Q) I was deported from Korea in 2015. I was given a five year entry ban for domestic violence against my then ex South Korean wife. The sentence I received was 3 years probation. However, I have a young child in Korea, who is taken care of by my ex-wife, but I have been paying the child supports. I would like to visit Korea to see my child but I am very worried that my visa application or entry would be denied by the past record and the entry ban. My ex wife and I are now in a good relationship and she would provide a supportive letter for me. What is the likelihood that the Korean immigration will allow me to see my son?
A) In principle, a foreigner listed on the entry ban of Korean immigration office is prohibited to enter Korea for some period of time. There is, however, a special entry permit which can be made during the period of entry ban for some humanitarian reason. Most common cases are for the family unity purposes. For example, there was a case where Continue reading