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  • BryceSK
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    • October 21, 2010, 09:31:16 am
    • Dangjin, South Korea
Visa requirements
« on: November 16, 2010, 06:21:01 pm »
Hi guys,

My contract ends on the 20 March 2011. Does anyone know how long I have to vacate South Korea after my contract has ended?

Any advice would be much appreciated!


  • suzettec
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    • June 28, 2010, 03:20:45 pm
    • Nakseo, South Korea
Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 06:42:17 pm »
You need to look at your passport and see what day your visa is good for.  If is says March 20 then you will have to leave then.  If your school needs for you to stay for a few days longer or you want to say for a little longer then you can get your visa extended.  Talk with your co-teacher about that and they should be able to help you.


Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 10:12:36 pm »
Actually look at your ARC. If it says Mar 20th, then you must leave on that day.  If it is before your contract ends (before Mar 20th) you need to get it extended by going to an immigration office in your area.  FYI, you can extend up to 30 non-working days for free after your contract ends.  I should also add that if you do extend after your Work Visa ends, show immigration a copy of your exit ticket.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 10:21:11 pm by Girlygirl »


  • cleo999
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    • 55

    • May 31, 2010, 01:58:01 pm
    • Incheon south korea
Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 08:32:53 am »
OK, the date on my ARC card is like like 4 days before my contract ends. Do i have to go to the immigration office and get this extended for 4 DAYS?? Im sure there must be some time allocated before you HAVE to leave.

Does anyone know??


  • Koradian
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    • October 08, 2010, 10:29:15 am
    • South Korea
Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 08:36:41 am »
Immigration will send you either a text message of a letter in the mail informing you of the date you must leave by.


  • cleo999
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    • May 31, 2010, 01:58:01 pm
    • Incheon south korea
Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 08:49:39 am »
Thanks KoreaDickie!

Lets hope they do that cause im def not going to take time off to get 4 days extra!


Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 09:12:39 am »
http://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/index.html is pretty helpful if you need to make an appointment to extend your visa as you can reserve an appointment online.


  • Janitor
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    • June 14, 2010, 02:01:32 pm
    • Ulsan
Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010, 09:45:41 am »
Actually, you have a week to leave after your ARC expires. They will send you a card in the mail informing you of this.


  • cleo999
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    • May 31, 2010, 01:58:01 pm
    • Incheon south korea
Re: Visa requirements
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 07:56:24 am »
Awesome!! Thanks Janitor!