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HOW TO COLLECT PENSION AT AIRPORT & RETURN NEXT DAY
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beentheredonethat777



Joined: 27 Jul 2013
Location: AsiaHaven

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!!! That was an excellent report. I may try this in a couple of months.
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beentheredonethat777



Joined: 27 Jul 2013
Location: AsiaHaven

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:24 am    Post subject: Good info about D-10 and Pension Refund Reply with quote

A couple of people asked me about this possibility...here you go!

CPT wrote:
Alright, so I ended up getting my pension, while on my D-10, and I haven't left the country (well, I left and came back after I stopped working, which is important).

I was worried about applying with a D-10, so I called the International Service Center and asked if the process was the same for a D-10. She checked and told me it was.

So I went ahead and booked a flight to Japan, and headed to the pension office.

I was a bit worried, because on the form for Canadians, there was no option for airport payment. I asked, and she said it would be possible, but I don't even have to do it because I've already left the country once since my last contract. This seems to fall in line with what I've read in some other threads, but I was not expecting it and did not want to ask any questions when they were offering me a way to get my money faster and without leaving the country.

It only took them a day to send the money.

So now I have my pension money in my Korean bank account, a valid D-10, and a ticket to Tokyo on Tuesday that I may or may not use.

I assume now that I have the money, I no longer have any obligation to leave, though I might go because it would still be nice to go to Tokyo.

I'm not sure my experience is typical of dealing with the pension office, but it could not have been easier. If I run into any problems later, I'll update again.
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sojusucks



Joined: 31 May 2008

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great topic. I hope more people try this and post their results (in order to verify it). Very Happy
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mikesaidyes



Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Location: Sanbon, South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just called the pension office international center. I sad 'Can I collect pension on a D-10 visa?"

The answer: "No, you can't."

Always a rollercoaster.
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Skippy



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikesaidyes wrote:
I just called the pension office international center. I sad 'Can I collect pension on a D-10 visa?"

The answer: "No, you can't."

Always a rollercoaster.


Of course they are going to say that. Being on a D-10 to them likely means that you are staying in the country. Also, they are not going to be wanting to tell people how to circumvent the system. What this whole thread is trying to do is to give the pension office the clue that you are leaving Korea. It seems like they do not really check that a visa is canceled. They more concerned that a person has left Korea and is not coming right back too quickly.
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mzeno



Joined: 12 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:02 am    Post subject: leaving a job early Reply with quote

How would it work if your leaving a job early, before the end of the contract?
Any substantial differences?
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