Now that you've been accepted into UIC, your next step before embarking on this journey is to apply for your Visa! As a full-term undergraduate student, you will have to apply for the D-2-2 Student Visa at the Korean Embassy or Consulate at your current country of residence.
The Korean Embassies of each country may require different documents to apply for a student Visa. Make sure you check the website of the Korean Embassy located in your country for the required documents before you make a trip to the embassy!
Here are some generally required documents for the application of a D-2-2 Visa:
Once again, it is important that you check the required documents for Visa application from the Korean Embassy located in your country. These Visa requirements are subject to frequent change and vary from location to location.
Here is a list of countries where Korean Embassies can be found, and their respective websites.
For good measure, you should also bring multiple photocopies of any required documents with you to the embassy! These copies do come in handy as you apply for your Visa. The embassy will also be keeping your passport as they make your Visa. Visa applications usually take between 3-5 working days to process. The embassy will notify you when your Visa is ready.
You should also ensure that the Visa you're applying for allows you to enter Korea multiple times (Multi-entry Permit). This is so that you can visit home over the breaks and then return to Korea repeatedly; a single-entry Visa will not allow you to return to Korea again if you leave.
Some embassies may only offer single-entry Visas. In this case, you should verify with embassy staff that they do not offer multiple-entry Visas. You should then enquire about the subsequent steps to ensure your multiple re-entries into Korea. Usually, your Alien Registration Card should allow for re-entry into Korea.
Mire details regarding the student visa can be found on Yonsei's Office of International Affairs website here. This includes important information regarding when you take a leave of absence, employment etc.
- Created by: Carmen, Class of 15.5, in January 2017