Questions tagged [south-korea]

Living in South Korea as an expatriate.

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Can I open a bank account in South Korea without alien card?

I want to open a bank account in South Korea, in order to rent an apartment. In South Korea generally you must deposit huge amount of money, usually at least 5M to 10M KRW and I want to use the ...
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May a Czech Citizen living in the UK Apply in the UK for South Korean visa?

I am an EU student (Czech citizen) studying in Britain. That means that I don't need to prove that I am a resident as I can spend an unlimited time in the UK. However, I am planning to go to study in ...
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Non-native English speaker teaching English in Asia [closed]

Good morning (it's early in the UK...), I was wondering if anyone here had experience with teaching English abroad without being a native of an English speaking country? I'm Swedish with work-...
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How is Korean ability evaluated for the F-2 (resident) visa?

The F-2 is a resident visa. With such a visa, one can stay up to 3 years in Korea and can work and have a business and after 3 years, is eligible for a F-5 visa (permanent resident). Eligibility to F-...
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Can a South Korean PhD student completing their military service as part of their Ph.D. degree do an internship in the United States?

Can a PhD student in South Korea, South Korean citizen and completing their military service as part of their Ph.D. degree do an internship in the United States? Background: In South Korea, PhD ...
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4G on an unlocked US phone in South Korea?

I am by no means an early adopter. I tend to things and use them until they are no longer salvageable. I'm also a US expat living in South Korea. When I first moved to South Korea three years ago, I ...
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What are the qualifications for the Korean E-7 visa?

I've a job offer in South Korea and I would like to know if I have the needed qualifications for the E-7 visa. I have 5 years and 2 months of experience in IT. The company that is going to sponsor my ...
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Housing in South Korea

How do I get housing in South Korea outside of the military and teaching English? I would prefer to rent a house, as I am not fond of apartments, but would be willing to consider an apartment as long ...
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Do you have to serve for military service if you get South Korea citizenship?

Disclaimer: This is not a serious question on me; I just wonder. If you are male and get a nationality of South Korea, are you obliged to serve for military service in South Korea? I have often ...
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Do I have to pay Korean health insurance during my exchange studies, even though I have private insurance?

I am going to be an exchange student at a Korean university. I have my own travel insurance plan from my home country. It covers the whole sojourn period, all planned activities and is valid worldwide....
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Can I (a minor) travel to, live in and study in South Korea by myself?

I really want to study in South Korea as it has been continuously voted as 1st place on the education system and literary tests for people my age. So, I've come to the conclusion that studying in ...
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How can I extend my tourist stay in South Korea for the purpose of language learning?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...
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Korea Working Vacation Jobs

I am a US permanent resident and am looking into doing a working vacation. From what I can tell in some countries, such as Australia, there are many different organizations that can help you find a ...
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Australian (UK resident) looking to marry a Korean (Korean resident)

I am an Australian citizen currently working and resident in the UK on a Tier 2 General visa. My partner is a citizen and resident of South Korea. What's the least hassle way for us to get married ...
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Working Remotely in Korea on E-2 visa

I'm a US citizen currently living in Korea as an English teacher on an E-2 visa. My contract ends about a month before my visa expires. Within that time-frame I was going to do a little traveling ...
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Is there a place where I can find official Korean subtitles for non-Korean movies [closed]

I am living in South Korea and here, foreign movies in cinema are not dubbed (as it would be in some other countries like France) but subtitled in Korean. Instead of learning Korean by watching ...
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Canadian living 6 months in Korea - need advice on ARC (Alien registration card)

I'm going to be living in Korea for 6 months, working remotely for an American company. So I don't have any special study or work visa for Korea. The Korean consulate tells me I need a special visa to ...
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National Health Insurance in Korea

Where do I go to register for the National Health Insurance in South Korea if I am there on an intra-company transfer visa?
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Interview for Emigrating to South Korea?

I'm an Irish citizen looking into the possibility of teaching English as a Foreign Language in Asia, but specifically South Korea. I've read in a few places about certain requirements to live and ...
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Working visa after arrival in South Korea

I will soon start my internship (6 Months) in South Korea and I wanted to ask if it is possible to go there as a tourist and do all the paperwork there. I basically have all the documents I need but ...
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Visa run from Korea to Japan

I am currently doing a paid internship in South Korea and have a 3 Months C4 visa (something went wrong during the 6 months visa preparation). As my internship lasts for 6 Months I have to leave Korea,...