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[Title]
Corporate/Foreign Investor (D-8)
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RANGE OF
ACTIVITIES AND
ELIGIBLE
APPLICANTS
1. Working at a Foreign Investment company
You are an indispensable skilled worker** planning to engage in management,
administration or production, technology of a foreign investment Korean corporation* in
accordance with regulations of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act
* including a corporation that is in the process of establishment
** NOT including a person hired domestically
2. You have established a business venture in accordance with the Act on Special Measures
for the Promotion of Business Ventures
You have established (or are planning to establish) a business venture in accordance with
paragraph 1(c) of Article 2(2) of the Act on Special Measures for the Promotion of
Business Ventures , and you have obtained a confirmation of business venture (including
a confirmation of prospective business venture)
3. You have invested into a company run by a Korean citizen
You have invested into a corporation run by a Korean citizen in accordance with the
Foreign Investment Promotion Act and you want to engage in management,
administration or production, technology of a corporation. [hereinafter referred to as
'Unincorporated Enterprise (D-8-3)']
4. You have a bachelor's degree or higher and a founder of a corporation, who has
either an intellectual property right or equivalent skills [hereinafter referred to as
'Technology and Business Starup' (D-8-4)]
MAXIMUM
LENGTH OF
STAY
Supervisory activities of foreign investment corporations : 5 years
If you have established a business venture in accordance with the Act on Special Measures
for the Promotion of Business Ventures : 2 years (However, a prospective venture
business will get 6 months)
You have a bachelor's degree or higher and a founder of a corporation, who has
either an intellectual property right or equivalent skills: 2 years
VISAS ISSUED AT
THE DISCRETION
OF THE HEAD OF
A DIPLOMATIC
MISSION
ABROAD
 CONTENTS
D-8-1 Incorporated Enterprise visa issuance to eligible applicants for
being stationed at foreign invested company in accordance with the
Foreign Investment Promotion Act. (Not including Cuba)
A. Basic Requirements
The investment target must be a Korean enterprise (including the ones that are
in the midst of establishment process).
The investment amount is 100 million KRW or more, The amount of investment must
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Required Documents
① Visa Application form (form #17), passport, one standard size photograph, fee
② Dispatch order (must indicate the dispatch period) and proof of employment of
overseas assignment
③ Foreign investment report form or a copy of investment company registration certificate
④ Photocopy of business registration certificate, complete business registration
certificate, original copy of circumstantial statement of change of
shareholder
⑤ Documents demonstrating the transfer of investment capitals
Case A. Payment in Cash
- Permission (declaration) of foreign currency transfer or confirmation of remittance issued
by the Customs or a bank (financial institution) of the respective country
- Investment funds introduction statement (confirmation of foreign currency transfer, certificate
of purchased foreign currency, customs declaration form and others)
Case B. Investment in Kind
- Photocopy of Investment in Kind Completion Confirmation Letter (issued by the
head of Korea Customs Service)
- Photocopy of Customs Import Declaration Certificate
⑥ Additional documents for private investors whose investment money is less than 300
million KRW
- Documents demonstrating the start-up capitals (receipt for purchased goods, office
interior fee, domestic bank account deposit/withdrawl statement)
- Documents demonstrating existence of the place of business (office lease contract,
photographs of the front view of the office, inside of the office signs and other
materials)
be at least 100 million KRW, and you must either have at least 10 percent of the
total capital stocks of the company in addition to the voting right (Paragraph 1,
Article 2(2) of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act) or sign a contract of
dispatching and appointing executives by having some stock shares (Paragraph 2,
Article 2(2) of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act)
B. Application Center
In principle, you must apply at a Korean Embassy/Consulate General in your country.
※ Nevertheless, if you are running a company in other countries (including the long term stay people
who have permanent residency), he/she can apply at a Koreean Embassy/Consulate General at the
country you are currently residing in.
