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  • “If it passed 14 days after your vaccination in the country, you are waived from quarantine when you reenter after departure.”
    Foreign residents are getting more interested in whether they could be waived from quarantine when they reenter Korea once they are vaccinated in Korea and then visited their mother country.   Quarantine exemption for the foreign residents vaccinated in the country The people who completed vaccination are the people who passed 14 days after the 2ndvaccination that requires 2 shots or after the 1st vaccination that requires 1 shot. In order to be recognized as a complete vaccination, it applies only to those who are vaccinated in the same country and enter Korea after two weeks have passed. This is according to the new standard applied from August 30. Thus, you are waived from quarantine if you reenter Korea on September 16 after you completed the whole vaccination by September 1 and then visited your mother country. However, if you reenter before September 15, you should go through quarantine.   How to prove you completed the whole vaccination? There are 3 ways to prove:▲online ▲mobile ▲ID sticker Online: Log in the KDCA homepage (https://nip.kdca.go.kr/irgd/civil.do?MnLv1=1), self-authentication, and print the certificate. Mobile: Use KDCA apps, ‘COOV’ ID sticker: Visit the nearest Community Service Center and receive the ID sticker and paper certificate.   Requirement for the PCR test? Even though you completed the whole vaccination, you are required to take the PCR test total 3 times when you reenter after departure. The number of the test increased from the past 2 to 3 now as a measure to prevent the spread of subclinical infection.   Therefore foreigners who want to enter Korea need to take the 1stPCR test before entry and submit the test certificate upon entry, the 2ndtest at the public health center in your resident area, and the 3rdtest within 6 or 7 days after entry.   You need to stay in your residence and should not delete the self-quarantine app until the negative test result is confirmed. Although you submitted the negative PCR test result upon entry, if your 2ndand 3rdtest results turn out positive, you become a confirmed case immediately.   If medical observations are found negative through all 3 times and 14 days passed after entry, you are discharged from medical observation after 12 pm next day.   JunWook Kwon, the director of the National Institute of Health, mentioned on August 27, “The standard change for quarantine exemption has been made to 2 weeks after entry and complete vaccination is for entrants’ convenience and to increase administrative efficiency. To screen out breakthrough infections early among vaccinated entrants from overseas, we are adding the within 1day PCR test after entry and will reinforce the prevention of spread by subclinical infection in local communities.” Darren Kim
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    2021-09-02

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  • I have an F-1 visa, can my husband force me to leave the country?
    I have an F-1 visa and my husband has an F-4 visa. We have one elementary school child. But these days, our relationship has deteriorated. If my husband reports me, will my visa be revoked and will I be forced to leave the country? If my husband and I get divorced, is there any way for me to live in Korea? Can my husband really force me to leave the country? Simply the husband reporting the wife does not cancel the F-1 visa. Making a report is to inform the Korean government of a criminal act, and he would not be able to report it if his wife had not committed any wrongdoing. Therefore, there is no way for a husband to force his wife to leave the country. The questioner can freely reside in Korea within the period of stay of the F-1 visa she has. Unfortunately, the F-1 visa that the questioner has is for the purpose of visiting and living together. Because your husband had an F-4 Korean visa, you were able to come to Korea as a member of the family. These visas are called dependent visas. Therefore, if the husband's F-4 visa is canceled, the dependent F-1 visa is also canceled. If a couple divorces, there is no way to extend the visa after the F-1 visa period has expired. If you want to live in Korea after divorce, you must have a separate visa, not an F-1 visa. You would have to obtain F-2 or E-7 visa, but that is difficult. The dependent visa the questioner has is actually causing various problems in Korea. Because even if a wife suffer from domestic violence, she cannot report her husband. If a wife reports her husband for domestic violence, her husband will be punished. Then, her husband would be forced to leave Korea or not able to extend the visa, and the wife with her dependent visa will also have to leave Korea. Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Living Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 / Law Firm (Limited) Min ‘Immigration Legal Support Team’ 02-3477-5550, email beobil2002@lawmin.net
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    2022-06-22
  • Are there any disadvantages for visa services, if foreign residents did not pay various fees?
