"I want to update what I've learned. I'm not sure how Roger's situation worked out, but for me it ended up being almost impossible to transfer the partnership to a incorporation (and retain the D-8). As Roger hinted at,…"
"Not to get too far off-topic, but in that discussion, I see mention of a special G-1 visa. Is this new? In the spring, over a period of about two months, I put together a complete application package for what was then the F2-99 "special…"
"Roger, reading between the lines, you seem to be saying that you can't own/operate a business here on an F2. Is that so? I question, because I know quite a few F2- visa holders who DO own businesses, presumably legal ones. …"
"I can attest that you didn't need a corporation in the past. I got my D-8 visa in 2008, and our company was just a partnership. I know a couple of other people who did the same thing. Especially for small consultant-style…"
"I am a D8 holder and got my new D9 visa issued today. The procedure was supportive and smooth. This is the best way to go for those that wish to stay as sole proprieter. I only paid the administrative fees - about 65,000W.
Thanks to SGBC and KBC for…"
"There's a lot of discretion up at immigration on who and when to give visas. Email me if you'd like the contact info for the guy I met up at InvestKorea. If you point out that you already made the investments, perhaps there would be a way…"
"That's interesting. I remember that they increased the capital requirements about two years ago; I didn't know they were giving E-8 visas away without any capital though before that.
I guess you have to feel lucky for what you got and…"
"Ha ha, yeah it was 2 years ago. To change to a corporation is a process that involves non-guaranteed expense, and legal proceedings. It's all very vague at the moment, and a little too typical for my liking. I'll have to weigh it up.…"
I hold a D8 visa, but immigration have moved the goalposts on new applicants including renewals - basically axing the sole proprietorship and forcing them to change into corporations, at more expense, with no…"
How long have you been involved with Korea and/or Korean business? / 한국 또는 외국에 관련된 비즈니스에 몇 년 동안 종사하였습니까?
What is the nature of your involvement with Korea and/or Korean business? / 주로 어떤 직종의 비즈니스에 종사하였습니까?
Outdoor Trail Consultancy within South Korea.
Hiking Tours of a Cultural nature.
Writing and Photographic assignments including Guide Book publication.
Marketing outdoor goods.
What is at least one benefit you hope to get from joining the Korea Business Central community? / 어떠한 목적을 갖고 Korea Business Central에 회원가입을 하였습니까? 또한, Korea Business Central 에 바라는 점
How did you find out about Korea Business Central? / 어떠한 경로로 Korea Business Central를 가입하게 되었습니까?
If we may link your Korea- or Korean-business related weblog posts and/or Twitter tweets to our site, please list your weblog URL and/or Twitter username. / 우리가 귀하의 한국 또는 한국관련 비즈니스 관련 웹 게시물을 링크할 수 있습니다. 귀하의 블로그 주소, 트위터 사용자계정을 회원정보에 등록해 주세요.