to have it.

*If you would like it, you can apply for Paid Consultation skipping Free Evaluation Service.

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STEP 3

Official Contract & Advance Payment

Please put signature or stamp (Hanko) on the sheets including contract to make official contract.
After the official contract is made, we will receive half of contract amount as advance payment, then go ahead with the procedures.

*Depending on your circumstances, your request of flexible payment style might be accepted.

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STEP 4

Document Preparation & Application

For PLAN A, we will handle all of the following procedures:

  • Preparation of application form;
  • Collection of public documents;
  • Submission of the application documents at Immigration Services Agency office;
  • Reception of notification of application result; and
  • Delivery of certificate / residence card.
  • Preparation of application form;
  • Collection of public documents;
  • Submission of the application documents at Immigration Services Agency office;
  • Reception of notification of application result; and
  • Delivery of certificate / residence card.
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STEP 5

Delivery of Certificate / Residence Card & Final Payment

After the application is permitted by Immigration Services Agency, we will send you the e-mail on the payment of rest of contract amount.
On we confirm the payment from you, we will deliver the certificate / renewed residence card to you.

Some services, including Apostille and Legalization, have unique flows different from the above flow.

Free Evaluation Service

Get Evaluation Sheet for free!
All you need to do is to fill out the questionnaire form, then you can get Free Evaluation Sheet providing the following information:

  • Application flow up to the permission;
  • Required documents;
  • Legal requirements for the permission;
  • Caution on application;
  • Difficulty level to get permission;
  • Our reference price; etc.
  • Application flow up to the permission;
  • Required documents;
  • Legal requirements for the permission;
  • Caution on application;
  • Difficulty level to get permission;
  • Our reference price; etc.

Firstly, please apply for Free Evaluation Service and take your time to consider if our help is required for you referring to Free Evaluation Sheet.

Sample of Free Evaluation Sheet

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Contact

You can contact us by E-mail or LINE 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We do NOT send you sales E-mail / make sales call using your personal information provided through our contact form / LINE message.

24 hours a day / 365 days a year, we welcome your message

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I think to leave my application to SUGITA Intl. Office. Specifically, which kind of services can I get?

A. We can handle the following procedures:
Preparation of application form / Collection of public documents / Submission of documents to Immigration Services Agency / Reception of result notification from Immigration Services Agency / Delivery of certificate or renewed residence card to you

Also, if the original application we made has been denied, we attend the meeting at Immigration Services Agency office with you to investigate the reasons of denial and make application again for free (re-application). *1

Please note that our scope of service differs according to the plan client applies for.

PLAN A - Full support plan
You can leave us all the application procedures.*2
Specifically, all the following procedures are included:
Preparation of application form / Collection of public documents / Submission of documents to Immigration Services Agency / Reception of result notification from Immigration Services Agency / Delivery of certificate or renewed residence card to you / Re-application service.

As of July, 2022, we tentatively stop to provide PLAN A. It would be highly appreciated if you apply for PLAN B or C, which are available for lower price than PLAN A.

PLAN B - Application preparation plan
Almost same procedures in PLAN A are handled by us except for "Submission of documents to Immigration Services Agency".
If you can spare some time for visiting Immigration Services Agency to submit the documents, the contract amount is lower by about JPY 20,000 or more compared to PLAN A.

PLAN C - Document checking & proofreading plan
We only check and revise the contents of the application documents prepared by client.
If you have past experiences to have made visa application by yourself and would like to confirm that your application materials do not include any errors, PLAN C , which has the lowest price in the three plans, is the best choice.

Re-application service would not apply if: the denial is because of client's circumstances; client has provided us with untruth information, etc.

Some procedures are excluded, such as the procedures that: are particularly excluded in the clauses in the agreed contract; are not permitted by law or some other rules for us to handle; etc.

Q. I live in distant place from SUGITA Intl. Office. Can I apply for consultation or make an order?

A. We welcome contact / order from all over Japan and all over the world.

In many cases, whole application process can be completed if the internet is available for both client and us. Additionally, consultation between client and us can be carried out using online application like Zoom or LINE.

On the other hand, some procedures cannot be completed on the internet. If we have to take long time / distance travel and/or lodging for those procedures, travel and accommodation fees would be charged.

Q. I have not decided whether to order application support of immigration lawyer or not yet. Can I apply for Free Evaluation Service?

