Q) I’d like to find out how I could make a contact with recruitment headhunters?
A) You may find the following information useful.
Haycyon Executive Search, email@example.com, (02) 733-2244; Unico Search, www.unicosearch.com; People Consulting Group, www.ppcg.co.kr; and Manpower Executive Search, www.manpower.co.kr.
Other Web sites are www.topheadhunter.co.kr; www.adecco.co.kr; and http://seoul.go.kr.
Q) I am a Russian national and married to a Korean, and we have children together. I have an F5 residing visa. If we separate or divorce, does my F5 visa expire? And what would happen to my children?
A) In the case of divorce, you don’t need to surrender your F-5 visa.
Please contact the immigration office at (02) 2650-6399 for further questions or clarifications.
Q) In the F-5 visa regulations, I read that it is okay to change jobs but you must not leave the country to get a new visa.
My husband currently got a new visa because he changed jobs, however, he has been asked to leave the country. He used to work at a “hagwon (private educational institute),” but now he works at a kindergarten. He was told that he must leave the country as his employer had changed.
A) According to the Seoul immigration office, to apply for an F-5 visa, you must hold the same visa ― in your case an E-2 visa for more than five years ― without leaving the country. However, it is acceptable to leave the country for less than three months with a re-entry permit.
There are certain instances where you are not required to leave the country when you change the place of your employment. These are: If you have worked for the same employer for five years or more or when your employer is undergoing financial difficulties.
For further information regarding immigration issues, please contact the Seoul Immigration Office directly at (02) 2650-6399.
Q) I am an F-5 visa holder and I understand that I can leave Korea for up to one year at a time and keep this visa.
I recently learned that I must leave Korea soon for an indefinite period. Is there any way I can keep my visa valid for longer than one year?
A) According to the immigration office, you can leave the country for more than one year if you get multiple re-entry permission before you leave. The multiple re-entry permit allows you to leave the country for up
to 2 years.
For more information, please contact the immigration office directly at (02) 2650-6399.
The Seoul Help Center for Foreigners (SHC), operated by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Business Agency (SBA), is an organization that provides foreigners in Seoul with comprehensive information and advice in daily life, business and tourism.
Seoul Help Center
for Foreigners (SHC)
Tel: (02) 731-6800
Fax: (02) 731-6803