2023.09.01. 9:00 ~ 2023.09.15. 18:00 *If an extension is required due to Bachelor’s (D2-2) → Master's (D2-3); Master's (D2-3) → Doctor's (D2-4) You have to apply within the period 2023.09.01. 9:00 ~ 2023.09.08. 18:00
Application Process(1 Step ~ 4 Step)
Documents review (Supplement)
Submission to the immigration (online application)
Approval of Extension
Click the APPLY button and follow the process (upload the document).
Hirevisa will send you an email after confirming your application for an extension. If you need to supplement it, please look at the contents of the email carefully and supplement it.
Please wait for the email from immigration.
Once all the procedures have been completed, you can receive an extension authorization confirmation by e-mail. * The extension confirmation file has a legal effect.
The cases where group application is not possible
Students subject to judicial processing
Those who have not paid taxes, national health insurance, etc.
Undergraduate and graduate students with grades below 2.0
Students who have more than 4 months left until the expiration date of their stay
Duplicate applicant with immigration office (if he/she submitted an application to immigration himself/herself and also applied to Hirevisa)
Unreported person after passport reissuance
Students subject to close examination (usually grades 2.0 or less, or with past police station punishment records) and students who are requested face-to-face visits from immigration for other reasons.
Cases where ARC re-issuance is needed (lost ARC, insufficient space on the back of the card, etc.)
The final issuance period is about 3 to 4 weeks from the time the application is completed at the immigration office.
You must stay in Korea during the administrative agency processing period, and you may not be allowed to leave the country.
Please note that if you are Bachelor's degree (D2-2) → Master's degree (D2-3), or Master's degree (D2-3) → Doctor (D2-4) and the school you did the Bachelor (or Master) is different from the one you are going to attend for Master (or Doctor), you need to apply for an extension of the sojourn period within 15 days of the start of the semester.
An application for an extension can be made at the earliest four months before the expiration date of your stay.
Example: if the expiration date is 'Jan 30, 2023', you can apply for an extension from 'Sep 30, 2022'.
Petition applications should be made at least 2 business days before the expiration date of your stay. Therefore, it is highly recommended to apply in advance.
If your date of stay expires before the extension permit is confirmed, there might be some difficulties in using banking services, health insurance benefits and mobile services, but once the extension is permitted, you can use those services as before.
Checklists before application
If you have re-issued your passport, notification of change in registration information should be done at the immigration office before applying for e-petition.
Please check whether you paid local tax and national health insurance fee. Please check whether you declared an address change if you have moved your address of residence. Otherwise, your application might be rejected by the immigration office.
The fee is 60,000 won (account transfer, PayPal, Wechat payment method provided)
Please choose the reason for your extension below