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Immigration VISA

01. Issuance of the Alien Registration Certificate

1) Registration Period: Within 90 days from the date of entry to Korea
2) Fingerprinting and Biometrics at Immigration Office

※ The biometric authentication is the way in which individuals can be uniquely identified through their biological characteristics, such as the hands, fingerprints etc. Namely, an Ink-free digital imprints of the fingers will be taken at local immigration office. Consequently, without exception all foreigner including the International students must be present at local immigration office to give the Biometrics information that includes fingerprints (Immigration Control Law, Clause 38)

3) Required Documents

- Passport, Application form
- A color picture(3cm X 4cm, taken within last 3 months)
- Registration fee: 40,000 KRW
※ Please note that the fee is not returned to applicants after the application is filled.

Notification of Change in Registration Information

1) Notification Period : within 14 days from the date of change
2) Report Details: When one of the information listed below has been changed

- Nationality
- Name
- Date of birth
- Gender
- Passport number: issued date and expiry date
- Place of sojourn(residence address)

3) Required Documents: Applications, passport, etc.
4) Reporting Method

- Visit Global Affairs Team(2nd floor, Student Center) and report by Fax
- Report online(www.hikorea.go.kr) personally
- Visit to Immigration Office

※ If you reissued your passport, you must report the change within 14 days from the date after 30 days of reissance.
(You’ll be charged a fine unless you give a change notification in 44 days from reissuing your passport)

※ If you reissued passport overseas, report within 14 days from the date of your entry to Korea. (A fine will be imposed after 14 days unless there‘s been no change notification)

Change of Residence Address

1) Notification Period: within 14 days from the date of change
※ A fine(depending on the days, ranging from 100 thousand to 1 million KRW) will be charged after 14 days.
2) Required Documents: Passport, Alien Registration Certificate, documents for proof of residency(ex. Lease(house) contract, Confirmation of provided residence, The receipt of dormitory payment)
3) Reporting Method: Visit Immigration Office at your address

Corrective Measures after the Alien Registration Certificate is lost

1) Required Documents

- Passport, Application forms
  - A color picture(3cm X 4cm, taken within 3 months)
※ The background of the picture must be white.

2) Registration fee: 30,000 KRW
3) Must apply in person at the local immigration office

※ School representatives cannot apply on a student’s behalf

02. Extension of Stay(Enrollment Eligibility: D-2)

1) VISA : D-2 (Student Visa)

※ When departing or re-entering during the academic year, you must check D-2 visa status and expiration date.
※ It is possible to apply for an extension two months before the expiration date.
※ The Duration of sojourn: Each extension can be a maximum of 1 year.

2) Required Documents

a. Passport
b. Alien Registration Certificate
c. Application for Visa Extension
   - To be obtained at the office of Global Affairs Team or
   - Hi Korea website(www.hikorea.go.kr)
d. Certificate of enrollment, transcripts:
   - Use the automatic issuing machine at Main building 1st floor or student center 1st floor.
   - You can also obtain them manually at the office of employment located at the 1st floor of Main Building.
e. Certificate of tuition fee payment.
f. Tuberculosis test results
g. documents for proof of residency
   - Lease (house) contract,
   - Confirmation of provided residence
   - The receipt of dormitory payment,
   - A postal mail giving the notice of the expiry date of the period of sojourn,
   - A utility bill payment for any public services and others.
h. Registration fee: 70,000 KRW

※ Certain students described below can be asked to submit additional documents
1) Students with GPA under 2.0 in previous semester
2) Students studying over 8 semester(4 years)
3) Students completing undergraduate course(not graduating)

※ Additional documents(depending on types)
- Documented proof of financial ability(a bank certificate of deposit balance)
: It should be more than 700,000 KRW per month * 6 months or 12 months
- A copy of Bank Statement - A statement of reasons
- A statement by academic advisor(thesis director)
- A copy of timetable

3) Applying method: Visit Immigration Office at your address

03. Change of VISA

1. When entering university: General Trainee Visa(D-4) → Students Visa(D-2)

1) Required Documents

a. Passport
b. Alien Registration Certificate
c. Certificate of Admission
d. Application form(at the office of Global Affairs Team)
e. Certificate of Korean Language Institute(last 2 semesters)
f. A receipt of tuition fee
g. Documented proof of financial ability
   - a Korean bank certificate of deposit balance(under your name)
   - the deposit should be more than 700,000 KRW (per month) x 12 months
   - documents must be printed within 1 month from the date of submission
h. Documents for proof of residency
   - Lease (house) contract or the receipt of dormitory payment
i. Tuberculosis test results
j. Registration fee: 140,000 KRW

※ Changing to Students Visa(D-2) needs a prior permission by Immigration Office(Immigration Control Law, Clause 24), therefore, if you have other types of visa, you must apply and get permission before the semester starts.
※ If you have any changes on school(transfer) or address, make sure you must report within 14 days from the date of change. After 14 days, a fine will be imposed.
※ After entry to Korea, changing Short-term Visit Visa(C-3) to Students Visa(D-2) is not possible.

2. When looking for a job after graduation: Students Visa(D-2) → Job Seeking Visa(D-10)

1) Applicant Standard

a. Students staying in Korea having Masters/Doctoral Degree with Student Visa(D-2)
b. According to employment score sheet(refer to manual provided by Hi Korea), individuals scoring more than 20 points on each basic section as well as scoring more than 60 points out of total 180 points.

2) Required Documents

a. Passport
b. Alien Registration Certificate
c. Application form(at the office of Global Affairs Team)
d. Certificate of a degree and graduation
e. Academic Transcript
f. Plan for Seeking Employment(official form)
g. Documented proof of residence
h. A color picture(3cm X 4cm)
i. Registration fee: 130,000 KRW
j. Certificate of TOPIK and KIIP(Korea Immigration and Integration Program)

3) Period: Maximum 2 years(minimum 6 months for each)

3. When employed in Korea after graduation

: Student Visa(D-2) → Specially Designated Activities Visa(E-7)

1) Applicant Standard

a. Students legally staying in Korea with Job Seeking Visa(D-10) or Student Visa(D-2) Visa
※ Students with D-2 Visa calls a graduating students who can change their visa to D-10
b. If looking for a job related to certain visa types such as Professor(E-1), Foreign Language Instructor(E-2), Research(E-3), Technology Transfer(E-4), Professional Employment(E-5), Artistic Performer(E-6), or Designated Activities(E-7) Visa, the applicant should be qualified for standards of proper visa requirement.
c. Applicants must conclude an employment contract with a representative of the workplace.

2) Required Documents

a. Passport
b Alien Registration Certificate
c. Application form
d. Certificate of Career Experience
e. A color picture(3 cm X 4 cm)
f. Employment Contract
g. Document for a proof of workplace
   - e.g. Business License or a certified copy of the register
h. Recommendation Letter for employment by a representative of workplace or documents proving the needs of employment
i. Registration fee: 130,000 KRW

※ For Students who have achieved bachelor’s degree from Korean educational institute, submitting work permit and recommendation letter is not mandatory when applying for jobs required bachelor’s degree and one year field experience. (However, when the occupation asks for employment recommendation, it is necessary)

04. Part-time Jobs for International Students

Students with D-2 Visa(including masters/doctorate degrees) can apply for part-time jobs after admission.

1) Part-time Job Work Limit

a. During Semester
   - Up to 20 hours on weekdays and no more than 2 work places
   - Students studying masters/doctorate courses are allowed to work up to 30 hours
b. The work limit is not applied to weekends, holidays and during vacation.
c. Work Limit per TOPIK levels

Undergraduate Course School Year TOPIK Level Permitted Time
Weekdays Weekends, Vacation
1~2 3 X 10 hours
O 20 hours No Limit
3~4 4 X 10 hours
O 20 hours No Limit

2) Employment Sectors: Part-time Jobs

- Part-time Jobs highly related to students’ major
- Interpreters, translators, librarians, environmental maintenance, assistant clerk at restaurants, catering assistant, general office assistant, academic or laboratory research projects, temporary teaching assistants, laboratory assistant, temporary training activities
- Activities at English villages or English camps (Chinese, Japanese and other language-related camps are also permitted) sales clerk, a waiter/waitress or assistant staff.
* Even if the activity you intend to engage in, belongs to the allowed activities above, you must be qualified for the occupation (if the job requires specific qualifications pursuant to the domestic laws).

3) Disapproved Employment Sectors

International students are not allowed to have part-time jobs in the following places
- manufacturing(factories) and construction industry, amusement business affecting public morals(karaoke pubs, adult entertainment pubs, special public bath house for ulterior motives), individual tutoring(foreign language), dispatch work, works at long-distance place from your place of sojourn(maximum one hour), specialized jobs for E1~E7 Visa, non-professional jobs for E9~E10 Visa
- If you’re caught while working in manufacturing and construction industry, you’ll be ordered deportation in 30 days.
- Students who banned work limit regulation will be restrained to get D-10 Visa after graduation.

4) Required Documents

a. Passport
b. Confirmation document on part-time employment which
   (must be assured by employer and representative of Global Affairs Team)
c. A copy of business license
d. Academic transcript
e. TOPIK certificate(valid)

5) How to submit required documents

- Fill out part-time job recommendation application for international students
- Scan the whole documents
- Apply online: Hi Korea website(www.hikorea.go.kr) and attach the documents
- Apply offline: Visit Immigration Center or Global Affairs Team with documents
※ Since there’s a crack down on part-time job employment of international students, we’re strongly recommend you to get permission first before getting a job.

6) VISA Inquiries

Countries Contact
China 041) 530-2073
Japan 041) 530-2077
Others 041) 530-2076

05. Taking a Break from School and Returning

1) Taking a break from school

a. Fill out form of break from school(at department office)
b. Visit Global Affairs Team and get signature on the form
c. Consult with academic adviser(professor) and get signature on the form
※ After completing all the procedure, you must leave Korea within 14 days
※ You’re not allowed to stay in Korea after taking break from school
※ You must return all the books you borrowed from library in order to get permission for your break from school

2) Returning to School

Contact representative of Global Affairs Team and get information on returning procedures.

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