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F-4 Visa

  F4 Visa status gives overseas Koreans (Gyopos) the right to stay and work in Korea for minimum of 3 years without having to leave the country. It's very convenient for Korean adoptees that want to stay for long term in Korea. Nest Korea can help Korean adoptees to get this F4 visa from the government.

To apply for the F-4 visa,

            you must prepare the following documents. (If done in Seoul)

  A. Valid Passport (only needs to be shown)
  B. Two current photos, 3.5 x 4.5 cm (1.4 x 1.8 in)
     - Need to be same pictures
     - Photo booths are available in various places throughout Seoul including some subway stations and

       at the immigration office.
  C. Adoption Certificate = need original (not older than 3 months, see date of issuance) 
     - Needs to be requested through your adoption agency in Korea
     - Usually available within 3 - 5 business days

         (Holt only sends it on Tuesdays, so it takes 7-10 business days)
  D. Korean Family Registry (1,000 won per copy) = need original 
     - Usually available immediately at a district office near the immigration office
     - Can be picked up just prior to going to the immigration office
  E. Certificate of Naturalization = need copy 
     - Needs to be translated from your language to Korean
     - If the certificate is not in English, please translate from your language to English.
  F. 80,000 won for the Immigration Office's application fees (Every year it can be raised) 
     - 70,000 Won have be exchanged into revenue stamps and 10,000 Won have to be given in cash

STEPS

 A. E-mail F4 Visa assistance request to nestkorea@hotmail.com. The email should contain
       (Only if you want us to apply for the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE) 

        - Your Korean name
        - Case number 
        - Scanned passport
        - Naturalization Certificate

 

B. Once we receive the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE from your adoption agency, Nest Korea will send you an

    email  to make an appointment with us for a Nest Korea volunteer to go with you to the immigration

    office.
 

C. Please bring your PASSPORT, APPLICATION FEE and 2 PHOTOS to the Nest Korea OFFICE.
 

D. Pick up your completed F4 Registration card at the immigration office on the date it is available.

     You can also have it delivered to the address you registered with.
     - Can be picked up just prior to going to the immigration office
 

E. Certificate of Naturalization = need copy 
     - Needs to be translated from your language to Korean
     - If the certificate is not in English, please translate from your language to English.
 

F. 80,000 won for the Immigration Office's application fees (Every year it can be raised) 
     - 70,000 Won have be exchanged into revenue stamps and 10,000 Won have to be given in cash

Importance

   It takes now at least 3 weeks to process the F4 Visa. During that time, you are not allowed to leave the country. 

 

YOU MAY HAVE TO RENOUNCE YOUR KOREAN CITIZENSHIP AT THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE AT THE SAME TIME YOU APPLY FOR THE F4 VISA.

 

  Make sure you check with the immigration office about when and where you should pick up your F4 registration card.
 

F-4 Visa 1st extension

  If your F4 visa will expire soon, you can renew it at the immigration office. However, you need to prepare a few documents before you can apply to extend your visa for another maximum 3 years.

   (Duration could be changed to 2 years because of law changes etc.)
 

The documents that you need are :

- Copy of your passport

      (Bring just in case also your original passport to the immigration office)

- Copy of F4 visa + current F4 visa

- KRW 60.000 for stamps

- 2 passport-size pictures (just in case)

- Application form (You can get this at the immigration office)

- Contract or proof from your address where you are staying at the moment.

- Family Registry(기본증명서) 

       (Showing that you have lost Korean nationality : 국적상실 내용이 기재된)

           → If you want to know about the Family Registry, click here!

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