If long-term foreign residents of Korea who stay for more than 91 days intend to maintain their current status and undertake activities permitted under another status, they must apply for a permit for said activities before beginning said activities. Cases include, but are not limited, to the following.
Marriage immigrants (F-6) can work full-time or part-time jobs without any restrictions. No separate activity permit except stay qualification is required. In the case of jobs such as teaching, additional qualifications in corresponding areas may be required. Even for permitted working activities, Korean law may require prospective employees to possess certain qualifications if required by the job.
If approved, an activity permit sticker and permission description will be place on the applicant’s alien registration card. If rejected, a formal letter of rejection will be issued.
Please note that information contained within this publication is current as of April 2018; information is subject to change without notice.