1. Students holding D-2 visas cannot have part-time jobs outside the campus unless otherwise reported "in advance".
2. Students on leave of absence are not able to have part-time jobs.
3. Allowed time for part-time jobs (for graduate students): 30 hours/week on weekdays, unlimited on weekends or vacations
Permission to work part-time for International Student (D-2) and Language Trainee (D-4-1)
These are applications filed by foreigners residing in the Republic of Korea to engage in activities allowed by another status of stay, along with the activities allowed by the original status of stay.
International students intending to work part-time are required to obtain permission to work part-time from a chief of a jurisdictional Immigration (Branch) Office and are required to report on changes in part-time workplace if it changes.
Permission to extend part-time employment can be denied if it is deemed difficult for an international student with below 70% attendance and a GPA of below C+ for their most recent semester to study and work at the same time.
For more inquiries on Part-Time Employment, please contact the Immigration Contact Center (call 1345 without area code) or refer to Information at HiKorea website > Petition Application > e-Application > Permission for Part Time Work of International Students (D-2) and Language Trainees (D-4-1).
For inquiries on system failures or failures of reporting when filing an e-Application, please contact the Immigration Contact Center (call 1345 without area code).
Documents to prove Korean language ability (exempted if working in English)
① Apply → ② Receive → ③ Process
Reserving an appointment
① Visit and reserve an appointment → ② Visit the immigration office or its branch office at the reserved date → ③ Apply → ④ Receive → ⑤ Process
※ Applications that were not processed on that day can be found under Status of e-application
e-Application : Available on weekdays from 07:00 to 22:00 (Not available on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Reserving an appointment : Available 24 hours at the HiKorea website
Normal processing period : 10 days (approx.)
Processing period with investigation : 2 months (approx.)
Local immigration office or branch office
Visa & Residence Division Korea Immigration Service