A. Of course. You can decide if you make an order or not after getting our Free Evaluation Sheet.

We provide Free Evaluation Service so that our clients can understand contents of our services well and consider if our support is needed or not for them.

Please take your time to consider the necessity of our service referring to Free Evaluation Sheet.

Q. Does SUGITA Intl. Office make sales call or sales E-mail after I apply for Free Evaluation Service?

A. We do not use clients' personal information for sales call / E-mail.

However, please note that we might contact client in the specific cases such as when client's application includes unclear contents, etc.

Q. Are method, timing, and price negotiable?

A. Firstly, please let us know your detail circumstances. Depending on your circumstances, we may propose some solutions such as installment payment or change of payment timing.

Please note that, handling charge may occur depending on the special measures like abovementioned ones.

Q. Can I receive quantity discount? I think to order application support service for plural foreign employees.

A. We may accept request for discount when employer regularly orders our services or when large number of orders are issued at once.

However, please note that we may decline your request depending on the contents or amount of order.

Q. Can I order the services that are not listed in the service menu?

A. Please let us know the details of the service you want. Depending on the contents, we can handle it.

Please note that, we may ask other certified specialists for their help or regrettably decline your request depending on the contents of the service you want.

Q. For paid consultation, do I have to go to SUGITA Intl. Office?

A. For consultation / meeting, we go to your home / office or other place you prefer. Also, online consultation / meeting is available.

Please note that travel / accommodation fee may be charged when the place you decide on is far from our office.

For your information, for the trip to Saitama pref., Tokyo, Chiba pref., Kanagawa pref., Gunma pref., and Tochigi pref., we generally do not charge travel fee.

Q. Can I leave all the procedures to SUGITA Intl. Office after official contract?

A. Basically, the procedures included in the contract are handled by only us.

However, please note that your help would be almost definitely required during the performance of the contract. What we ask you for are as follows:

  • provision of personal information;
  • collection and preparation of the private documents (such as the documents issued by your company or school you graduated, etc.); and
  • answering our question as soon as possible.

If we do not receive your help on the abovementioned issues, completion / performance of contract is impossible.

Also, please note that we may contact you frequently for the abovementioned issues during the performance of the contract.

Q. I have some divorce histories in the past. Can my current wife/husband get Japanese Spouse visa?

A. Possibility of permission is still left.

Firstly, please apply for Free Evaluation Service so that we can judge the possibility of permission considering your detailed circumstances.

Q. Can I get consultation on labor control / management affairs for foreign employees?

A. For labor control / management, it is the exclusive field of certified Labor and Social Security Attorney ("Sharo-shi" in Japanese). We Immigration Lawyer is prohibited to handle this field by law.

If you have any concerns to be solved in the field where both Immigration lawyer and Labor and Social Security Attorney have to engage in, we will collaborate with your partner Labor and Social Security Attorney.

Q. My visa (staying period) is expiring soon. Can SUGITA Intl. Office make application in a few weeks?

A. If about 2 weeks are left until the expiration date, we might be able to prepare the application documents. However, it depends on the contents of application and your circumstances.

Please note that this kind of express service requires extra fee. For the amount, please ask us.

Also, it shall be noted that certainty to get permission would be lower compared to the normal cases if express service applies because we have to catch the client's unique circumstances only in the limited period. Therefore, when express service applies, free re-application service and money-back guarantee shall not be applied.

Q. I do not know well about visa. Could my application for consultation annoy SUGITA Intl. Office?

A. Please do not worry about it. Our job is to help those who do not know something.

We proceed every issue with explaining what you are not familiar with. We never change our attitude according to knowledge amount of client.

Q. Is English available?

A. Yes, English and Japanese are available.

Management Philosophy

We, Immigration Lawyer SUGITA International Office, let foreign nationals stay in Japan with peace of mind by providing services in accordance with the spirit of legal compliance so as to contribute to the development of client's business and client's happy life in Japan.

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President / Immigration Lawyer
Masakazu Sugita (Mr.)

Personal history

Birth date: Oct. 7, 1991.
Home town: Koshigaya-city, Saitama pref.

After graduated Koshigaya High-school, entered Dokkyo Univ. Foreign Language Dept.
Learned English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Linguistics, Intl. relations, US novels, translation, etc.
Took one year leave from Univ. to earn tuition, and earned much larger amount than planned. With this surplus, went to US and traveled from west coast to east coast.

