Frequently Asked Questions

VISA F.A.Q.

How long is my visa valid for?

As of Fall 2022, Immigration has changed their validity period policy (in generaly, immigration ultimately decides the validity) for D-2-6 applicants as shown below:

  • 4 months - 4.7 month visa

  • 6 months - 6.3 month visa

  • 10 months - 10.7 month visa

  • 12 months - 12.5 month visa

MY ARC says the Expiratation date is XX but HUFS says differently?

As of Fall 2022, Immigration has changed their validity period policy (in generaly, immigration ultimately decides the validity) for D-2-6 applicants as shown below:

  • 4 months - 4.7 month visa

  • 6 months - 6.3 month visa

  • 10 months - 10.7 month visa

  • 12 months - 12.5 month visa

Can I switch from a D-2-6 (Exchange) to a D-4 (Language CEnter) Visa?

Only if you physically leave Korea and re-enter. There is no way to change without doing so.

What is the longest I can have an exchange student visa for?

12 months.

Can I switch from an Exchange student visa to a visiting student visa (or vice versa)?

Yes - this can be done.