The total period of stay allowed on the startup visa is one year, but because the initial period of stay approved is 6 months, renewal is required. Using the same method described above, renewal applications must be submitted to both Kobe City and to the Immigration Bureau.
In order to check the progress of the start-up preparation activities, it is necessary to have at least one monthly interview by Kobe City. We may ask you to submit necessary documents (such as a housing lease agreement, bank account balance, etc.)
If a falsified application or other fraudulent behavior is found, this will be revoked, at which time city officials will give you guidance on leaving the country at the end of your visa term.