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- documents proving the work experiences or entrepreneurial experiences from the
applicant's origin of nationality. (required when necessary)
※ The Chief of Mission may ask additional documents or omit them in order to examine
the purpose of entry, genuineness of the invitation, qualifications of the inviter and the
invitee
Required Documents
① Visa application form (form #17), photocopy of passport, one standard size photograph,
fee
② Photocopy of Business Registration Certificate, complete business registration certificate
2. D-8-2 Business Venture visa issuance to those who have
found business ventures in accordance with the Special
Act on the Growth of Business Ventures (Not including
China and Cuba)
A. Basic Requirements
You are among those who have established a business venture* with excellent
technical capability, for example, by possessing an industrial property right or
intellectual property right, in accordance with Subparagraph 2(c), Paragraph 1,
Article 2(2) of the Act on Special Measures for the Promotion of Business Venture.
Also, you have obtained a confirmation of business venture** as the CEO of a
particular company or the CEO of a company that is considered to have excellent
skills*** in accordance with the aformentioned act. [hereinafter referred to as
‘D-8-2 Business Venture']
* includes a Technology Assessment Guaranteed Corporation and a prospective business
venture (i.e. business venture that is in the midst of establishing process or of business
registration, or business venture newly established within the past 6 months range)
** The Korea Technology Finance Corporation (Korea Technology Finance Corporation Act),
the Small and Medium Business Corporations (Small and Medium Business Promotion Laws)
or the Korean Venture Capital Association (Special Act on Promotion of Business Venture
Firms) will confirm whether a company is a business venture or a prospective venture.
*** Assessment is given by the Korea Technology Finance Corporation (Korea Technology
Finance Corporation Act ) or the Small and Medium Business Corporations (Small and
Medium Business Promotion Laws)
B. Application Centre
In principle, you must apply at a Korean Embassy/Consulate General in your country
※ However, if you are running a company in other countries (including the long term stay people who
have permanent residency), he/she can apply at a Koreean Embassy/Consulate General at the
country you are currently residing in.
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VISAS ISSUED AT
THE DISCRETION
OF THE HEAD OF
A DIPLOMATIC
MISSION
 CONTENTS
③ Business Venture Confirmation or Prospective Business Venture Confirmation
④ Documents demonstrating that you have either the intellectual property right or
equivalent skills
- Patent right card (Korean Intellectual Property Office), Utility Model Right
registration card (Korean Intellectual Property Office), design registration
card (Korean Intellectual Property Office), Trade mark registration
card(Korean Intellectual Property office), copy of right registration card
(Korea Copyright Commission) and others
- Korea Technology Finance Corporation or Small and Medium Business Corporation
Assessment Test Result
※ The Chief of Mission may ask additional documents or omit them in order to
examine the purpose of entry, genuineness of the invitation, qualifications of the
inviter and the invitee
Required Documents
① Visa Application Form (form #17), Passport, One Standard Size Photograph, Fee
② Foreign investment report form or a copy of investment company registration certificate
③ Documents demonstrating the usage of start up capitals by a Korean national who is the
3. D-8-3 Unincorporated Enterprise visa issuance to foreigners who
have invested in a company run by a Korean national
A. Basic Requirements
The investment must be made to a company run by a Korean national (individual)
You have invested at least 100 million KRW, which is ten or more percentage of
the total investment start-up capitals of the company (Paragraph 1, Article 2(2) of
the Presidential decree of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act) Furthermore, you
are registered as the co-founder with the other Korean CEO on the business
registration certificate.
A co-founder who is a Korean national must invest at least 100 million KRW as
the start-up capitals.
B. Application Centre
In principle, you must apply at a Korean Embassy/Consulate General in your country
※ Nevertheless, if you are running a company in other countries (including the long term stay people
who have permanent residency), he/she can apply at a Koreean Embassy/Consulate General at the
country you are currently residing in.
