“A visa is required for foreigners wanting to study abroad in Korea. You may acquire a tourist visa or Korean working holiday visa through Best Friend Korean Language School. “
Because it is possible to stay in Korean without a visa from 30 days to 3 months (depending on your home country), you can apply for our short-term classes without applying for a visa. However, you cannot extend your visa once you are in Korea.
For those who are planning to get a visa, please finish all of the procedures required and please prepare all the required national documents 1 month before you come to Korea. Every country has different situations regarding visa acquisition, so please confirm information about acquiring a visa from the Korean embassy and consulate.
* If you want to register for Best Friend Language School to get a visa, and need an admission letter or invitation from our school, please look at the chart below.
Permission for Entrance and Invitation
|Permission of Entrance||After the class fee, entrance fee, and textbook payment have been completed / received.||Free (No Fee)|
|Letter of Invitation||After the class fee, entrance fee, and textbook payment, and lodging reference and lodging fees have been completed / received.||$390~$790|
- We will send you the admission letter or invitation though a PDF file, but if you need the original copy, there will be an additional postage cost.(EMS $95 / DHL $120).
- the costs for invitation letter is different depending on their nationality.
Refund Policy for those who could not get a visa after receiving an admission letter or invitation
|Course fee||90% of course fee will be refunded, 100% of textbook fee will be refunded, entrance fee non-refundable|
|Letter of Invitation||Letter of Invitation fee non-refundable|
The countries which can study in Best Friend without visa
Length of stay: 30 days
TUNISIA, HONDURAS, ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY, KAZAKHSTAN, EGYPT, SOUTH AFRICA, SAUDI ARABIA, BAHRAIN
Length of stay: 60 days
LESOTHO, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA
Length of stay: 90 days
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA
Length of stay: 3 months
LUXEMBOURG, MALAYSIA, NETHERLAND, NEW ZEALAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY , TAIWAN, HONG KONG, URUGUAY, UNITED STATES, ROMANIA, CROTIA, LUXEMBURG, KUWAIT, ARAB EMIRATES, AUSTRALIA
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding visa acquisition
A. Because Best Friend Korean Language School is a private language institute, we cannot issue the D-4 student visa, However, we can issue a travel visa where you can stay for 1~3 months depending on your nationality (Canada 6 months)
A. Yes, countries with a visa exemption agreement with Korea do not require visas to enter the country. Please check this site for more information: http://www.hikorea.go.kr/
However, the visa situation changes frequently so please check with the Korean embassy and consulate for more information.
To extend your visa, you must go back to the country you got your visa from and register again. However, if you came without a visa from a visa-exempt country, then you can study at Best Friend Korean Language School by taking the Long Term Korean Course. It is a course where you can also travel to different countries. For more information, please check out the Long Term Korean Course page. Long Term Korea Study Abroad Program
If you came to Korea using a Korean Working Holiday visa, you must make an alien registration card (within 90 days of entry).
Required documents: : passport, alien registration card application form, 2 passport sized photos (3cmx4cm), certificate of employment or other documents that show proof of right to stay, and registration fee of 30,000 won.