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baedaebok



Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject: Foreigners married to Koreans Reply with quote

Hi....what is this new talk about visa changes with foreigners married to Koreans? Are there visas changing from F2 to F6? Does this make any impact?

BDB
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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new F-6 VISA is mainly for people from 'certain religions' who like to have more than one wife.

This new VISA (F-6) allows for one man to marry (up to) six wives.

But he can only live with (up to) two of them at a time.

I think this is because apt's in Korea are generally quite small.

I couldn't imagine living with 6 wives in a two bedroom house!

The big problem is - that once the man marries 1 Korean woman, he can bring in (up to) 5 more foreign women from other countries!!!!

This is crazy!
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baedaebok



Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: F6 endorsing polygamy Reply with quote

Is the F6 to accommodate foreign residents in Korea who follow polygamy?
That sounds like a social issue waiting to happen.

Korea being a developed country I thought there would be some allow against polygamy.

Unbelievable.

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Fox



Joined: 04 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: F6 endorsing polygamy Reply with quote

baedaebok wrote:
Is the F6 to accommodate foreign residents in Korea who follow polygamy?
That sounds like a social issue waiting to happen.

Korea being a developed country I thought there would be some allow against polygamy.

Unbelievable.

BDB


It's also unfair. I'm still on my old F-2-1, so I can only have two wives, and only one can count for tax purposes. I'm personally saving my second wife slot for a high powered lawyer or corporate climber, because ambitious, independent women with no interest in maternity are what I've been taught to find attractive.
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baedaebok



Joined: 27 Feb 2007
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: F6 better? Reply with quote

Wikipedia calls F6 a "permeant resident" visa. Is it the best visa to go for if I plan to work in Korea for a long time?

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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh.. the marriage thing sounds pretty hilarious. Not sure I'd buy that one. Laughing


My F-2-1 was changed to F-6 last year. They just do it when you renew your F-2-1. I heard it has more to do with allowing spousal rights in the event of a death or divorce. My google-fu is lazy today, so I suggest you simply look it up on the Korean Immigration website.

There is still an F-2 visa, but it is now for investors or something. Simple change in designation for us married folk, plus a few changes in "benefits."
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP you are being trolled. The F6 is the same as the previous F2. It is just renamed.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: F6 endorsing polygamy Reply with quote

baedaebok wrote:
Is the F6 to accommodate foreign residents in Korea who follow polygamy?


I'm KimchiNinja, and I approve this message.
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Couchsurfer



Joined: 10 Apr 2013

PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt I could afford one wife, let alone six. But bedtime would be fun.
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