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Ranman



Joined: 18 Aug 2012

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Anybody have any idea how long it takes... Reply with quote

...mail to get to Korea? I accepted a public school position and sent my documents. Just getting impatient :/
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FaceFaceFace



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Anybody have any idea how long it takes... Reply with quote

Ranman wrote:
...mail to get to Korea? I accepted a public school position and sent my documents. Just getting impatient :/


Depends who you sent them with, where you sent them from and if you have a tracking number??

After they get delivered it's up to the school!
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Anybody have any idea how long it takes... Reply with quote

Ranman wrote:
...mail to get to Korea? I accepted a public school position and sent my documents. Just getting impatient :/


Assuming you are sending it from your home country then typically:

Regular mail = 7-15 days
EMS = 4-7 working days
Fedex/DHL/UPS/etc. = 3-5 working days (in spite of what they may claim otherwise)

How long will the documents sit on someone's desk varies depending on whether it went directly to the school or via a recruiter (add 2-21 days).

AFTER they march the documents down to immigration it will take 4-10 working days to issue the visa confirmation number (this time of year you won't likely be getting a NOA) and send it back to you.

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Ranman



Joined: 18 Aug 2012

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Anybody have any idea how long it takes... Reply with quote

FaceFaceFace wrote:
Ranman wrote:
...mail to get to Korea? I accepted a public school position and sent my documents. Just getting impatient :/


Depends who you sent them with, where you sent them from and if you have a tracking number??

After they get delivered it's up to the school!


Well I sent them on November 8th, and it says that they left the sort facility on November 12th. I sent it via USPS and it says that international letters aren't tracked, so I just wanted a guesstimate on when they arrived there.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Anybody have any idea how long it takes... Reply with quote

Ranman wrote:
FaceFaceFace wrote:
Ranman wrote:
...mail to get to Korea? I accepted a public school position and sent my documents. Just getting impatient :/


Depends who you sent them with, where you sent them from and if you have a tracking number??

After they get delivered it's up to the school!


Well I sent them on November 8th, and it says that they left the sort facility on November 12th. I sent it via USPS and it says that international letters aren't tracked, so I just wanted a guesstimate on when they arrived there.


Sent via regular mail = they should land on your recruiters desk sometime this week.

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Ranman



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recruiter wrote me back this week saying he still hadn't received them. I'm quite not sure what to do because I sent them via First Class International and there's no tracking once it leaves the country, though I do have delivery confirmation on it, so I should receive notice once he gets them.

I don't know what the deal is.
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tremault



Joined: 25 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can just offer my support.
I hope you get it sorted soon, I hate waiting around for crappy postal services.

I can tell you that post can be very quick. I received a package that was supposedly sent by SAL, in 4 days. that was from Japan.
so really, it could get there very quick. quicker than the estimate they give you. or it could get lost and never get there. WORST CASE SCENARIO. but don't fret too much. all you have to do is look inside your heart and have faith in yourself and your path. you'll get there.
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YTMND



Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Location: You're the man now dog!!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know what the deal is.


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