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D-10-1 Job Seeker Visa

DATE
2022-06-15

 D-10-1 Job Seeker Visa

​This page is meant for foreign nationals who plans to engage in a training or finding a job in a field qualified for a visa of Professor(E-1), Foreign Language Instructor(E-2), Research(E-3), Technical Instructor/Technician(E-4), Professional(E-5), Artist/Athlete(E-6), and Foreign National of Special Ability(E-7).


    ※ Permitted activities include job seeking or on-the-job training (including short-term paid internship) at an organization or company in ROK.


    ※ The activities related to Artist/Athlete(E-6) status only includes pure art or sports, and excludes adult entertainment business.


 Eligibility Criteria 

 ​1. A previous employee of a listed company on the Fortune's Global 500 Companies (link) for more than 1 year in the recent 3 years. 


 2. A graduate of a university listed on the Times' Higher World University Rankings (Top 200) (link) in the recent 3 years.


 3. A graduate of a Korean community college or higher in the recent 3 years.



▷In-person submission (no appointment) or through an appointed travel agent.


Submission & collection hours: 9am-11.30am, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays


▷Processing time is 4 working days. No urgent / express service.


▷Flight and accommodation bookings are not required.


▷We do not provide status update on your application. You will know the result of your application on the scheduled collection date.


▷You are required to apply for Alien Registration Card (ARC) at a local immigration office in Korea within 90 days of your arrival. Should you decide to depart Korea for good, the ARC must be returned to the immigration office or immigration officer at the departure airport. Failure to do so will result in fine. The Embassy does not issue/extend ARC nor assist with the return of ARC.


▷Visa fee: Please click here for details. Cash payment only.


▷ Visa will be valid for 3 months upon issuance. You will need to enter Korea within 3 months of receiving the visa.

 Documents required

 1. Visa application form with one passport photo taken against white background

      ※ Fill in your name as per your passport

      ※ Please ensure all fields are completed to the best of your knowledge. Leaving blanks on the form will cause disadvantage.


 2. Passport with at least 6 months remainder validity (original and CLEAR copy of bio-data page)


 3. NRIC / EP / Spass / WP / LTVP / DP / STP (original and CLEAR copy)

     ※ For work passes issued with QR code, you are required to use "SGWORKPASS" app to obtain your pass information. A clear printout of the scan result obtained within recent 1 week must be submitted.


 4. Re-entry permit (applicable to PR only)


 5. Health Condition Report Form (to be completed by the applicant)


 6. Detailed plan for seeking employment (refer to attachment)


 7. Please provide one of the following:

     ⓐ Previous employee of a listed company on Fortune's Global 500 Companies: Letter issued by company stating date of hire and date of resignation (original and valid within 1 month of its issuance).

     ⓑ Graduate of a university listed on Times' Higher World University Top 200 Rankings: Degree Certificate (original and copy).

         ※Degree certificate awarded by foreign university must be apostilled in the issuing country prior to submission.

     ⓒ Graduate of a Korean community college or higher: Degree Certificate (original and copy)


 8. Tuberculosis test result (applicable to certain applicants)

     ※ Please click here to check if you need to fulfil this requirement.


 Additional documents (if applicable)

 10. Please provide the following if it is applicable to you:

       ⓐ At least 3 years of working experience outside of Korea or at least 1 year of working experience in Korea: Letter issued by company stating date of hire and date of resignation (original and valid within 1 month of its issuance).

       ⓑ Completion of Korean language training in Korea for at least 12 months: Copy of D-4-1 visa

       ⓒ TOPIK Level 2 or KIIP Level 2: Completion certificate 


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