F-3 or dependent family visa
I’ve received a couple of emails from Filipina women whose husbands are working in Korea. Basically, they just want to know how they could come here with a tourist visa. A tourist visa is only good for up to 90 days. There’s a better visa for dependent families (spouse and children younger than 20) and that is the F-3 visa. This visa will allow you to stay in Korea for a longer time but you’re still not allowed to work legally.
You have to ask your partner to do the work for you first. Remember that you should be legally married to get the F-3 visa. First your spouse need to have the following documents:
– marriage certificate for spouses/ birth certificate for kids (NSO copies if possible)
– copy of dependent family’s passport/s (first and last pages, include amendments if available)
– ARC (Alien Registration Card)
– Letter of Employment
– Tax payment (addtl document to prove employment)
– Application for Recognition of Visa Issuance
Bring the above documents to the immigration office wait for the issuance of the CRV. Once the CRV number is issued, the dependent family needs to apply for the visa at the local Korean Embassy with the following documents:
– 2 pcs ID photos
– Application for Visa
– CRV number
– visa fee
The F-3 visa is not available for families of D-3, E-8, E-9 and E-10 visa-holders.