Australia-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Fact Sheet: Movement of Natural Persons

Fact Sheet: Movement of Natural Persons [PDF 49 KB]

The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) commitments on movement of natural persons build upon those made by Korea and Australia in the World Trade Organization. These commitments guarantee access for Australian and Korean skilled service suppliers, investors and business visitors to enter and stay in the other Party.

Under KAFTA, Korea will provide access for the following categories of person:

Korea will also permit equivalent entry and stay for dependents and spouses of Australians granted entry under the categories above (excluding business visitors).

Under KAFTA, Australia will provide access for the following categories of person:

Australia will also provide access for dependents and spouses of Koreans that have been granted entry, in accordance with the Agreement, for a period of longer than 12 months.

The Annex to the Chapter on the Movement of Natural Persons sets out in detail the requirements that skilled service suppliers, investors and business visitors must meet to qualify under a category of person.

Other key benefits: