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  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
    • Uijeongbu, South Korea
Going on a trip right before my VISA expires.
« on: February 15, 2011, 10:47:33 am »
My flight date out of the country is the same day my Visa expires, March 1st. However, I will be flying to Hong Kong and arriving back in Korea Feb 27th. Will there be any issues with letting me back in the country when my VISA expires in two days?

I know passports have to be valid for another 6 months to usually let someone into the country, is there any rule like that with VISAS.

Thanks


  • taeyang
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    • September 08, 2010, 08:35:10 am
    • daejeon
Re: Going on a trip right before my VISA expires.
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 10:49:59 am »
I doubt it. wouldn't you just be returning to Korea on a tourist visa?
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  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
    • Uijeongbu, South Korea
Re: Going on a trip right before my VISA expires.
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 10:59:02 am »
Well, probably not  if they accept my E2 Visa. I just thought I'd ask because of the 6 month passport rule. But yeah, I guess if they didn't accept it, I could just get in on a 30 day tourist visa.


  • DMZ
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    • December 16, 2010, 08:34:43 pm
    • Incheon
Re: Going on a trip right before my VISA expires.
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 11:03:07 am »
The visa official usually asks if you plan on coming back to Korea when you exit the country so when you go to Hong Kong tell him you are just to make doubly sure that they know. I can't see why you would have a problem coming back in, and even if they question you, you can explain that you are leaving by the 1st of March. Maybe even have that plane ticket with you, just in case.


  • shkim
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    • June 23, 2010, 01:51:47 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Going on a trip right before my VISA expires.
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 11:04:43 am »
I don't see a problem as long as this isn't your first time leaving the country (since that would mean that you have set up multiple entry into Korea).