Indefinite departure (graduation, withdrawal, or leave of absence): turn in at the airport
Temporary departure: check the expiration date and keep the Residence Card with you
According to the Korean Immigration Law, D-1 ~ F-3 Visa holders (including D-2 Visa holders) are allowed re-entry into Korea within 1 year from the date of departure without a Re-Entry Permit as of April 1, 2022. Therefore, you do not need to apply for a Re-Entry Permit when you leave the country during semester breaks.
*Re-Entry Permit will be exempted within the period of stay for people whose period of stay is less than 1 year. If you re-enter Korea after the expiration date of your Residence Card (RC), you have to reapply for the visa.
Please refer to the HiKorea website or contact the Immigration Office Contact Center via 1345 (English service available) for more information.
If you wish to permanently close your Korean bank account, then please visit a nearby IBK Bank with your Residence Card (RC) to make the request.
You will be able to maintain your Korean bank account, but a fee may be charged. We recommend you contact or visit the bank for details.
Storage During the Break
Below is the information regarding a storage company that can help you store your belongings during the semester break. Please contact the company directly to arrange the service.
Location: #201, 17 Bongsu-daero (Dohwa-dong, Technotel) Nam-gu (Michuhol), Incheon City / 인천광역시 미추홀구 봉수대로 17 201호 (도화동, 테크노텔)