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    • May 03, 2015, 03:51:12 am
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Arc card leaving Korea
« on: August 23, 2022, 01:51:04 pm »
Has anyone taken their arc card with them and not turned it in to immigration before leaving Korea ?   I wanted to keep it as a souvenir.   Iím wondering if anyone has kept it and did they have any problems returning back to Korea ?   I plan on coming back as a tourist someday

Re: Arc card leaving Korea
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2022, 02:41:21 pm »
You're technically supposed to surrender it, but they won't always ask for it, and I haven't heard of a case where they held it against someone who decided to keep it. There's always a chance, though.

If you really want to play it safe, I know of someone who had reported their ARC as lost to immigration and paid for a new card (I think it's only 5k won for a replacement card if reported lost?), then turned in the new card when it was time to leave so that she could keep the old one as a souvenir.