Expert Info

Posted by emma33
on 20 Jun 2017
My passport as a Basotho has freedom of visa on arrival to South Korea for a 2 months stay. I want to know how i can extend my stay and get a factory job legally.
Anonymous (not verified) on 20 Jul 2017
I was in Korea last month for a program but I very much felt in love with the country, their people and culture. I would like to work in their country legally. My question is, how can I get a work permit? Could someone please help!
Brett Martindale on 23 Jun 2017

Hi Emma,

Thanks for the question.


While I can't help you in actually finding a job as a factory worker, I do recommend you go to our visa page and work permit page for South Korea.

I understand that the 60 day visa-exempt rule still applies to Basotho but you will need to apply for a visa to extend that period. Do you have any qualifications or work experience?

I am not sure a visa can be granted even if you do manage to find a job as a factory worker because the visas and requirements are very specific. They can be found on the aforementioned pages.

Sorry I can't be of more help.



Anonymous (not verified) on 19 Jul 2017
Thanks for the insight. But can i apply for visa extension while in South Korea? Or do i need to do it before coming in?
DonSilas on 10 Aug 2019


I am a Nigerian, Ang Agricultural Engineer with major in irrigation trchnology hoping and longing to move to Korea,for work.

How will go by it?

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

Aetna is an award-winning insurance business that provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. Their high quality health insurance plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of expats living and working abroad.

Get a quote from Aetna International


Cigna Global

With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.

Get a quote from Cigna Global