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co founder
④ Original copy of Business Partnership Agreement and a photocopy of Business
Registration Certificate on which the name of c-founder is written
⑤ Documents demonstrating the transfer of investment capitals
Case A. Payment in Cash
- Permission (declaration) of foreign currency transfer or confirmation of remittance issued
by the Customs or a bank (financial institution) of the respective country
- Investment funds introduction statement (confirmation of foreign currency transfer, certificate
of purchased foreign currency, customs declaration form and others)
Case B. Investment in Kind
- Photocopy of Investment in Kind Completion Confirmation Letter (issued by the
head of Korea Customs Service)
- Photocopy of Customs Import Declaration Certificate
⑥ Additional Documents for individual investor who has invested less
than 300 million KRW
- documents demonstrating the details of usage of the investment funds
(product purchase receipt, office interior fee, deposit/withdrawal records of
a domestic bank account and others)a
- Documents demonstrating existence of the place of business (office lease
contract, photographs of the front view of the office, inside of the office
signs and other materials)
- documents proving the work experiences or entreprenautial experiences from the
applicant's origin of nationality. (required when necessary)
※ Private investors who have invested less than 300 million KRW and have no enterpreneu
tial experiences will be closely reviewed. ※ The Chief of Mission may ask additional documents or omit them in order to
examine the purpose of entry, genuineness of the invitation, qualifications of the
inviter and the invitee
4. D-8-4 Technology and Business Startup visa issuance for founders
of a corporation regarding technology and business startup
immigration, who have bachelor's degree or intellectual property
rights or equivalent skills.
A. Basic Requirements
You have a bachelor's degree or higher
* Degrees acquired in Korea or abroad are both acceptable. However, only the degrees
that are already conferred are recognized, which means prospective graduates are NOT
eligible to apply for this category.
You have an intellectual property right* or equivalent skills**
* refers to recognizable Intellectual Property Rights by Korean Laws such as the Patent Right
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THE DISCRETION
OF THE HEAD OF
A DIPLOMATIC
MISSION
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Required Documents
① Application form (form #34), passport, alien registration card (respective candidate), one
standard size photograph
② Complete business registration certificate and a copy of business registration card
③ Documents demonstrating that you have either intellectual property right or equivalent
skills
④ Any documents proving points earned through the Points-Based System
- Copies of Patent Card , Utility Model Registration Card, Design Registration
Card for Intellectual Property Right Holders (Candidates) only
☞ You can use the ‘Patent Information Net Kipris’ website www.kipris.or.kr/
khome/main.jsp) of the Korea Intellectual Property Office to browse
whether one has an intellectual property right or not.
- Patent Candidates must submit application certificate issued by the head of
Korea Intellectual Property Office
- A certificate for completion or graduation of the OASIS program issued by the
head of Global Investment Center designated by the Minister of Justice, award
winner confirmation letter, official statement of selection, and etc.
- Other documents that can prove points earned through the Points-Based
System
※ The Chief of Mission may ask additional documents or omit them in order to
examine the purpose of entry, genuineness of the invitation, qualifications of the
inviter and the invitee
(Patent Right Law), Utility Model Right (The Utility Model Law), Design Right (Design Protection
Law), Trade Mark Right (Trade Mark Right), Copy Right (Copy Right Law) and others.
** refers to entrepreneurial items selected as the winner of government funds based on the Sup
port for Small and Medium Enterprise Establishment Act, however, the item must be the forei
gn investor's idea.
You must have completed the business registration and corporate registration after
establishing a company in Korea.
B. Application Centre
In principle, you must apply at a Korean Embassy/Consulate General in your country
※ Nevertheless, if you are running a company in other countries (including the long term stay people
who have permanent residency), he/she can apply at a Korean Embassy/Consulate General at the
country you are currently residing in.
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THE DISCRETION
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REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
① Visa Application Form (Form no. 17), passport, one standard-size photograph, fee
② Dispatch Order (indicates a period of overseas assignment) and a proof of employment
③ Foreigner Investment Declaration or copy of invested corporation certificate
④ A certified copy of the register and a copy of business registration
※ The head of a diplomatic mission abroad may ask additional documents if it is deemed
necessary to examine the purpose of entry, genuineness of the invitation, and the qualifications
of the inviter and the invitee.
SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
① Visa Application Form (form no. 17), a copy of passport, one standard size
1. A single-entry visa valid for one year or less will be issued to
eligible applicants for those with dispatch orders in accordance with
regulations of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act
➠ A visa in which the sojourn period lasts for 2 years will be issued at the discretion of
the head of a diplomatic mission to an investor who has invested into an economic free
zone designated by the Article 4 (Designation etc. of Free Economic Zones) of the
⌜Special Act on Designation and Management of Free Economic Zone⌟ (Article 9(1)
of the Presidential Decree)
➠ A multiple entry visa valid for 2 years will be issued at the discretion of the head of
a diplomatic mission abroad to a Chinese corporate investor and his/her accompanied
family member (However, the visa will be issued after agreement with a National
Intelligence Service Officer residing in the respective country)
2. A following visa will be issued to a person who established a venture
business in accordance with the Act on Special Measures for the
Promotion of Venture Business
A founder of a business venture and his/her accompanying family member (F-3) : a
single entry visa valid for one year or less
A person who received a confirmation of a prospective business venture and his/her
accompanying family member (F-3) : a single entry visa valid for six months or less
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photograph, fee
② A confirmation of venture business or a confirmation of prospective
venture business
③ Industrial property right, a document proving your skills equivalent thereto
and your right to use these skills.
※ The head of a diplomatic mission abroad may ask additional documents if it is
deemed necessary to examine the purpose of entry, genuineness of the
invitation, and the qualifications of the inviter and the invitee.
3. The D-8 Corporate/Foreign Investor visa will be issued to a foreigner
who invests into a company run by a Korean national
A. Fundamental Principles
A foreigner who would like to invest approximately 100,000,000 won (carried from a
foreign country) into a corporation run by a Korean national
For those who want to engage in foreign investment activities that are limited by Article
4 of the「Foreign Investment Promotion Act」as well as by the Minister of Justice due
to visa/residence policies, issuance of D-8 Corporate Investor visa will be restricted.
※ Currently, foreigners owning individual business under D-8 Corporate Investor visas
and who wish to maintain the visa must change his/her business into a corporate
body
B. Eligible Applicants
You have invested into a company run by a Korean national in accordance with
the「Foreign Investment Promotion Act」while planning to engage in management,
administration or production, technology of that company
C. Application Centers and Visa Issuance
Application Centers
- By principle, a Korean diplomatic mission abroad in your country
※ However, if an applicant runs a business in a foreign country (long term residents
including permanent resident visa holders), he/she is allowed to apply at a
diplomatic mission abroad in the respective country.
Visa Issuance
- Considering the amount of investment, job fields, a single entry visa valid for one year
or less will be issued at the discretion of the head of a diplomatic mission.
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SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
① Visa Application Form (Form no. 17), passport, one standard size photograph, fee
② Foreign Investment Declaration or a copy of Foreign Investment Registration, documents
proving business capitals of a korean national who is the co-owner
③ Documents related to the inflow of investment gross capitals
- Permission(report) to take out foreign currency, which is issued by the Customs and
bank (financial institution) of the respective country (Eligible candidates only)
- Detailed statement of investment funds transfer (Receipt for wire transfer, Certificate
of purchase foreign currency, customs declaration)
- (If an invested company is a corporation) a copy of business registration, a certified
original copy of register, an original copy of circumstantial statement on a change of
shares, etc.
- (If an invested company is an individual enterprise of a Korean national) a copy of
business registration indicating co-businessmen, an original copy of joint venture
contract
④ Additional documents in regards with an applicant who has invested less than
300,000,000 won
- Documents proving the usage of gross capitals (purchase receipts, cost of office
interior, domestic bank statement)
- Documents proving that the business actually exists (office rental contract/agreement,
photographs of a place of business, office, and the signs)
- Documents related to your experiences in business or the respective industry from
country of nationality (if it is deemed necessary)
※ If you are an investor whose investment amount is less than 300 million KRW and
you have no experiences in running your own businesses before, an extensive and
complete review will take place.
※ The head of a diplomatic mission abroad may ask additional documents if it is deemed
necessary to examine the purpose of entry, genuineness of the invitation, and the qualifications
of the inviter and the invitee.
4. A single-entry visa in which the sojourn period lasts for one year
at least will be issued to Chileans in accordance with the Free Trade
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and
the Government of the Republic of Chile
 Even if you fail to submit required documents for a D-8 Corporate Investment visa, you will
be given a C-3-4 Business Visitor (General) visa if falling under the respective visa requirements
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SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
① Application for a confirmation of visa issuance (form no. 21) a copy of passport, one standard
size photograph
② Dispatch order (indicates the period of overseas assignment) or a proof of employment
③ Foreign investment declaration or a copy of foreign investment registration
④ A certified copy of register and a copy of business registration
➠ If you are hiring a representative : power of attorney, representative's proof of employment,
identification card of the representative
※ The head of an immigration (branch) office may ask additional documents if it is deemed
necessary to examine genuineness of the invitation and the qualifications of the inviter and the
invitee
5. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the
Government of the Russian Federation on Temporary Labor Activities
of Nationals of One State in the Territory of the Other State.
