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Offline kungfuninja

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #120 on: February 06, 2015, 12:57:08 PM »
Hi all, I have a question regarding the "Temporary Extension of Stay for Departure of Registered Foreigners" application. I am trying to set up an account with the website. Every time I enter all of my information and click "confirm" to complete my registration, it just shows a blank page with the words "EmailDomain" in the header.

Here is the webpage and sign up process I am referring to: http://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/StipDetailRM_en.pt?langcd=en&userIdTemp=&userPasswdTemp=&locale=en&userId=&userPasswd=

What am I doing? How can I register? Thank you!

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #121 on: February 06, 2015, 01:13:32 PM »
I think the English site is messed up. Try using the Korean website (same layout, just in Korean) in internet explorer. I'm pretty sure I had to use the Korean version for everything as the English website had errors for everything, even in internet explorer.

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #122 on: February 06, 2015, 02:15:14 PM »
Ahhh still not working, but will try at home. A quality suggestion of course!

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2015, 07:49:29 AM »
Hey guys.  I'll be finishing up my third contract at my school and actually moving to hagwon.  I checked my contract and I don't see any severance/contract completion bonus in there (it's an EPIK contract).  Only the exit allowance, which I may or may not receive since I'm not actually leaving Korea.  Is there a place to look and see where the severance is on the contract.  I've gotten my renewal bonuses no problem in the past, I just don't see anything about severance.  Is it something that was done away with?  All answers would be appreciated.

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2015, 07:56:34 AM »
I looked at the sample contract on EPIK's website and it is in Article 13.7

You shouldn't worry about it. EPIK follows the law and severance is not a benefit from the contract, it is required by law.


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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #125 on: February 10, 2015, 08:03:31 AM »
I looked at the sample contract on EPIK's website and it is in Article 13.7

You shouldn't worry about it. EPIK follows the law and severance is not a benefit from the contract, it is required by law.

I am a little worried because I didn't get it my last two years lol.  However, they did pay me another amount that they said was a pension thing, but now I'm thinking it was a translation error and that's what it actually was.  They told me it was something about paying retirement at the end of the year instead of when I retire...

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2015, 08:07:32 AM »
Pension is what you get when you 'retire' or leave Korea. You will get it after you have left Korea. Severance is given when you leave your current job after 365 days. If you renewed with your job for 3 years then you will have 3 years of severance saved up.

There is a lot of information about these two things on this site and on the internet. I recommend you read up a little on them since you seem to not understand the two of them. You have quite a bit of money out there that you will eventually get. Read up and learn when you will get and how to get it.

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2015, 08:18:51 AM »
Pension is what you get when you 'retire' or leave Korea. You will get it after you have left Korea. Severance is given when you leave your current job after 365 days. If you renewed with your job for 3 years then you will have 3 years of severance saved up.

There is a lot of information about these two things on this site and on the internet. I recommend you read up a little on them since you seem to not understand the two of them. You have quite a bit of money out there that you will eventually get. Read up and learn when you will get and how to get it.

I cleared it up.  The Korean word my co-teacher says translates to retirement (태즉음) but it's actually the severance.  On 13.7 it says severance in English but the Korean word above in the translation.  Anyway, turns out they are the same thing.  It was just a little confusing the first year I got it and how the teacher explained what it was.  Everything is good now thanks for your help!

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
I got a job in Seoul after I came here, so I got a job, but needed to go get the visa to stay. It ended up taking a while to get so I didn't register with the pension office until about 5 months after I had started working.
The director was taking the pension payments out of my cheque, but when I checked my balance at the pension office, it only states that they have been paying into my pension since it has been registered. I understand they couldn't put the payments in before that because i didn't have my card, but how do I get all the money that they took out of my cheques for the 5 months prior? Does anyone know who I can talk to about this?

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2017, 12:29:35 PM »
Currently in EPIK, contract ends in October. Hoping to change to a F-2 (points) visa before then, and get accepted for SMOE (alternatively, a hagwon) in February 2018.

Do I need a new CBC when applying (August), or would the one on file / a copy of it be okay?

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #130 on: April 13, 2017, 04:23:14 AM »
Currently in EPIK, contract ends in October. Hoping to change to a F-2 (points) visa before then, and get accepted for SMOE (alternatively, a hagwon) in February 2018.

Do I need a new CBC when applying (August), or would the one on file / a copy of it be okay?

You'll be able to get an officially stamped copy from the office of education you work for now and submit that. Same process applies for the apostilled degree copy and transcripts you submitted for your EPIK application.

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Re: FAQ (ARC, extending visa, severance, etc., etc.) UPDATED August 28, 2014
« Reply #131 on: November 29, 2017, 02:22:22 PM »
Can someone tell me exactly how to reapply for EPIK? Like what do I need, how do I do it? I'm not sure what I need from home and what documents they already have that I dont need.....