Virginia, US

Republic of Korea (South Korea) Immigration Services

Visa requirements to South Korea depend on a variety of factors including nationality, the purpose and expected duration of stay and occupation. Business visitors to South Korea typically use the C-3-4 (Short-term Business) Visa, which visa nationals obtain from a South Korean diplomatic post.
The C-4 (Short-term Employment Visa) is suitable for foreign nationals who intend to work at a government agency or a private company to install, repair and maintain imported machinery or to engage in, produce or supervise shipbuilding and industrial facilities, for up to 90 days.
The D-7 visa and D-8 visa are the work visas typically used by expatriates, depending on their sponsoring company’s legal structure in South Korea.
The D-7 (Intracompany Transfer Work Visa) is issued to intracompany transferees seconded to the South Korean branch or liaison office of a foreign company. The company must first obtain pre-approval of the application before the foreign national can submit the application to a consulate and enter Korea using the D-7 visa.
The D-8 (Corporate Investment Work Visa) is issued to employees seconded to an overseas company's subsidiary registered under South Korea's Foreign Investment Promotion Act. These employees can generally enter Korea on a visa waiver or in business visitor status (for visa nationals) and convert to a D-8 visa while in-country.
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.
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