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Immigration law in the Republic of Korea - an overview

30 December 2016

A business visit is generally a short term trip in order to undertake business related activities for which the Immigration Authorities in the destination country would not require the individual to have employment or work authorisation.

Individuals should ensure that the activities undertaken fall within the guidelines on ‘permitted activities’ as a business visitor.

It is important to note that the activities being conducted will define the nature of the trip to South Korea and not the length of the trip. For example a very short visit may require the individual to hold employment or work authorisation because the activities amount to substantive, productive work.

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