The National insurance policy that applies
to all international students (including exchange students) studying in Korea
has changed as of March 1st, 2021.
Before this change, international students
had to personally purchase their insurance and prepare themselves for potential
accidents or injuries.
However, from March 1st, 2021, all
international students with D-2 visas who are given ARC numbers by the
Immigration Office are automatically subject to mandatory subscription of the
National Health Insurance Service, provided by the Korean government.
If international students do not pay their
fee for the National Health Insurance Service, they will face disadvantages,
specifically restrictions on immigration applications such as visa extension,
Furthermore, international students should
consider that Korean nationals also purchase multiple insurances in addition to
the National Health Insurance Service, to ensure that they are fully covered in
case of national disasters or accidents.
Please make sure you have a comprehensive
understanding of the above information, and we would appreciate your full
cooperation and kind understanding regarding this change in the national insurance
of International Affairs