Another milestone in immigrating to Korea! I’m successfully put in my application to be registered as an alien. The process moves pretty slow here, but I can’t complain too much since I know it’ll move many times slower once we try to do the reverse process in Canada. Maybe I’ve become too accustomed to the Korean frenetic need for convenience.
In any case, it took about 2 weeks to get an appointment scheduled at the immigration office. The immigration is a very confusing place, where you don’t know exactly which floor you should be on, you don’t know exactly what you need to pay for, and you don’t pay for things on the same floor that you get them at. But we got it done.
It’ll take another 3 weeks before I get my beautiful Alien Registration Card and can start living a more normal life.
In other news, we’re going to be getting an officetel soon to be starting up our own language business. The philosophy is going to be starting it slow and keeping our expectations down, but it’s hard to be down when things are moving so quickly. We’re in talks with an advertiser already!