A. Eligible Applicants
The CEO (Article 2(c))
- You control or manage a company located in Korea in accordance with Russian laws
or charters on corporation, documents of individual business establishments
B. Visa centers: A Korean diplomatic mission abroad in your country
6. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the
Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Temporary Labor
Activities of Nationals of One State in the Territory of the Other State.
A. Eligible Applicants
the CEO or a specialized employee of a company where foreign companies have
participated in investment (Article 3(a) of the Agreement)
- CEO of Uzbekistan national company or the CEO or a specialized employee of a foreign
investment company engaged in commercial activities in territories of the Republic of
Korea (Article 2(c) of the Agreement)
B. Visa Centers : Diplomatic Mission Abroad
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SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
① Application for visa issuance (form no. 21), a copy of passport , one
standard size photograph
② Dispatch order (dispatch duration should be indicated) or a proof of
employment
③ Foreign Investment Declaration or a copy of invested corporation
registration
④ Certificate of register and a copy of business registration
➠ If you hire a representative : power of attorney, representative's proof of
employment, identification card of the representative
※ The head of an immigration (branch) office may ask additional documents if it
is deemed necessary to examine genuineness of the invitation and the
qualifications of the inviter and the invitee.
ELIGIBILITY FOR
THE VISA
ISSUANCE
 CONTENTS
SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
① Application for a confirmation of visa issuance (form no. 21), passport, one
standard size photograph
② Dispatch order (indicates the period of overseas assignment) and a proof
of employment
③ Foreign Investment Declaration or a copy of investment company
registration
④ Photocopy of Certificate of Businessman, Corporate Registration Certificate, original
Copy of Change of Stockholder Statement
⑤ Documents demonstrating the transfer of investment capitals Case A. Payment in Cash
- Permission (declaration) of foreign currency transfer or confirmation of remittance issued
by the Customs or a bank (financial institution) of the respective country
1. Eligible Applicants who are stationed at a foreign invested
company (for only those dispatched to South Korea only)
A. Basic Requirements
The investment must be made to a Korean corporation (including a corporation
that is in the midst of establishing process in Korea.)
The amount of investment must be at least 100 million KRW, and you must either
have at least 10 percent of the total capital stocks of the company in addition to
the voting right (Paragraph 1, Article 2(2) of the Foreign Investment Promotion
Act) or sign a contract of dispatching and appointing executives by having some
stock shares (Paragraph 2, Article 2(2) of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act)
B. Application Center
Jurisdictional immigration (branch) office
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ELIGIBILITY FOR
THE VISA
ISSUANCE
CONFIRMATION
 CONTENTS
- Investment funds introduction statement (confirmation of foreign currency transfer, certificate
of purchased foreign currency, customs declaration form and others) Case B. Investment
in Kind
- Photocopy of Investment in Kind Completion Confirmation Letter (issued by the head
of Korea Customs Service)
- Photocopy of Customs Import Declaration Certificate
⑥ Additional documents for individual investors who have invested less than 300
million KRW
- Any documents proving the usage of startup capitals (goods purchase receipt,
office interior expenses, deposit/withdrawal account history of a Korean bank,
etc.)
- Documents proving that your place of business exists (Office Lease Contract,
photos of the office interior, space, signs and etc.)
- Any documents from your country to prove your work experiences in the
relevant field and areas (you will need to submit these documents if deemed
necessary)
➠ If you hire a representative, the power of attorney, the representative's proof
of employment and ID Card must be additionally submitted.
※ The head of an immigration (branch) office may ask additional documents if it
is deemed necessary to examine genuineness of the invitation and the
qualifications of the inviter and invitee.
2. You have created a business venture in accordance with the Act on
Special Measures for the Promotion of Business Ventures or your
business has been confirmed as a prospective business venture.
