How to Legally Reside in Korea as a Spouse of a Korean National (F-2-1 visa)

I posted this in my other blog before. I’m posting it again for those who may need the info. As always, it is best to call the Immigration Office for updates. This is about how to legally reside in Korea when you are married to a Korean national.

Here’s the information from a brochure I got at the Women’s Center:

Accompanied by your Korean spouse, register as an alien within 90 days from the date of your entry at your local immigration office.

After arrival in Korea, apply for extension of sojourn period and alien registration at a local immigration office having jurisdiction over the place of your stay. (E.g. if you live in Jongro-gu apply at the Immigration Office in Anguk-dong)

Required Documents for Alien Registration:
– Application available at immigration offices
– Passport and 2 color photos
– Copies of spouse’s family registration (including fact of marriage) and resident registration
– Letter of guarantee (authentication unnecessary)
– Fees (30,000 won)

You must extend your stay during the period commencing two months prior to the sojourn period expiration date. Your Korean spouse should accompany you while you register at your local immigration office having jurisdiction over the place of your stay.

Required documents for Extension of Sojourn Period
– Application available at immigration offices
– passport and alien registration card
– copy of spouse’s family registration (including fact of marriage)
– copy of spouse’s resident registration or resident registration card
– letter of guarantee (authentication unnecessary)
– fee of 20,000 won

Here’s the updated (March 22, 2010) information on F-2 visa from HiKorea Portal:

Application Eligibility:
– The spouse of Korea national
– The spouse of the one with permanent residence status (F-5 visa)

How to apply:
Applicant : the person himself/herself
Where to apply: The embassy or the consulate of the Republic of Korea
Required Documents: refer to the required documents listed below
– If applicants already have a certificate of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance, they only need to submit the passport, application of visa issuance, and a certificate of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance.
The process to apply for a certificate of recognition of visa issuance
The Applicant: the person himself/herself or the inviting party

Inviting parties staying in Korea can apply for the certificate of recognition of visa issuance for the invited foreigner only if they apply to the following:
– Those that got married during the time they had stayed in Korea
– Those that are older or younger than their spouse by 10 years or more
– If the husband or the wife have divorced within the past year and is seeking to get remarried
– Those that got married by paperwork while the Korean spouse was still in Korea

Where to apply: local immigration office or branch office

Required Documents: refer to the required documents listed below
– Application for the visa can be made to the embassy or the consulate of the Republic of Korea after the applicants get a certificate of recognition of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance.

※ Items subject to change depending on individual circumstances
-Passport(A photocopy of passport if applying a certificate of recognition of Visa Issuance)
– Application for Visa Issuance or Application for Recognition of Visa Issuance
– Documents that prove the family relations (marriage certificate, a copy of family register, documents verifying the marital relations)
– Documents that prove the financial capability
– Reference of a spouse with Korean nationality (신원보증서)
– Fee (single-entry visa: $50 (USD), multiple-entry visa: $80 (USD))
※ Charges not applicable if applying a certificate of recognition of visa issuance.
– 1 color photos of the applicant are needed when applying for the certificate of recognition of visa issuance size : 3.5㎝ x 4.5㎝
– Photos must have been taken within the past 6 months.
– Printed photographs are not accepted
– Bright background is preferred over a dark one.

70 thoughts on “How to Legally Reside in Korea as a Spouse of a Korean National (F-2-1 visa)

  • May 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm
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    mgandang araw po.me kaibgan po akong pinay.divorced na ho sya.pero citizen na rin po.me boyfriend po syang filipino.pero tnt na po sya ng halos 6 years na po.pwede ho ba silang mgpakasal sa phil.embassy?kung sakali po umuwi ng pinas ung lalaki,gano po ba ktgal bago mkabalik?

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  • June 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm
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    magandang araw 2 monhts na ako dito sa korea at meron narin po akong alien card valid for 1 yr. sabi ng asawa ko a rerenew raw nya ito bago po ma expire
    pude na po akong mag work kahit 2 month palang ako dito sa korea.?

