SOUTH KOREA - Re-Entry Permits No Longer Needed for Long-Term Work Visa Holders

  • South Korea
  • 12/07/2010
  • Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

As of December 1, 2010, all holders of Korean long-term work visas who remain outside of Korea for less than one year may travel to Korea without applying for a re-entry permit. Re-entry permits were previously required for each return trip to Korea during the validity of the work visa. Visa holders should present their visa and Korean alien card upon entering the country.

BAL Comment

This change in immigration law should allow easier international travel for long-term work visa holders in South Korea.