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Registration of travel business (For a foreign company)

When a foreigner starts business which needs approval on getting a business manage visa, he/she needs to get each approval before applying for a business manager visa.

 

Registration of travel business is one of them mentioned above. If a foreigner wants to start travel business, 【registration of travel business】 is necessary. Without registration, a foreigner must be punished. In the first place, it is impossible to get a business manager visa without registration. 

 

Registration of travel business is necessary to do travel business such as planning a tour or arranging plane tickets. Many of foreign companies register themselves as #3 of travel business or travel agency.

 

There are many important points for registration of travel business such as deposits as security for dealing (or becoming a member of an association of travel agents), hiring certified travel supervisors, and others. Please feel free to ask us about important points.

Classification of travel business

〇:allow  ×:disallow

 

 

Classification of travel business

Planned travel

 

Arranged travel

 

Consignment sale

 

Recruitment type

 

Received order type

 

Overseas

 

Domestic

 

Overseas

 

Domestic

 

verseas

 

Domestic

 

Overseas

 

Domestic

 

 

Travel business

 

 

#1

 

#2

×

 

#3

×

×

 

Travel agency

×

×

It is possible to make a contract through a travel agency as long as items are within range of order by travel business trader which a travel agency belongs to.

 

The scope of service on #1

A travel business with #1 can provide all overseas and domestic travel services such as recruitment type planned travel, received order type planned travel, arranged travel, agent sales based on entrustment contract.

The scope of service on #2

A travel business with #2 can provide overseas and domestic travel services except for overseas recruitment type planned travel.

The scope of service on #3

A travel business with #3 can provide overseas and domestic travel services such as received order type planned travel, arranged travel, and agent sales based on entrustment contract, but can’t provide overseas recruitment type planned travel. Domestic recruitment type planned travel can be provided under the set condition. 

 

Travel agency

It is possible to contract with a travel business trader through travel agency; therefore, the scope of service is different depending on content of entrustment contract with a travel business trader which a travel agency belongs to.

 

 

For registration of travel business, 70,000,000 yen on #1, 11,000,000 yen on #2, or 3,000,000 yen on #3 is necessary as deposits as security for dealing. But it is possible to open for business with 1/5 amount of deposits mentioned above by being a member of an association of travel agents. There are two associations of travel agents prescribed by travel agency act, 【Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)】 and 【All Nippon Travel Agents Association (ANTA)】. It doesn’t matter either one to choose, but both of them have admission fee and annual fee.      

日本旅行業協会(JATA)【Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)】

 

 

#1

 

#2

 

#3

 

Admission fee

             
800,000 yen

 

Annual fee

             
350,000 yen

全国旅行業協会(ANTA)【All Nippon Travel Agents Association(ANTA)】

 

 

#1

 

#2

 

#3

 Admission fee

 

1,500,000yen

 

650,000yen

 

550,000 yen

 

Annual fee

 

60,000 yen

 

40,000yen

 

30,000yen

※It is necessary to make application forms and take an examination by an association to be a member of it.


For a foreigner who is in trouble with registration of travel business

We help a foreigner, who is in trouble with registration of travel business, to register travel business or become a member of an association of travel agents.

 

【Supporting service for registration of travel business】

 

●We will take care of consulting in advance and negotiating with at a prefectural office.

Verification process at a prefectural office and negotiation with an association of travel agents are the most stressful for a foreigner when he/she applies for registration of travel business. Who is in charge of application reception is Japanese; therefore, it is difficult for a foreigner to talk about approval with such person in Japanese.

 

●Full amount refund if application is disapproved

If registration is disapproved, we will refund full amount.

※Except for disapproval because of lying, hiding disadvantageous fact, or criminal act during applying

 

●Credit card is acceptable.

We accept credit card as a payment method other than cash and bank transfer.

 

Our supporting service for registration of travel business provides all service such as making all necessary documents, consulting a prefectural office and an association of travel agents in advance, negotiating with them, and others. For a foreigner, registration of travel business is not goal. It is for getting a business manager visa. There will be many problems, for example, getting approved or change the status on a business manager visa, or documents that a foreigner cannot get because of organizational form of a company. A foreigner needs different know-haw from when Japanese registers travel business. Basically all our client needs to do for applying is to sign and seal completed documents.  

Content of service Cost
(For a foreigner ) Registration of travel business

250,000 yen plus tax

 ※Additional cost, as examination fee, 90,000yen to the Metropolitan Government office is necessary.

Content of service

・Making a list of necessary documents
・Consulting and negotiating with a prefectural government office
・Making application forms of registration of travel business
・Submitting paper works on behalf of our client
・Procedures to be a member of an association of travel agents

Information about free consultations

If you have any concerns about for a visa, we recommend that you first consult an immigration lawyer who has detailed knowledge about visa applications. Making an early consultation is the key to ensuring visa permission.

Samurai Immigration Law Firm accepts consultations about visa applications. We will search for measures that correspond to the circumstances of each client and suggest a path to obtain permission.

We conduct free consultations, so please feel free to consult us first.
There are two methods of applying for a consultation. * All consultations require an appointment.

1. Make a consultation application by telephone

2. Make an application through the website

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Ikebukuro・Shinjuku・Shibuya・Ueno and Nagoya.
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