A student visa to South Korea is issued to foreign nationals who wish to study in Korea on a full-time degree program / exchange program / summer or winter school program. Its validity is 3 months (single entry). Nationals from countries eligible for Electronic Travel Authorisation may apply for K-ETA instead. The visa is single-entry only. The duration of stay will be issued in strict accordance with the duration of studies as listed on the admission certificate (eg. if the duration of studies is 4 months, the duration of stay to be issued would be 4 months). If your program is more than 90 days, you are required to apply for Alien Registration Card (ARC) at a local immigration office in Korea within 90 days of your arrival. Upon the completion of your studies, the ARC must be returned to the immigration office or immigration officer at the departure airport. Failure to do so will result in a fine. The Embassy does not issue/extend ARC nor assist with the return of ARC.
Travellers who are seeking entry into South Korea must submit through a travel agent appointed by the Embassy. Global Singapore has been appointed by the South Korean Embassy to submit visa applications on the applicant’s behalf.
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