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  • OogaBooga
  • Veteran

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    • September 15, 2011, 04:43:59 pm
    • Yeongi-Gun
Visa Runs
« on: April 10, 2020, 05:52:07 pm »
Is there anywhere an American can still fly to from Korea for a visa run?


  • raysmith
  • Super Waygook

    • 378

    • August 16, 2012, 07:01:58 am
    • Korea
Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 06:02:53 am »
I don't know.

But is now the time to be thinking about visa runs?  What about your health?    Wouldn't be best to stay at home? (*).   Would foreigners get in trouble for overstaying a visa at the moment?  Wouldn't they take into consideration the current travel restrictions.

* I am not in Korea now, so I am not familiar with the current rules  in South Korea.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2020, 06:12:24 am by raysmith »


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 09:38:35 am »
I think you can still fly to Japan and stuff. I don't think Korea has cut flights. Keep in mind, most countries have a 14 day isolation period on arrival. I think I heard Japan makes you isolate at a government facility on arrival too. And you will have to self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in Korea too. For Korea, if you test positive for covid-19 you will go to a government place, if negative, you have to do it at home.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 09:52:08 am »
All I've been reading is that visas are being extended automatically. Due to the situation.
레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.


  • raysmith
  • Super Waygook

    • 378

    • August 16, 2012, 07:01:58 am
    • Korea
Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 11:04:26 am »
All I've been reading is that visas are being extended automatically. Due to the situation.

This seems like a sensible approach.


  • buckybee
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    • August 30, 2015, 02:36:08 pm
    • Gunsan
Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 01:48:30 pm »
You could also get an D10 visa which is a visa that will allow you to stay in the country looking for a job. Then you can switch to the job, I presume, you got. It would be annoying  to pay for both visas but you wouldn't have to leave the country. I received this information from Daejeon's Office of Education before Covid 19 existed.

That is, if visa's aren't being extended like someone mentioned above.


  • NorthStar
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 11:16:33 pm »
You could also get an D10 visa which is a visa that will allow you to stay in the country looking for a job. Then you can switch to the job, I presume, you got. It would be annoying  to pay for both visas but you wouldn't have to leave the country. I received this information from Daejeon's Office of Education before Covid 19 existed.

That is, if visa's aren't being extended like someone mentioned above.


....not that simple.  A housing contract is required to obtain the D-10 visa.


Re: Visa Runs
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 10:52:36 am »
A goshiwon housing contract will do for the Dept of Immigration (just did that last week)
Get a copy of your Goshiwon contract and then you have to get a copy of their business registration or a business card and the Dept. of Immigration will accept it.