Hi Korea


HiKorea is a government online service center for foreign nationals. It provides such services as immigration, civil applications, labor, consulting, and information for daily life. It is run in four languages (Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese). Foreign nationals should make reservations for appointments to visit the office, get permission for re-entry, and even extend online their period of stay.

Immigration Offices

(Call 1345) www.immigration.go.kr

The main function of the immigration services is for the foreign resident registration [the issuance of Residence Cards (formerly known as Alien Registration Cards)] and the management of residence permits. But it also offers foreigners, immigrants-related information, and education programs.

For any inquiries regarding your application and issuance of Residence Cards (ARC) and your jurisdiction, validity check of registration card, Employment eligibility check for foreigners, checking the authorized period of stay, re-entry permit, please contact 1345 (domestically) or +82-2-6908-1345 (internationally) or visiting www.hikorea.go.krReservation before visiting is required through the website. 

Single Portal Service Providing General Support for Foreign Nationals


Korean Government Service consolidates 90,000 different types of government services available to the public and classifies their variety of ways that are tailored to each individual citizen's life.

General Information Center for Foreign Nationals

(Call 1345 domestically / +82-2-6908-1345 internationally)

Consulting services are provided for such things as language, daily life and law, visas and citizenship, and many other problems foreigners may have.

Foreign Employee Support Center of Korea

(Call 1644-0644) http://k.migrantok.org/

A civic organization for helping solve various problems foreign employees may face. It provides consultation on such topics as unpaid wages, changing jobs, immigration, industrial accidents, medical services and welfare, international marriage, fraud and violence, training in Korean, computers or taekwondo, law and safety, and adjusting to life in Korea.

Multi-Cultural Family Support Center

(Call 1577-5432) https://www.liveinkorea.kr/portal/main/intro.do

Established to support immigrants with issues of marriage and living in Korea, there are 171 branch offices of the center nationwide. Various services are provided, such as Korean language education for multi-cultural families, information on understanding multi-cultural family culture, family education, consulting, employment, starting up businesses, and translation. It also offers bilingual programs and Korean language courses for children.

Useful Websites

Name of InstitutionWebsiteDeion
KBS Worlds Newswww.world.kbs.co.krMultilingual news, current affairs, culture, and TV shows
Immigrant Broadcastingwww.mntv.netMultilingual news, Korean language for everyday use
King Sejong Institute Foundationhttps://www.ksif.or.krKorean language instruction
Women Migrants Human Rights Center of Koreahttp://www.wmigrant.org/wp/Website for immigrants about marriage,
education, health, and jobs
Arirang TVwww.arirang.comInternet broadcasting for foreign nationals, multi-cultural
families and overseas residents
Korea Tourism
www.visitkorea.or.krInformation on travel and festivals in Korea