A. Basic Requirements
You are among those who have established a business venture* with excellent
technical capability, for example, by possessing an industrial property right or
intellectual property right, in accordance with Subparagraph 2(c), Paragraph 1,
Article 2(2) of the Act on Special Measures for the Promotion of Business Venture.
Also, you have obtained a confirmation of business venture** as the CEO of a
particular company or the CEO of a company that is considered to have excellent
skills*** in accordance with the aformentioned act. [hereinafter referred to as
‘D-8-2 Business Venture']
* includes a Technology Assessment Guaranteed Corporation and a prospective business venture
(i.e. business venture that is in the midst of establishing process or of business registration, or
business venture newly established within the past 6 months range)
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ELIGIBILITY FOR
THE VISA
ISSUANCE
CONFIRMATION
 CONTENTS
SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
① Application for a confirmation of visa issuance (Form no. 21), a copy of passport, one
standard size photograph
② Invitation Statement
③ A copy of business registration, corporate certificate registration
④ Industrial property right, any documents demonstrating that you have equivalent sills
and rights to use them
➠ If you hire a representative : you need to submit a power of attorney, your
representative's proof of employment and identification card.
※ The head of an immigration (branch) office may ask additional documents if it is deemed
necessary to examine genuineness of the invitation and the qualifications of the inviter and the
invitee.
** The Korea Technology Finance Corporation (Korea Technology Finance Corporation Act),
the Small and Medium Business Corporations (Small and Medium Business Promotion Laws)
or the Korean Venture Capital Association (Special Act on Promotion of Business Venture
Firms) will confirm whether a company is a business venture or a prospective venture.
*** Assessment is given by the Korea Technology Finance Corporation (Korea Technology Finance
Corporation Act ) or the Small and Medium Business Corporations (Small and Medium
Business Promotion Laws)
B. Application center
Jurisdictional immigration (branch) office
3. D-8-4 Technology and Business Startup visa issuance to those who
have bachelor's degrees and intellectual property rights or
equivalent skills and who would like to find a technology/business
start-up. A. Basic Requirements
You have a bachelor's degree or higher
* Degrees acquired in Korea or abroad are both acceptable. However, only the degrees that
are already conferred are recognized, which means prospective graduates are NOT
eligible to apply for this category.
You have an intellectual property right* or equivalent skills**
* refers to recognizable Intellectual Property Rights by Korean Laws such as the Patent Right
(Patent Right Law), Utility Model Right (The Utility Model Law), Design Right (Design Protection
Law), Trade Mark Right (Trade Mark Right), Copy Right (Copy Right Law) and others.
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ELIGIBILITY FOR
THE VISA
ISSUANCE
CONFIRMATION
 CONTENTS
Required Documents
① Confirmation of visa issuance application form (form #21), passport, one standard
size photograph
② Complete business registration certificate and a copy of business registration card
③ Degree certificate or documents demonstrating that you have equivalent skills
④ Copies of Patent Card , Utility Model Registration Card, Design Registration
Card for Intellectual Property Right Holders (Candidates) only
☞ You can use the ‘Patent Information Net Kipris’ website www.kipris.or.kr/
khome/main.jsp) of the Korea Intellectual Property Office to browse
whether one has an intellectual property right
- Patent candidates must submit their application verification certificates issued by
the head of Korea Intellectual Property Office
- A certificate for completion or graduation of the OASIS program issued by the
head of Global Investment Center designated by the Minister of Justice, award
winner confirmation letter, official statement of selection, and etc.
- Other documents that can prove points earned through the Points-Based
System
- Documents demonstrating that you have either the intellectual property right or
equivalent skills
- Patent right card (Korean Intellectual Property Office), Utility Model Right
registration card (Korean Intellectual Property Office), design registration
card (Korean Intellectual Property Office), Trade mark registration
card(Korean Intellectual Property office), copy of right registration card
(Korea Copyright Commission) and others
- Official letter from the respective government department, demonstrating that your
business venture item was selected as the recipient of government funds (must
indicate the english names of the foreign investor) and others
※ The head of an immigration (branch) office may ask additional documents in order
to examine genuineness of the invitation, qualifications of the inviter and the invitee.
