This means that the visitor needs a visa for business, tourism, transit, work leave, entry abroad, business investment, foreign language teaching, stay or any other purpose. However, the aforementioned nationalities are eligible if they hold an invitation certificate issued by the Jeju government or the Jeju Island Immigration Office or if they have visited South Korea three or once since 2006, when they hold a permanent residence permit issued by five-eyed countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States).  The South Korean government has adopted specific guidelines for exemption from the visa requirement for passengers in transit, which are listed below. In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the following countries have been suspended from their visa waiver status in Jeju Province special Self-Governing province or Jeju Island. From 4 February 2020, citizens of the following countries will need to obtain a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea in order to travel to Jeju Island. Nationals of the following countries, as well as stateless persons and refugees, are not entitled to this service: Although South Korea`s visa policy currently only allows for the possibility of obtaining a visa through a government office, the South Korean government is considering setting up an electronic travel authorization program for a number of foreign visitors. , making it unnecessary to personally surrender to a message. Depending on nationality, visa-free citizens can stay in South Korea from 30 days to 180 days. In 2008, there was concern that “unqualified foreign teachers” would use F-visas such as F-2 to find employment in Korea.  In 2009, the government passed a law to change visas from E7 to F2 for foreign officials.  In 2010, the government announced that foreigners who have invested more than US$500,000 on Jeju Island can also obtain a residence visa in F-2.
 In 2010, it was also announced that foreigners who already have certain visas would be able to switch to an F-2 visa after fulfilling certain criteria and accumulating a certain number of points.   The amount required to obtain the visa as a foreign investment has increased over the years. In 1991, a foreign investor had to invest only 25 million won, which was increased to 50 million won in 2001. In 2010, the government announced plans to increase to an additional $100 million for a number of reasons. Because of inflation, rising cost of living and other costs, they estimated that $100 million was more representative of what was needed to start a business in Korea. However, some foreigners were also concerned that some foreigners took advantage of this visa and used it to stay permanently in Korea without really starting a business. Once the visa was issued, the government does not keep an overview of the investment, so some foreigners used agents who provided the investment money for a tax so that they could get the visa. Concerns were expressed that this increase would not prevent the misuse of the visa and, instead, foreign investment in Korea.  Visa and foreign commercial property rules have been criticized for demanding a Korean guarantor, while the foreigner has invested a large sum of money and has been granted permission to open almost all the businesses he wants.  South Korea`s immigration rules require that an authorized passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the expected arrival date, containing at least one or two empty pages, be required to apply for an embassy visa.