Korea - Increase in Immigration Fees - January 20, 2014

With immediate effect, the South Korean government has imposed a 100% increase upon the majority of its immigration fees. These increases were implemented after a governmental review found that the immigration fees had remained unchanged for fifteen years. The review also noted that Korean immigration services fees were very low when compared with the fees of other developed countries.

Category Old Rate (KRW) New Rate- Effective January 01,2014 (KRW) Percentage Increase
Change of Sojourn Status to F-5 Permanent Resident 50,000 200,000 300%
Permitting Activities Outside of Sojourn Status 60,000 120,000 100%
Change/Addition of Workplace 60,000 120,000 100%
Grant of Sojourn Status 40,000 80,000 100%
A Spouse of a Korea National (F-6) 20,000 40,000 100%
A Spouse of a Korea National (F-6) 20,000 40,000 100%
Change of Sojourn Status 50,000 100,000 100%
Issuance of Miscellaneous Document(s) for all Visa and Immigration- related Matters(per copy) 1,000 2,000 100%
A Spouse of a Korea National (F-6) 20,000 30,000 50%
(Re)Issuance of Alien Registration Card Resident Registration Card 20,000 30,000 50%


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Kit Tang, Regional Immigration Manager - Asia