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Old 12-12-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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Hello, guys,

I am interested in moving to South Korea for a month (or so) as a volunteer. It is not about some organisation, it is about single volunteering at a hostel where I am supposed to work for food and accommodation.

So, the question is, if I go to the country as a single volunteer (not a member of a volunteering organisation), would it be legal? Do I need a specific visa for this? Or, the usual touristic visa would be enough?

What should I say to an officer (the person who checks arriving people) at the airport in this case?

Any help or advice would be very appreciated!
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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It sounds like a job to me, not a volunteer.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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Why don't you just contact a South Korean Consulate and ask them?
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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It sounds like a job to me, not a volunteer.
Maybe it is. But I am not going to get paid.

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Why don't you just contact a South Korean Consulate and ask them?
I did, they never replied for some reason..
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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Maybe it is. But I am not going to get paid.


I did, they never replied for some reason..
https://travel.stackexchange.com/que...in-south-korea

The general consensus is it's illegal to work as a volunteer in exchange for accommodation as a tourist.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:26 PM
 
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GoodHombre, thanks a lot for your help! Very appreciate it.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:41 PM
 
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I don't encourage illegal activities, how minor they are.

But if you just say you are a tourist, border control will probably let you in and nobody will find it out.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:46 PM
 
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GoodHombre,

I presume so. Many people do this though, according to those numerous web sites which help hosts and volunteers to cooperate.
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