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canuckistan
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:11 am    Post subject: Time limit to get ARC? Reply with quote

Have a question for a friend. They have until sometime later this month to get their ARC card if one goes by the 3 month rule (?) Problem is the hagwon does not have it together and hasn't been forthcoming with the business/registration certificates that one has to bring down to immigration to get an ARC.
What is the penalty for not getting your ARC within 3 months, if in fact there is a 3 month rule?
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panthermodern



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What visa do they have ...
I know of people who have not registered for more than 2 years on a tourist visa ...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are in Korea for 91 days on a tourist visa, you "need" an ARC. I was harassed by Air Canada for not having one.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend has done the E-2 visa run to Japan and needs to complete the process by getting the ARC card. Hagwon not being forthcoming with papers required by immigration.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell your friend the hagwon can be fined 10 million won.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not having your ARC before your 90 day date on your visa invalidates your visa. You are then here, technically, illegally and face deportatoin and a 10,000,000 WON fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my old NZ roomie called me from the gate side of the airport..she got nailed with a 100,000 won fine for not having an ARC card.
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Derrek



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GET THE CARD IN 90 DAYS OR LESS!!!!!

This person needs to go to immigration -- papers or not -- and talk to them about the situation.

I'd be telling the school to get the papers now, or I'd be sitting in their office not teaching -- waiting for the papers until I got them!
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canuckistan
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone.

How does my friend get out of this situation to go work for another hagwon and be legal about it? I think they're pretty fed up with this paperwork foot-dragging and wants to go elsewhere. Would a trip to Japan to get another tourist visa (and start the job search over) do the trick? The last thing they want to do is run afoul of immigration.

I would imagine that since the E-2 process hasn't been completed, a letter of release to go work elsewhere wouldn't be an issue?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to immigration to ask is the only way to get the right answer (provided they give you the right answer).

Go now. Find out the truth.

I'd be having a come to Jesus speech with the hagwon owner, followed by a definte hint (short of a threat) that I'll be going to immigration myself if I don't receive the paperwork in hand within a day or two at the most.

Be darn serious.

And follow through with what you say you're going to do.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

90 days from the date of the issuance of the E2. Hassle your director/owner. If they don't have the business registration necessary to complete the ARC issuance procedure, then after the 90 days your E2 expires and you need to get out of dodge and return on a B2 tourist visa.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you can get hit with those big fines if you are later than 90 days, but that is not automatic, if they are not feeling b*tchy they can just give you a "late fine" of 100 000 won and do your card for you. Happened to me.
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RedRob



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiwiboy_nz_99 wrote:
Yes, you can get hit with those big fines if you are later than 90 days, but that is not automatic, if they are not feeling b*tchy they can just give you a "late fine" of 100 000 won and do your card for you. Happened to me.
I had exactly the same problem, self imposed problem....I got to about what I thought was 80 days, goofed off for a few more, finally got my act together and checked a calander ...93 days, they were asking 100k per day, but pleaded poverty/incompetence/ignorance and paid just the hundy.Unfortunately there are 2 of us, so it was a 200k day. Damn! Thats 66.6 beers at my local.
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kangnamdragon



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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

canuckistan wrote:
My friend has done the E-2 visa run to Japan and needs to complete the process by getting the ARC card. Hagwon not being forthcoming with papers required by immigration.


Aren't they the same papers?
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
canuckistan wrote:
My friend has done the E-2 visa run to Japan and needs to complete the process by getting the ARC card. Hagwon not being forthcoming with papers required by immigration.


Aren't they the same papers?
The same papers as what? The ones taken to the Embassy to get the visa?
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