The standard voltage in the Korea is 220 volts AC, 60 Hz with a round two-pin plug (same as in Germany or France). If your appliance plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.
Korea`s official monetary unit is the won. The Korean currency consists of the fifty thousand, ten thousand, five thousand, and one thousand won note, and the five hundred, one hundred, fifty and ten won.
There are three types of public telephones in Korea: coin-operated telephones, card phones, and credit card phones. A local call costs 70 won (US$0.06) for three minutes. Intercity calls cost considerably more. Coin phones return coins that are not charged, but do not return change for partially used 100 won coins. Card telephones can be used to make international calls as well as local and intercity calls. Telephone cards come in 2,000, 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 denominations and are on sale in shops close to telephone boxes and in banks. There are also credit card phones, which you can use with major credit cards.
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In order to study in Korea for more than 90 days, you need to apply for a D-2 student visa. A student visa can be obtained at Korean consulates, usually overnight. It can be extended here in Seoul without having to leave Korea.
1) Completed visa application form (available at http://www.hikorea.go.kr)
2) Valid passport
3) Certificate of admission (acceptance letter from Yonsei University)
4) Bank statement (or scholarship certificate)
If you are a non-exchange student:
a minimum of 8,000 USD for one semester during the last one month, or
a minimum of 17,000 USD for two semesters during the last one month.
If you are an exchange student:
a minimum of 3,600 USD for one semester during the last one month, or
a minimum of 8,500 USD for two semesters during the last one month.
5) Two passport-size photographs (3.5cm X 4.5cm)
6) Visa Processing Fee (Single Entry: 30 USD, Multiple Entry: 50 USD)
Note 1: If you already received a C-3 visa (short-term permission for general purpose) instead of a D-2 visa, you must change your visa status within 30 days after arrival.
Note 2: There are two types of visas; one is single entry, the other is multiple entry. If you want to travel abroad during your exchange program at Yonsei, we recommend a multiple entry type of D-2 visa. The embassy or consulate will issue you a single entry visa if you do not specifically request a multiple entry visa.
Note 3: If you want to study the Korean language (www.yskli.com), you should apply for the D-4 visa.
Foreign professors need to apply for the E-1 professor visa. Foreign professors must qualify under the Higher Education Act to lecture or research at educational facilities or be a qualified professional in the field of science (i.e., a person who lectures or studies at a science-related educational facility with a recommendation from the Minister of Science and Technology).
1) Copy of passport
2) Application for recognition of visa issuance (available at http://www.hikorea.go.kr)
3) Copy of c.v. or resume
4) Official document of degree conferment (e.g., diploma, official school transcript)
5) Employment verification (if you are currently employed)
6) Copy of exchange agreement (if you are invited as an exchange professor)
7) Visa processing fee (single entry: 30 USD; multiple entry: 50 USD)
8) One passport-size photograph (3.5cm X 4.5cm)
All documents must be in English and Korean. Please contact the Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
※ All foreigners remaining in Korea over 90 days must obtain a Certificate of Alien Registration from the Seoul Immigration Office. Application for the Certificate of Alien Registration costs 10,000 KRW (about US$11) and requires three passport-size photos.
※ Immigration Offices
※ For more details about visa applications, please visit http://www.hikorea.go.kr.
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