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Any problems coming back to Korea?

 
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Mission_Accomplished



Joined: 08 Sep 2015

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:37 am    Post subject: Any problems coming back to Korea? Reply with quote

I want to return to Korea, even if only as a tourist.

The last time I was there, I was working and something bad happened with my phone contract.
I left Korea after 1 year and did not transfer my contract or buy it out. I was planning on coming back to Korea, so I kept the phone and planned to use it again upon returning. However, I did not go back as plans changed. My phone was also stolen while I was traveling.
Can I get blacklisted in Korea? Will I be fined? I am not sure how it will work. The person that stole my phone...can they still use it and acquire new charges or did they have to do everything new by scratch. I had a passcode on it.
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optik404



Joined: 24 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No you won't be blacklisted or barred from entering Korea. You just won't be able to get a phone from that company.
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mscoop1085



Joined: 12 Feb 2009

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, you're only the 10,000th foreigner to do that.
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mscoop1085



Joined: 12 Feb 2009

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korea has bigger problems and none of them involve the Waygook.
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Mission_Accomplished



Joined: 08 Sep 2015

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any how about getting another E2? Any reason I could not get another one?

By the way, my last E2 and ARC card were on a different passport. I recently had to renew mine. Will my old info be on my new passport or not?

Thanks
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New ARC # = probably no problems with a new phone, but you may be tracked down to pay the balance of what was left on the one you had.

It won't stop you from getting a visa in any case, worst case scenario you will be stuck with 2,000$ in fines if the phone was new and you left really early in the contract.
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Mission_Accomplished



Joined: 08 Sep 2015

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$2000 in fines? Ouch.

So, if you get a new passport, you get a new ARC #?

I have no gathered that I will likely have no problems getting an E2.

And if I visit Korea just as a tourist, I will have no problems and will not be stopped by immigration and faced with fines and/or penalties, correct?


Thanks for helping.
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Hokie21



Joined: 01 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didn't you pay it off before you left the previous time?
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kimchi_pizza



Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Location: "Get back on the bus! Here it comes!"

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personal peev of mine is expats leaving with unpaid depts.
Specially medical bills and such~ that really gives expats a
Black eye.

But to address the post~ you WILL have pay your previous
Depts if you wish to register or as a resident of korea.
New passport? No matter. New ARC? No matter. You
Will be issued the exact same residency number with all
All your previous...'misdeeds' on record.

Personal example:

I last paid my vehicle registration tax in say~~ august. Sold
My car to the junkheap in october and left korea. I returned
A year later, new arc (same number), new town, new job. I STILL received
A letter saying i owed something like 25,000 won in vehicle
Registration tax for those two months of ownership. Though
That WAS a government dept which we know how well records
Are kept, but private companies I'm certain are no less
Deligent.
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Hokie21



Joined: 01 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed.

It's people like the OP who give foreigners a bad name in Korea. Grow up dude, would you do that in your home country? Probably not.
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tob55



Joined: 29 Apr 2007

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hokie21 wrote:
Agreed.

It's people like the OP who give foreigners a bad name in Korea. Grow up dude, would you do that in your home country? Probably already did.
I changed a little of your post, hope you don't mind.
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SeoulNate



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Hyehwa

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mission_Accomplished wrote:
$2000 in fines? Ouch.

So, if you get a new passport, you get a new ARC #?

I have no gathered that I will likely have no problems getting an E2.

And if I visit Korea just as a tourist, I will have no problems and will not be stopped by immigration and faced with fines and/or penalties, correct?


Thanks for helping.


No one is going to track you down as a tourist, but if you try and get a new phone you will likely be hit w/ fees that you left unpaid when you left before.

Like I said, 2,000$ is about the worst case scenario.

If you had a new phone on a 2 year contract and left 3-6 months into the contract we can assume there was about 800+$ left on the phone, you will be paying that for sure. If you did not cancel the contract when you left you will be paying for each month that they did not shut off the phone, or maybe another 6-8 months + fees.
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wonkavite62



Joined: 17 Dec 2007
Location: Jeollanamdo, South Korea.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Stolen Phone-HELP! Reply with quote

Shocked Crying or Very sad My phone was stolen too, and I want to go back to Korea so I am kind of worried if I have a hefty bill to pay. But it happened like this. I had been in Korea for 13 months, and had had the phone for most of that time. It was stolen-or lost-in Incheon Airport. I don't think I would be allowed a phone from that company again. But if I had to pay a bill, would it be a large one?
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Mission_Accomplished



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i had the phone for a year on a 2 year contract, and planned to come back but then it was stolen on vacation and I decided to travel longer and could not come back to Korea without getting new documents, so I decided go back home and travel more Smile
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Mission_Accomplished



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Stolen Phone-HELP! Reply with quote

wonkavite62 wrote:
Shocked Crying or Very sad My phone was stolen too, and I want to go back to Korea so I am kind of worried if I have a hefty bill to pay. But it happened like this. I had been in Korea for 13 months, and had had the phone for most of that time. It was stolen-or lost-in Incheon Airport. I don't think I would be allowed a phone from that company again. But if I had to pay a bill, would it be a large one?


basically, problem as well Smile
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