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  • June 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm
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    gud evening po…my gs2 lng po sna k malaman…kasal kmi s pinas 2009 nid p po b kmi pkasal d2 sa korea my anak n po kmi kasama ko ngyn 5 months na.gs2 ko po kc mg citzen d2 mag palit ng passport ganu katagal po b yun..may allien card ako f-2-1 tpos nakalagay sa passport ko multiple entry dumating ako nung june 10..anu po ba dpt ko pa gwin kc mag stay ako d2 pu2nta po b ako immigration…tnxs po

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  • October 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm
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    hi po.. i need ur opinion so bad.. last 2yrs ago ko pa nkita tong site nyu at binabasa ko halos lahat ng blog… sa ngaun po.. d ko ma lng naicip na mkkaobyo po ako ng tga korea.. mabait po sya at ag kanyang pamilya.. sa susunod a tao ay balak po sana nya ako dalhin upang mgbakasyon at mkilala ang kanyang magulag at kapatid.. hmm anu po ba ang mga kailangan kung ihandang papeles pra mkapg travel sa bansa nila..at baka after ng iang taon at kalahati.. ay mgpapakasal po kmi,, advice nmn po. thanks po

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  • October 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm
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    magandang hapon po.my bf po aqng korean?d2 plng po kmi sa pinas ngsa2ma po kmi w/in 5 month,3 year npo sya d2 ngstay,maa2ri po b syng mgstay d2 ng mtgal? hndi po kc aq msydong nani2wla sknya eh anu po bng dhilan bkit ang tagal n nya d2?tapos po wala po syang passport at visa n dala. sabi nya po nsa embassy daw po,anu po bang katu2hanan dun?mu mga problema po b ito?sana po mbigyan nyu ku ng mgandang impormasyun. maraming slamat po

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    • October 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm
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      hi may! pag ang tao magta-travel, dapat laging nasa kanya ang passport niya… bakit nasa embassy ang passport niya? kung totoo man na nasa embassy… ang mga koreans allowed mag-stay ng walang visa sa pilipinas hanggang 21 days lang, tapos kailangan na nila kumuha ng visa kung gusto nilang magtagal…

      basta be vigilant at ingatan ang sarili ;p

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  • November 29, 2010 at 5:38 pm
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    Hi,
    I need a letter of invitation for Korea, South. can anybody help me in this?

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  • December 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm
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    i’m currently a graduate student in Seoul, Korea. And I have been staying here in Korea since 2005 (on and off from Korea to Philippines). I’ve experienced living with a Korean family as a homestay when I was studying Korean language and culture in Daegu City. 3 months ago i got married with a korean guy. I’ve known him since year 2007. I’ve met his family and lived with them for 4 months (they live in jeonju) and until now we regularly try our (i and my husband) best to visit them once a month.
    I’m about to graduate soon and luckily i got a job from a korean company and i’m expected to start working for them on dec. 22, 2010. the company will work on my working visa but my husband said that perhaps acquiring F2 visa is better than the working visa.
    My first question is …do i have to go to the Philippines and get a certificate and sticker from the CFO? for what purpose will i use them?
    And my second question is…which is better, F2 visa or working visa? what are the benefits or differences between them?

    If you have any idea on these, I’d be very pleased to hear it from you.
    Thank you so much for taking some time reading my message.
    More power to the best blog for filipinos in and out of Korea! -Buhay sa Korea

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    • December 10, 2010 at 9:50 am
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      hi leo! F-2 is better… it’s a temporary resident visa… it allows you to do more things compared to the E-7 visa… you don’t need to get a CFO unless you go back home… make sure that you register your marriage to the philippine embassy… here’s the Report on Marriage announcement posted on their site…

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      • April 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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        im pilipina im merred to korean .what I’need to peper’s for going to korea…and what need to give to embassy,..and cfo

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      • April 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm
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        at my baby narin kami nang aswa ko kaylang korin b sya pagawa nnang pasport pls give me comment salamt

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  • December 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm
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    by the way, we got married in Korea and we’ve already reported our marriage to the Philippine Embassy in Korea.

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  • December 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm
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    thank you for that wonderful and really quick feedback!
    next week, i’ll start applying for an F2 visa.
    but just one more thing,…i am scheduled to go back to the philippines on jan 7 and plan to stay there until jan 24 for holidays. so does it mean that i still have to pass by the CFO and get the certi and sticker ?

