One of the most complicated and difficult visa in Korea is E-7 visa. Many people think that hiring a foreigner would not be difficult if a candidate has very good qualification for the job. However, the candidate’s qualification is not the only consideration when the E-7 visa is applied. Things such as occupation, education level and qualification of employer should be considered and reviewed by immigration officers. We have briefly explained about eligibility and requirement for E-7 visa in Korea below. We have also summarized some important points about E-7 visa in our previous post. Please also see Key Points Summary for E-7 Visa in Korea and List of Job Types (Occupations) for E-7 Visa in Korea.
Eligibility for E-7 visa
Eligible Applicant: Foreigner who want to engage in occupations specially designated by the Ministry of Justice after making an employment contract with a public or private organization in Korea.
Immigration office separate workers into three groups: professionals, semi-professionals and skilled workers depending on the level of expertise required and substitutability of Korean citizens
Immigration office finds a protective measure for Korean citizens from foreign skilled-workers who may intrude a job marker of Korean citizens with their substitutability by setting the quotas for each company, wage requirements, and higher job qualifications.