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Facts & Stats

To hire a foreign national in South Korea, you need to ensure that they obtain a work permit. This means they must be employed by a South Korean entity and go through the lengthy immigration process. Our Employer of Record (EOR) model can simplify this process. We take on all liabilities associated with hiring the employee, sponsor their visa, and handle the paperwork for their work permit application.


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Supported visa types E7 Work Permit
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Processing time 2-3 mo.
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Currency South Korean Won (KRW)
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Capital Seoul
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Languages Korean

Frequently asked questions

Requirements vary between visa types, refer to our Immigration guide to find more information. 
The estimated timeline to get a work permit in South Korea is 2-3 months.
With the EOR model, Deel, as the employer, can sponsor and handle the visa application.

The employee can start working only once they have received their ARC card.