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  • December 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm
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    hi ,my name is alfy im here n korea for a past 5months im n illeagle immigrant plz do help me i wanna to get married 2 a korean for paper workplz help me,,if u wish 2 do so reply me or send me ur contact for this email plz,…

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  • January 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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    Hello Maam Betchay,This is my first time to read this blog,,I am working as a singer here in korea..Ive’d been here last 2007 upto 2009 of December and this is my second time to be here in korea last year; March 2010 with the same korea company..I have a korean boyfriend and we’re still going strong for good and been together for almost 2 years.We’re living here in Seoul and we are planning to get married soon, but we are confused when and how we will take a knut; its either this year or two years after because of my visa situation that will end on Feb 28 this year..

    My first question is should I finish my one year visa this year and go back to Philippines or we must take first our marriage before my visa end?!

    Second; Is there another way or visa that we must apply for even we’re not yet married and how ?!,,

    Thank you for spending your time reading my message..I am waiting and pleased for your answer…More power to all Filipinos and God bless Ua alwys,,
    갑사합니다!!! 새해 복 만히 바드세요!!

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    • January 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm
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      Hi Grace! If you really are sure, it would be better for you to get married here. If you want to get married in the Philippines, your fiance would need to stay there for at least 3 weeks for the marriage license, wedding and application of visa. It’s much easier if you get married here while you are legally residing here. There is no visa for fiance of Korean nationals.

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      • January 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm
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        새해 복 많이 받으세요 🙂

        Wow. This is very helpful information! My boyfriend and I have been discussing wedding/marriage concerns this year and I had no idea about him needing to stay here for at least 3 weeks for the licence and all! Thank you for this!

        We’re planning to have a civil wedding come July-August in the Philippines before having another wedding in Korea come November. I work in a school so I can’t stay in Korea until probably late April or May of next year. He’s also currently working in Thailand so we won’t really have much time together this year – not until the weddings – so it might prove hard to take leaves from work.

        Anyway, I’ll make sure to go over your blog so I can take in as many information as I can remember. (But any advice from you at this point will be very much appreciated!) Thank you 😀

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  • January 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm
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    if i want to study in korea as a nigerian person what are the procedures and please i will like you to give me the neccessary details about studying in korea.and how do i get a spouse from korea.thanxxx in anticipation

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  • January 6, 2011 at 1:01 am
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    Yup,I am pretty sure about that..Anyway,thank you so much for youre good advice Maam Betchay..Then,what are the papers or requirements that I must prepared for so that we can arrange it as soon as possible before the end of my visa?!..Thanks again maam,,^^

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  • January 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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    To Ate Betchay,

    Is it necessary for my Korean spouse to accompany me during the alien registration in Korea? Its bcoz my husband have to stay in Philippines to obtain the TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) here in Phil. while I have to stay in Korea with my baby to have the korean citizen and will be back in Phil. Regarding with my baby who was born in Phil., can i make the processing of his birth report after we arrive in Korea? I forgot to ask the embassy if my baby still need a visa to go Korea.
    Your reply is really much appreciated so we could change our plans and discuss it more. Hoping for ur earliest repy. Thank you.

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    • January 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm
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      Hi woo! Yes, your husband should be with you when you have your visa extended or when you apply for the ARC. If your child doesn’t have a Korean passport, then you’ll need a visa for him.

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  • February 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm
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    ate betchay,
    hello po sa inyo i had a korean boyfriend we were living together for almost 3 yrs. na po.kaso lang po me problema ako dahil kasal po ako, e gusto na po nya na magpunta kami sa korea natatakot naman po ako dahil tourist visa lang ang pwede ko iaply after nun magiging illegal nako,kasi po mahirap naman mag aply ng annulment sa pilipinas matagal pa pong proseso un.Ano po kaya ang pwede kong gawin para mag stay sa korea ng legal.balak nya po kasi na magwork muna ako sa korea kasi po mag iipun muna daw po kami bago ako mag file ng annulment sa aking xhusband…pano po kaya ako makaka obtain ng visa dun sa korea kung hindi pa po ako kasal sa bf ko na koreano????ask ko lang po if ever po ba na mgkakababy kmi nung korean bf ko magkakaroon po ba ako ng visa kahit hindi pa kami kasal dahil po sa stwasyun ko…kailangan ko po ng a.s.a.p na reply mula po sa inyo…..naguguluhan po kasi ako…tnx po

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  • February 15, 2011 at 10:38 am
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    Hello po, ms. Betchay. Paglilinaw lng po. Mgkaiba po ba ang Alien Registration at Extension of Sojourn Period? Ipina-register na po ako as Alien ng hubby ko pero ‘di ko po alam kung inapply din ba niya ako ng Extension of Sojourn.

