One visa application form (nationals of Russia, CIS countries or Georgia need to submit two visa application forms)
One photograph (nationals of Russia, CIS countries or Georgia need to submit two photographs)
Certificate of Eligibility (Note) - the original and one copy
Chinese nationals must submit the following documents as well:
Copy of the Chinese Family Register
Temporary Residence Permit or Residence Certificate (If the applicant does not have a family register within the region under the jurisdiction of the embassy or consulate where the application will be made)
A Certificate of Eligibility, which is issued by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice, certifies that the foreign national conforms to the conditions for landing in Japan (which means the activity stated in the application is not false and it is one of the activities (except Temporary Visitor) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act). For details, check the website of the Ministry of Justice, Immigration Bureau. (A proxy in Japan can make the application of COE)
The application for Start-Up Visa must be with COE (the spouse or child of the entrepreneur can apply without COE, but it is recommended to have it). The entrepreneur who wishes to apply for this visa must conform to the conditions provided for by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Order and must supported by a municipality in Japan. For details, check the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.