Is there a way for parents or a family member of a Filipino, who is married to Korean, to stay in South Korea for a period longer than 90 days? Yes, it’s possible for the parents of a married immigrant to stay in Korea longer than 90 days. The specific visa for the parents or a sibling of a Filipino married to Korean is the F-1-5 visa.
First, this visa is applied only in South Korea. The parents or sibling has to secure a C-3 or tourist visa first. Before the visitation period is over, they should go to the Immigration Office and apply for the F-1-5 visa or ë°©ë¬¸ë™ê±°.
Who can get this visa?
- Parents of married immigrants
- to visit the married immigrant after giving birth
- to support the married immigrant in parenting
- Family of married immigrant
- not including the parents of the married immigrant
- to support the married immigrant after giving birth
- to help the married immigrant with childcare (age is 5 and below)
- only granted if the parents of the married immigrant are deceased or too old to travel
- only granted to one member of the family up to the fourth degree (cousin)
- only the female relative is allowed
How long is the term of stay?
The parent or relative of the married immigrant (such as a Filpino married to Korean) is allowed to stay for one year. This can be extended to two years. The maximum stay is 4 years and 10 months from the date of entry.
What are the documents needed?
- Application form
- Passport photo
- The inviter’s family registration, marriage history, resident certificate (ì´ˆì²ìžì˜ ê°€ì¡±ê´€ê³„ì¦ëª…ì„œ, í˜¼ì¸ê´€ê³„ì¦ëª…ì„œ, ì£¼ë¯¼ë“±ë¡ë“±ë³¸)
- The inviter and invitee’s proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage certificate) and other supporting documents that may be necessary
- Letter of guarantee
Where to apply?
Immigration office nearest the residence of the inviter
Remember that this visa is only granted to help the married immigrant take care of a child.
It is best to ask your parent or relative to stay in Korea legally. At least they could get covered with the National Health Insurance while they are here.