Student Life
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Alien Registration Card
  • - The ARC is your ID card while staying in Korea which you must keep with you at all times.
  • - You will receive an Alien Registration Card (ARC) after registration during orientation.
  • - The ARC, will show the permitted period of your stay in the Rep. of Korea.
  • - You should leave the Rep. of Korea before the date shown on the backside of the ARC.
All new students will visit the immigration office to apply for their ARC during Orientation (i-Hanst) with OIA members.
Those who miss the orientation should visit immigration office by themselves.
Required Documents will be completed with help from OIA during the Orientaiton
  • - Application Form
  • - Copy of Passport
  • - A Passport-sized Photo (35mm x 45mm)
  • - Application Fee: KRW 30,000
  • - Proof of Residency
Loss of Alien Registration Card
If you lose your Alien Registration Card, you must report the loss to the Immigration Office within 14 days of the occurrence of loss. If you do not report within the given time period, you will be fined. To report the loss of your ARC and apply for re-issuance, please prepare the documents listed above and submit them to the Pohang Immigration Office.​
Immigration Duties of Visa Holders
You must report any changes to your identification of your alien registration, as listed below. The report must be made within 14 days of the occurrence of change, otherwise, you will be fined.
  • - Changes in name, gender, date of birth, nationality
  • - Changes in Passport Number, issuance date, or its expiration date
  • - Changes in the address of residence in Korea
  • - Changes in university or workplace
Part-Time Work Permission
All international students who have a D-2 visa MUST obtain permission before working outside of the university.
To obtain permission, you need to submit the following forms and complete the necessary process before you begin your work.
- Once you receive permission for part-time work, undergraduate level students can work up to 20 hours per week. Graduate level (Master’s level or above) can work up to 30 hours per week. There is no limit on time during weekends and seasonal breaks.
- Required Documents: Application Form (available at OIA), Copy of certificate of business registration of your intended place of work, Contract form between students and your intended place of work(form is available at OIA)
Visa Extension
  • - Visa expiration date is on the backside of Alien Registration Card
  • - Visa can be extended two months ahead of visa expiration date.
  • - Documents for visa extension
  • • Undergraduate Full-time Student:
  • Passport, Alien Registration Card, Certificate of Enrolment, Certificate of Residence, 52,000KRW
  • 9th or more semester enrolled students also need to prepare:
  • Tuition payment receipt, Dorm fee receipt, Statement of Reason (ask OIA for issue), Opinion of advising professor (form is available at OIA), Bank Statement (showing more than 4,500USD for 6months extension, 9,000USD for 1 year extension)
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  • Students whose accumulated GPA is lower than 2.0 also need to prepare:
  • Tuition payment receipt, Dorm fee receipt, Statement of Reason (ask OIA for issue), Opinion of advising professor (form is available at OIA), Bank Statement (showing more than 4,500USD for 6months extension, 9,000USD for 1 year extension)
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  • Exchange students who stay one more semester:
  • Passport, Alien Registration Card, Certificate of Enrollment, Certificate of Residence, MOU form between HGU and your institute (available at OIA), Statement of Reason (ask OIA for issue)
FAQ
  • Q1What should I do if I lose my Alien Registration Card?
  • If you lose your Alien Registration Card, you must report the loss to the Immigration Office within 14 days of the occurrence of loss. If you do not report within the given time period, you will be fined. To report the loss of your ARC and apply for re-issuance, please prepare the documents listed below and submit them to the Pohang Immigration Office. - Passport
  • - Application form for re-issuance of Foreigner Registration card
  • - Document stating reason for re-issuance application (where lost)
  • - 1 color photo (3.5cm x 4.5cm) (when your photo is more than 6months old) - Old registration card (if existing card is rendered useless from wear/tear, lack of space, or change of details as per Article 35 Section 1 of the Act)
  • - Process fee: KRW 30,000
  • Q2During the process of visa application, what If the embassy (or Korean consulate) requires Visa Issuance Number (Telex number or 사증발급인정서 in Korean)?Handong does not proceed with a visa by issuing a telex number. If the embassy requires you to show a telex number to issue a student visa, please contact Handong Administration so that an OIA officer can call you on the next visit to the Korean embassy. The OIA officer will consult with the embassy directly.
  • Q3 Do I still need to obtain a student visa even if I have a proper Korean visa already?This depends on what type of Korean visa you have now. Once you are accepted to Handong, and you already have a Korean visa, please contact oiahelp@handong.edu. *If the visa you have is a traveling visa or visiting visa, you need to apply for a student visa.
  • Q4Can I apply for Korean student visa at the Korean consulate in another country (not my home country)?Whichever country you are staying in; you may apply for a student visa at a Korean consulate if you are registered as a foreigner in that country. If you are staying in that country temporarily as a tourist or short term visitor, you cannot apply for a student visa at the Korean consulate. Handong recommends you let Administration know your travel plan in advance once you are accepted to HGU.
  • Q5 What if I have a dual citizenship?You need to choose one citizenship to apply for a visa and reside in South Korea. If you have applied for a visa with country A, you need to show a passport of country A when you come into South Korea.
  • *All the visa related documents should be filled out according to information shown on the passport you have chosen to use. Korean embassies refer to the information on your passport, NOT your identity.
  • *If you have dual citizenship which includes Korean citizenship, you are considered a Korean, so you don't need to apply for a further visa.
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