Overall Types of Visas
Not all foreigners receive the same visa: the proper visa will be issued depending on the particular situation of the individual. If you enter Korea on B-1 or B-2 tourist visa (an automatic visa agreement between many countries and Korea), you will need to change your visa type to a proper student visa before your school program begins. Students are strongly advised to consult the Immigration Contact Center by dialing 1345 without the area code.
|Period of Stay||Visa Type||Eligibility||Required for Entry||Required for Departure|
|More than 91 days||Study (D-2)||
||Passport, Visa||Passport, Alien Registration Card, Re-entry Permission from Immigration Office(if leaving for more than 1 year)|
|Language Training (D-4)||
|Less than 90 days||Temporary Visit (C-3)||
*Student visa can either be obtained at a Korean consulate abroad, or students can change their visa status to a student visa through the local Immigration Office in Korea.