Introduction to Incheon Immigration Office

  • Address: 393, Seohae-daero, Jung-gu, Incheon (Hang-dong)
  • AFloor Information
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Floor No Key Tasks
1Floor
  • Immigration Services (Lunchtime 12:30~13:00, shift work)
    • Visa extension and change of visa status
    • Application and extension of alien registration card, application for permanent residency etc.
    • Separate counters available for foreigners from China and other countries
  • Visa and Proof Issuance
    • Application for visa issuance certificate and proof issuance etc.
  • Citizenship Services (Lunchtime 12:30~13:00, shift work)
    • Application and renunciation of citizenship etc.
2Floor
  • Investigation Division (Lunchtime 12:00~13:00, closed)
    • Investigation of actual conditions and trends etc.
  • Refugee Room (lunchtime 12:00~13:00, break time)
    • Refugee-related services such as application, interview, and judgment
3Floor
  • Immigration Help Center (Lunchtime 12:00~13:00, closed)
    • Social integration program (Classes on Korean language and understanding the Korean society)
  • Programs for foreigner spouses (marriage immigrants) etc.
  • For more detailed information, contact the Guide Center for Foreigners by calling phone no. 1345.

Key Programs

Korea Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP)

A program that helps immigrants to adapt quickly to the Korean culture and language so that they may easily integrate into Korean society. Various benefits are given to immigrants who have completed this program, such as 'exemption from written test required for citizenship acquisition' etc.

Benefits of Program Completion
  • ‌Exemption from written test and interview required for citizenship acquisition
  • ‌Reduced waiting time for citizenship assessment
  • ‌Exemption from proof of Korean language ability when changing visa status etc.
  • For more detailed information, contact the Guide Center for Foreigners by calling phone no. 1345.
How to Apply and Eligibility
  • ‌Apply online via Soci-Net Immigration & Social Integration Network (www.socinet.go.kr)
  • ‌All immigrants and citizens may apply according to their preferences
Guide to International Marriage Program

A program that helps parties of international marriages form a happy family by assisting them to understand their spouses who grew up in different cultures and environments. Systems related to international marriages, local culture, visa procedures and matters to take note are covered in the program.

How to Apply and Eligibility

Koreans who intend to form international marriages with foreigners from countries officially declared by the Minister of Justice or those who, having formed international marriages, wish to invite their foreigner spouses to Korea. Koreans, who intend to form international marriages with foreigners from the following countries, must complete the 'Guide to International Marriage Program.'

  • ‌How to Apply: Apply after registering as a member on Soci-Net Immigration & Social Integration Network
  • ‌Applicable to countries: China, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Thailand
  • Application details may be found on the Soci-Net Immigration & Social Integration Network website : www.socinet.go.kr
Early Adaptation Program

A program that provides all long-term stay immigrants in Korea with basic information on lifestyle, law and systems required for adaptation to the Korean society.

Foreign Spouse
  • ‌Applicable to: Foreigners who first entered Korea with F-6 Visa (foreign spouses), their Korean spouses and families
    • Also available for those who have completed alien registration
    • The Korean spouse and family must accompany the foreigner spouse on the program
  • Benefits: 2 years extension for first extension of stay period
Overseas Korean
  • Applicable to: Overseas Koreans who wish to carry out alien registration with working visit (H-2) visa
  • Required to submit 'Certificate of Early Adaptation Program' during alien registration
Foreign Student
  • Applicable to: Newly admitted foreign students (D-2, D-4-1 etc.)
    • Also available for existing foreign students who have not participated in the program before In addition, this program is targeted at foreign entertainers (E-6-2), immigrated children, foreigners from foreigner-populated areas, foreign language instructors (E-2) and so on.
  • How to Apply: Apply after registering as a member on Soci-Net Immigration & Social Integration Network.
Source: "Be an Incheoner" - Guidebook for Foreign Residents in Incheon