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Application via Mail Service

Application via Mail Service


The Ministry of Justice and The Korea Immigration Service announced ‘Application via Mail Service’. The subject is fascinating itself but the contents might be not as it’s only limited to those who reside in the island areas in South Korea. It is most unlikely our valuable teachers are placed in one of the island areas in South Korea. Most of them are being placed in urban cities through TJ Recruiting. Still we thought that it is a great idea to share it with you.


Seoul Immigration Office in Mokdong


The service covers all foreign residents applications except for alien registration which means for the ARC, you still have to drop by the Immigration Office nearby. It’s majorly for the fingerprints done which is now mandatory for all foreign residents since July 4th, 2011. Most of the information is from the immigration office.

Here is the details about ‘Application via Mail Service’.

What is the “Application via Mail Service?

It is a service that allows foreign residents in the island area to apply at the nearby post office and receive the result by mail

What is  the purpose of the Service?

The Service was designed to eliminate inconvenience caused to foreign residents in the island area when they visit a farway immigration office and spend the whole day for application.

What applications can you file through the Service?

All applications for foreign residents except for alien registration

How the Service works?

  1. Prepare your passport, ARC(Alien Registration Card), fees and other supporting documents
  2. Visit nearby post office
  3. Send the application via registered mail
  4. The result of the application will be sent back to you by mail



Immigration Office Announcement


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Culture: Useful Information about Korea

Culture: Useful Information about Korea



Korea proudly boasts 5,000 magnificent years of history and tradition. Experience the unique essence of Asian culture. Though Korea exhibits an eagerness to learn about Western culture, its people are still firmly rooted in Asian tradition. They are likely to hide their emotions. They often smile or laugh when they feel sorry or shy. Koreans take off their shoes inside the house so, please take off your shoes before get into the house. The country also has one of the most ethnically homogeneous populations in the world.


Number 1 Korean surname is Kim, and then Lee, and Park follow. Unlike western culture, woman never changes her last name after getting marriage. It means married couple have different last name. The children will follow father’s surname.



Korean culture centers on the family, and Koreans write their surname before their given (first) name. It was very common to see several generations of one family living under the same roof but it has been change dramatically. Now, especially in the city area you will rarely find such a scene. Korea has unique writing system, Hangul and wearing, Hanbok.


You can learn more about Korean culture at


It would be great if you don’t do the followings:

  • Don’t write a Korean person’s name in red ink, because that implies that the person has died (!).
  • Don’t put your business cards or someone else’s in your back pocket, because Koreans view this as disrespectful.
  • Don’t squeeze hard when shaking someone’s hand.




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Life in Korea – Internet, Smartphones, IT

Life in Korea – Internet, Smartphones, IT



South Korea is proud of its advanced technology and light speed internet connection. The internet providers offer the connection about 25,000~35,000KRW. The speed is usually at least 100Mbps and up to 200Mbps(both up and down).

Popular service providers include KT(Korea Telecom), SK Broadband, LG U+, and CJ Hello Net. If you’re agreeing to a one-year contract, you can usually get connected without a service charge. Some employers will assist you in setting the internet connection up.

You’ll also find lots of “PC Bangs(Internet cafe)”. Some are open 24 hours, with a snack bar service with beverages, noodles, and other snacks. PC Bangs generally only offer Internet service, and may not have business services such as faxes, scanners, or printers. Fees run about 1000-2000KRW/hour.

Internet Usage Statistics:
40,080,000 Internet users as of Sept 2008, 70.7% of the population, according to Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

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Mobile devices – Smartphones(or cellphones) and tablets

Korea has been cutting edge in the field of mobile devices. A smartphone has high resolution camera, MP3 player, blue tooth communication, touch screen and DMB(Digital multimedia Broadcasting) function. Some of the World class manufactures are Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. You can purchase a smartphone at a lower price with two year contract. Without contract, the price is standard. Now even the elementary students have their own smartphones in Korea.


IP TV, Satelite TV, and Cable TV

You can use cable TV in a very cheap price(about 5,000KRW) or IPTV with internet service. The satellite TV is also possible in Korea. The providers includes CJ Hello Vision(Cable TV), KT(IPTV), LG U+(IPTV), SK Broadband(IPTV) and SKY Life(Satellite TV). There are basic, standard and premier pack depends on the number of channels and services. If you use bundle pack(internet+TV) the service charge may be discounted.


IT Technology

Korea is said global IT leader for its enthusiasm and advancement in IT technology.
Korea’s ITU(Digital Opportunity Index) is global ranking 1st for 3 successive years(2005~2007).
Korea’s NIA(National informtization Index) is global ranking 3rd in 2007.




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