    If I do not pay the national pension and mobile phone bills, what are the disadvantages in examining the documents for acquiring nationality? When I was an international student in 2019, there was a time when I didn't pay about 200,000 won for my phone bill. Later I met and married my husband while living in Korea as an illegal immigrant. I am going to return to Vietnam and apply for a marriage visa. Would it be difficult to apply for a marriage visa because of the phone bill that was not paid in 2019? I want to pay my unpaid bill even now, what should I do? There are many immigrants who have difficulties in living in Korea because they do not pay various fees, including telecommunication fees. In Korea, if you do not pay a fee, it is recorded in the credit management system managed by the government about 3 months from the date of non-payment. Particularly, from around 2020, non-payment records for foreigners can be checked at the Immigration Office as they are. Therefore, you should not think that you can live in Korea as it is after unpaid fees. As for the first question, in the case of the national pension, non-payment may not be a problem. In accordance with the national pension reciprocity, some countries do not have a national pension at all, so non-payment of the national pension is not an important criterion in immigration visa work. However, cell phone fees are different. The citizenship test will be suspended until you pay your mobile phone fee. In addition, it is highly likely that the questioner is recorded as having bad credit. Even after payment of the fee, the nationality screening process will be delayed for at least two months until the record is deleted. In the case of the second question, since marriage immigrants marry Korean nationals, they have less impact on immigration visa work than other cases. However, in the same way, the visa issuance process will proceed only after payment of the telecommunication fee. Therefore, please pay your cell phone fee as soon as possible. Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Living Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 / Law Firm (Limited) Min ‘Immigration Legal Support Team’ 02-3477-5550, email beobil2002@lawmin.net
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    2022-05-30
  • Remarriage Multicultural Families, Invitation of Adult Children to Korea
    I am a remarried immigrant with an F-6 visa. I have a 22-year-old daughter who was born in Thailand before remarriage, and I would like to live with her in Korea. What visas can she apply for? Is it difficult to obtain a visa if she is old? If your child is a minor in your home country, it is not difficult to invite them to Korea. Based on the family relationship certificate issued by the Thai government, marriage immigrants can invite their children directly, or if the husband invites them instead, they can come to Korea more quickly. At this time, your child will receive an F-1 Visitor Living Visa. However, it is difficult to obtain a long-term visa if your child has become an adult. But, she can still apply for an F-1 Visiting Living Visa. If the mother (the questioner) has a reason, such as undergoing surgery due to illness, the possibility of issuing a visa increases. If it is difficult to obtain an F-1 visa, she can apply for a language training visa or a student visa. Otherwise, the only way is to visit the family with a short-term visa within 3 months.  Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Living Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 / Law Firm (Limited) Min ‘Immigration Legal Support Team’ 02-3477-5550, email beobil2002@lawmin.net
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    2022-05-25
  • Resume issuance of short-term visits (C-3)such as tourism and e-visas!
    The Ministry of Justice will resume the issuance of short-term visits (C-3) and electronic visas for foreign tourists, etc.from June 1, which were suspended on April 13, 2020, in order to block the influx of Covid from overseas. The C-3 visa is mainly granted to those who intend to visit Korea for less than 90 days for the purpose of commercial activitiessuch as,tourism, medical treatment, visits to relatives, participation in conferences,market research, and consultation. The e-visa is an online visa application and issuance system for outstanding talents and group tourists. In implementing this measure, the government decided to improve the visa issuance restriction standards by classifying them into precautionary countries (Level 2) and general countries (Level 1) according to each country's infectious disease prevention and contol risk. Foreigners from countries classified as a general country (Level 1) can resumeshort-term visit (C-3) visa issuance and online electronic visa issuance in all fields, including group and individual tours, visits to relatives, and commercial activities.  In addition, e-visa issuance for outstanding talents, foreign patients, and group tourists, which was suspended on April 6, 2020, will also be resumed. As before, foreigners from countries classified as precautionary countries (Level 2) by the disease control authorities can apply for visas only for essential visitors such as humanitarian reasons. However, as of May, there is no country classified as a precautionary countries (Level 2). This mitigation measure may change depending on Korea Covid situation in the future. In addition, the Ministry of Justice revives the effect of the short-term multiple visa, which was temporarily suspended. The short-term multiple-visa is a multiple-visit visa that was issued before April 5, 2020.If the validity period remains, it can be used without any additional measures. The Ministry of Justice expects that this measure will help create jobs for the people and attract excellent foreign talent by boosting domestic demand through the influx of foreign tourists and revitalizing related industries. Reporter Hasung Song
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    2022-05-23
  • How do foreign residents maintain their Korean visas for long-term stay abroad?
