A little history first. Since we came back to
London after six years in Zurich and two years
in Amsterdam before that, we have always
thought of living in London again as a temporary
thing. We've both had jobs, but now it's time for a
About six months ago we settled on
South Korea as our next destination.
The Bat found a position teaching English as a second Language
at a language school in Seoul and started the process
of applying for a work visa.
This took a little more work than expected.
You need to have a sealed transcript of your university
degree course. Once this was procured along,
with a copies of various other documents that all
needed to be authenticated (luckily the Chamber of Commerce
in London were happy to be of service) this was sent
to Korea by courier. Once they received it
they submitted it to the immigration.
Two weeks later we got back a visa number, The Bat took
this to the Korean Embassy
in London and we ended up with a visa each
The Bat has the work visa and I have the "dependant spouse" visa :
That's what the F3 refers to.