    Thank you po sa time.

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  • February 22, 2011 at 1:54 am
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    hi mam betchay ask ko lang po,,once n nkasal n po, ‘a must’ po ba n bumalik sa Philippines because of the last period of my e6 visa?!…or pwede n nming mgamit ang mariage visa?! and gusto po kz nmin n mgstay muna ako for 6 month or 9 mothns dito sa korea bago po kami sabay umuwi satin,,,expecting for your good advise maam,,thank u and God bless..:)

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    • February 22, 2011 at 9:50 am
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      hi grace… from what i know, unless you overstayed you can change your visa here

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    • March 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm
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      may i ask..where po kayo nag pakasal? at saan po makapag apply ng Alien registration? thanks

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      • March 8, 2011 at 11:08 am
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        hi! sa pilipinas kami nagpakasal at ang pag-apply ng ARC ay sa Korea na

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        • March 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm
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          panu po kayo nka punta ng korea? anong visa po? i need help po..next month mag papakasal n po kmi ng fiance ko..at gusto po naming pumunta din ng korea..panu po ako mka punta ng korea? anong visa po kailangan?tnx

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          • May 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm
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            @ Princesjho,

            After ur marriage, u can apply for F-2-1 visa in Korean Embassy. Kindly read all ate betchay’s blog and comments then u will find the answers..

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  • February 22, 2011 at 11:25 am
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    Good day po sa lahat!

    Sa sinuman pong nkakaalam, please enlighten me on this thing. Magkaiba po ba ang Alien Registration at Extension of Sojourn Period? Kung mgkaiba nga, alin pong expiration of sojourn period ang tinutukoy kung kelan dpat mag apply ng extension, yung 90 days po ba na nasa visa or yung expiry date na nka indicate sa Alien Card? I tried to discuss this with my hubby pero hindi kami ngkaintindihan. Baka may korean term sila para dito. Kaya dito na lamang po ako nag bka sakali na mkakuha ng sagot. Welcome po replies ng sinuman nkakaalam. Maraming salamat…

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  • February 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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    hello, Annp! thanks much for your reply. It is such a big help. Thank you once again.. 🙂

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  • March 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm
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    good pm po mam betchay,
    ask q lng po sana qng pwd na po ba aqng mag apply ng dual citizen d2 sa korea,kht po 1year mahigit plang aq nag stay d2?
    may anak po aq mag 2years old na this june…
    please reply…
    thank you and god bless…

    more power 🙂

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  • March 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm
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    hello..can someone help me plz..
    i have a korean boyfriend and we are planning to get married soon..and he wants to bring me to korea..what visa do i need to go there if we are already married? i want to know also if can i stay there in korea for 90 days without visa? or just an alien registration? ur help is highly appreciated..thanks!

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    • March 8, 2011 at 11:10 am
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      hi! if you’re still planning to get married, you need to apply for the tourist or C-3 visa… you can’t stay here for more than 90 days without a visa… and you can’t get an alien registration without the proper visa…

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      • March 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm
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        miss betchay..how about if we will get married here in the philippines? and then i should get a tourist visa to go to koea? what if we are already married, what visa do i need to apply to go to korea? thank u..

