Sunday, September 14, 2008

Police Clearances and all that jazz...


In July, I went to the Korean immigration to renew my visa after I re-contracted with my current school for a second year. I went with all the documents that was required, but after waiting for 2 hours to be served I was told that I needed one more document.

A new law had been implemented - they needed a police clearance from South Africa. I was annoyed and couldn't understand why they'd need it ...because how could I have committed a crime in SA if I had lived in South Korea for the past year?

Anyways, to cut a long story short... turns out I needed more than a police clearance. I was in South Africa and my visa was about to expire, so we had to start the process from the very beginning and apply for a new one altogether.

It was a day of stress and running around... sending documents off with couriers etc. I was very lucky, because my visa was ready sooner than expected.

I had to pack up everything within a day and leave ASAP 'cause my ticket was about to expire.

So ~ within a flash, I was ready to leave South Africa...

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