Who needs to apply for Alien Registration Card (ARC)?
Foreigners who will be staying in Korea for more than 90 days (i.e work/study) are required to apply for Registration Card.
Holders of A-1, A-2 and A-3 visa are exempted from this requirement.
When to apply?
Foreigners must register themselves within 90 days from their arrival date.
Where to apply?
Local immigration office or branch office under relevant jurisdiction.
Visit http://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/GvrnSrchPageR_en.pt for the list of immigration-related offices in Korea.
Return of Registration Card
The card must be returned to the Immigration Office / immigration officer at the departure airport or port upon final departure.
Failure to return will result in fine.
For more information, please contact Immigration Call Center at 1345 (calling within Korea).
Please note that Registration Card cannot be issued at the Korean Embassy in Singapore.
Please visit Korean Immigration's website (http://www.hikorea.go.kr) for more information.