Change Status to D-2

Students already in Korea with active immigration status other than D-2 can apply for a change of status to D-2 at the Korea Immigration Office in Incheon.

In order to apply for a change of status to the student (D-2), students must first receive a document called the "Certificate of Admission"  from Mason Korea. After receiving the certificate, students can proceed and apply for a status change at the Korean Immigration Office in Incheon.

The whole process could take about 4 - 6 weeks to be fully completed. Students must start these processes at least one month before the semester starts.

 

Certificate of Admission

Certificate of Admission(COA) is a document issued by the university to officially show our endorsement of your student visa/status application. COA is one of the major documents required for the student visa/status (D-2) application.

 

Application for COA

To issue the Certificate of Admission, the University is required by law to verify that a student is financially sustainable to pay for the cost of his or her academic program. Students will be required to provide personal information and proof of funding.

Estimated Total Costs In-State Domicile Out-of-State Domicile
D-2-2 Students
Studying in Korea for 1 year or more
USD 22,116 USD 29,000
D-2-8 Students
Studying in Korea for 6 - 12 months
USD 11,058 USD 14,500

COA will be issued during the application period specified below. The process could take up to 2 weeks to be completed.

  • Fall admission: June and July
  • Spring admission: December and January

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COA Issuance

When your application for COA gets approved, you will receive the following documents which you can use to apply for a D-2 visa/status.

  1. Certificate of Admission
  2. Letter of Admission/Acceptance
  3. Mason Korea Business Registration Certificate

 

Change Status to D-2

After receiving COA, students should apply for the status change process individually at the Incheon Korean Immigration Office. It could take up to 2 - 3 weeks for the immigration office to review an application and issue a D-2 visa.

 

Required Documents

University will provide:

  1. Certificate of Admission
  2. Letter of Admission/Acceptance
  3. Mason Korea Business Registration Certificate

 

You should prepare:

  1. One copy of your passport (bio-data page)
  2. Alien Registration Card (if applicable)
  3. Official transcript
    • For D-2-2 visa, submit a transcript from your high school or higher education institution you attended immediately before joining Mason
    • For D-2-3 visa, submit a transcript from your undergraduate degree institution and your undergraduate degree certificate
    • For D-2-8 visa, submit a transcript from your current institution
  4. Proof of Funding (use the one you submit for the COA application)
  5. Application fee: KRW 110,000

 

Application

Make a reservation to visit the Incheon immigration office at https://www.hikorea.go.kr/Main.pt.

All applicants must pre-book an appointment online before they can come in to drop off the application packet in person. Students can make an appointment online two business days after entry to Korea. Visit the above website and proceed as follows. Then, you should be able to pick a date and time for your visit.

  • Reserve Visit -> Visit Reservation Application (Non-member) -> Identity verification using passport number