Little Adventures: Opening a bank account
Only a few hours ago I discovered that my training file was correct when it said one didn't need a legal alien residence card to open a bank account. Some books I had read previously said the opposite. So, my plane ticket money reimbursement in hand, I walked down to the bank and opened an account. My school had provided a paper that said, in Korean, "I would like to open a bank account and have a debit card." I was required to show my passport, which the very nice and somewhat bilingual teller made a photocopy of. I had to give my mailing address, and that was about it. I received a bank book; a colleague (that sounds so nice, "colleague") told me that I will need the bank book when I visit the branch to transfer money to my home account. It wasn't much of an adventure, really, but it feels good to have a bank account.