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Visa Runs...Fukuoka
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deanjcrawford



Joined: 25 Jul 2005

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm planning on doing a visa run next week.....has anyone heard anything about this??
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420trader



Joined: 22 May 2011

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not doing a visa run, but I'm going to get a stamp on my passport (I'm currently in Korea without a visa). Lived in Japan for a year as a baby, visited very often but it's my first time in Fukuoka. I actually haven't planned shit. Anyone else going? I'm just gonna half-ass wing it really, staying for a day.
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420trader



Joined: 22 May 2011

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just reserved my ticket for tomorrow morning and my return on Friday. Their doing this special if you reserve 5 days in advance it costs 69000 Won. I talked to the lady and asked her to give me the deal too even though I'm leaving tomorrow. Anyway, I bought round trip tickets for 69 thousand won!
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njcalderhead



Joined: 06 Sep 2011
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:33 am    Post subject: Visa Run Reply with quote

Hello, I a Canadian ESL teacher in Korea on a tourist visa. I have
just been signed on a Hagwon and my employer has just gone to Daegue
to deliver my documents and confirmation number to the Korean
Education Board on (Sept 5, 2011) so that I can get my E2 working
visa. Just wondering a few things;

1) What documents do I need to bring with me to Japan? (photo, confirmation number, transcript?)

2) When I leave form Busan to Japan what is the quickest ferry I
should take? Can I show up and buy a ticket or is reserving tickets
required?

3) Once arrived in Japan how long does it take for the Korean
consultant to process my E2 visa, what time during the day do they stop accepting visa applications?

Thank you for your assistance
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modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer one of the previous questions: It takes a day to process visa documents.

A word of warning for all fellow Brit's. They have increased the cost of a Visa Application from around Y5000 to Y12000 (around 100) which you need in cash. But its around half the price of other nationals, why? They couldn't tell me.
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ed1980



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Goyang

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Need to do a C4 visa run ASAP - does anyone know the deadline for getting your documents in.

A lot of flights arrive at 10.20 am, would that be pushing it ?

cheers
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the_curious



Joined: 04 Oct 2010

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed1980 wrote:
Hi
does anyone know the deadline for getting your documents in.

A lot of flights arrive at 10.20 am, would that be pushing it ?

cheers


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modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_curious wrote:
ed1980 wrote:
Hi
does anyone know the deadline for getting your documents in.

A lot of flights arrive at 10.20 am, would that be pushing it ?

cheers


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I arrived at that sort of time went straight there, itwasnt an issue. Just get there before 12 (closes for lunch).
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tHEhERETIC



Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Location: SinJang, Hanam-si

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a C-4 visa turned down, so beware. The rules got much tighter as of July 6th.
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wintermute



Joined: 01 Oct 2007

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a heads-up:

Going on a visa run to Fukuoka today by ferry from busan.

My coteacher rang the consulate and there were some surprises.

Apparently (and I got him to ring back twice to confirrm) as of April 2012

- no visa applications will be accepted after 11am full stop.

- if the application is dropped off before 11am, the visa will be ready at 1.30pm THE NEXT DAY. No more same day service. No more drop off in afternoon, pick up next day.

- This means that taking the ferry requires two nights in Japan, as the earliest ferry will miss the 11am cutoff.

- The price was quoted as 9600 Yen (I am Australian)

I can;t guarantee that the above is true, but my coteacher spoke to "the lady in charge of issuing visas" at the Fukuoka consulate a total of 3 times, because I thought there might be some communication error.

I'll double check when I get there tomorrow.
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modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wintermute wrote:
Just a heads-up:

Going on a visa run to Fukuoka today by ferry from busan.

My coteacher rang the consulate and there were some surprises.

Apparently (and I got him to ring back twice to confirrm) as of April 2012

- no visa applications will be accepted after 11am full stop.

- if the application is dropped off before 11am, the visa will be ready at 1.30pm THE NEXT DAY. No more same day service. No more drop off in afternoon, pick up next day.

- This means that taking the ferry requires two nights in Japan, as the earliest ferry will miss the 11am cutoff.

- The price was quoted as 9600 Yen (I am Australian)

I can;t guarantee that the above is true, but my coteacher spoke to "the lady in charge of issuing visas" at the Fukuoka consulate a total of 3 times, because I thought there might be some communication error.

I'll double check when I get there tomorrow.


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modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wintermute wrote:
Just a heads-up:

Going on a visa run to Fukuoka today by ferry from busan.

My coteacher rang the consulate and there were some surprises.

Apparently (and I got him to ring back twice to confirrm) as of April 2012

- no visa applications will be accepted after 11am full stop.

- if the application is dropped off before 11am, the visa will be ready at 1.30pm THE NEXT DAY. No more same day service. No more drop off in afternoon, pick up next day.

- This means that taking the ferry requires two nights in Japan, as the earliest ferry will miss the 11am cutoff.

- The price was quoted as 9600 Yen (I am Australian)

I can;t guarantee that the above is true, but my coteacher spoke to "the lady in charge of issuing visas" at the Fukuoka consulate a total of 3 times, because I thought there might be some communication error.

I'll double check when I get there tomorrow.


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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone confirm that if one does not get to the consulate by 11:30am, next day service is not available?

I'll be getting into Fukuoka this Monday at 9:15am. Going to try and get there by 10:30...

Any updated info?!
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