1. Fact Relevancy
Mr. V, who had a French nationality majoring in business administration, was studying a Korean language in Korea on a D-4 visa. Fortunately, he received a job offer from a Korean financial company, and he signed an employment contract.
However, since the D-4 visa was a visa with restrictions on job hunting and his expiration date on his visa was coming to an end, it was more than urgent for Mr. V had to change his status of residence to the E-7 visa as soon as possible. Needless to say, Mr. V did not possess more than one year of work experience, which was a prerequisite requirement to obtain the E-7 visa who only has a bachelor's degree. Hence, Mr. V visited our firm to receive help from us.
2. Process and Result
France is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and any official document destined for this country requires an Apostille from the Secretary of State. Hence, documents that take a long time to be issued (such as diplomas, transcripts, criminal history certificates, etc.) were guided to Mr. V in advance to help speed up the process.
Thankfully, Mr. V followed through with our request and fortunately, later we found out that the school where Mr. V completed his bachelor's course was checked out to be one of Time Magazine's top 200 universities. Of course, we made full use of this point and collected other documents to emphasize that Mr. V is the right person for his job and he should be issued with the E-7 visa.
In addition to receiving documents and filling out the application for the change of stay qualification, it took about a month to confirm the visa issuance, and fortunately, the visa was changed smoothly before the expiration of the stay period. This resulted in satisfaction for Mr. V. We most certainly wish nothing but a bright future for him!