** refers to entrepreneurial items selected as the winner of government funds based on the
Support for Small and Medium Enterprise Establishment Act, however, the item must be
the foreign investor's idea.
You must have completed the business registration and corporate registration after
establishing a company in Korea.
B. Application center
Jurisdictional immigration (branch) office
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ELIGIBILITY FOR
THE VISA
ISSUANCE
CONFIRMATION
 CONTENTS
SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION
Common ① Application for a confirmation of visa issuance (form no.
21), passport, one standard size photograph
Intra-Corporate
Transferee
② Dispatch order and a proof of employment which indicates
that you have worked there for at least one year.
③ A copy of permission of branch office or contact office
establishment
Contractual services
suppliers or those
supporting the
suppliers
② Proof of employment issued by an employer, documents
related to company establishments such as business
registration issued by the Government of the Republic of India
③ Any documents proving a service contract with a Korean
company or Korean organization
Freelance Expert
(an independent
professionals)
② Employment contract or other documents proving a service
contract
③ Degree, relevant licenses, documents proving that you have
at least one year experience in the related field
4. Eligible Applicants for the Agreement on Simplifying Visa Procedure
between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the
Government of the Republic of India
A. Eligible Applicants : Employment visitors
You are a professional technician, executive, manager hired or appointed by a registered
company or organization or on the basis of a contract
(Ex.) intra-corporate transfers, contractual service suppliers* or those working for the
contractual service suppliers, freelance expert (independent professional*) and
others
* Contractual Service Provider: refers to an employee of Indian company, who has signed a deal with
a Korean company, and who is dispatched to Korea to work
* Freelance Expert (Independent Professional): refers to someone who is not affiliated with any
company and who is independently hired or providing services to a company or an individual.
B. Visa types and issuance
Sojourn Status : Depending on details on contract and types of employment you will
be given a D-7 Intra-Company Transferee, D-8 Corporate/Foreign Investor, D-9
International Trade, E-3 Researcher, E-4 Technological Instructor/Technician, or E-7
Foreign National of Special Ability visa
Visa issuance : a visa will be given in accordance with a confirmation of visa issuance
issued by an immigration (branch) office.
※ Since employment related visas are multiple-entry visas, they will be issued in
accordance with a confirmation of visa issuance
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➠ If you hire a representative : you need to submit a power of attorney, your
representative's proof of employment and identification card
※ The head of an immigration (branch) office may request/omit additional
documents if it is deemed necessary to examine genuineness of the invitation, and
the qualifications of the inviter and the invitee.
REMARKS
 CONTENTS
Case Study
: regarding D-8 Corporate Investor status for individual business owner
(Daegu District Court 2010GUHAP-4034)
1. Verdict Details
A complainant, who entered the Republic of Korea on a C-2 Short Term visa as a
Sri Lanka national, applied for the change of status to D-8 Corporate / Foreign
Investor, but his application was denied as he was not considered as an indispensable
professional expert of industries of management, administration of foreign investment
corporation or production, technology.
2. Complainant's argument
The complainant has actually invested 50 million KRW and currently is engaged in
wholesale or retail of automobile/appliances, therefore, he qualifies for the D-8
Corporate/Foreign Investor visa in accordance with subparagraph 17 of the special
table, the Immigration Act.
3. Verdict Points
In order to qualify as a foreign corporate investment under the Foreign Investment
Promotion Act, the company must be a corporate body or a company managed by a
Korean national in Korea, and not only there is no legal basis that the complainant's
company is a Korean corporate body, but also the complainant is not a Korean national,
but an alien. therefore, his company cannot be considered a foreigner-invested company.
➠ The Second Trial (Superior Court of Daegu, #2011NU1970, complainant appeal
rejected), The Third Trial (Supreme Court #2011DU30809, complainant appeal
rejected)
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International Trade (D-9)
RANGE OF
ACTIVITIES AND
ELIGIBLE 
APPLICANTS
1. Corporate management, international trade, profit-oriented business
- You are eligible to apply for a D-9 visa if you are a trader who has received a specific
code number for international trade from the head of the Korea International Trade
Association in accordance with I
* jae wook LEE님에 의해서 게시물 복사되었습니다 (2016-06-07 12:52)
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