A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Daejeon, Korea
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Hello! I am a romanian girl living in Daejeon and I am desperately lokking for people that talk english spanish or french. I still haven't learned korean but I manage. I would really like to make some friends. If somebody is interested please give me a message. Thanks a lot :)
I am curious about the cost of real estate in Daejeon.
What would it cost to rent an average 1 or 2 bedroom apartment?
What would it cost to purchase an average 1 or 2 bedroom apartment?
Any other comments on the costs associated with apartment living would also be appreciated. For example the costs of utilities (electricity, water, gas, garbage or recycling fees), security deposits, condominium association or maintenance fees. Any other considerations you may know of would be appreciated.
By the way, yes I have been to Daejeon recently and I did like it there. I spent a month in Korea and overall was impressed. Currently taking lessons to learn Korean language.
I could be ready to relocate in as little as one year or as long as 5 or 10 years from now.
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Hi, does anyone know if it's possible to apply for a work visa when outside of your home country? For example, I have a British passport and I'm currently living and working in China but I want to get a teaching job in South Korea in the future.
Would I have to return to the UK to apply or could I just go to a South Korean consulate in China or maybe another country?
I only ask as I was able to do this with my Chinese Z visa whilst on a tourist visa in Thailand and wondered if I could do the same again.
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Recent experience for U.S. citizen in Korea on tourist visa, applied for jobs in Korea: lots of paperwork required from US, but not required to physically return to US. However, all are required to pick up the visa from a Korean consulate (i.e. outside Korea). It is efficiently automated, but...depending on the consulate, they may keep your passport 1-3 days.