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Name Train
Date 2018-06-11 07:06 Hit 205
Subject about tourist visa priviledges
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HI,

With a tourist visa,
1-Can I ship off boxes by mail and/or by DHL while I vacate in Korea?
2-Can I do volunteer work anywhere in Korea?
3-Can I open an international bank account while I vacate in Korea?  If so, what docs would I need to do the procedure and what banks allow it?
4-Where can I claim my tax refunds in Seoul since I would be purchasing things while I vacate?  
5-Is it better to get my tax refunds while on vacation or is it better to get it at the airport?

Thanks,
Train

[Reply]    2018.06.19

Dear Train,

Please refer to below;
1-Can I ship off boxes by mail and/or by DHL while I vacate in Korea?
Please contact shipping company to check. It depends.
2-Can I do volunteer work anywhere in Korea?
Yes, but it depends. First, please find the volunteer activity you are interested in, and ask them. Our center also have volunteer activities for all visa type holders.
3-Can I open an international bank account while I vacate in Korea?  If so, what docs would I need to do the procedure and what banks allow it?
For sure, you cannot open the bank account in Korea without Alien registration card issued for long-term visa holders. I'm not sure about international account, please contact each bank to ask. Each has English helpline, find the list below.
Woori 1599-2288 → 1
Shinhan 1577-8380 → 1
KB 1599-4477
KEB Hana 1599-6111
4-Where can I claim my tax refunds in Seoul since I would be purchasing things while I vacate?
5-Is it better to get my tax refunds while on vacation or is it better to get it at the airport?
Hard to say which one is better. For more questions regarding tax issues, pleaes contact Tax office helpline for foreigners at 1588-0560. Thank you.