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F-4 visa renewal in the States

 
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na1489



Joined: 03 Jan 2011

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: F-4 visa renewal in the States Reply with quote

Anyone know what the process is for renewing an F4 visa in the States? I remember that when I first applied for it a couple years ago I had to drum up all these documents from Korea...

Do I need to present all those documents again or can I just take my passport to the consulate here and have them renew it?

Thanks!
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alongway



Joined: 02 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't generally renew F-visas overseas. If it expires while you're out of country you'll have to start all over.
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na1489



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does that mean that I can enter the country with an expired visa? Shocked
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alongway



Joined: 02 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

na1489 wrote:
So does that mean that I can enter the country with an expired visa? Shocked


did you graduate school? Why would you be allowed to enter the country with an expired visa?

No, that means you need to get over here and renew your visa in-country before it expires. Otherwise, you lose the visa and you have to apply all over again.

If you're an american you can enter on the standard 90 day visa waiver, but you won't be entering on your F4 visa, you'll only be allowed 90 days in country and you'd have to transfer to an F4 (again applying from scratch) in country.
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na1489



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks for the information. However, if you can't relay a simple message without being rude and condescending, maybe it's better to communicate nothing at all.
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pkjh



Joined: 23 May 2008

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume you still have your F4 card?

You'll have to do it in Korea. The only way I can see you being able to do it overseas, is get a Korean relative/friend submit all the docs for you. But that's a lot of leg work for them. And it would just confuse them as to why you need all these docs.

In person it's pretty easy, just gather the same documents as you did when you initially got your F4-Visa, and also your old card.
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