Permission to Stay for Refugee Status Applicants

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Grant of the status of stay, a change of status

You may receive a G-1 Miscellaneous visa, change your status to G-1 at the immigration office, or branch office with jurisdiction over your place of residence.

※ Required Documents: A written application (Annex No. 34), the receipt of the refugee status application, an photograph, passport (if your passport is not available, a written statement explaining the reasons for unavailability is required), proof of place of residence, residence fee.

(2) Extension of stay

You may apply for the extension of stay at the Immigration office or branch office with jurisdiction over your place of residence (the authorized duration of stay may be extended for up to 6 months per application), if:

▶ your RSD procedure has not been completed within the permitted period of stay;

▶ your visa expires during the preparation period for appeal, or before you receive the decision on your appeal.

▶ your visa expires during the preparation period for an administrative appeal or before the completion of the administrative appeal.

※ Required documents: Application form (Annex No.34), Alien Registration Card, Proof of place of residence. No fee.

Report of the change of place of stay

If a refugee applicant, who is a registered alien and legally staying in Korea on the G-1 visa, changes the place of stay, he/she needs to submit a 'Move-In Report' to the head of the city, region, or district (Si, Gun, Gu) or to the immigration office or branch office within 14 days of the date he changed the place/she changed.

Permission to Stay for Refugee Status Applicants

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