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Application period

2023.08.23 9:00 ~ 09.15 18:00

Application Process(1 Step ~ 4 Step)

Application Confirm
Documents review (Supplement)
Submission to the immigration (online application)
Approval of Extension
1.
Click the APPLY button and follow the process (upload the document).
2.
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.
3.
Please wait for the email from immigration.
4.
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. * How to update the date on the back of the RC can be found through the file below.
Guidelines on How to update the date on the back of the RC.pdf
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Notice

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.
Notification of change in registration information (Hikorea) : Hikorea online application
 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.
How to check local tax payment details : Government 24 , Hometax
How to check health insurance payment details : NHIS website
Address change declaration : local administrative office or Hikorea online application
The fee is 71,000 won (account transfer, PayPal, Wechat payment method provided)
Please choose the reason for your extension below

Guidance on necessary documents for each reason for extension

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