Visa Extension

  • Applicant
  • <Period>
    Before the Expiration
    • Attached Documents

      • Application of Permission for Extension of Stay
      • Foreign Registration Card(if applicable)
      • A document certifying domestic stay expenses
      • Certificate of scholarship(if applicable)
      • Recommendation Letter from the advisor(When regular academic schedule exceeded)
      • Fee : KRW 60,000
  • Application of Permission
    for Extension of Stay
  • Immigration Office

  • Examination
    • Permission
      • Permission for extension
        affixed on the passport
      • Description on Foreign
        Registration Card
    • Rejection
      • Informing the cause
      • Departure Order

Application Eligibility

In case of expiration of persmission of stay, students should receive permission for extension of stay if they desire to stay continuosly in Korea before the period of stay expires.

Application period for extension

  • Before 2 months from the current expiration date to the expiration date.
  • In case of applying for the extension after expiration date, the individual shall pay the penalty according to Article 25 of Immigration Act.

Required Documents 

  • Passport
  • Foreign registraion card
  • Application form for the extension of study (click here for download)
  • A Certificate of Enrollment (issued at Ajou Service Center)
  • A school fee payment receipt
  • A Certificate of Scholarship (if applicable)
  • In the event that regular academic schedule is exceeded, the material that proves such fact
    (Recommendation letter by a professor)
  • Fee: tax stamp KRW 60,000

Extension for thesis preparation

Approval of stay to foreigners that is preparing thesis after completion of regular academic program

Application Eligibility

A foreigner who has to unavoidably contituous stay for preparation of thesis for not less than 2 years(1 year is case of master's course) due to no pass of thesis review within designated stay period despite in spite of proper efforts with maximum-2-year extension permit(1 year is case of master's course) for preparation of thesis etc. after completion of master/doctorate degree with possession of study stadus(D-2)
Approves stay period within the range of six months each time.

Required Documents 

  • Passport
  • Foreign registraion card
  • Application form for the extension of study (click here for download)
  • A document certifying domestic stay expenses or reference
  • A recommendation letter by a professor
    A recommendation showing details of thesis teaching process, future review schedule, and the reason for recommendation
    Recommend form for Ajou students
  • In case of government invited scholarship student, certificate of government invited foreign scholarship student issued by National Institute for International Education Development
  • Fee: tax stamp KRW 60,000

Standard of the review of permission for extension of stay

  • Whether or not of reasonableness of thesis preparation
  • Foreigners that belongs to either of below-listed cases shall be limited for extension of stay:
    A foreigner with temporary absence from school due to learning slump or private problem
    A foreigner that stopped learning due to insufficient point etc.

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