I got a lovely little letter in the mail today telling me when my visa will expire and to get out of the country when it does.
This caused me to panic a little, even though I know it's what will happen.
So to make sure I don't end up violating visa regulations I researched what to do if you don't want to leave the day your visa goes "poof".
I found out that you can get an extension for 30 days on your visa. All you need to do is register for it early enough and provide proof of a plane ticket out of the country.
It states specifically that this is for staying in Korea for travel and pleasure after your original business is finished. That sounds exactly like what I want to do.
Of course this is for the scenario if I have no job lined up for November and need to wing it on a tourist visa. In which case, I would first get the extension, move my stuff and settle into a temporary housing situation, and then go to Japan to return on a tourist visa while I search for a new job. FUN!
Since as of right now I don't have anything lined up for November I am itching to buy a refundable ticket to Japan and get this extension just to be safe. Thankfully tickets are cheap because apparently November in Japan is not high tourist season, although it is a great time to see the leaves change color over there.
Well I am hoping one of those Yongin positions will pull through, but nowadays I am waiting it out.