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tausha12



Joined: 12 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Applying for jobs while in Korea. Reply with quote

I'm in month 7 of my current contract. I need to start the paperwork to apply for jobs next year. I know I can get fingerprints done here in Korea and then send everything to the States. My question is where do I go? I live in Dongducheon. Will the local police station suffice or do I need to make a trip to Seoul?

I'm going to have all my paperwork sent to my mom who will send it to to Washington to get the criminal record check apostilled. I'm just a little worried about having other people doing it since I had such a hard time last year.
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YTMND



Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Location: You're the man now dog!!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You most likely don't need to do all that if you get a release letter and transfer your visa. The new document thing is for people with a significant gap between contracts or for those who cancel their visa and hand in their ARC.
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surendra



Joined: 07 Feb 2012

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is right. You need a Letter or Release (LOR) to go to the immigration office and get the D-10 visa (looking for work). If you find a job before hand, I believe they just extend the visa and change the employer/sponsor.

For the States, you can just print out the FBI fingerprint form, go to the police station, and have them do it (for free I hear). As long as they are done properly, hell you could if you knew how to.
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Skippy



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Applying for jobs while in Korea. Reply with quote

tausha12 wrote:
I'm in month 7 of my current contract. I need to start the paperwork to apply for jobs next year. I know I can get fingerprints done here in Korea and then send everything to the States. My question is where do I go? I live in Dongducheon. Will the local police station suffice or do I need to make a trip to Seoul?

I'm going to have all my paperwork sent to my mom who will send it to to Washington to get the criminal record check apostilled. I'm just a little worried about having other people doing it since I had such a hard time last year.


Well if things go well for you a D-10 or a transfer will be good. Yet, getting paperwork for just in case, is a good idea.

For fingerprints and where to get done. Thing more -gu and less -dong. Smaller -dong police stations will likely be a no or head shakes. You will want to go a larger district police station.

Some people say if push comes to shove you can do it yourself.

Remember to get 2 or 3 fingerprints done. All it takes is smudged prints to ruin your month.
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tausha12



Joined: 12 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am trying to stay at my current school for another year. It just depends if the school gets funds for next year. If they don't, I want to have all documents ready. I'll look into the D-10 visa but I'll get my fingerprints done at Yangju Police Station and go ahead and pay for the CRC. I don't want to be screwed if my current job can't be extended.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tausha12 wrote:
I am trying to stay at my current school for another year. It just depends if the school gets funds for next year. If they don't, I want to have all documents ready. I'll look into the D-10 visa but I'll get my fingerprints done at Yangju Police Station and go ahead and pay for the CRC. I don't want to be screwed if my current job can't be extended.


If you have the apostilled FBI-CBC and degree copy on file at immigration then you do NOT need a new set for an extension of your visa to stay with your current employer, transfer to a new position or change to a D10.

If you are one of the last who did not get them done yet then ASAP is the order of the day.

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