Today, we are going to introduce you to the Regional Specialization Foreign Talent F-2-R visa!
As it has not been long since its implementation, we anticipate frequent changes. However, we aim to introduce it with the most updated content so far.
The F-2-R visa, despite the regulation that employment is only allowed in regions with decreasing populations, enables long-term residency and subsequently the acquisition of the F-5 permanent residency visa. Hence, it's a visa that one can't help but be interested in 😎
To acquire the F-2-R visa, there are several requirements that we will examine together.
1. Purpose of Creating the F-2-R Visa
To prevent regional extinction due to population decline and revitalize the regional economy
To establish a system that allows foreigners to settle in local autonomous entities experiencing population decline and engage in employment activities and receive various benefits
2. F-2-R Eligibility Requirements
a. Education / Income Requirements (✅Only one needs to be met)
Education: Graduates or prospective graduates with at least an associate degree in Korea (D-2 or D-10)
Income: At least 70% of the Gross National Income (GNI) per person based on the application date
b. Residential Requirements
Actual residence in the local entity at the time of application
Promise to continue to live in the local entity for at least 5 years
c. Employment Requirements
Employment or confirmed employment in an industry designated by the Ministry of Justice
The workplace is located within the target local entity (the place of residence and workplace must be the same)
d. Basic Skills (✅Only one needs to be met)
Completion of level 3 or higher of the Social Integration Program
Acquisition of level 3 or higher of the Korean Proficiency Test