Is it possible for “types 8-10” to change to “types 1-8”? And does two years work experience based of labor work permit qualify for change to professional work permit or as economic visa if the worker has bachelors degree? :?
Here is a summary of the restrictions that Article 51 lifts for these five categories of foreigners:
Article 46-1 Foreigners can be only hired to certain kinds of work:
- professionals/those with technical skills
- executives in foreign companies
- certain kinds of teachers
- Buxiban teachers
- coaches and athletes
- religious workers, artists, performers
- “special talents”
(I’ll refer to these as Types 1-11 below.)
Article 46-3 Contract is required for Types 1-8. Period of contract equal to period of work permit.
Article 47 Employer must recruit domestically before hiring foreigners for Types 1-8 [this could have interesting repercussions].
Deportation upon failure of health test.
Quotas by nationality permitted for Types 1, 8-11.
Article 52 Types 1-8 must wait 40 days before reentry after expiration of original permit. Limited to six years of work cumulative.
Article 53-3 Type 1-8 employees cannot change to Types 8-11.
Article 53-4 Types 8-11 cannnot change employers or work except under Article 59-1.
Article 57-1-5 Employers are required to have employees undergo health tests if so required by law.
Article 72-1-4 Employers can have their quota of laborers revoked if they fail have employees take health tests.
Article 74 Foreigners must leave
[Moderator’s note: Article 51 specifies five types of people, and does not make any specifications about these Article 46 categories, except to say that they do not apply . . . . . ]