• Significant Fee Increases for Most Immigration Applications
  • January 13, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • South Korea has increased fees for all visa and immigration-related applications and services, starting from January 1, 2014. Most fees increased by 100%, but the application fee to change from temporary to F-5 permanent resident status quadrupled.

    The revised fees are as follows:

    Type of Application

    New Fee (in Korean Won KRW)

    Previous Fee

    (KRW)

    Grant of temporary stay status

    80,000

    40,000

    Permitting activities outside of temporary stay status

    120,000

    60,000

    Change / addition of workplace

    120,000

    60,000

    Change of temporary stay status

    100,000

    50,000

    Change of temporary stay status to F-5 visa (Permanent Resident)

    200,000

    50,000

    Extending period of stay

    60,000

    30,000

    Initial F-6 visa (Spouse of Korean National)

    40,000

    20,000

    Extension of F-6 visa

    30,000

    20,000

    Reissuance of Alien Registration Card (ARC), including Resident Registration Card

    30,000

    20,000

    Issuance of miscellaneous documents for all visa and immigration-related matters (per copy)

    2,000

    1,000

    This is the first time that the South Korean government has increased immigration fees since 1998.