Can I get a job with G-1 visa in Korea? ( Permission to engage in activity outside of your status )
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Recently, we have been receiving
a lot of inquiries about the G-1 visa.
Since most of the G-1 recipients are foreigners
who have applied for refugee status,
it is commonly referred to as a refugee visa.
However, foreigners who are unable to extend
their status of residence and have to return
to their home country for unavoidable circumstances
can also apply for G-1 visa.
Only 1.5% of applicants are approved as a refugee.
Getting a refugee permit is like going through the eye of a needle.
For this reason, refugee applicants who have received a G-1 visa
stay in Korea and seek employment after obtaining permission
to engage in activities other than the status of residence.
Let's check with K-Visa about
the qualifications to get a G-1 visa
and how to get permission to engage in activities
other than the status of residence.
💡 Miscellaneous ( G-1 ) Visa
A person recognized by the Minister of Justice
who does not fall under the status of residence for
diplomacy (A-1), migrant marriage (F-6),
tourism employment (H-1) or Visit and work (H-2)
can receive G-1 visa
It is a visa that allows for a stay of 6 months
for those who have unavoidable circumstances
and cannot leave Korea immediately.
The G-1 holders must extend their stay every 6 months.
💁♂️ Eligibility of Miscellaneous ( G-1 ) Visa
The following persons are eligible for the G-1 visa issuance.
1. Foreigners who are claiming and receiving treatment
for industrial accidents and their families
2. Foreigners and their families being treated
for illness and accident
3. Foreigners in the process of various lawsuits
4. Foreigners in arbitrationat the labor office
due to non-payment of wages
5. Foreigners applying forrefugee status
6. Persons with humanitarian sojourn permit among
7. Families of foreigners who died in accidents, etc.
8. Persons with humanitarian sojourn permits
such as pregnancy and childbirth
9. Patients and their families who need long-term treatment
after entering the country due to illness, etc.
10. Humanitarian aid such as victims of sexual violence
11. Families of humanitarian sojourners (G-1-6)
12. Other reasons applicable
🙌 Permission to engage in activity
outside of your status
If a foreigner residing in the Republic of Korea wants
to engage in activities that fall under other status of residence
in addition to activities that fall under the status of residence,
She/he must obtain permission
from the Minister of Justice in advance to engage
in activities other than the status of residence.
Foreigners with a G-1 visa can work after 6 months
through permission to engage in activities
other than the status of residence.
If you work without permission,
you may be subject to disadvantages such as
fines and departure measures.
🙌 Who is eligible to apply?
In order for a foreigner with a G-1 visa
to engage in job hunting,
one of the following must be met.
1️⃣ Family of a person who died
in an accident ( G-1-7 )
2️⃣ Persons who need humanitarian consideration,
such as victims of sexual violence ( G-1-11 )
3️⃣ Persons who fall under any other reason
4️⃣ Those who have applied for refugee status within 6 months
5️⃣ Among those who have not been recognized as refugees,
those who have obtained a humanitarian residence permit
and their families ( G-1-12 )
6️⃣ Families of those who have received refugee status ( F-1-16 )
🚫 Restricted Industries with G-1 Visa
(Among those who have not been recognized as refugees,
those who have been granted humanitarian sojourn and
their families and families of recognized refugees are excluded)
2️⃣ Speculative business (High-risk investment etc.,)
3️⃣ Entertainment receptionist at Danran pubs,
entertainment pubs, etc.
4️⃣ Private tutoring activities
5️⃣ Entry of youth, employment-prohibited businesses, etc.
📆 Permitted period
Basically, it is possible to work for up to one year
within the scope of the period of stay.
However, in the case of refugee status applicants,
it is possible until the period of residence permit.
🖇 Procedure to get permission
1️⃣ Check the foreigner's status of residence (G-1)
and period of stay / passport validity
2️⃣ Check the period of residence permit,
employment and employment availability of foreigners
3️⃣ Fill out the employment contract
and accommodation provision confirmation
4️⃣ Reservation to visit the Immigration Office
5️⃣ Visit the immigration office to apply for and
issue permission for activities other than
the status of residence
🗂 Documents to submit
1️⃣ Application form (Report Form)
2️⃣ Original foreign passport and alien registration card
3️⃣ Employment contract
4️⃣ Copy of business registration certificate
5️⃣ Residence Accommodation Provision
Confirmation and Provider Status
6️⃣ Immigration Fee
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