Those who seek to extend their period of stay prior to the expiration of their current one should apply for Permission for extension.
Application Eligibility : Foreigners who visited for study or research activity in minor college or higher level of educational/academic institute can apply for extension of stay 2 months before the expiration date of the current status. In case of applying for the extension after the expiration date, the individual shall pay the penalty according to Article 25 of the Immigration Act.
A Principal or principal's agent shall prepare the required documents (See the documents by the qualification) to the Immigration Office of the jurisdiction.
Each category of visa may require additional documents:
Passport and ARC
Application form (downloadable at Immigration Office Homepage)
Certificate of Registration
School Fees payment receipt or waiver agreement
One official transcript
Document proving expenses for domestic staying : passbook, etc. (over KRW 6,500,000)
Process Fees (tax stamp KRW 60,000)
Certificate of Residence
Invitation for Study Extension from CAU
Appropriate purpose for continuous activities of abroad study or research
Foreigners who belong to any of the cases below can be refused for extension of stay: - A foreigner who intends to supply learning expenses through domestic employment activities - A foreigner who intends to engage in employment activities rather than learning
A foreigner who had temporary absences from school