Overseas immigrants have diverse streams of Korea Visas to choose from depending on their purpose and length of stay in the nation. The major types of Work Visas are E-7, E-3, and E-1 Visas. The Korea Visas in C stream are for a short-term period. C-4 Visas are used for hiring immigrants for less than 3 months.
The Korea Visas in D stream are for Education and specific job types. USD students engaged in Ph.D. or MA course can opt for D-2 Visas. These Visas do not permit the holders to lawfully work but there are certain exceptions. D-4 Visas are for education programs that do not confer a degree, as quoted by the IBS RE KR.
E stream Korea Visas are for long-term employment:
• For Lecturers or Professors at a University: E-1
• For Researchers: E-3
• For specialized jobs not necessarily based on research: E-7
The F stream Korea Visas are the toughest to be obtained:
• For Residents: F-2
• For accompanying children and spouse: F-3
• For ethnic Koreans with foreign Citizenship: F-4
• For PR Visa holders: F-5
• For those who are married to a citizen of Korea: F-6
If you are already in Korea on a Landing or Tourist Visa, it is not possible to transition to a Work Visa without first exiting from Korea. Majority of the freshly hired overseas staff are recruited while they are residing outside Korea. They need to apply for a Korea Visa at the Korean Consulate or Embassy nearest to them.
Only the F-5 Visa permits the holders to cast their vote in Korean local elections.
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