Is it really difficult to stay in Korea for an indefinite amount of time and work for cash incase you get married to a Korean citizen?
Here’s the answer…
All you need is the contracts and work schedules that do not overlap and you can have permission to work at two locations.
You have to do is go to immigration to get the permission to work at more than one location. F-2-1 Visas while not perfect, grant much more freedom than an E2.
You no longer need to leave the country to get an E2. Because your spouse is your dependent, however you still need to report this to Immigration. Your permission depends on the immigration officer, the office and whether it’s your lucky day. People will give you different answers about what you can and can’t do legally.
Here’s the process and documents that you need…..
Three copies of her family register which you can obtain from the family GU office. You then need 3 copies of the Affidavit of your Marriage and 3 copies of The Report and Certificate of Marriage which you can download from the English Embassy site.
Once you have the translation and the forms, take your passport to the consulate. Always call and make an appointment before you go there. The officer will start stamping and notarizing and filling out forms. When it is done, you will be given some forms that you can keep.
While this is going on, your better half needs to get hold of two forms from her GU office. Then, when you have your Report and Certificate of Marriage forms stamped, go back to the embassy. They will do the remainder and after 20 minutes back there, low and behold. You’re married.
It’s a painless process and is easy to do.
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