Application for Extension of Stay
(Korea Immigration Service or branch office that has jurisdiction over applicant’s place of work/residence)
Married immigrants who have experienced marriage breakdown will be required to submit different documents from the documents listed above and should contact the General Information Center for Foreigners (1345) for more information.
If foreign residents in Korea intend to cease the activities permitted under their current status and undertake activities permitted under another status, they must visit the appropriate immigration service center for a permit before undertaking said activities. These cases include, but are not limited, to the following.
Stay changes for those with C-3-2 group tour visas are prohibited.
Once an applicant is granted permission for change of stay, the applicant will be re-issued an alien registration card with the new stay qualification. In the case of a change of status or extension of stay, if permission is denied, a letter of rejection will be issued to the applicant.
Please note that information contained within this publication is current as of April 2018; information is subject to change without notice.