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While I have been fortunate enough not to have to deal with it personally, I know it is possible. While possible, it is much easier to do this from overseas. From the Korean Immigration Office website: As a general rule, foreigners seeking to participate in activities not permitted under their current status must first depart from Korea, obtain a new status ...


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There's a pretty good guide here on the NHIC website. It should walk you through the entire process. You should be able to find your specific visa information there. Otherwise, you can call the NHIC hotline. They have an English line number at 02-390-2000.


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You only need to apply for an ARC if you have entered the country on anything except one of the visa-on-arrival provisions. Whether you know it or not, you entered the country on a B-1 visa (사증면제) that was granted to you upon arrival for being a citizen of another country. The overwhelming majority of B-1 visas will be for 90 days, but for Canadians it is ...


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Given the conflicting information, I think you should ask directly at the Korean consulate or embassy. You may phone at first and they will be able to instruct you or give you an appointment. In particular, I find it likely that an interview is not mandatory, unless they have reasons to double check on you once they have reviewed your application. (Simple ...


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In theory, yes, it's possible. In practice, not necessarily: While any Korean Embassy or Consulate General overseas should issue a visa to any applicant that meet the application criteria, that is, unfortunately, not always the case - the applicant is always at the mercy of the official dealing with their application & some Embassies or ...


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Forget about a house, at least in the big cities. They're very rare and for the very, very wealthy. Koreans have developed a taste for high-rises, which come in all kinds of price ranges. Most jobs in Korea do not come with housing. Jobs that do are (1) senior managers and (2) expats, ie people sent from overseas to Korea by the company. If you can find such ...


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According to the Ministry of Labor, the E-7 is granted to: Foreigner who want to engage in occupations specially designated by the Ministry of Justice after making an employment contract with a public or private organization in Korea. Applicants have to satisfy one of the following requirements: A Master’s degree or higher in the relevant field A ...


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In Japan, being a "native speaker" is required to obtain Instructor status, which is necessary to teach foreign languages in elementary, junior high and high schools. Technically, what is required is that you have received at least 12 years of education entirely in the language you want to teach (and not just language classes). No such requirement exists ...


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The rules for foreign language instructors in Korea change with every session of congress. The current presidential administration has gone through a process of de-emphasizing English language education -- essentially saying, "we're good enough for global business". The most up-to-date answers will come from the Seoul Global Center. Their English language ...


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Most countries will certainly recognise a conventional marriage performed in another country. For example, if you were to get married in the UK, it would certainly be recognised by Australia and very likely by South Korea (although I don't have direct experience with South Korea on that point, so you would want to double check with a primary source). One ...


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I have done this for several years without any problems. There are a couple things that you need to do: Research your Korean provider. (Let's take SKT as an example.) Find out what frequencies / technologies they use. This info is all on the company's page on Wikipedia. Make sure that you choose a phone that supports those frequencies / bands. You can find ...


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Here are some things to think about. As a minor, you're probably not going to be able to open a bank account nor sign an agreement for an apartment rental, let open start utilities for the apartment. You may also have problems getting a sim or local cell phone account. You may also have problems accessing medical care. You may want to look for "boarding ...


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You can ask the university in Britain to include your address in the UK onto the student verification letter when you apply for a visa in the UK. Maybe the address on the bank statement when you apply as proof of sufficient funds.


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According to Wikipedia, EasyLaw Korea, and Statutes of the Republic of Korea (in English): Draft-age males who acquire Korean nationality must complete or be exempted from military service. In Korea, dual nationality is not allowed, so those who acquire South Korean nationality by naturalization are expected to forfeit their foreign nationality within six ...


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Many countries have different categories of visa. The simplest is the transit visa, which gives you a very short stay while you are waiting to travel somewhere else. Next is the tourist visa, which allows you a longer stay for the purpose of tourism (just visiting). Then there are the more 'serious' visas like business visas, study visas and longer-term ...


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T-Mobile uses GSM, but South Korea uses CDMA. You might (?) be able to use the 4G LTE part, but this seems like a poor idea, because any areas in South Korea which don't have 4G LTE coverage will have zero coverage for your US-bought phone. I think you're better off buying a cheap smartphone that works properly in the US.


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South Korea has a National Health Insurance (NHI) system, which is compulsory and required by Korean law. Everyone resident in the country is eligible regardless of nationality or profession. The National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC) is the only public insurance institution operated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea. The Korea Herald ...


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Many people do this. As long as you are not working for a Korea-based company, being claimed as an employee in Korea, you can fly under the radar. Technically you should be performing only the type of work your visa allows, although if you have fulfilled your contract and have a departing airplane ticket you should not encounter any trouble. Your intent to ...


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There are lots of employment agencies in South Korea. However, I haven't seen any that specialize in expats. Here are some resources off Google: http://www.jobpostingkorea.com/ http://www.learn4good.com/jobs/language/english/list/country/south_korea/ That being said, it really depends on several factors: Where will you be? Seoul or elsewhere? How long ...


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