F-2-7 Long-Term Residency Visa
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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
How many years can I get my first F-2-7 visa ?
Since 2020, Max will be 3 years at the first F-2-7 visa
3 years – Your income point is more than 6 points or your annual income is more than 60,000,000 won
2 years – Your total points is more than 100 points or your annual income is between 30,000,000 to less than 60,000,000 won
1 year – Your annual income is less than 30,000,000 won
Can I extend F-2-7 visa even if my points don’t reach 80 points ?
From the year of 2020, if you want to extend your F-2-7 visa , you have to keep the 80 points.
If your points is less than 80 points then your F-2-7 visa won’t be extended
Can my family also get F-2 visa ?
From the year of 2020 , if your income is not over GNI then your family will get F-1 visa
We made a person to make an example
If you don’t know how to make your points, please check the example, it will help you to calculate your points
|General points||Age 28||23|
|Bachelor's degree majored in Arts||26|
|Extra points||KIIP Complete||10|
|Domestic Volunteer Activities 1 year||1|
For example, If you majored in English at an univ and majored in Korea at another univ, then your points will be 28 points
If you have TOPIK level 4, then you can start KIIP from Grade 5
The annual income is calculated by earned income withholding taxes
For KIIP, you can get 10 extra points when you complete the 50 hours or 70 hours of grade 5 KIIP
Domestic volunteer activities- You have to find a government-sponsored group for the volunteering