2022-12-22BY Immikorea


F-5-15 permanent residency is a person who has completed regular courses at a graduate school in Korea and has obtained a doctoral degree, and who has been working for a domestic company for more than one year can apply.

F-5-15 Permanent Residence Application Conditions

  1. Those who have obtained a doctoral degree in Korea (regardless of major field)
  2. Those who have only obtained a degree without studying abroad (D2 visa) are not allowed
  3. Excluding graduates
  4. You must continue to work in a full-time, regular job for at least one year in a domestic company.
  5. If you change your place of work within one year, continuity is recognized if the period of work suspension is less than 30 days

F-5-15 Permanent Residency Benefits

  1. Social Integration Program (KIIP) submission exemption
  2. Exemption from submission of criminal record certificate
  3. Income requirement is GNI or higher (more than 415 million won when proven by assets)
  4. Spouses and minor children residing in Korea can change to F2-3 visa (can be changed to F5-4 visa after 2 years)

Considerations when applying for F-5-15 permanent residency

A “full-time, full-time worker” generally refers to a regular job. In small businesses, it is easy to obtain a confirmation of regular job employment, but it is difficult to obtain a confirmation of regular job employment in universities or large corporations. Among the F-5-15 visa applicants, there are many E3 visa holders, and it can be said that solving this problem is the key to applying for permanent residency.

F-5-15 Documents to be submitted when applying for permanent residency

  1. A copy of doctoral degree certificate *Additional transcripts, etc. may be requested if necessary
  2. Copy of business registration certificate, certificate of employment
  3. Documents confirming full-time employment, such as a list of subscribers at the four major insurance workplaces and an employment contract
  4. Identity guarantee
  5. Basic information of applicant
  6. Documents proving the place of stay
  7. Add required documents for each individual

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