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Visas in Korea

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I found this on Wikipedia.  Very informative and interesting.  The number of E-7 visas (designated activities) compared to E-2 visas (language instructor) is comparable.  I always thought there were more E-2 holders but I guess that’s just the nature of my job.  I know a couple of people on E-7 visas but it’s a bitch to get (ain’t the E-2 a bitch too?) because immigration is very specific on who can get his visa.  The people I know are researchers for a big hagwon here.  Oh, they also have to go on visa runs to extend/renew.

If you have dreams of working in Korea other than in the teaching field you can pretty much forget about it unless you have an F-series visa or if you’re lucky enough to get an E-7.  Visa laws are pretty strict here as I don’t believe there are working holiday visas like in Canada or Australia (but correct me if I’m wrong).

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Written by recruiterinkorea

October 31, 2009 at 5:06 pm

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  1. “Oh, they also have to go on visa runs to extend/renew.”

    I am on an e-7. I do not go on visa runs to extend/renew.

    e-7

    November 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    • Ah, I stand corrected. One of my researcher friends said he went to go on a visa run to renew his E-7 visa. Maybe his expired? Not sure.

      recruiterinkorea

      November 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm

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