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Travel Between Jobs
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:18:11 am »
My contract will be up on February 1st and I plan to stay and teach another year, but would like to travel for a month between the old and new hogwon job. (nothing lined up yet). I plan on leaving Korea to do the traveling.

I have an E-2 visa now. My ARC and visa actually expire nearly 2 months after my contract ends (I worked for a while before getting my visa, had to a run to Japan).

Contract up February 1st, E-2/ARC expire March 26th.

Has anyone done this before? Traveled between jobs? What issues did you face? was your new employer willing to do a visa transfer and let you start a month later?


  • Ley_Druid
  • The Legend

    • 2465

    • February 17, 2011, 08:36:33 am
    • Shinan-Gun, Jeollanam-Do, South Korea
Re: Travel Between Jobs
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 09:45:52 am »
Contact Immigration. They can spell it out for you, but I am pretty sure that you'd be safer with a D-10 visa.

Korean Immigration Service: Dial 1345

Re: Travel Between Jobs
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 10:52:25 am »
I will call them eventually, but I've found that theres often a difference between bureaucratic reality and real world experience. which is why I was hoping to find teachers that had done this.

  • spyblonde33
  • Adventurer

    • 51

    • November 21, 2012, 07:05:23 pm
    • Goyang, South Korea
Re: Travel Between Jobs
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 10:21:46 am »
I had 2 weeks between my jobs this year, and I travelled to hawaii for a week after my contract was finished, then came back. I didn't have to do anything b/c I still had a month left on my ARC and had a return flight to Korea as well. I was just fine, and they didn't question me at immigration at the airport. They asked to see my ARC, but since it wasn't going to expire, I was fine and they let me through.