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F-2 Resident visa

DATE
2018-04-06

F-2        Resident

Period of stay up to 90 days*

Single-entry visa valid for 3 months

* can be extended at the Korea Immigration office after arrival in Korea

Eligible Applicants

Documents Required other than Common Documents

Spouse of a F-5 Permanent Resident status holder

Copy of passport and alien registration card of the spouse with F-5 status;

Certificate of foreigner registration of the inviter, issued within 3 months;

Invitation and personal reference (letter of guarantee) from the spouse with F-5 status;

Documents from both countries which demonstrate the marital relationship

- marriage certificate, certificate of family relations records;

Marriage statement (personal details form);

Documents proving your funds and finance

- Certificate of Income Amount (issued by the Tax Office), Proof of employment, Bank statement, etc.;

Credit Reports of spouse with F-5 status

- issued by the Korean Foundation of Banks;

Criminal records of both parties that are married, issued by respective country’s government

- In a case where F-5 Permanent Resident status holder already submitted his/her criminal record check when he/she changed his/her status to Permanent Resident, he/she does not have to submit the document again. However, if he/she had stayed in a foreign country for 6 months or longer after he/she obtained his/her permanent resident status, he/she must submit a criminal record check issued by the government of that respective country

- For Malaysian, please obtain Certificate of Good Conduct from the Wisma Putra in Malaysia;

Spouse of a F-5 Permanent Resident status holder

(continued)

Health check-up results of a married couple

- the document must be issued by a medical institution equivalent to a hospital as set forth in Paragraph 3 of Article 2(2) of the Medicine Act or by a health center as set forth in Article 7 of the Local Health Act

- For Malaysian, please submit similar documents issued by one of the designated hospitals in Malaysia as listed on the Embassy’s website;

If you were married before, please submit any documents proving the dissolution of the previous marriage (e.g. Divorce Certificate)

Underage foreign child of a Korean national who plan to stay in the Republic of Korea in a long term in order to receive a permanent resident permit

 

* If you are adopted in order to enter the Republic of Korea, visa will not be issued.

Official documents proving that the applicant is a minor of a Korean national;

Documents proving the relation between a Korean national and an underage child, and the relation of custodianship;

Personal reference (letter of guarantee) from the Korean parent (if the Korean parent has a spouse, you need to submit the personal reference from the spouse as well);

If you cannot prove a custodianship over the child, then you have to submit an agreement signed by a person with parental rights or by a patron who has the same nationality as the child (if the child does not have the person with parental rights or the patron, you have to submit official documents or authenticated certificates proving that you do not have the person with parents rights or the patron);

Copy of passport(s) of all the above

Nanny (domestic helper) of a staff member at a diplomatic mission in Korea who holds the same nationality as the staff

Official documents sent from a foreign diplomatic mission abroad for cooperation;

Labor contract;

Copy of employer’s identification (passport, visa, diplomatic ID, etc.)

A cohabitee of an A-1 Diplomat visa holder or A-3 International Agreement visa holder, but you are not part of the household

Official documents sent from a foreign diplomatic mission abroad for cooperation;

Copy of diplomat’s identification (passport, visa, diplomatic ID, etc.);

Document proving a biological relation (original and copy, authenticated and notarized when necessary)

Important Notice

Applicants from the following countries are required to submit a Certificate of Health for Tuberculosis screening from a designated hospital in Malaysia (refer to the Requirement for Tuberculosis Test Certificate Submission):

Countries:

Nepal, Timor Leste, Russia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, India, Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Laos, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Peru, Papua New Guinea.

Applicants from the following countries are required to submit a letter of invitation and personal reference (letter of guarantee) from Korea, both to be duly notarized by the notary public in Korea.

Countries:

China, Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Peru, Syria, Cuba, Sudan, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Palestine, Yemen, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Cameroon



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