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Bringing Korean Wife

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Bringing Korean Wife

Postby Superdrew » 15 Nov 2010, 16:26

I know there are a multitude of threads about this, and I have read them, but they don't really help my position. I'm hoping someone has information that will be more clear for me.

My wife and I have been working in Korea for the past six years or so, and just recently decided to try something different. We both kind of wanted to move to Taiwan, but are kind of confused about the visa situation.

I would be interested in finding an English teaching job in Taiwan and bringing my wife along on a dependent visa (JFRV?). I know that it is theoretically possible, and have seen all the threads about Filipina wives, but I don't think we are really in the same situation. Would it be possible for me to get a visa for my wife in a reasonably amount of time? We aren't really interested in living in Taiwan forever, so having a long and drawn out battle with immigration authorities probably isn't something we are looking for.

If anyone has a similar experience, can you please let me know? Thanks!
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby tommy525 » 15 Nov 2010, 16:31

I understand your wife can join you but she cant work.
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby Funk500 » 15 Nov 2010, 16:36

and she would really need to work. It would be very hard to get by on just a teacher's salary especially these days when hours are falling.
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby tommy525 » 15 Nov 2010, 16:50

But if you hold a US passport say and she also does too,then technically she could even teach english, provided she has a 4 year degree. But I don't know if it has to be from an American/UK/South African/Canadian/Australian/N.Zealand UNIV?

She could work in another field if she has two years prior experience and an Univ degree and the company is able to hire her (paid in capital, etc).

Or she could perhaps do something with knowing the Korean language, either in a school or in a company doing trade with Korea, etc.

There are some possibilities for her to work, but she will have to qualify for and get her own work based ARC in order to legally work.
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby headhonchoII » 15 Nov 2010, 16:51

There's plenty of trade between Taiwan and Korea..so there are some opportunities.
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby Superdrew » 15 Nov 2010, 17:07

Thanks for the info, guys. We aren't really worried about the money, but if it would end up costing us to live there, it probably isn't worth it. Thanks!
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby tommy525 » 15 Nov 2010, 17:12

Superdrew wrote:Thanks for the info, guys. We aren't really worried about the money, but if it would end up costing us to live there, it probably isn't worth it. Thanks!


Dont give up before you give it a shot? I don't think Taiwan is more expensive then Korea, in fact it is likely less expensive.

And it can be a nice place to be. Take a trip out there with your wife and visit Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung (likely places you may be working) and then assess ?
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Re: Bringing Korean Wife

Postby Superdrew » 16 Nov 2010, 15:58

tommy525 wrote:
Dont give up before you give it a shot? I don't think Taiwan is more expensive then Korea, in fact it is likely less expensive.

And it can be a nice place to be. Take a trip out there with your wife and visit Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung (likely places you may be working) and then assess ?


That actually sounds like good advice. Well, we are leaving here in a few weeks to visit the American family for Christmas. After that we may just stop in Taiwan and see what is available.
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