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New Guide Line for South Korea Immigration Policy: As of Sep. 04, 2017

– VISA in Korea Facebook page

Seoul. 11 September 2017. New Guide Line for south Korea’s Immigration Policy (as of Sep. 04, 2017) is as follows.

*1. Report for Change of Expats Registration Information:

If your registration information has been changed, you MUST report its change to your Immigration Office within 14 days. If you fail to report within 14 days, you shall be charged for Penalty.

**Reported Items: Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport No., Issuing date and validity.

(1) You MUST report within 14 days from the date of expiration of 30 days from the date of reissue of passport (Calculation of the penalty charged period from 44 days after passport issuance date)

(2) Those who have been issued a new passport while staying overseas MUST report within 14 days from the date of entry into the country (calculation of the penalty charged period from 14 days after entry)

**2. E-7-4 VISA Changed from E-9 VISA etc.:

(1) Criminal Offenses Records in Korea: If you have a history of criminal offenses such as drunken driving, assault, theft, etc. during your stay in Korea with E-9 visa, your status of change from E-9 visa etc. to E-7-4 visa will be restrained. It means if you have a criminal offenses history in Korea, Immigration Office will not give a chance for change of your visa to E-7-4 visa from E-9 visa.

You may know the previous guide line of E-7-4 visa such as if you violated Immigration Control Act or Criminal offenses within 3 yeas based on the application date, it will be deducted your points etc., but actually, it will be difficult to change your current visa to E-7-4 visa if you have a criminal offenses as the above.

(2) To get additional points with your former year’s Income Tax, you need to prepare for #소득세납세증명서 along with your Income Tax Certificate (#소득금액증명원) from Tax Office.

***3. E-2 visa applicants: No need #HIV test report while application. But the drug test report is required as current rules.

****This is a new guide line date on Sep. 04, 2017.

****VISA in KOREA provides newest Korean Immigration Policy for Expats living in Korea.***

Note: KTF acknowledge that this information is from VISA Korea FB page (https://www.facebook.com/visainkorea/) and KTF editorial team thanks the page for the same.

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