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  • March 11, 2011 at 11:51 am
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    Hi po ma’am betchay, meron po akong bf na korean , nasa korea cia and im here in the philippines, he wanted me to go there pero di po namin alm kung anong visa ung kelangan ko just to get there? please help me po? nagsusugest po cia na marriege visa but it has a lot of paper to process.please reply me po as soon as you read this message through my email add. tnx po. Amayyong@yahoo.com

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    • March 11, 2011 at 11:59 am
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      Hi lei! Ang pwede mo lang kunin na visa is C3 or tourist visa. Kailangan mo i-submit ang mga documents na ‘to sa embassy ng Korea:

      Application form
      Passport
      Passport ID
      Photocopy of visa from US, Canada, Australia, Japan or New Zealand (if available)
      Employment Certificate (Original)
      Personal Bank Certificate (Original)
      Individual Income Tax Return (photocopy)
      Invitation letter (from the Korean national)

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  • March 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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    miss betchay..my fiance is here in the phil. how about if we will get married here in the philippines? and then i should get a tourist visa to go to korea? what if we are already married, what visa do i need to apply to go to korea? thank u..

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  • March 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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    @pricezjho
    U can already acquire F2 visa if you’ll get married there in the Philippines.

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    • March 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm
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      miss jen..thanks..but can u explain to me what is F2 visa? thanks..^^

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  • March 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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    may i ask..how to apply for the F2 visa and the requirements needed? thanks..

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    • March 13, 2011 at 11:38 am
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      Applicant : the person himself/herself
      Where to apply: The embassy or the consulate of the Republic of Korea
      Required Documents: refer to the required documents listed below
      – If applicants already have a certificate of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance, they only need to submit the passport, application of visa issuance, and a certificate of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance.
      ” How to apply
      The process to apply for a certificate of recognition of visa issuance
      The Applicant: the person himself/herself or the inviting party
      Inviting parties staying in Korea can apply for the certificate of recognition of visa issuance for the invited foreigner only if they apply to the following:
      – Those that got married during the time they had stayed in Korea
      – Those that are older or younger than their spouse by 10 years or more
      – If the husband or the wife have divorced within the past year and is seeking to get remarried
      – Those that got married by paperwork while the Korean spouse was still in Korea
      Where to apply: local immigration office or branch office
      Required Documents: refer to the required documents listed below
      Application for the visa can be made to the embassy or the consulate of the Republic of Korea after the applicants get a certificate of recognition of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance.
      The process to apply for a certificate of recognition of visa issuance
      Required Documents
      ※ Items subject to change depending on individual circumstances
      ” Passport(A photocopy of passport if applying a certificate of recognition of Visa Issuance)
      Application for Visa Issuance or Application for Recognition of Visa Issuance
      Documents that prove the family relations (marriage certificate, a copy of family register, documents verifying the marital relations)
      Documents that prove the financial capability
      Reference of a spouse with Korean nationality
      Fee (single-entry visa: $30 (USD), multiple-entry visa: $50 (USD))
      ※ Charges not applicable if applying a certificate of recognition of visa issuance.
      2 color photos of the applicant are needed when applying for the certificate of recognition of visa issuance
      size : 3.5㎝ x 4.5㎝
      Photos must have been taken within the past 6 months.
      Printed photographs are not accepted
      Bright background is preferred over a dark one.

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  • March 13, 2011 at 11:25 am
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    Applicant : the person himself/herself
    Where to apply: The embassy or the consulate of the Republic of Korea
    Required Documents: refer to the required documents listed below
    – If applicants already have a certificate of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance, they only need to submit the passport, application of visa issuance, and a certificate of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance.
    ” How to apply
    The process to apply for a certificate of recognition of visa issuance
    The Applicant: the person himself/herself or the inviting party
    Inviting parties staying in Korea can apply for the certificate of recognition of visa issuance for the invited foreigner only if they apply to the following:
    – Those that got married during the time they had stayed in Korea
    – Those that are older or younger than their spouse by 10 years or more
    – If the husband or the wife have divorced within the past year and is seeking to get remarried
    – Those that got married by paperwork while the Korean spouse was still in Korea
    Where to apply: local immigration office or branch office
    Required Documents: refer to the required documents listed below
    Application for the visa can be made to the embassy or the consulate of the Republic of Korea after the applicants get a certificate of recognition of visa issuance or certification No. of visa issuance.
    The process to apply for a certificate of recognition of visa issuance → Click Here
    Required Documents
    ※ Items subject to change depending on individual circumstances
    ” Passport(A photocopy of passport if applying a certificate of recognition of Visa Issuance)
    Application for Visa Issuance or Application for Recognition of Visa Issuance
    Documents that prove the family relations (marriage certificate, a copy of family register, documents verifying the marital relations)
    Documents that prove the financial capability
    Reference of a spouse with Korean nationality
    Fee (single-entry visa: $30 (USD), multiple-entry visa: $50 (USD))
    ※ Charges not applicable if applying a certificate of recognition of visa issuance.
    2 color photos of the applicant are needed when applying for the certificate of recognition of visa issuance
    size : 3.5㎝ x 4.5㎝
    Photos must have been taken within the past 6 months.
    Printed photographs are not accepted
    Bright background is preferred over a dark one.

