As Of Today, 1.9 Million International Residents Are Living In South Korea

The Number Of Foreign Residents In Korea By Nationality

Ranking Of Regions With The Highest Number Of International Residents

  1. Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do (68,119)
  2. Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do (66,103)
  3. Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do (59,942)
  4. Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (48,682)
  5. Guro-gu, Seoul (48,343)
  6. Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do (42,243)
  7. Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (35,567)
  8. Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do (29,184)
  9. Geumcheon-gu, Seoul (28,560)
  10. Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do (28,250)

The Largest International Town In Korea – Ansan City’s Wongok-dong

Ansan City in Gyeonggi Province is known for its significant international resident population, with over 40% of its inhabitants being international residents. Many global citizens who came to work at places like the Banwol Industrial Complex settled in the adjacent Wongok-dong, leading to the natural emergence of various shops and restaurants representing diverse nationalities.

Top 4 Types Of Visas For International Residents Staying In Korea

  • F-4 Visa (535,788)
    It is designed for ethnic Koreans who have foreign nationality but want to stay long-term in South Korea.
  • E-9 Visa (305,424)
    It is specifically for non-professional foreign workers employed in Korea. It’s typically issued to workers in sectors such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and fisheries.
  • F-5 Visa (186,398)
    It is also known as the Permanent Residence Visa. Its designed for foreign nationals who have lived in Korea for an extended period and wish to establish permanent residency.
  • D-2 Visa (15,224)
    It is for foreign students enrolled in academic or language programs in South Korea.

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