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Leaving Korea and coming back paperwork ???
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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Leaving Korea and coming back paperwork ??? Reply with quote

Contract is up March 1st, my co worker's contract is up June 1st. I'd like to take his spot. I'd be out of Korea for 3 months.

Would I need to have all the paperwork done again? Or can I just leave, and come back?

I've talked to my hagwon, and they recommend just extending my visa. Is this a good route?

Thanks for any info, in advance!
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Scorpion



Joined: 15 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'll try to beat Ttompatz to it. What you want to do is get a D-10 visa. It's good for six months. When you get a new job you just transfer the D-10 back to an E-2. No new paperwork is required, although you will need to do a new health check.

For more information do a search for 'D-10' on this forum.
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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks man. Would I need the med check before I leave in March, or upon returning?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmadtownweb wrote:
Hey thanks man. Would I need the med check before I leave in March, or upon returning?


When you return and want to change your ARC.
New E2 ARC = health check (same as any other E2 ARC application).

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nautilus



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
Location: Je jump, Tu jump, oui jump!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No brainer. Just extend your visa.
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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to extend the visa, either through a d-10 or e-2. Thanks for the answers.

One more, if I do extend, I know that I couldn't collect my pension from this past year. What If I decide to not come back in June, how could I get my pension then???
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: sokcho

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can apply for your pension refund from your home country, but others have previously reported that the process takes many months.

Also, I think I've read here that theres a limit to how long you can leave Korea on a D10, maybe 3 months? About the same as your timeline. You should check on that.
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PREEST



Joined: 20 Jan 2013

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are outside of Korea for more than 90 days, you have to apply for all the documents again.

Might be easier to just get another job.
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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be out of Korea exactly 90 days. I could probably come a little earlier.

Would this work.

I get the D-10 before I leave in March. Then when I get back, I get an e-2? My hagwon is great, but communication is bad as of late.. can anyone confirm this can be done?
Thanks!!
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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmadtownweb wrote:
I would be out of Korea exactly 90 days. I could probably come a little earlier.

Would this work.

I get the D-10 before I leave in March. Then when I get back, I get an e-2? My hagwon is great, but communication is bad as of late.. can anyone confirm this can be done?
Thanks!!


Bump.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmadtownweb wrote:
jmadtownweb wrote:
I would be out of Korea exactly 90 days. I could probably come a little earlier.

Would this work.

I get the D-10 before I leave in March. Then when I get back, I get an e-2? My hagwon is great, but communication is bad as of late.. can anyone confirm this can be done?
Thanks!!


Bump.


D10 in March.
Take your trip.
Return in June (before your 90 days are up).
find a job.
Switch back to E2.
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.

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jmadtownweb



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You the man, ttompatz.. Thanks.
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jmadtownweb



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: I'm probably going in on Tuesday and letting my boss know that I'll be coming back June 1st to start another contract.

Now, I have another question.

I've been talking with my head teacher, and she recommends getting a visa extention(E-2) before I leave in early March. Is this the best route? It would run out next March, forcing me to renew to finish the rest of my contract(June).

Would telling her that getting a D-10 before I leave, and doing the E-2 when I get back in late May be better? I just want to make sure this gets done right. Visa issues here are tough to understand. Throw in a hagwon boss and things can get really cloudy...

Whats the best route?! Thanks, again.
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jmadtownweb



Joined: 13 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmadtownweb wrote:
Update: I'm probably going in on Tuesday and letting my boss know that I'll be coming back June 1st to start another contract.

Now, I have another question.

I've been talking with my head teacher, and she recommends getting a visa extention(E-2) before I leave in early March. Is this the best route? It would run out next March, forcing me to renew to finish the rest of my contract(June).

Would telling her that getting a D-10 before I leave, and doing the E-2 when I get back in late May be better? I just want to make sure this gets done right. Visa issues here are tough to understand. Throw in a hagwon boss and things can get really cloudy...

Whats the best route?! Thanks, again.


Bump, I'm goin in tomorrow!
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmadtownweb wrote:
jmadtownweb wrote:
Update: I'm probably going in on Tuesday and letting my boss know that I'll be coming back June 1st to start another contract.

Now, I have another question.

I've been talking with my head teacher, and she recommends getting a visa extention(E-2) before I leave in early March. Is this the best route? It would run out next March, forcing me to renew to finish the rest of my contract(June).

Would telling her that getting a D-10 before I leave, and doing the E-2 when I get back in late May be better? I just want to make sure this gets done right. Visa issues here are tough to understand. Throw in a hagwon boss and things can get really cloudy...

Whats the best route?! Thanks, again.


Bump, I'm goin in tomorrow!


E2 extensions are easier and cheaper...

Best choice if you are returning to work with the same employer.

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