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shsaint



Joined: 29 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Recruiter wants full passport information page Reply with quote

Recruiter wants the full passport information page (picture, etc.). I'm afraid the information may be too sensitive to give out.

What should I do?
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Skippy



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is normal. Really this has been standard practice for years.

Through do know that the info page will be used to judge you. From age to race.

Give him a scan of the page. If really worried blur out passport number.

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=221896
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shsaint



Joined: 29 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Skippy. I blocked out the codes and the barcode on the back. This practice is kind of lame.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skippy wrote:
Through do know that the info page will be used to judge you. From age to race.

To looks. They want to see another picture of you to assess how physically attractive you are.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shsaint wrote:
This practice is kind of lame.


No, for work abroad it is not.

It clearly identifies you, your age, nationality and validity of your passport.

It is required by immigration for validation and issuance of your visa confirmation number.

The same requirement is pretty universal in all countries for foreign employee applicants.

If that bothers you, then your only other option is to stay home.

If you think it is lame... take a look at the requirements YOUR country has for a foreign national trying to apply for a work visa. Korea is a cakewalk by comparison.

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CentralCali



Joined: 17 May 2007

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shsaint wrote:
Thank you Skippy. I blocked out the codes and the barcode on the back. This practice is kind of lame.


Either the recruiter is going to tell you to send the correct documentation or they're just going to write you off. ttompatz is correct about the visa issuance requirement.
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Hokie21



Joined: 01 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone does this.....
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can you actually do with a passport number anyway? Apply for a visa that you can't actually receive?
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably all they want is to make sure that you're a citizen of the countries that you have to belong to in order to teach. A bad passport photo may not be helpful however.
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