Alien Registration

International students who arrive in Korea with a new D-2 visa must visit the local immigration office in person and apply for Alien Registration. The visit must be made within 90 days of arrival to the country. The failure to apply for the Alien Registration Card may result in legal penalties against the student.

After completing the alien registration, students will receive a “sojourn period” as stated in the table below which will allow its holders to stay in Korea for more than 90 days and enter the Korean borders multiple times as long as the sojourn period is valid.

Subcategory For Initial Sojourn Period Max. Sojourn Period
D-2-2 Students directly admitted to Mason Korea
1 year  4 years

Students visiting Mason Korea
 - Study Abroad (Fairfax)
 - Global Gateway (Fairfax)

Undergraduate Non-Degree Students

6 months

 1 year

Students are required to extend the sojourn period of stay before it ends. Extending the stay period that goes over the maximum allowed limits above is granted on a limited basis.



To apply for Alien Registration, students must check in to the Office of International Student Services and meet the international student advisor within a week from their arrival. For the Alien Registration, students can visit the office on a walk-in basis. 

Please visit the International Student Services office with the following items. 

  1. Passport
  2. Passport photo (color; 3.5cm x 4.5cm; taken within the past six months) 
  3. D-2 visa document issued by the embassy
  4. Application fee (KRW 34,000)
  5. Proof of Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test Result *

* TB test results must be submitted with the application if you are a citizen in one of the following countries.

Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

The university will collect applications from students and submit them to the Incheon Immigration office on their behalf. After your application is approved, students will need to visit the Incheon immigration office in person to register for their thumbprints.

When the cards are issued, students will be notified so that they can pick up their ARC from the Mason Korea University Life office. The whole process could take up to 4 – 6 weeks depending on how busy the Incheon immigration office becomes.