Extending your stay

Normally Alien Registration is given a maximum period of 2 years (undergraduate program) and it is students’ responsibility to renew before the expiry date. The expiry date is written on the back of the Alien Registration Card and you can apply for a Student visa (D-2) extension 4 months in advance from your expiration date. The extension can be done either by visiting the Sejongno immigration office or online at http://www.hikorea.go.kr

Any application for extension after the expiry date will cause a financial penalty.

Required Documents
  1. Receipt of the online reservation & Application Form
  2. Certificate of Enrollment
  3. Alien Registration Card
  4. Passport
  5. Fee 60,000 KRW in cash
  6. Transcript
  7. Financial proof Document (4,200,000 KRW/extension for 1 year if previous semester's GPA is above 2.0, it can be exempted)
  8. Evidence of the place of residence
    • For students living on-campus require a receipt of dormitory fee payment
      If you are a freshmen (transfer student) you must submit ‘Confirmation of Residence’ issued by the CJ I-House office.
    • For students living off-campus require one of three from the followings;
      1) a Utility bill payment for any public services
      2) a mail giving the notice of the expiry date of your period of sojourn
      3) Lease contract under your name
  9. Tuberculosis Test result
    (if you did not submit after 2016. 3. 2 you have to resubmit it)

Undergraduate students who are doing additional semester(s) outside of normal length of studentship (8 semesters) due to lack of credits must submit 2 additional documents

  1. Explanatory Statement for Additional Semester(s) 외국인 유학생 초과학기 사유서(학부생)
  2. Certificate of bank balance under applicant’s name in Korea, the account must have at least 4,200,000 KRW for 6 months extension