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Why do we have to leave the country to get a visa?

 
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Should we have to leave Korea to get a visa?
No.
10%
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No, it's totally stupid to make us leave.
63%
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Yes, it makes perfect sense.
10%
 10%  [ 2 ]
Yes.
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
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The Hammer



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Ullungdo 37.5 N, 130.9 E, altitude : 223 m

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 7:44 pm    Post subject: Why do we have to leave the country to get a visa? Reply with quote

Why do we have to leave the country to get a visa?

Who knows the answer?

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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's stupid, but it's S.O.P. for many countries, including Canada, and probably the US as well. Don't think it is just some Korean aberration- it isn't.

As to why, I suspect it's to curb people just showing up on tourist visas and looking for work. In other words it's ineffective, because many people around the world do just that, but it's still on the books.

Often the regulation of having the potential employee get a work visa (or apply for one) is coupled with a regulation that the employer must show evidence that an attempt has been made to fill the position with someone already qualified to work in the country. I imagine this varies depending on the position and the country, and I'm sure there are many exceptions.

I personally know of two examples of this from 2 countries other than Korea but I'm not going to bother typing them all out unless someone is actually interested.
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SWF



Joined: 09 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:21 pm    Post subject: same Reply with quote

every country does it that way- why should Korea be any different... it's that way in Canada and the US
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The Hammer



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Ullungdo 37.5 N, 130.9 E, altitude : 223 m

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo,

Thanks for the explanation.

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Infoseeker



Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Lurking somewhere near Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's wrong to make people leave once they've already been working, and their just changing schools/contracts.
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The Hammer



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Ullungdo 37.5 N, 130.9 E, altitude : 223 m

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Infoseeker,

I agree!

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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think it's wrong to make people leave once they've already been working, and their just changing schools/contracts.

That's where Korea lags behind Japan, for example. So many Koreans have bugs in their bonnets about competition with Japan, perhaps if everyone goes around saying "Japan is a better country because that's the way it's done there" enough times Koreans might actually give some serious thought to change. Whaddya say, CPA?
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