Korea Athlete Visa

South Korea
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


A person who plans to engage in a sports industry such as professional soccer, baseball, or basketball player, and their accompanying managers etc can apply Korea Athlete Visa(E-6-3).

Periods of stay will be granted for up to 1 year.

The processing time for the visa may take from 1-2 weeks from the application day.



12 Month(s)



60 Month(s)





Processing time

3-5 Week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Korea Athlete Visa?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Your business should be registered
  • You need an invitation or employment contract
  • You need employment recommendation from a respective government department

Which documents do I need to apply for the Korea Athlete Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Visa Application Form (Form No. 17)
  • A photo in a standard format
  • A copy of Business Registration Certificate
  • A copy of employment contract
  • An employment recommendation letter from a respective government department or any documents proving the necessity of the employment
  • An employment recommendation letter of a professional athlete/coach/judge from the hiring company or association
  • If a representative is hired, he/she must submit a Power of Attorney from an applicant, his/her employment certificate and A copy of ID Card
  • The head of Immigration Office may request for additional documents if it is deemed necessary to review the purpose of entry, validity of an invitation, and qualification of an inviting organization or an invitee

Talent Migration data for South Korea

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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