Married immigrants registered as an alien who depart Korea during their permitted period of stay can re-enter the country within the year without having to obtain a reentry permit. However, a reentry permit is required if their entry is restricted due to criminal records.
If foreign residents who have left the country with a reentry permit are unable to reenter Korea due to unavoidable circumstances, they may apply for an extension at the local embassy or consulate of Korea within the allowed period or exemption period. When the applicant fails to enter Korea during the period for permission of re-entrance, the existing stay qualification becomes invalid.
Please note that information contained within this publication is current as of April 2019; information is subject to change without notice.