- Reduced exit measures for long-term visa holders from South Korea as of April 1, 2022
The government of South Korea announced that long-term visa holders who have completed their alien registration process and permanent residents would not need to apply for a re-entry permit to enter South Korea beginning April 1, 2022. The following groups of foreign nationals will not be required to apply for a re-entry permit:
- Permanent resident (F-5)
- Overseas South Korean citizens (F-4)
- Holders of refugee travel documents
- Travelers from exempt countries (D-7, D-8, & D-9)
Currently, nationals of the Republic of Suriname, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, Finland, and Chile are exempt from requiring a re-entry permit.
What are the Changes?
The government of South Korea will no longer require certain long-term visa holders and permanent residents to apply for a re-entry permit before leaving the country. This change will relax exit measures for travelers leaving South Korea who plan to return at a future date.
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: The Ministry of Justice, Korea Immigration Service