F-3 Dependent Family Visa for Korea

  F-3 visa is for accompanying spouse or child (under the age of 18) of people who are in Korea under D-1 (artist) to an E-7 (Specially Designated Profession) visa. Eligibility   You are eligible to apply for an F-3 visa If you are an accompanying member of family – A spouse or an unmarried minor of a

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A-1 Diplomat Visa

I have lived in Korea for a while and have seen immigration laws change over the years. Moreover I have seen many foreigners get into trouble due to language barrier. The situation is worsened furthermore due to lack of clear information available in English. So I will try my best to clearly explain the eligibility,

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Last Minute Christmas Ideas For Your ESL Classroom!

The countdown is on! 18 days left before Christmas ^^ You can feel the chill in the air….a light dusting of snow here and there….you can see Christmas decorations and Christmas tree….you can feel the holiday spirit all around you…..you have made plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day……you can’t wait….and just as you are

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Ideas for Expats to enjoy Christmas in Korea!

Christmas in Korea is very different than what you might be used to back home. Christmas Day in Korea is certainly not the biggest, or the most important holiday. Some families do put up Christmas trees, people exchange presents, and stores do put up holiday decorations. Christmas mass and church services are held on Christmas

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Pension Refund for Foreigners in Korea

There are many questions and a lot of confusion among the foreign community in regards to the monthly pension deductions and pension refund. In fact, many foreigners don’t even know that they are eligible for a refund. So in this post, I will talk about the eligibility, requirements and how you can get your refund.

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Helpful Tips for an Easy Transition to Korea

  Korea, ‘the land of the morning clam’ has its own unique culture and social norms. Korean society is based on Confucianism. Confucianist values are embedded in Korean culture and customs. For many foreigners these differences turn out to be the stumbling blocks that make their stay short and rather unpleasant in Korea. There is

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Teaching at an English Village (part II)

Last post we took a look at what is an ‘English village’ and how does it work. This post I will talk about how to find a job an an English village and what benefits do they offer. As I said in my earlier post, these English villages aim to provide children with a unique

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Teaching at an English village (part I)

In my other posts I have talked about teaching English in public schools and private institutes or ‘hagwons’. However, for anyone looking to teach in South Korea for the very first time, an English village is another option especially for those not interested in working in either a public school or a private language school.

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