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The Complete Guide to the E-6-2 Hotel and Entertainment Visa in South Korea

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


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Looking for a career in entertainment in South Korea? The E-6-2 visa is tailored for performers eyeing hotel and adult entertainment establishments. Here's a thorough guide to help you through the application process.


I. What is the E-6-2 Visa?


The E-6-2 Visa is meant for individuals intending to partake in performance or entertainment activities at hotel businesses and adult entertainment facilities, as defined by the Tourism Promotion Acts. This doesn't encompass activities like professional acting or literature as stated by the Public Performance Act.


II. Who is Eligible for the E-6-2 Visa?


Eligibility is extended to individuals planning to engage in entertainment activities in hotels or adult entertainment businesses. Examples of such professionals include pop musicians, burlesque dancers, instrument players, circus artists, and magicians, as defined by the Tourism Promotion Act.


III. Duration of Visa and Entry Specifications


Visa holders are first granted a single-entry visa valid up to 3 months. The E-6-2 visa is typically granted for a period of 1 year, subject to extension upon evaluation of the individual's contribution and activities in South Korea.


Learn more about Visa Extensions at HiKorea.go.kr.


IV. Required Documents


Applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form for Confirmation of Visa Issuance (Form No. 21), copy of passport, and a standard format photo (in color)

  • Copy of Business Registration Certificate

  • Copy of employment contract

  • Performance recommendation letter from the Korea Media Rating Board

  • Outline for entertainment activities

  • Certificate of qualification or employment history

  • Letter of guarantee


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In case a representative is necessary, a Power of Attorney, employment certificate, and a copy of ID Card are required. Additional documents may be requested to validate the purpose of entry.


Applicants are granted an initial 90 day single entry visa on arrival and the E-6-3 visa may be extended and renewed for up to one year.


V. Frequently Asked Questions


What exactly is the E-6-2 visa?

What distinguishes E-6-2 from other E-6 visas?

Can I appear on a TV show or broadcast with an E-6-2 visa?

What documents are necessary to apply for an E-6-2 visa?

Is there any eligibility criteria for E-6-2 visa holders regarding past work experience?

Can an E-6-2 visa holder switch to an E-6-1 visa to work in broadcasting or other artistic activities?

Can I work in any entertainment establishment with an E-6-2 visa?


By understanding these aspects of the E-6 visa, foreign performers can navigate the Korean entertainment industry more effectively and ensure compliance with local regulations.


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