Alien Registration Card
The first time you arrive in Korea, can’t speak the language, don’t know right from left even. getting the necessary info to survive in Korea is very hard to come by. But if you are here for the long term. Getting your Alien Registration Card (ARC) can be one hell of a confusing thing to do.So the more info you have, the less confusion. Since Information is either inaccurate or not explained in a detailed manner. It would be a good idea to confirm the info checks out .
Make sure you carry these important documents for E-7 visa:
- Copy of Company Registration Document for the Korean Company you are working for. This is the most important document. If you are not having this document they will not give you the ARC card.
- 2 passport size photographs
- Copy of passport front and visa page (optional)
- Copy of your appointment letter (optional)
After reaching the immigration office you will need to fill out the Application form and fix a revenue stamp. The revenue stamp is available the immigration office for 10,000 won. Then you need to take your number from the number machine.. And then finally you can submit your documents at the application counter when your number appears on the counter screen. You could be waiting a while so get cozy . You might be approximately an hour or so depending upon the applicants.
Previously the immigration officer would give you a date to come and collect your ARC card and passport but now the ARC card and passport is mailed back to you on the address you provide. In Omokgyo after submitting your documents you can go to the 2nd floor and collect the receipt for mail delivery. You will have to pay around 4000 won and give your mailing address at the mail delivery counter. The lady will give you a receipt which you should submit back at the application counter, where you submitted your previous documents.
If you live in the Seoul Area, You have the option to apply for your Alien Registration Card online through hiKorea.
For other immigration offices around Korea, You can use this link here.
|A Korean embassy or consulate can issue two types of visas: a short-term visa for visitors who want to stay up to 90 days and a special long-term visa for periods longer than 90 days. A visitor with a special long-term visa is required to apply for alien registration at a local immigration office within 90 days of arrival.|