Detailed Questions

7  Establishment of a special exception on the period of stay for those who have filed applications such as for extension of the period of stay

Q7-1
How will cases where an application has been filed for a change in the status of residence or for an extension of the period of stay but no official decision has yet been received be handled? When will this take effect?

A

Under the new system, a special exception shall be made for a foreign national who has filed an application by his/her expiration date of residence but has not yet received an official decision on the application by the said date. In such a case, he/she is allowed to stay with the same status of residence until the point the decision is made for the application or two months after the expiration date, whichever comes earlier.

The actual date of enforcement of this new system is July 1, 2010.