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Extension of sojourn period for Overseas Koreans (F-4)

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  • An application for registered foreigners to extend their period of stay prior to the expiration of their current one. Only the following may apply for this through the internet. If applicants are younger than 17, their parents or equivalent legal guardian must apply in their stead. To apply for extension of sojourn period is only possible while you are in Korea. (Not acceptable for extension from Overseas)

Visiting reservation

  • All registered foreigners can make an appointment with the local immigration office or branch office in order to extend their period of stay before the expiration of the current one (not applicable for Permanent Residency(F-5) holders, since they do not require such extension)
Extension of sojourn period for Overseas Koreans (F-4)
Required documents
  • Common
    • Application form (Template #34)
    • Passport or Entry Permit for Foreigners
    • Domestic residence card
  • Required documents for each status
    - China Koreans and overseas Koreans residing at fomer Soviet Union area
    • stay in Korea less than 6 months or more than 7times departure and arrive in Korea past 1 year from application date : no additional paper
    • stay in Korea more than 6 months or more than 7times departure and arrive in Korea- past 1 year from date of apply (Choice one of those document below): certified copy of corporate registration or copy of certification of business registration, certificate of employment, Bank statements, withholding slip of earned income, etc , contract of real estate, certificate of studentship.(only in case of student)
    - Other nationality alien(Only need the document below for the first extension. do not need after 1st extension)
    • Person who have a name on the Family registration : Jaejoeck deungbon (Certified removal from family registration)
    • Person who doesn’t have a name on the Family registration: Father (Mother)'s Jaejoeck deungbon (Certified removal from family registration)
※ The official in charge may ask you additional documents after screening basic requirements.
Service charge
  • 56,000 KRW
  • Non-refundable if application was normally processed
  • Exemption by nationality : Nationals of England and Argentinian minors (those under 14)
Administrative process

e-Application

① Apply -> ② Pay service charge -> ③ Receive -> ④ Process

Reserving an appointment

① Visit and reserve an appointment -> ② Visit the immigration office or its branch office at the reserved date -> ③ Apply -> ④ Receive -> ⑤ Process
※ Applications that were not processed on that day can be found under Status of e-application
Time received (Time processed)
  • Reception time
    • e-Application : Available on weekdays from 07:00 to 22:00 (Not available on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
    • Reserving an appointment : Available every day throughout the year
  • Process time
    • e-Application : within 14 days
    • Reserving an appointment : As a general rule, it is processed within 14 days. However, depending on number of requests for this application, it may take a bit longer
Administrative organization Local immigration office or branch office
Competent department Residence policy division of the immigration bureau.
Related laws and regulations
  • Immigration Laws Article 25 or 37, Immigration Laws Enforcement Ordinance Article 31, Immigration Laws Enforcements Regulations Article 32
  • Overseas Koreans Law Article 10-2, the presidencial Decree of the Overseas Koreans Law Article 16
Phone Number Immigration contact center (just call ☎ 1345)
Miscellaneous
  • To apply for extension of sojourn period for Overseas Koreans (F-4) on electronic public administrative services is only available from 60days until 3days before expiration date -Except national holiday. (Less than 3days F-4 Visa holder has to visit their own Immigration Office for extension.) Only less than 17 ages F-4 hold applicant have to visit Immigration by one's parents. (Person has a duty on their extension).
  • An appointment for visitation can be reserved until a day before the expiration date (reserving an appointment when there’s more than 60 days to go before the applicant’s status expires is not allowed without a reasonable cause. Thus, if such need for reservation arise, please consult the immigration office (☎1345) before actually making the reservation).
※ Confirmation : I, the undersigned, hereby agree to allow all documents and information required for process of this application to be viewed by the public servant in charge. As specified under E-government Law, section 21, article 1.
 
     

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