    I am a marriage immigrant with an F-6 visa. Currently I am living in Korea with my family, but soon to return to Thailand. I may stay in Thailand for a long time. In this case, how can I maintain my visa? Do I must have to come back to Korea to extend my visa, or can I extend my visa abroad as well? When a foreign resident returns to their home country after living in Korea, it is important to maintain the status of stay in case they return to Korea. If you wish to stay abroad while maintaining your status of stay, you must return to Korea within the period of stay and within one year from the date of departure. If you have 6 months left in your stay, you must return within 6 months. If you have 16 months left in your stay, you must return to Korea within one year from the date of departure. If you do not return within one year from the date of departure, the visa granted by the Korean government will be automatically revoked. Extending your visa abroad without returning to Korea is only for very special cases. Only circumstances that prevent anyone from returning to Korea will be acknowledged, such as those who cannot return due to Corona or cannot go because they are hospitalized. In this case as well, they must go to the Korean Embassy and apply for an extension. Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Living Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 / Law Firm (Limited) Min ‘Immigration Legal Support Team’ 02-3477-5550, email beobil2002@lawmin.net
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    2022-05-20
  • Can illegal immigrant’s children obtain legal status of residence?
    I am a foreign worker from Bangladesh. I am living illegally with my wife, who is from the same country. But in 2017 and 2019, children were born. The cost of raising these children is so high that I can't afford it. It's very sad that even though our children are growing up, we can't even send them to daycare. Are there any legal ways for children born in Korea to stay? It would be nice if they could receive aid for daycare fees, etc. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Justice announced that it would implement a plan to grant temporary status of residence to children in an illegal state by March 31, 2025 in order to broadly guarantee the education rights of foreign children. The status of residence is granted to children ▲who were born in Korea or entered infancy (under 6 years of age) ▲children who have stayed in Korea for more than 6 years ▲and children who are currently enrolled in elementary, middle or high school or graduated high school in Korea as of the application date. However, even if the children are not attending school at the time of the enforcement date or do not meet the requirements for the period of stay in Korea, they can apply in advance if they meet the residency requirements for more than 6 years within the enforcement period (until March 31, 2025). These children are granted a status of residence for study (D-4), and even after graduating from high school, a status of residence that matches their career path, such as going to college or employment, is granted. Foreign parents are also subject to penalties for breaking the law, but they are able to legally stay with a G-1 visa. However, when the child becomes an adult, the parent must leave the country. According to this system, the questioner and your children can obtain legal status of residence, so please make sure to apply. However, if the children obtain a legal status of residence, they may receive benefits from Korean health insurance and some benefits in education, but may not be able to receive childcare fees at daycare centers. In Korea, some cities aid childcare for foreign children, while others do not. Therefore, please check the policies of your region. Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Living Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 / Law Firm (Limited) Min ‘Immigration Legal Support Team’ 02-3477-5550, email beobil2002@lawmin.net
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    2022-05-10
  • Regarding the extension of the status of residence of foreign residents who have been drunk driving
    I am a foreign worker. I was caught drunk driving with an alcohol concentration of 0.045%. At the time of, the police did not verify my fingerprints and did not retrieve my driver's license. The policeman said the fine would come later. How much will the fine be in my case? And will I be penalized for changing my visa later? In the case of drunk driving, if the alcohol concentration is 0.03% or more and less than 0.08%, the license will be suspended, and if the alcohol concentration is 0.08% or more, the license will be revoked. In the course of the case after being caught drunk driving, the police contact the person who was caught first by phone or text message and order them to appear at the police station to be investigated. When you arrive at the police station, the police officer will retrieve your driver's license. The questioner will be subject to a disposition equivalent to 100 days of license suspension. Accordingly, you will discuss when to implement the license suspension. You can defer your license suspension for up to 40 days. Temporary driver's license is issued for within 40 days. After that you will be subject to summary trial. A summary trial refers to a trial conducted only on paper without appearing in court. The questioner was found to have an alcohol concentration of 0.045%, so at this trial, you are sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine not exceeding five million won. If it is a first-time offender, there is a high possibility of being punished by a fine of not more than 5 million won. The court's decision is immediately notified to the Immigration Policy Headquarters of the Ministry of Justice. The disadvantages for staying in Korea are slightly different depending on the type of visa the questioner has. If you have an F-5 permanent resident card, it will have little effect. If you have an F-4 overseas Korean visa, when you go to the Immigration Office to extend your visa, you are likely to be subject to examination with an instructor and receive a strong warning. It is possible to extend the visa after receiving the warning. However, if you have an E-9 or H-2 visa, your status of residence is no longer extended. Under no circumstances should you ever drunk drive. Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Living Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 / Law Firm (Limited) Min ‘Immigration Legal Support Team’ 02-3477-5550, email beobil2002@lawmin.net
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    2022-05-04
  • 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions by Foreigners on Immigration Visas in Korea
    We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions by foreign residents regarding entry and exit visas. Based on data from the Seoul Immigration Office. Q. Who needs to do an alien registration and when? A. Foreigners wishing to stay longer than 91 days must register as an alien within 90 days from the date of entry. Failure to do so will result in a fine for negligence. Q. I need to apply for extension of the period of stay, do I have to visit the office? A. The status of residence that can be applied online through the electronic civil complaint is as follows. Short-term residents are B-1, B-2, C-3, C-4 (within 90 days from the date of entry), and registered foreigners who are long-term residents are D-1, D-2, D-4, D-5, D -6, D-7, D-9, D-10, E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, E-9, E-10, F-1 (with some restrictions), F-3, H-1, H-2, F-4 visa, etc., can apply online. Q. When can I apply for extension of the period of stay? A. Foreigners who need to extend the period of stay can apply from 4 months before the expiration of the period of stay, and must apply by the day of expiration (in the case of electronic civil complaint, the day before the expiration date). Q. Please tell me what documents are required when applying for extension of period of stay. A. As common documents, an integrated application form, passport, alien registration card, and documents proving the place of stay (lease agreement, etc.) are required. Other documents according to the status of residence can be checked through the information manual for each status of residence on the Hi Korea website or by calling the 1345 Information Center for Foreigners. Q. How can I check my immigration records? A. You can apply for a ‘Certificate of Facts Regarding Immigration’ at the Immigration Office, Si, Gun, Gu office, or Community Center, and through this, you can check your immigration record. For Korean nationals, online issuance is also possible through the ‘Government 24’ website. Q. Do I have to acquire permanent resident status first to apply for naturalization? A. From December 20, 2018, if you are applying for general naturalization in accordance with Article 5 of the Nationality Act, you must first obtain permanent resident (F-5) status. Q. Do permanent residents need to apply for extension? A. The validity period of the alien registration card (permanent residence card) issued to a foreigner with permanent resident status is 10 years, and the permanent residence card must be reissued before the expiration date. Q. If I move, do I have to report it? A. When a registered foreigner or a person who reports a residence (F-4) moves, he or she must report it to the immigration office or the Si, Gun, Gu officeor community center within 15 days from the date of moving in (within 14 days for F-4). Especially, even if a foreigner is married and belongs to a household, he/she does not automatically change with the head of the household, so the foreigner must individually report the change of place of residence. Q. Do I need a criminal record certificate when applying for a change of status for overseas Koreans (F-4)? A. Applicants for overseas Korean (F-4) status must submit anoverseas criminal record certificate. It must be issued within 3 months from the date of application, and generally, the original criminal record certificate and a notarized translation must be submitted. A notarized translation means entering the translator's personal information and contact information and attaching a copy of the translator's identification card. Q. Can a person who has received an extension of the departure period or a postponement of the departure period receive a work permit? A. A person who has received an extension of the departure period or a postponement of the departure period afterward will no longer be able to work, even if he or she has previously obtained qualifications for employment. Reporter Jieun Lee
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    2022-04-18
  • Don't forget to report the change of place of residence and change the alien registration information as well
