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  • Brian
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List of National Pension Offices.
« on: October 08, 2006, 10:00:48 am »
When the time comes, visit the National Pension Office with your passport, ARC, bank information, and ticket home. 

Here's a list of National Pension offices, with directions on how to find each one.

http://wiki.galbijim.com/National_Pension_Offices
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  • Samuel
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 09:17:39 am »
Very useful information,

Everyone should look at this site, and discuss the matter with hisher co-teacher well in advance of contract's end. It will save himher a large headache at year's end.

Thank you,
Samuel
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  • rgracevn
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    • June 22, 2010, 01:42:48 pm
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 11:04:54 am »
Do you really need a ticket home? I am not going directly home...


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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 11:10:52 am »
You only need a ticket out of Korea.


  • alex16
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 10:38:58 am »
I just received a letter in the mail about this yesterday. So if I plan on traveling for a while after my contract, I can obtain money from my pension before leaving Korea? I saw something about being able to claim it back home. Do we receive all of the money being put into our pension back?
Thanks!
Alexandra


Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 10:44:24 am »
In the letter I got last week, at the bottom it says that you can apply at Incheon Airport. They give you a receipt and you are able to get a refund after going through the departure procedure. 

You get the 4.5% you pay plus the 4.5% the school plays...so yes, you get all of it.
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  • Koradian
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 10:48:34 am »
FYI: You are supposed to be leaving the country for good. They require a ONE-WAY ticket out of Korea. You may have some explaining to do if you show up with a round-trip ticket.


  • Canonite
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 12:45:56 pm »
Wicked! Thanks for the link...bookmarked :) They even have directions as to how to get to the offices :)
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  • ame
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 12:53:01 pm »
Wicked! Thanks for the link...bookmarked :) They even have directions as to how to get to the offices :)

Don't forget- 'they' is 'us'.  It's a wiki.  Anyone can edit it.  If you find an error or omission, please fix it (or ask someone else to).


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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 01:37:31 pm »
Hi,

I leave for the UK in a year - one of my co-workers is really supportive and so I am getting everything sorted before she leaves the job.

I have made a reservation now for my departure to the UK, I am a UK resident. Is there anything else I can do and give to my co-worker to make the refund as easy as possible. The UK Tax Office has sent me paperwork today - so I will give this to her.


  • Koala83
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 10:15:59 am »
This is so great! Weight off my shoulders ;)


  • pcunit2009
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 10:36:15 am »

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I leave for the UK in a year - one of my co-workers is really supportive and so I am getting everything sorted before she leaves the job.

I have made a reservation now for my departure to the UK, I am a UK resident. Is there anything else I can do and give to my co-worker to make the refund as easy as possible. The UK Tax Office has sent me paperwork today - so I will give this to her

I didn't think Brits qualified for a pension refund???!!! Has this changed?!
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 08:48:51 pm »
Hey--thanks for all the info here about pension refunds, but I can't seem to find out when the right time to apply is.  Can I go before my contract is up, or must I wait until it's finished?  My contract is up on 14 June, can I go before that date to apply? 

Also, how long does it take to get the refund deposited into my account?

Thanks in advance.  (If this is basically a repost, I'm sorry....I just couldn't find the answer anywhere.  Is there a search option that I'm missing?)


  • bmsteacher
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 09:00:49 pm »
Hey--thanks for all the info here about pension refunds, but I can't seem to find out when the right time to apply is.  Can I go before my contract is up, or must I wait until it's finished?  My contract is up on 14 June, can I go before that date to apply? 

Also, how long does it take to get the refund deposited into my account?

Thanks in advance.  (If this is basically a repost, I'm sorry....I just couldn't find the answer anywhere.  Is there a search option that I'm missing?)

You could go now if you have a ticket out of Korea.  You'll need that and some other information (bank accounts, etc.).  Good luck!


  • Billy
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2011, 03:07:35 pm »
Do I have to go to one in the 'gu' where I live or the 'gu' where I work?

Or does it not matter and I can to any one?


  • robhip
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 08:17:09 am »
Did anyone visit any of these Pension Offices yet? I would like to find one with solid English speakers. I have a question about why I don't receive 4.5% like many of my waygook friends do.    ???


Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2011, 01:45:07 pm »
Hi,

I leave for the UK in a year - one of my co-workers is really supportive and so I am getting everything sorted before she leaves the job.

I have made a reservation now for my departure to the UK, I am a UK resident. Is there anything else I can do and give to my co-worker to make the refund as easy as possible. The UK Tax Office has sent me paperwork today - so I will give this to her.

UK citizens don't get refunded. This information is pretty clear if you do a basic search on the matter.


  • bmsteacher
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2011, 11:40:42 am »
When the time comes, visit the National Pension Office with your passport, ARC, bank information, and ticket home. 

Here's a list of National Pension offices, with directions on how to find each one.

http://wiki.galbijim.com/National_Pension_Offices

Use this form when applying for your lump sum refund. 

Good luck to all!



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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2011, 12:34:43 pm »
I don`t think that the overseas remittance form is the right form if you are looking for a lump sum refund. I was at the NPS yesterday and filled in the paperwork. They have one form for Canadians and another for Americans. The process is very easy. It only took about five minutes and the NPS worker showed me on the calendar when the money would be in my account and the amount (in won) I would be receiving. I think the remittance form is if you want to contribute from overseas. I could not find the right form online and got it at the NPS office.


  • bmsteacher
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Re: List of National Pension Offices.
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2011, 04:17:20 pm »
I don`t think that the overseas remittance form is the right form if you are looking for a lump sum refund. I was at the NPS yesterday and filled in the paperwork. They have one form for Canadians and another for Americans. The process is very easy. It only took about five minutes and the NPS worker showed me on the calendar when the money would be in my account and the amount (in won) I would be receiving. I think the remittance form is if you want to contribute from overseas. I could not find the right form online and got it at the NPS office.

That's interesting!  I filled out the above form as well as another form for Canadians, which had a lot of the same information repeated.  Perhaps you are right.  Well, consider everyone warned then.