South Korea now allows remote work visa for upto two years while staying

  • January 9, 2024

South Korea just started giving out a Digital Nomad visa to foreigners who want to work from home there. This program, which is also called a “workation” visa, started on January 1, 2024, and can include families of foreign workers who want to work from home in South Korea. This includes spouses and children.

The South Korean Digital Nomad visa allows remote workers to work in South Korea for up to two years, with the possibility of extension up to one year. Eligibility criteria include being at least 18 years old, having one year of work experience, and being employed by a company outside South Korea. Financial eligibility is crucial, with applicants earning over 85 million won or $66,000 in 2023, equivalent to double Korea’s GNI per capita. The application process involves submission through the Korean embassy in the applicant’s home country. For those already in Korea, visa exemptions, tourist visas, or short-term stay visas are available. Personal medical insurance covering at least 100 million won is also required.

Source: Daily Star