D-2 Visa (From Overseas)
Applicant submits required documents to OIA → OIA files documents with Suwon Immigration Office and obtains D-2 identification number on behalf of applicant → OIA informs applicant of D-2 identification number via email → Applicant submits D-2 application to Korean embassy in his/her country → Applicant obtains D-2 permit and enters Korea.
- ① Copy of passport
- ② Certificate of final schooling (both original and translated versions)*
- ③ Two color photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm, taken within last six months against a white background)
- ④ Certificate of family relations (both original and translated versions)**
The certificate must indicate the family and first names of the applicant’s parents in English. If the original certificate does not indicate such names, attach the names in English separately.
- ⑤ Proof of funds (original) : certificate of balance or bank statement associated with either the student’s own account or his/her parents’ account (showing a deposit of at least USD 20,000 (approximately KRW 23,000,000) retained for at least one month as of the date of application)
- ⑥ Other : certificates showing change of family relations due to parents’ divorce, death, etc.
Changing from D4 to D2
International students holding the general training (D4) permit should register with “Hi Korea” (the immigration authority) to have their permit status changed. Their permits must be changed to D2 before the semester starts (at least one month before their alien registration cards expire, after they complete language exchange).
Bring the application and documents to: Office of International Affairs (OIA), Suite 312, Yulgok Hall.
Documents required to change permit status from D4 to D2:
- Application (available from the immigration authority or online (Integrated Application Form No. 34) from www.hikorea.go.kr
- Passport and alien registration card
- One passport-sized photo (3.5cm x 4.54cm)
- Standard acceptance letter (issued by OIA after registration)
- Certificate of tuition fees paid (issued by OIA after registration)
- Proof of funds (e.g., a bank statement showing a balance of at least USD 20,000 (approximately KRW 23,000,000))
- Tuition fees that have already been paid need not be included in the proof of funds.(For example, if the applicant has already paid KRW 3,500,000 in tuition fees, the applicant needs to show that he/she holds only KRW 19,500,000 or equivalent.)
- Certificate of completing Korean language exchange or scheduled completion thereof (indicating attendance rate and duration)
- Korean language exchange transcript
- Certificate of final schooling (in both original and translated versions)*
- Certificate of family registry (in both original and translated versions)**
- Proof of residence in Korea (certificate of admission into student residence or a lease; certificates of admission into student residence are issued by the University for admitted international students)
Alien Registration Cards
Every non-Korean intending to stay in Korea for 90 days or longer must apply for and obtain an alien registration card.
- ① Application
- ② Passport
- ③ One passport-sized photo
- ④ Service charge (KRW 30,000)
- ⑤ Certificate of enrollment
- ⑥ Proof of residence (more than one may be required)
- ⑦ Certificate of absence of tuberculosis
Reporting Change of Address
International students must report their change of address within 14 days after moving into a new residence. Failure to report may result in monetary fines.
Students with a Public Verification Certificate in their own names can complete the report online at www.hikorea.go.kr. Students without a Public Verification Certificate must visit the immigration office in their respective jurisdictions in person to report.
Part-time Job Permission
A foreign student with student (D-2) status of stay who intends to work part-time needs to obtain confirmation from the school personnel in charge of international student affairs and must report to the immigration office.
A foreign student working part-time without permission by the Miniter of Justice may be deported or recommended to depart voluntarily from the ROK, and shall imprisoned with labor for not more than three years or fined up to KRW 20 million (Articles 46.(1).7, 67.(1).1 and Subparagraph 5 of Article 94 of the Immigration Control Act).
Refer to : https://easylaw.go.kr/