2022-12-24BY Immikorea


Since the D7 visa is called a dispatch visa, many people are confused about the use of the term. Before applying for the D7 visa, you should check the relationship between the head office and the branch in detail.

  1. If a foreign head office has established a branch in Korea, there is something called “Certificate of Establishment of Domestic Branch of Foreign Company”. If you have this, it is correct to apply for a D7 visa.
  2. If the foreign head office creates a separate corporation in Korea and registers it as a “foreign-invested company,” you must apply for a D8 dispatch visa.

In order to prevent indiscriminate visa applications, the D7 visa is subjected to strict screening based on the applicant’s length of service, position, company requirements, etc., so there are many documents to prepare and it is difficult to obtain approval compared to other visas.

basic condition

A person who has worked for more than one year at the head office, branch, or other business place of a foreign public institution, organization, or company and intends to work as an essential professional manpower (executive officer, senior manager, expert) in an affiliated company, subsidiary, branch or office in Korea.

* Exemption or relaxation of the 1-year employment requirement at the head office

  1. If you want to engage in national key industries or national projects (power plants, trains, subways, etc.)
  2. Even if the work experience is less than 1 year, if there is work experience in the same or similar industry at another company, the relevant work experience is recognized.
  3. Demonstration of a track record of introducing more than $500,000 in operating capital in less than one year

Scope of Required Professionals

  3. SPECIALIST: A person with a high degree of professional and exclusive experience and knowledge essential for research, design, technology, and management of the company’s service.

Main screening points when applying for D7 visa

Whether or not you have introduced operating funds from overseas, and if you are not an executive, proving that you are an essential professional, that is, an expert necessary for company operation, is a very important part of visa screening.

D7 visa application documents


  1. Application
  2. passport copy
  3. resume
  4. copy of diploma

overseas headquarters

  1. A copy of business registration certificate
  2. Dispatch order
  3. Certificate of Employment
  4. reason for dispatch
  5. Headquarters Introduction

Korea Branch

  1. A copy of business registration certificate
  2. Copy of representative’s ID
  3. Branch establishment report
  4. office lease agreement
  5. Foreign exchange purchase certificate (operating funds)
  6. Corporate bankbook usage details (operating expenses)
  7. Documents related to corporate tax payment
  8. Corporate registration documents

* Depending on the situation, documents may be added or subtracted.

A person who has worked for at least one year at a local corporation or overseas branch established by a listed corporation or public institution, and is dispatched to the head office or head office in Korea to provide or receive specialized knowledge, technology or skills

  • -For local subsidiaries and overseas branches, the investment amount of the head office must be more than 500,000 dollars.
  • – If the head office is a public institution, the investment amount requirement does not apply

Documents to prepare for D7 visa application

  1. application
  2. passport copy
  3. Copy of Resident ID (if Chinese)
  4. CV, career certificate
  5. Invitation letter
  6. Certificate of all registered matters of the head office (public institutions omitted)
  7. Overseas direct investment report receipt (local corporation)
  8. Overseas branch installation report (overseas branch)
  9. A certified copy of corporate registration and business registration certificate of overseas branch offices
  10. Overseas remittance confirmation document
  11. Personnel order (dispatch order) * Specify the dispatch period
  12. Overseas branch employment certificate
  13. Proof of payment history (certificate of tax payment)

A person who holds D-8 qualifications and works as an essential professional manpower for a foreign-invested company, and is a legal resident who intends to work under an order to be dispatched to a domestic branch, subsidiary, presiding office, or affiliated company established by a foreign company in the same affiliate

Documents to prepare for D7 visa application

  1. Application form, passport and alien registration card, photo
  2. reason for application
  3. Dispatch order (issued by overseas headquarters) Original or proof of expected employment
  4. A copy of the foreign company’s permission to establish a domestic branch or a copy of the permission to establish a liaison office (issued by a foreign exchange bank)
  5. Documents proving the same affiliated foreign company (certificate of all corporate registration details, etc.)
  6. A document proving the performance of introducing operating funds, such as an annual tax payment certificate or a foreign exchange purchase certificate of the company you intend to work for
  7. Original office lease agreement
  8. Foreigners working
  9. If necessary, the original proof of personal tax payment (earned and earned income withholding tax receipt (last year) or proof of income amount (recent)

* For new branch offices and applicants who violate the Immigration Control Act, be sure to investigate the situation (confirmation required)

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