Visa Categories and Visa Types Overview 

The visa regulations for the Republic of Korea establish the categories and the visa types applicable for each country national. The table here below enlists the categories and types applicable for German, French, British, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian, Czech, and Danish nationals.

Long Term Visas - Over 90 Days

Reference

Visa Category

Visa Type and Checklist

Ref. No.

H

Short Term Stay

Working holiday

H-1

G

Medical Treatment

Medical treatment and recovery

G-1-10

F 1, F 2 and F 3

Family Visitor and Dependent Family

Parents of international student

F-1-13

Cohabitee of diplomat/foreign government official

F-1-3

Spouse of permanent resident

F-2-3

Dependent family

F-3-1

F 4

Overseas Korean

Overseas Korean

F-4-11

Dependent of Overseas Korean

F-4-12

F 6

Marriage Migrant

Spouse of a Korean national

F-6-1

Child raising

F-6-2

D 5 and D 6

Journalism/Religious Affairs

Long-term news coverage

D-5

Religious worker

D-6

D

Study and Language Training

Associate degree

D-2-1

Bachelor's degree

D-2-2

Master's degree

D-2-3

Doctoral degree

D-2-4

Research study

D-2-5

Exchange student

D-2-6

Korean language trainee

D-4-1

Student (Elementary, Middle, High School)

D-4-3

Foreign language trainee

D-4-7

D

Trainee

Industrial trainee (FDI)

D-3-11

Industrial trainee (Technology)

D-3-12

Industrial trainee (Plant)

D-3-13

General trainee (Others)

D-4-2

Trainee chef (Korean cuisine)

D-4-5

General trainee (Private institute)

D-4-6

Korean arts and culture

D-1-00

D 7

Intra-Company Transfer

Intra-company transferee (international company)

D-7-1

Intra-company transferee (domestic company)

D-7-2

D 8

Investment

Incorporated enterprise

D-8-1

Business venture

D-8-2

Unincorporated enterprise

D-8-3

Technology and Business startup

D-8-4

D 9

International Trade

International trade

D-9-1

Technician (Industrial machinery)

D-9-2

Technician (Ship Building)

D-9-3

Individual foreign business man

D-9-4

D 10 and E

Professional

Job seeker

D-10-1

Business Startup

D-10-2

Professor

E-1

Foreign language instructor (General)

E-2-1

Researcher

E-3

Technical instructor/Technician

E-4

Professional

E-5

Artist

E-6-1

Hotel and adult entertainment

E-6-2

Athlete

E-6-3

Professionals

E-7-1

 

 

Household assistant of diplomat

F-1-21

Household assistant of big investor

F-1-22

Household assistant of high-tech investor

F-1-23

Household assistant of professional

F-1-24

Permanent Residence

Reference

Visa Category

Visa Type and Checklist

Ref. No.

F 5 11

Professional

Special talent

F-5-11

F 5 5

Investment

Big investor

F-5-5

Short Term Visas - Up to 90 Days

Reference

Visa Category

Visa Type and Checklist

Ref. No.

C 3

Short Term Visit

Short term visitor (Overseas Korean)

C-3-8

C 4

Professional

Short term employee

C-4

C 1

Journalism / Religious Affairs

Short term news coverage

C-1

F

Family Visitor and Dependent Family

Parents of special talent

F-1-15

Spouse / Underage children of F4 Overseas Korean

F-1-9

Underage children of national Korean

F-2-2

For further information, please visit the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin and the website of the Korea Visa Portal