What is KIPP?
KIPP(Korea Immigration and Integration Program) provides basic knowledge about the Korean language, economy, society, law and other information necessary for immigrants in adapting to the Korean society.
Applicants: Foreigners legally staying in Korea with a valid alien registration card or domestic residence report card, and naturalized residents who have been naturalized within 3 years of acquiring Korean nationality.
Enrollment: Koreanus will help you applying for desired educational programs to educational institutions, and prepare necessary documents.
① Sign up to be a member of the Social Integration Information Network and apply for the KIIP
② Take a placement test before starting a course
③ Check the assigned level, course curriculum and announcements
④ Apply for the assigned course
⑤ Complete Level 1,2,3 courses and take evaluations (supervised by the educational institutions)
⑥ Complete a Level 4 course and receive an interim evaluation (supervised by the Ministry of Justice)
⑦ Complete the 5 level Basic Courses
*Applicants are required to complete the Basic courses to take the Comprehensive Assessment for Permanent Residency (supervised by the Ministry of Justice)
⑧ Complete the 5 level Advanced Courses
*Applicants are required to complete the Advanced Courses to take the Comprehensive Assessment for Naturalization (supervised by the Ministry of Justice)
Benefits of KIPP
Apply for naturalization
Exemption from naturalization written test and interview, reduced waiting time for naturalization evaluation (only applied to those who completed the intensive course)
Advantages given when applying for F2 & F5
1. Additional points
- Those applying for points system based residential status (F2-7) (maximum 28 points)
2. Exemption from proving Korean fluency
- Long-term foreign residents applying for permanent residency (F5-1)
- Spouse of Korean citizen (F6) applying for permanent residency (F5-2)
- Underage children (foreigner) of Korean citizens (F2-2) applying for permanent residency (F5-3)
- Working visit (H-2) visa holders applying for permanent residency (F5-14)
- Long-term foreign residents (D1, D5~D9, F1, F3, E1~E5, E7, etc.) applying for residential status (F299)
- Non-professional employment (E9), vessel crew (E10), working visit (H-2) visa holders applying for residential status (F2-6) or specially designated activities (E7-1)