Please read the following information carefully.
Eligible Visa to apply
Only D-4-1 visa holders can apply.
Applications can only be made within 90 days from the date of entry into Korea.
Application Procedure (step 1 ~ step 5)
Please read carefully detailed information about the required documents and prepare them.
Click APPLY button below to apply.
If you need to submit supplementary documents, you will get an e-mail about it.
Please submit supplementary documents until the deadline.
You will get the notice about fingerprint registration by e-mail after the exact date is confirmed.
You will get the notice about residence card pick-up by e-mail.
Please follow the instructions in the e-mail.
Mandatory Use of Legitimate Korean Phone Number
Most international students use prepaid SIM cards that are activated through their passports. Since these SIM cards are not registered under the individual's name, additional authentication procedures are required upon the issuance of the RC(ARC).
HireVisa recommends the use of . By official authentication, registration under the individual’s name can be done before the issuance of the RC(ARC), among international students.
Even if the SIM card does not support Official Authentication, it can still be used. However, in this case, the authentication process can only proceed after all procedures for the issuance of the RC(ARC) are completed.
When uploading documents
Required documents and Application fee
1. Residence Documents
You must submit your residence documents for a contract period of 60 days or more from the supplementary deadline. so that you do not have to move during the application period.
Type of residence
I live in a school dormitory
dormitory residence certificate
I signed the rent contract under someone else's name
I signed the rent contract in my name
I live in Gosiwon, hotel, or guesthouse
I live in an Airbnb
CLICK! Example of a dormitory residence certificate
2. ID Photo
Photos edited with Photoshop or photos taken by a camera with editing functions are considered forged and cannot be used as ID photos for an RC.
Only original electronic files taken at photo studios are accepted.
ID photo taken within the last 3 months
3.5cm x 4.5cm size
Must be on a white background and ears must be seen
✕ NO same photo as the passport
✕ NO photo of a printed picture
✕ NO non-white background
✕ NO photo taken on a computer screen
✕ NO blurry pictures
✕ NO selfie taken by a cellphone
3. Passport copy
The code below should be visible
Without shadows or fingers taken
✕ Cut off the code below
✕ Tilted or not facing front
4. Certificate of Enrollment
For the convenience of students, the school issues a certificate of Enrollment So, you don’t need to prepare anything for this.
GKS certificate (relevant students only)
GKS Global Korea Scholarship (정부 초청 장학생)
It is not an on-campus scholarship. Only foreign students invited by the Korean government should submit the scholarship certificate.