Short-term Business Visa Options

From December 15th, 2011 the C-2 Temporary Business visa was combined with the C-3 Temporary Visit visa. Now C-3 visa basically has subdivisions for business visa : C-3-4 Business Visitor (General) C-3-5 Business Visitor (Agreement) and C-3-6 Business Visitor (Sponsored). Eligibility This visa is issued to foreigners who wish to enter Korea for a business

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C-1 Visa: Temporary News Coverage (Journalist visa)

This Short-Term News Coverage or Temporary Journalism visa is for individuals who want to enter South Korea for the purposes of temporary news coverage or reporting activities. Eligibility You are eligible to apply for the C-1 visa if you are : – a representative of the foreign media traveling to Korea for temporary news coverage – a journalist seeking temporary

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B-1 Visa exemption (사증면제)

This is basically a passport stamp for citizens from countries which do not require a visa of any kind to travel to Korea for 30, 60, 90, or 180 days. Eligibility  You must be a citizen of a country that has signed a visa waiver agreement with the government of the Republic of Korea. Required

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A-3 Visa: International Agreement

You are eligible to apply for an A-3 International Agreement visa if you are Recognized as ‘a person in need of alien registration exemption’ or ‘someone exempted from alien registration‘ in accordance with bilateral or multilateral international agreements. The A-3 Visa is issued to a dependent of military forces personnel assigned to Korea, to the

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B-2 Tourist/Transit visa

As the name suggest transfer/transit visa is for people who wish to enter the Republic of Korea for tours or as a layover for a connecting flight without a visa. Eligibility You are eligible to apply for a B-2 Tourist/Transit visa if the purpose of your visit is tourism or temporary visit such as a connecting

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F2 Visa Long-Term Residency Visa (part II): The Social Integration Program

In my last post, I talked about the ‘point system’ used by immigration as an eligibility requirement for the F2 visa. We learned that Korean Immigration Integration Program can help in achieving a nice chunk of the points needed for the F2. In this post we are going to take a look at Korean Immigration Integration Program, 한국사회통합프로그램

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Foreign Government Official (A-2)

A-2 visa is granted to foreigners who perform official work of foreign governments or international organizations that are accepted by the Korean government. Eligible Applicants You are eligible to apply for an A-2 Foreign Government Official visa if you are: a government employee employed for an official mission by a foreign government an employee for

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