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  • March 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm
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    Good day..
    I would like to ask if you have any idea on what are the procedures to have an NSO marriage certificate from Phils aunthenticated by DFA or have the certificate pass through Consul. I applied for an F2-1 visa last week in the immigration office here in Incheon but they asked me the original NSO certificate from Philippines aside from my marriage certificate in Korea and Report of Marriage from the Embassy. In case you know, I wonder how long will it take?

    Thanks in advance…

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    • March 29, 2011 at 12:24 am
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      Hi Tina! If you got married in Korea, you should file for a Report of Marriage at the Philippine Embassy. They will forward the report to the NSO in Manila. I’m not sure how long it takes but for those who’d gotten married in the Philippines, it usually takes 3 weeks to a month before the NSO certificate is available.

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    • March 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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      i got married in korea and processed everything at the embassy….however, it took NSO a year before they could issue me the authenticated copy.

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      • April 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm
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        @Betchay: good to know if it would only take 3weeks to a month but if my case would be like Cher then I’m really dead-meat.. 🙁

        @Cher: If you got your NSO certificate for a year? Did the immigration gave you your F2-1visa? or you really waited for a year and more just to get your visa? I’m just so worried with the NSO certificate because this is the only document that the immigration is asking me and they said that my application is in a pending case until I’ll receive the certificate..

        Due to my ongoing visa application, I can’t legally work though a job is already waiting for me. And I’m too scared to work in illegal way because I know the penalty is quite high.. I’ll be a coach potato in the house doing nothing.. 🙁

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        • April 22, 2011 at 11:06 am
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          i got mg f2-1 visa right away…the immigration officials didn’t ask me for the nso authenticated version of my marriage certificate….they only asked for the documents i submitted at the philippine embassy and the documents my husband filed at the local city hall reporting our marriage

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  • March 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm
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    한국에서 어떻게 배우자 초청장을 작성하나요?

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  • April 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm
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    hi po!i’d like to ask if do i have to extend my F2 visa kahit may alien registration card na po?.I got married to a korean national November of last year,and a month after my husband went to australia to study and work at the same time,last feb.2011 i arrived here in Korea,with my F2 visa which has a allowed me to stay here for 90 days,and i got my alien card already,my husband and i are planning to migrate in australia,so while im here,im also working with my australian together with my parents in law since my husband is not here,my f2 korean visa will expire on April 26,2011,my flight in australia will probably be by 4th week of this month,do i have to extend my visa?..and how am i gonna do that?thanks po..God bless;)

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  • April 5, 2011 at 12:08 am
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    hi tanong lang po ako.. nakapakasal na kami nang boyfriend kung korean and even have our marriage certificate from nso now… i would like to ask lang po what is the next procedure to get the marriage certificate from korea because its requirement to get visa..

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    • April 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm
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      @ Angel:

      Read Ate Betchay’s blog about the “Getting Married” Philippines or Korea Part. Read all the comments clearly, you might get some tips.

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  • April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am
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    Hi maam Betchay,,its me again,,ask ko lang po,,,we just married last February,,and we are planning to have a wedding in Philippines by next year 2012 at the same month,,I heard po kz n sa Pinas po kayo ngpakasal with your husband,,,ano ano po ba ung mga papers n dapat dalhin ng Korean national para sa Philippine wedding?!,,,and I already used my Cenomar certificate from NSO,need ko pa po bang kumuha ulit ng cenomar for Philippines wedding purposes?!!…and after the wedding;need po ba nmin pumunta agad sa Korean Embassy for filing our marriages license?!how long it will take para maprocess?!,,Does 2 weeks is enough for staying there so that we could come back in korea?!,,
    Thank you..:))

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    • April 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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      @ grace:

      As i suggested with Tina, read Ate Betchay’s blog about the “Getting Married” Philippines or Korea Part 1. Read all the comments clearly, you might get some tips.

