This post is written from a D2 visa holder perspective. There might be differences on the required documents if you have no visa yet or you own a different type of korean visa.
D10 visa is the ‘Seeking for Employment‘ visa that gives you 6 months stay in Korea to find a job. Take note though that you are not allowed to work when you are on D10 visa. Once you get a job, you should report immediately to the local immigration to change your status again.
Backstory. I went to our local immigration office here in Chuncheon yesterday to inquire about the D10 visa. However, I brought along the necessary documents as well minus the bank statement, just in case. Fortunately, it seems like the Ministry of Justice have loosened the requirements.
Here are the list of documents I submitted:
- 1 passport size photo (3.5*4.5)
- 1 copy – Certificate of School Admission
- 1 copy – School Transcript
- 1 photocopy – passport (front only)
- 1 photocopy – ARC (front & back)
- Change of Sojourn status form (available at the immigration)
- Seeking for Employment form (available at the immigration)
- ₩100,000 in cash – visa application fee
- ₩30,000 in cash – processing fee
Surprisingly, they didn’t ask for any bank statements or anything related to money. There is a portion on the seeking employment form where you have to indicate your finances (cash/deposit/credit card/remittances) but i wasn’t sure if it’s for a guess estimate or what is available at hand. I chose the former.
The Seeking for Employment form simply asks about your plans on how to obtain a job for the next 6 months. There are six rows allotted for this but I think it’s okay to be vague about it. I, for example, wrote “find a job online/ask my network/inquire at local offices, etc.” However, there is this one part where you have to write exactly where you are planning to work for – specific company, job, and salary.
When I first handed out my documents, the very first thing that the immigration officer asked me was my class standing, my grades – I suppose this is one important criteria. From my reading, you need to have a grade of 3.0 and above in order to qualify (the one I submitted was in a 4.5 scale).
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Other helpful information
Chuncheon Immigration Address: Saamgil 6 (or hakgongni 29-1), Dongnae-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwondo. Phone: 033-244-7352 / 7353
Opening Hours: Open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 am until 18:00 pm. Closed for 1 hr between 12:00 pm and 13:00 pm for lunch. Open on Saturday from 09:00 am – 13:00 pm.
Closed on Sundays and Holidays.
For other Visa inquiries, you may check this website: http://www.hikorea.go.kr/