Process for permission of extension of stay.
1 Application period
before expiration date
application for permission of extention of stay / passport / foreigner registration card(if applicable) / additional documents required for each status of stay / fee 30,000KRW for 20,000KRW for F-2 visa holders
4 Application for permission of extension of stay
local immigration office or branch office under relevant jurisdictions
Permission : permission of extension affixed on passport
Rejection : informing the reason for rejection
What is extension of stay?
- Foreigners who wish to continue to stay in Korea after expiration of the permission of stay must receive permission of extension of stay
- When to apply for permission of extension of stay
The foreigner should apply anytime between 2 months before expiration of the permission of stay and the expiration date.
Application made after expiration date will result in a fine. (Immigration Control Act, Article 25)
How to apply for permission of extension of stay.
- Principal or the principal is agent brings required documents (check the documents required for each status of stay) to Immigration Office having jurisdiction.
- Application can be made if the principal sojourns in Korea on the day of application (Applications made overseas or by principal is agent in Korea while the principal stays abroad are not accepted.)