Daily Archives: December 5, 2007

A few more updates regarding the visa changes here in Korea for the E-2

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I have to agree that there is seriously a lack of information out there in terms of the changes starting in about 2 weeks from the Immigration department here in Korea. So, I’m going to post anything and everything I read & heard about it. The article I’ve already posted here about people having to go back to their home countries seems to be a bit misleading. There appear to be options in getting your records for visa renewals. A couple examples were posted in the earlier post about what I’ve told my coworkers already. Continue reading

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165 of the estimated 175,000 foreign residents in Seoul speak up

160 foreigners attend Seoul town meeting

Published in the Korea Herald on 2007.12.01 (http://koreaherald.co.kr)

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Some 160 foreign residents attended the Seoul town meeting yesterday to discuss schooling for expat children, access to public services, policies for immigrants married to Koreans and cross-cultural programs. Continue reading

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Advice to English Teachers in Korea regarding the new Immigration Changes

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So, I sent my 50+ teachers today the following as advice for them if they were considering renewing for a 2nd year or so. However, this serves as I guess decent advice for people considering coming in for the first time and also people who are wanting to renew:

“Well, the Korean government in response to a couple felonies this year decided to do something they probably should of done a long time ago. However, since we’re used to the current standards, the new way of doing things may be somewhat painful or at least a bit of a hassle. Regardless, we wanted to get into your hands the information about how to deal with it, if needed. Continue reading

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Koreans’ Overseas spending hits record high

From the Korea Herald on 2007.12.05
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Largely influenced by a surge in overseas travel, household overseas expenditures hit a record high in the third quarter, the Bank of Korea said yesterday.

The percentage of overseas spending out of the total expenditures also hit a new high, reaching nearly 5 percent. Continue reading

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