    Foreigners live in Korea with various status of residence. However, there are various restrictions on these status of residence. If you did not know this and violate the restrictions, you will be punished or disadvantaged as a violation of the law. It's not that simple as just getting a fine. Some violations of the law will result in greater penalties when extending or changing the visa later. We will reconstructed the immigration visa-related contents twice, based on the data from the Korea Immigration Service, which can cause great damage if you did not know it. 1. Foreigners who have not reported changes in alien registration information Foreigner F said that his/her name was changed at the time of marriage and he/she was issued a new passport, but he/she did not know that he/she had to report it within 15 days. However, when a foreigner changes his/her name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport, and more, he/she must report it to the immigration office within 15 days. F was fined (up to 1 million won) for violating the law. Changes can be conveniently reported through online (Hi Korea www.hikorea.go.kr). 2. Foreigners who have not reported a change of place of residence  J, a Korean married to a foreigner, moved to a place close to his/her workplace. He/she then went to the local community center where he/she and reported his/her moving in. Naturally, J thought his/her address had changed along with his/her other family members, but he/she later learned that his/her foreign spouse, N, had not been notified of his/her change of residence. Foreigners who change their place of stay due to moving, etc. must report to the immigration office or eup, myeon, dong community center within 15 days. (For foreigners with F-4 status, report within 14 days). In violation of this, N was subject to a maximum penalty of 1 million won or a maximum administrative fine of 2 million won. You can also conveniently report this change through online (Hi Korea). 3. Overseas Koreans (F-4) employed in industries where employment is not allowed B, who holds overseas Korean (F-4) qualifications, worked as a courier at a courier company even though she/he was not allowed to do simple labor. B said he/she did not know that a courier or delivery job was a simple labor with limited employment activities. Overseas Koreans (F-4) must not work in a business place that goes against good customs and social order, such as simple labor and speculative act. These include delivery, courier, hall serving, cleaning, moving workers, building managers, kitchen assistants, gas workers, masseurs, foot care workers, bath managers, PC room workers, karaoke workers, etc. For violation of the rules, B was notified of a penalty of up to 30 million won. 4. Foreign students who worked without a work permit International student F, a student at University A's Faculty of International Studies, worked at a restaurant without getting a part-time work permit from the Immigration Office. F said he/she didn't know that he/she had to get a work permit even for a part-time job.  International students can work only if they have obtained a part-time work permit, and cannot obtain a part-time work permit in foreign language tutoring, manufacturing, and construction fields. (However, in the case of manufacturing industry, exceptions are allowed if the person possesses Korean language proficiency level 4 (KIIP level 4) or higher). Even during school break or leave of absence, foreigners can work only if they have obtained a part-time work permit. F was charged a penalty for violating the rules. It also made it difficult to get a job search (D-10) visa after graduation. Reporter Hasung Song
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    2022-04-14
  • I left the country believing the promise of the Korean government while staying illegally, but I can't re-enter
     I am a foreign worker from Thailand who has been illegally living in Korea. Then, at the beginning of this year, I voluntarily returned to Thailand after being vaccinated against the corona virus in accordance with the Korean government’s ‘Measures to Grant Incentives to Illegal Stay Foreigners Who Completed Vaccinations’ system. According to this system, if an illegal stay foreigner who has completed the second vaccination by February 28th voluntarily leaves the country, the fine will be exempted and entry restrictions will be suspended. However, I recently applied for an Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) because I wanted to visit Korea again, but I did not pass. Did the Korean government lie? As the questioner said, in January, the Korean government announced a plan to give incentives to illegal stay foreigners who have completed vaccinations, and this is the government's promise. Under this system, if the questioner has returned to Thailand, it should be possible to re-enter the country. In particular, Thailand has a visa-free agreement with Korea, so it should be possible to enter Korea without any major problems. If you send your personal information to the Papaya Story Life Legal Visa Support Center, we will file a complaint to the Korean government together with civic groups such as the Gyeonggi Global Center. Although filing a civil complaint does not solve everything, we will be able to see how the Korean government is complying with its promise of ‘incentives for illegal stay foreigners who have completed vaccinations’ and what criteria they are applying for visa approval. Please let us know if there are other foreigners who cannot re-enter Korea after leaving the country in accordance with the ‘Measures to Grant Incentives to Illegal Stay Foreigners who Have Completed Vaccinations.’ Thank you. Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents ‘Papaya Story Life Legal Visa Support Center’ English 031-8001-0211 Email papayastory@daum.net
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    2022-04-08
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