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F-4 Overseas Korean Visa (재외동포비자)

DATE
2022-04-20

F-4 Overseas Korean Visa (재외동포비자)


1. General Information
  o F-4 Overseas Korean visa is a ​single entry visa with sojourn period of 2 years.
   - The F-4 Visa holder should apply for a Resident Card(거소증) at the local immigration office in Korea within 90 days of his entry.


  o F-4 Overseas Korean visa holder is not allowed to get a job in the field of simple labor service or activities against virtuous public customs.



2. Ineligibility
  o A Korean male who formally renounced Korean nationality after May 1st, 2018 without performing Korean military service. He will not be able to obtain F-4 visa until the year he turns 41 years old.


  o A Korean male who became a naturalized citizen of another country after May 1st, 2018 without performing Korean military service. He will not be able to obtain F-4 visa until the year he turns 41 years old.


  o A person who has violated the Korean Immigration Law in the past 3 years and charged with fines ₩7,000,000 altogether.


  o A person who has been sentenced to jail in the past 5 years.





3. Eligibility


 A person who previously had Korean nationality and has acquired foreign nationality

 No.

 Documents required 

 Note

 Checklist

 1

 Visa application form with one passport photo

 Passport photo to be taken against white background

 2

 Passport with at least 6 months remainder validity

 Original and copy of biodata page 

 3

 Document showing renunciation of Korean nationality

 - copy of Korean family registry (가족관계증명서) or

 - Basic certificate showing record of renunciation of Korean nationality (기본증명서)

 4

 Copy of foreign citizenship certificate 

 

 5

 Certificate of Clearance issued by Singapore Police Force (SPF)

 Please print out this page and submit to SPF to prove the necessity of COC for visa application.

 6

 Criminal record in home country (applicable to non-Singaporeans)

 ※ Who may be exempted : ① Applicant is 60 years old or more, ② Children under 13 years of age, ③ Independence patriots and family of the deceased, ④ Special contributor

 ※ apostilled / notarized by the Korean Embassy in the issuing country

 7

 Criminal record in country/countries where the applicant has resided for 6 months and above (applicable to Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans)

 ※ Who may be exempted : ① Applicant is 60 years old or more, ② Children under 13 years of age, ③ Independence patriots and family of the deceased, ④ Special contributor

 ※ apostilled / notarized by the Korean Embassy in the issuing country

 8

 Certificate of proficiency in Korean (choose one)

 ① TOPIK first grade or more, ② Sejong Hakdang elementary level 1B or more

 ※ Who may be exempted : ① Applicant had Korean nationality previously, ② Applicant is 60 years of age or more, ③ Children under 13 years of age, ④ Applicant has been lived in Korea with F-4 visa

 9

 Certificate of birth (if applicable)

 

 10

 Visa fee (cash only)

 Please click here for details

 11

 Health Condition Report Form

 To be completed by the applicant 

         

 12

 Consent for Isolation

 To be completed by the applicant 

         

 13

 Tuberculosis test result (applicable to certain applicants)

 Click here to check if you are required to fulfil this requirement

        



   (B) Additional requirements (if applicable)


 Additional requirements (if applicable)

 Checklist

 ▶ A Korean male who did not complete Korean military service and was 18 years old and above when he became a foreign citizen before May 1st, 2018.

 . Document(s) to prove that one or both parent(s) is/are foreign citizen or has permanent residency in foreign country.

 ▶ A Korean male who completed Korean military service

 

 . Copy of the certificate of military service completion or military service waiver issued by Military Manpower



 A person whose parent or grandparent was previously Korean and has acquired foreign nationality 

 No.

 Documents required from parent or grandparent 

 Note

 Checklist

 1

 Renunciation application form (국적상실신고서, if applicable)

 

 2

 Copy of foreign citizenship certificate

 

 3

 Copy of valid passport

 

 4

 Copy of Korean basic certificate / family registry (기본증명서(상세), 가족관계증명서(상세))

 

 5

 Copy of Petition for Name Change (if applicable)

 

 No.

 Documents required from applicant 

 Note

 Checklist

 6

 Visa application form with one passport photo

 Passport photo to be taken against white background

 7

 Passport with at least 6 months remainder validity

 Original and copy of biodata page 

 8

 Certificate of Clearance issued by Singapore Police Force (SPF)

 Please print out this page and submit to SPF to prove the necessity of COC for visa application.

 9

 Criminal record in home country (applicable to non-Singaporeans)

 ※ Who may be exempted : ① Applicant is 60 years old or more, ② Children under 13 years of age, ③ Independence patriots and family of the deceased, ④ Special contributor

 ※ apostilled / notarized by the Korean Embassy in the issuing country

 10

 Criminal record in country/countries where the applicant has resided for 6 months and above (applicable to Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans)

 ※ Who may be exempted : ① Applicant is 60 years old or more, ② Children under 13 years of age, ③ Independence patriots and family of the deceased, ④ Special contributor

 ※ apostilled / notarized by the Korean Embassy in the issuing country

 11

 Certificate of proficiency in Korean (choose one)

 ① TOPIK first grade or more, ② Sejong Hakdang elementary level 1B or more

 ※ Who may be exempted : ① Applicant had Korean nationality previously, ② Applicant is 60 years of age or more, ③ Children under 13 years of age, ④ Applicant has been lived in Korea with F-4 visa

 12

 Certificate of birth (if applicable)

 

 13

 Copy of Korean basic certificate / family registry (기본증명서(상세), 가족관계증명서(상세))

 

 14

 Visa fee (cash only)

 Please click here for details

 15

 Health Condition Report Form

 To be completed by the applicant 

           

 16

 Consent for Isolation

 To be completed by the applicant 

          

 17

 Tuberculosis test result (applicable to certain applicants)

 Click here to check if you are required to fulfil this requirement

        


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

5. Processing time: 4 working days. No urgent or express service.

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


7. For enquiries, please send email to consg@mofa.go.kr with name and contact number.

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