Creating the D10 visa was a great solution to so many issues. Below I will outline some of the commonly asked questions regarding this mysterious visa.
D10 - Job seeker - Either you quit your job or you didn't find another job before your previous E2 visa expired. Get an E2 Visa extension first.
D10 - Job Seeker - You may have been on another visa type that you no longer qualify for but looking to change over to another visa.
E2 Employment Contract is completed/satisfied - you will NOT need a D10, just find another job before it expires. If you need two extra weeks just go to immigration for an E2 extension. If you can not find a job in time, they will recommend a D10 visa.
E2 Contract is NOT satisfied / You quit. You will need a "Release Letter" from your employer. They are not obligated to give you one. You must transfer jobs within a month of your release. If you can not find another job in time, they will recommend a D10 visa.
Your current visa is expired and you can not get the same visa again. student, etc.
It IS possible to travel on a D10 visa but keep in mind that if you remain outside of Korea for 90+ days, you will need a new background check. In addition, it is suggested that you wait to obtain your new ARC card in hand before traveling. You will use this as your entry/exit document.
It will take 3 weeks for a "visa status change" so it is suggested to avoid getting the D10 visa if you can simply transfer to a new workplace. The timeline to change from an E2 to a D10 to an E2 will take about 6 weeks since you are changing your visa status twice. If you are okay with not working for that amount of time or more than that is okay.
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