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immigration and passport
« on: July 24, 2011, 05:35:12 pm »
Hi. Quick Question. Just wandering how long does immigration hold onto your passport when applying for ARC. Do they hand it back with ARC or later?


  • cragesmure
  • Super Waygook

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    • October 01, 2010, 06:57:21 am
    • Yeosu
Re: immigration and passport
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 05:43:49 pm »
They don't wander far.  They generally stay behind the desk in the immigration office, and will give all documents together, just in case you are wondering.


  • cat fud
  • Adventurer

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    • June 03, 2011, 06:37:09 pm
Re: immigration and passport
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 08:02:43 pm »
They should come back together.


  • K04
  • Veteran

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    • September 07, 2010, 02:34:04 pm
    • Incheon South Korea
Re: immigration and passport
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 12:13:32 pm »
When I got my ARC for the first time they kept my passport for one week and it was mailed back to my school along with my ARC card.
When extending it for another year immigration doesn't keep your passport they just look at it and stamp the back of your ARC with your new expiration date.
Hope this helps!


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
    • Zhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (not part of China)
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Re: immigration and passport
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 07:38:54 pm »
Ask them to put a new sticker in your passport as well, they don't do it unless you ask, saves problems with airlines later
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • Steinbeck5
  • Waygookin

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    • September 07, 2011, 09:48:17 am
    • Siheung City
Re: immigration and passport
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 10:35:19 am »
What has been the wait to receiving your ARC?  I've been told it's 10-14 days.  Also, how much does it cost?  I've been getting conflicting answers.


  • Jozigirl
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • May 03, 2011, 07:37:47 am
Re: immigration and passport
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 10:41:23 am »
My ARC took 1 week to process, the passport comes back with the ARC and I think it cost 30 000 won. 

To renew, they don't hold the passport - just look at it and stamp it - and it costs 30 000 won to renew the ARC.