Am I eligible for the F-2-7 Long-term Residency visa?
To get the F-2-7 visa , you must;
have an eligible visa status
lived in Korea for more than one year
reach at least 80 points out of 125 points
Eligible visa to apply is one of E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6 ( E-6-2 excluded ), E-7, D-5, D-6, D-7, D-8, D-9, D-10 visas
** D-2 visa and D-10 visa holders must have Master degree in Korea and have been confirmed to work for companies with from E-1 to E-7 visa qualification, then they can apply for the F-2-7 visa with D-2 or D-10 visa **
Why go for the F-2-7 long-term residency visa ?
You are eligible to apply for the F-5-16 visa ( permanent-residency visa ) after 3 years since you got issued the F-2-7 visa.
You don’t need any sponsorship
– you can apply for being a TV entertainer, it is legal to get money from Broadcast company
– You can have tutoring and receive the tuition fee
– You can open your own company
Your spouse can get the F-2-7 visa
If you hold an E-2 visa now then you can work at international school and teach other than English subject only
Is that easy to find a job with the F-2-7 visa?
Yes, It is much easier to secure a job if you hold the F-2-7 visa.
Many companies have to sponsor an E-7 visa for the foreign employee. but the process is not complicated for the employer always
Also, Immigration office evaluate the company for the E-7 visa and many of companies are not qualified for sponsorship.
Therefore, Companies much prefer to hire F-2- visas even they pay more.
I think I have got enough points, and is that easy to get the visa?
It is not easy to say “Yes” because of the way to see the points is different between Immigration officers and applicants
Sometimes, Immigration officers don’t count points of documents because documents applicants prepared are not right.
I have my original diploma with me, is that ok?
You have to get it translated in Korean or English , after that, you have to get it apostilled or notarized