After graduated the Univ., joined foreign affiliated trading firm. Engaged in sales activity of industrial seal products such as mechanical seal, gland packing, oil seal, semi-metal gasket, etc.

After leaving the trading firm, joined a Japanese pump & blower manufacturer. As sales engineer / interpreter, mainly engaged in petrochemical plant construction projects. Specifically, engaged in sales, interpretation, document management, translation of drawings, exportation of products, finding foreign vendors, marketing, etc.

After 5 years, left the company and found Immigration Lawyer SUGITA International Office.

At the same period in the company, also worked as a freelance translator. Made freelancer contracts with US and Japanese translation companies, and mainly engaged in translation of patent, legal document, company WEB site, marketing material, etc.

Hobbies are stroll, taking picture of wild bird, bass guitar, writing and reading novel.

TOIEC score is 930.

About our office

 We appreciate your visiting our WEB site.

 Immigration Lawyer SUGITA International Office specializes in only immigration affairs such as visa acquisition / change / extension, permanent residency, and employment of foreign workers.

 We support our clients with the national certification called "Gyousei-shoshi (行政書士)" in Japanese. Person with this certification is permitted to engage in many kinds of procedures in the wide fields including constructor's license, succession procedure of property, conversion of agricultural land, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), adult guardianship, etc. This wide permitted field is one of the strong points of the Gyousei-shoshi certification, however, our office intentionally engages in only immigration services.

Why specialize in only Immigration & International Services?

 The reason why we handle only immigration affairs is because the services of immigration field affect clients' lives much more directly and strongly than the services in the other fields.

 For example, what would happen if application of extension of VISA that an immigration lawyer handles have been denied by Immigration Services Agency for the immigration lawyer's lack of ability? First of all, the applicant can no longer live in Japan, which means the applicant must leave Japan and go back to his/her home country. In this situation, the applicant has to leave the company he/she works for, prepare new house in the home country, and take procedures on the school of his/her child. Additionally, the applicant also has to find job in the home country. Those procedures must be taken in really short period if the application is denied.

 This kind of occasion can raise fatal problems on not only the applicant him/herself but also the people around such as applicant's family and employer. This can lead to make their lives instable.

 If we handle other fields in addition to the immigration field, we cannot spare enough time to keep sufficient knowledge and know-hows in each field or keep learning the latest legal information, which can lead to losses for our clients like the abovementioned situation.

 To prevent abovementioned fatal disadvantages on our clients' lives, we have decided to handle only immigration & international services as "a professional who is always familiar with the latest circumstances".

Personal history of president

Birth date: Oct. 7, 1991.
Home town: Koshigaya-city, Saitama pref.

After graduated Koshigaya High-school, entered Dokkyo Univ. Foreign Language Dept.
Learned English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Linguistics, Intl. relations, US novels, translation, etc.
Took one year leave from Univ. to earn tuition, and earned much larger amount than planned. With this surplus, went to US and traveled from west coast to east coast.

After graduated the Univ., joined foreign affiliated trading firm. Engaged in sales activity of industrial seal products such as mechanical seal, gland packing, oil seal, semi-metal gasket, etc.

After leaving the trading firm, joined a Japanese pump & blower manufacturer. As sales engineer / interpreter, mainly engaged in petrochemical plant construction projects. Specifically, engaged in sales, interpretation, document management, translation of drawings, exportation of products, finding foreign vendors, marketing, etc.

After 5 years, left the company and found Immigration Lawyer SUGITA International Office.

At the same period in the company, also worked as a freelance translator. Made freelancer contracts with US and Japanese translation companies, and mainly engaged in translation of patent, legal document, company WEB site, marketing material, etc.

Hobbies are stroll, taking picture of wild bird, bass guitar, writing and reading novel.

TOIEC score is 930.

Office Information

Name of Office
Immigration Lawyer SUGITA International Office
Address
Room503, 1-3-10, Kamikizaki, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama pref., Japan
Access
- 3 minutes from Yono-station of JR Keihinn-Tohoku Line by walk
- 15 minutes from Saitama-Shintoshin-station of JR Keihinn-Tohoku Line by walk
- 4 minutes from Omiya-station of JR Line by train
E-mail
info @ office-sugita.com (please delete spaces before and after "@")
Business hours
Mon. ~ Sat. 9.00am ~ 6.00pm (for consultation / meeting out of business hours, please ask us)

Please refrain from visiting our office without reservation.

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