Month: 8월 2020

Refugee Status Determination Procedures

Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Procedures are conducted based on the materials submitted by the person who filed for the refugee status application. Therefore, you need to prove your refugee claims via supplementary evidence and/or statements. During RSD procedures, RSD officers will interview you and conduct factual investigations based on your claim. The decision will be […]

Service-type Foreign Investment Zones

It is an area designated for lease or transfer to a foreign-invested company that conducts a service business. Unlike manufacturing-oriented, Complex- type Foreign Investment Zones that require large-scale sites, service-type Foreign Investment Zones, such as research facilities, are designed to support demand for moving into areas and buildings. 1. Procedure of Designation The Minister of […]

Individual-type Foreign Investment Zones

An individual-type Foreign Investment Zone (FIZ) is a tailored location for large-scale investors and foreign investors can choose and designate the location of the investment zone. 1. Criteria for Designation The FIZ shall be designated when new factory facilities (or workplace) are built or newly installed on existing buildings by the same corporation to install […]

Applying for Refugee Status during Stay in Korea

(1) Who can apply? An alien staying in the Republic of Korea (ROK). (2) When to apply? You must apply for refugee status while you are staying in Korea. (3) Where to apply? You can apply at an immigration office, immigration branch office, or an immigration detention center in Korea. The Office Chief or other […]

Applying for Refugee Status at Ports of Entry

(1) Who can apply? An alien arriving at a border port-of-entry(airport, or sea), who wishes to enter or land in the territory of the ROK. (2) When to apply? You can submit a written Application for Refugee Status Recognition during the entry inspection. (3) Where to apply? You need to submit your application to the […]

Complex-type Foreign Investment Zone

A complex-type Foreign Investment Zone(FIZ) is designated for lease or transferred exclusively to foreign-invested companies. The lease term is up to 50 years and must be renewed every 10 years. Companies moving into this type of zone are provided with low-cost rent and benefits such as rent reduction or tax credits depending on the investment. […]

Advantages for Foreign Investors

The Korean government provides incentives in the form of reductions and exemptions on taxes including acquisition tax, property tax, customs duty, and value-added tax for foreign investors to promote investment and national economic development through the transfer of advanced technologies. Tax reductions or special provisions on taxation are also provided to foreign engineers and workers. […]

Typical Visas in Korea

Business Investment (D-8) visa 1. Eligibility A D-8 visa is issued to indispensable professional specialists engaged in the management, business administration, production, or technology of a foreign-invested company, or to a person who founds a start-up enterprise with industrial property rights or intellectual property rights from its proprietary technology, and has been certified as a […]

Investment Visa for Foreign Investor

In principle, a foreigner should obtain a visa in advance to enter the Republic of Korea. Unauthorized entry and departure are not permitted even for a person who obtained a visa or is eligible for no-visa entry, which means every person must go through the immigration declaration process at the border, airport, and seaport, and […]

Rights and Treatment of Refugee Status Applicants

“A person who has applied for refugee status”(hereinafter referred to as a “refugee status applicant”) refers to an alien who has filed a refugee status application and to whom any of the following applies: A. The person’s refugee status application is being examined under the refugee status determination procedure; B. The person’s refugee status application […]

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