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What is the E-8 Seasonal Labor Visa? ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ

January 31, 2024

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Jinyoung Kim
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Hello, this is Kowork!
There is a visa that allows the hiring of foreigners in the field of agriculture or fisheries for up to 8 months.
That visa is the E-8 Seasonal Labor Visa! ๐ŸŒพ
Today, let's introduce the E-8 Seasonal Labor Visa.
E-8 Seasonal Labor Visa Qualifications
  • 1) E-8-1: Selected through an MOU between domestic and foreign local governments (Agriculture)
  • 2) E-8-2: Recommended by a relative within four degrees of kinship living abroad, who obtained an F-6 visa by marrying a Korean citizen (Agriculture)
  • 3) E-8-3: Selected through an MOU between domestic and foreign local governments (Fisheries)
  • 4) E-8-4: Recommended by a relative within four degrees of kinship living abroad, who obtained an F-6 visa by marrying a Korean citizen (Fisheries)
E-8-1 / E-8-3 Visa Issuance Process
  • 1) Sign an MOU on seasonal labor supply between a Korean local government and a foreign local government.
  • 2) The foreign local government recommends its residents to the Korean local government.
  • 3) The Korean local government allocates seasonal laborers to farms after the invitation process (submission of visa issuance approval application).
  • 4) Seasonal laborers work in the agricultural or fisheries sector for 5-8 months after entering the country!
Company Qualifications
  • 1) The wage must comply with the minimum wage under Korean labor laws. ๐Ÿ’ธ
  • 2) Must provide accommodation and shower facilities, subject to inspection by the local government.
  • 3) Mandatory enrollment in industrial accident insurance.
  • 4) Ensure at least 2 days off per month.
Required Documents
  • 1) Visa Application Form
  • 2) Copy of passport and photos, birth certificate (requires notarization and translation)
  • 3) Standard Employment Contract
  • 4) Proof of industrial accident insurance enrollment (Certificate of Enrollment in Industrial Accident Insurance)
  • 5) Seasonal Labor Participation Application
  • 6) Employer Confirmation Letter
  • 7) Certificate of Providing Accommodation and Residence (Proof of Residence for Visa)
  • 8) MOU Conclusion Results, etc.
This is Kowork, thank you!
If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this, please feel free to contact us ๐Ÿ“ž.
Since

diligent workers are even allowed to re-enter

, it would be great if employers and foreigners could actively utilize this system.
Currently, various foreign local governments are making efforts to sign MOUs with Korean local governments!
That's an overview of the E-8 Seasonal Labor Visa! ๐Ÿค˜
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