The following new policy applies to all D-2 visa holders and long-term foreign residents. Please prepare your required medical documents before your departure from Korea.
The government of Korea has implemented enhanced health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Effective June 1st, foreigners who are long term residents of the Republic of Korea (ROK) will be required to obtain a re-entry permit prior to departing for international travel. The permits are available at immigration offices, airports, and port offices. The cost is 30,000 won and the re-entry permit is valid for one year. Failure to apply for a re-entry permit prior to departure will result in the cancellation of the traveler’s ROK Alien Registration.
Additionally as of June 1st, foreign long-term residents of the ROK will be required to provide a medical certificate or negative COVID-19 test before boarding flights to Korea. The certificate must be in English or Korean and signed by a medical professional within 48 hours of departure; it should include information about fever, cough, and other potential symptoms confirming that the patient is free of symptoms associated with the Coronavirus.
While a negative COVID-19 test result is accepted for immigration, it is not a requirement for it to be included in the medical certificate.
Overseas Korean (F-4) status do not need to apply for re-entry permits or provide medical certificates when returning to Korea.
For detailed information on the re-entry permit and medical certificate, please call 1345 (ROK Immigration Contact Center) or visit the official website: www.hikorea.go.kr. Note that ROK immigration policies are subject to change with little advance notice.
Actions to Take:
You would need to contact the nearest Korean Embassy/Consulate to apply for your D-2 visa.
As of May 6, 2020, there have been changes to the D-2 visa application process and procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Korean Embassy in Washington, DC now requires a medical health form to be completed by a certified medical professional to arrange for a visa appointment.
The following responses have been provided by the Korean Consulate in Washington, D.C., USA.
Please visit the following link for the D-2 visa required documents and application process: D-2 Visa
The Fall 2020 IGC Housing application period will begin July 13, 2020 and end on July 24, 2020. More detailed information will be shared to your email address. Please check your email for the latest and up-to-date information.
IGC Housing will need to receive the following documents in order to complete and be considered for room assignment.
If there are extenuating circumstances in which the student is unable to pay the housing fee via international wire transfer. There are several options that you may consider:
Option 1: Western Union
There is a Western Union in Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) near our campus and GMU Korea works with IBK.
More information: Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK)
Industrial Bank of Korea
12 Gaetbeol Ro
Songdo Techno Park Branch
Yeonsugu, Incheon 21999
Once you wire transfer to the Western Union, you may visit Industrial Bank of Korea to pick up the cash and wire transfer to the IGC Housing bank account provided on the IGC Housing poster.
IGC Housing Payment Instructions:
Wire transfer (Korean Bank Only)
① Bank Name: Industrial Bank of Korea(IBK)
② Account number: 472-018142-04-023
③ Account holder: Incheon Global Campus Foundation(IGCF)
Western Union may charge a fee of approximately USD$ 20-40. It is best advised to contact the Western Union to see what the process is given the current circumstance.
Option 2: ATM
We would recommend contacting your local bank in advance to increase the total amount and increase the daily allowable amount that can be withdrawn internationally. Otherwise, you would have to withdraw the funds over several days as there tends to be daily limits on cash withdrawals made internationally of around USD$200-300.
[IMPORTANT] Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all D-2 visa holders are required to complete a medical examination 48 hours prior to boarding the flight attesting that they are COVID-19 symptom-free.
Please contact your Resident Advisor before the check-in date. If you are checking in outside of standard business hours, contact the Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com with the following information: flight itinerary, date of
check-in, planned check-in time, and G Number.
Here is a summary of the steps you will need to follow for non-standard check-in times:
Please read the “Daily Necessities” section here: Arrival and Acclimation Tips.
Leaving the Incheon International Airport: Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport (ICN), all passengers are tested for COVID-19. Passengers will be directed to a government facility until their results are available within 24 hours.
For detailed information, you may visit the following link: Incheon International Airport
1. Leaving the Incheon International Airport: Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport (ICN), all passengers are tested for COVID-19. Passengers will be directed to a government facility until their results are available within 24 hours.
2. Self-Quarantine Process: All persons flying into Korea regardless of country of origin are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and self-report through a self-diagnosis app for a 14 day period. Information about how to download the app and what is expected during the self-reporting period will be provided at the airport. If you want to check this in advance, click here: http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/selfcheck.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR SMARTPHONE READY TO DOWNLOAD SELF-DIAGNOSIS APP TO REPORT.
All on-campus residents will be temporarily assigned to a self-quarantine room for the 14-days. All meals will be provided by the Office of Student Affairs during self-quarantine. Students will not be allowed to leave their self-quarantine room under any circumstances. At the end of your 14-day quarantine, you will be allowed by IGC Housing to check in to your designated room.
If you have not submitted your Chest X-Ray TB Test, you will be permitted to self-quarantine on-campus, but will be unable to move into your permanent assignment until you have completed this requirement. At the end of your quarantine, the Office of Student Affairs will assist the student with obtaining the Chest X-Ray TB test.
For any questions regarding the Chest X-Ray TB Test, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Incheon International Airport provides free Wifi connection. If you have any questions about the WIFI connection, you may inquire to the Information Desks.
All D-2 visa holders will be registering for the Alien Registration Card during the International Student Orientation Week.
Please read the “Alien Registration Card” section here: Immigration.
Please read the “Alien Registration Card” section here: Immigration.
Please read the “Extending Your Stay” section here: Immigration.
You need to submit your Alien Registration Card at the airport before your flight departing Korea. For more information, contact the Immigration Contact Center.
Fire or Medical Emergencies
Phone (Korean service): 119
Phone (English service): 02-119
Phone (Multilingual service): 112
Please read here for more details: Emergencies.
There are plenty of resources for many types of issues in both Incheon and Seoul.
Please see our Health and Safety page for some of the many available resources: Health and Safety.
Please schedule an appointment with Ms. Jan Lee, our licensed psychologist in charge of the Korea campus Counseling and Wellness service.
Please see Ms. Lee’s page for more details: Counseling and Wellness.
International students are required to hold medical health insurance while studying at Mason Korea. For assistance regarding health insurance to study at Mason Korea, please contact the Office of Student Affairs (email@example.com).
Please note prospective GMUK male students who hold Korean citizenship or are dual citizens ( Korea and another country) may be subject to Military service conscription requirements before being able to leave Korea and return to their country of residence at the end of their program of study. Prospective male students who fall in one of the citizenship categories referenced above should contact the Korean embassy or consulate in their country of residence to receive information about the process to be allowed to return to their country of residence without being conscripted through the Overseas Travel Permit . The Overseas Travel Permit is required for all conscription candidates who have not yet completed their military service duty and wish to travel or stay overseas. For more information please consult the following link: