The Embassy has been advised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea of updated information regarding the temporary suspension of the waiver of Re-Entry Permits for long-term visa holders effective from 1 June 2020. Please note hereunder;
1. Eligibility for Medical Examination Exemption Certificate
- A registered foreign national who temporarily departs Korea for less than 3 weeks for the purpose of business, journalism, or academic activities is eligible to be issued a Medical Examination Exemption Certificate by a local Immigarion Office before his/her departure. The exemption certificate is valid only if he/she re-enters Korea within 3 weeks after the departure date.
2. Expanded Scope of Valid Written Medical Diagnosis
- In principle, a registered foreign national is required to submit a medical diagnosis that is written either in Korean or English and issued by an authorized medical institution if he/she wishes to re-enter Korea.
- A written medical diagnosis shall be issued not eirlier than 48 hours, excluding holiday, prior to the date of departure for Korea. Under inevitable circumstances, it may be issued within 72 hours prior to the date of departure, excluding holidays.
- Under inevitable cir4cumstances, a medical diagnosis written in a language other than English or Korean can be accepted if submitted with a complete English or Korean translation and a Certificate of Translation. Notarization is not required for the translation.
Updated information on Re-Entry Permits for long-term visa holders
Medical Examination Exemption Certificate
Certificate of Translation