What is KIIP ? Korea Immigration and Integration Program

Program Information

The Korea Immigration and Integration Program helps immigrants become a part of our society, by providing them with training and education courses of compulsory knowledge that is needed to adapt to Korean society. When immigrants complete courses at centers and institutes that the Ministry of Justice has designated, the program provides benefits to the immigrants regarding sojourn permit, granting nationality, permanent resident permit and etc.

 

※ Curriculum : ① Korean Language ② Understanding Korean Society
※ Participants
○ Foreigners who reside in Korea, like marriage-based immigrants, compatriots, foreign workers, international students, refugees, professionals, who have unexpired certificates of alien registration or certificate of address, and naturalized Koreans who have acquired the Korean nationality 3 years ago or less.

※ Participation Benefits

○ Benefits when applying for naturalization

– Exemption from written nationality acquisition exam
– Exemption from nationality acquisition interview
– Shortened waiting time for nationality screening
○ Benefits
– When professional manpower change status of sojourn(F2) according to grades, points are added(maximum 25grades)
– When applying for permanent residence permit(F31), exemption from confirmation of Korean language ability
– When spouse of Korean citizen(F6) applies for permanent residence permit(F52), exemption from confirmation of

Korean language ability
– When foreign underage children of Korean citizen(F22) applies for permanent residence permit(F53), exemption from

confirmation of Korean language ability
– When foreigners with non-professional employment(E9), crewman(E10), working visit(H2) visa apply to change their

status of particular activity(E7), exemption from confirmation of Korean language ability
– When long stay foreigners(D1, D5~D9, F1, F3, E1~E5, E7 etc) apply to change their status of sojourn(F2), exemption

from Korean language ability
– When general naturalization subject obtains permanent residence permit(F-5), exemption from Korean language ability

(Scheduled to be applied since September 1st, 2013)
○ Obtain certificates per assessment

– After completing the Korean language course and if you pass the midterm evaluation, you can obtain the certificate

of the Test of Proficiency in Korean of the Society Integration Program(KIIP-KLT)

– After completing all the courses and if you pass the general evaluation, you can obtain the certificate of KINAT.
※ Mandatory Hours : Per person, minimum 50 hours ~ maximum 465 hours
○ ‘Korean Language’ course, maximum 415 hours + ‘Understanding Korean Society’ course maximum 415 hours.
○ According to Korean language levels, mandatory hours can differ.

※ Fees : Free

(* Program Homepage: www.socinet.go.kr)

ontact Numbers of Immigration Service Center(I&I center) of each Immigration Office

Immigration Office
Immigration Service Center
Address
Seoul
02-2650-6216
151, Mokdongdong-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul 158-076
Busan
051-461-3083,3084
 Busan Custom House, 20, Chungjang-daero, Jung-gu, Busan 600-814
Incheon
032-890-6404, 6411
393, Seohae-daero, Jung-gu, Incheon 400-800
Suwon
031-695-3821~2
39, Bandal-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 441-340
Jeju
064-723-3494
 277, Imhang-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 690-800
Daegu
053-980-3558
71, Dongchon-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu 701-862
Daejeon
042-220-2192
7, Mokjung-ro 26beon-gil, Jung-gu, Daejeon 301-840
Yeosu
061-689-5517
265, Museon-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do 555-110
Yangju
031-828-9487
 467-2, Deokgye-dong, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do 482-050
Gwangju
062-381-1345
196, Hwajeong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju-si 502-838
Changwon
055-242-8603
166, Haean-daero, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si,
Gyeongsangnam-do 631-410
Chuncheon
033-269-3215~6
 12, Saamgil, Dongnae-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 200-882
Cheongju
043-235-4905
52, Biha-ro 12beon-gil, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si,
Chungcheongbuk-do, 361-825
Jeonju
063-245-6164
213, Hoseon-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 561-211
Ulsan
052-279-8027,8033
86, Dotjil-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan 680-802

Source: Center of Korean Language and Culture

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