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  • April 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm
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    HELLO GOOD EVENING!
    I JUST TO ASK SOME INFORMATION?
    PAG NAG PAKASAL PO BA KO SA KOREAN BOYFRIEND KO TAPOS PO KUKUHA AKO NG PASSPORT MABABAGO DIN PO BA YUNG MGA INFO NA ISUSULAT KO SA APLLICATION FORM?
    THANKS PO I NEED YOUR REPLY ASAP

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  • April 22, 2011 at 10:22 am
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    gusto ko po namin magpakasal ng girlfriend kong korean for document purposes only para maka stay po ako ng longer dto sa kor. estudyante pa kasi xa at siguradong hindi xa papayagan ng mga magulang nya. pero kung may paraan na pumayag ang parents nya, gusto kong malaman.

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  • April 22, 2011 at 10:27 am
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    ano po ba ang mga requirements para magkasal kami ng gf kong korean? saan po ba kami unang tutungo? saan po makaka hingi ng mas detalyadong impormasyon.

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    • April 22, 2011 at 10:31 am
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      hi dudes! saan ka sa korea? sa district offices sa seoul, merong mga office for “international marriage” so dun ka dapat pupunta…

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  • April 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm
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    Make reading a habit sisters! All the information you need have been posted by Ate Betchay here. You just have to look for it. From the How to’s, Documents, etc.. Its all here.. Just search.. 🙂

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  • May 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm
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    hello po..ask ko lng po if,pwd ho ba ako mag bayad ng penalty..ako ay may asawang korean..kaso po..umalis po ako sa poder nia..may soujorn visa po a ko..1yr,,kaso expired na po last yr pa..2010 feb..pwd ho bng mag bayad ako sa immigration ng penalty para..maging legal uli ako d2??or ang may karapatan lng mag extend sa akn un asawa kong korean??tnx po..sana may sagot po kau d2…

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  • June 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm
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    ask ko lang po kung hanggang kelan ako pde aq mag stay sa pinas for months kung may hwak po akong alien card f2 visa po ang hwak ko, d po ba magkakaroon ng prob. un? ksi po andto po ung baby ko so gusto ko po muna na dto na mag stay. nxt year pa po expiration ng alien card ko. and ok lng po ba na wala akong re-entry sticker?

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    • August 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm
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      Hi Nahyun..I think we’re in the same position..I am also inquiring dahil umuwi din ako ng pinas.f2 visa din pero balak kung bumalik after 7 months..In this case kaya,dapat tayong mag apply ulit ng F2 visa?kung meron kang info,pls.let me know ha?thanks.

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  • December 4, 2011 at 7:05 pm
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    Hi po, ask ku lang po if mayroon k torish or mulitiple visa hindi kb illegal o legal k sa korea n mkpgwork? at ilan days po minimum valid ang multiple visa?tnx po

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  • February 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm
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    hello..im may i just wanna ask, where can i get or how can i have a guarantee letter for f2 visa?if its really true that when you got married in korea it took a year before you can get your marriage certficate from NSO,then,what would be the possible things will happen to me and to my baby?i will give birth on july,and we just registered our marriage at the Philippine embassy last december 16..do i need to get another visa for my baby??

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    • February 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm
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      Hi may! Mga 3 weeks ang labas ng marriage certificate mula sa NSO. Hindi totoo na aabutin ng isang taon. Ask your husband to inquire at the Korean Embassy how to register your baby.

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  • May 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm
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    hi goodmorning..itanong ko lang po kung ano yung mga requirements for housewife but were not yet married and we have a baby already?thanks in advance..

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    • May 9, 2012 at 9:08 am
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      Hi aistic! Tourist visa pa rin ang aaplyan mo kasi wala kayong legal relationship kahit na may baby kayo. Ang requirements:
      – Application form
      – Passport
      – Certificate of Employment
      – ITR
      – Bank certificate
      – Invitation letter

      Ni-register ba siya ng tatay niya as anak niya sa Family Register nila sa Korea?

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