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  • The government of South Korea introduced a new high-tech visa type for foreign national interns


The government of South Korea established a new visa program for foreign national interns working in high-tech industries on September 29, 2022. Eligible applicants for the D-10-3 visa will include foreign national students intending to intern at:

  • A Korean company listed on the stock exchange which has high-tech research and development facilities
  • Corporations with an affiliated research institution
  • Corporations designated as high-tech companies, OR
  • Start-up corporations

The foreign national student must be registered at a “prestigious” university abroad and hold a major in high technology. A prestigious university includes the top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education World University rankings.

What are the Changes?

On September 29, 2022, the government of South Korea launched a new visa program for foreign national interns in high-tech industries. According to the government of South Korea, this new visa type will encourage the competitiveness of high-tech companies throughout the country. It will account for the increased demand for student intern programs.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of South Korea’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Justice, Korean Immigration Service

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