In association with The Korean Education Office
Alien Registration Card (ARC) 외국인등록증
The ARC is your ID while you are in Korea and will be required for many things, such as opening up a bank account, getting a cell phone and obtaining health insurance. It is important to have this card on you at all times, and if you happen to lose it you must file a police report within 14 days in order to receive a new one. If you move or transfer schools you will need to visit the immigration office to have your ARC updated within 2 weeks or can be fine.
You need to visit the immigration office serving the area you will live to apply for your ARC within your first 90 days of arrival in Korea.
Please prepare 2 passport size photos,your original passport, contract, *medical test (HIV, TBPE and Cannabis), *business registration certificate (학교사업자등록증), *housing contract (월세계약사 or 임차계약사), and the application fee of 10,000 won( £6).
Your ARC will take 2-4 weeks to prepare.
* Business registration certificate: Your school will prepare this for you.
* Medical test: A test will be arranged during your orientation.
* Housing contract: Your school will prepare for you.