Where am I now? Well… I am now in a pre-departure period.
The departure date is now set.
The packing time is now started.
The journey is about to begin.
So how do I feel right now?
NERVOUS! CURIOUS! EXCITED! WORRIED!
Starting in the third week of August, I am going to write a lot about my life journey in Korea. (I know I have already done that but it was all about pre-journey, wasn’t it?) 😅
Let me briefly describe my few last processes from visa to flight ticket. If you want to know my earlier process please go to my previous posts: My KGSP Journey, I AM GOING TO KOREA! 🇰🇷, August is Here.
I started processing my visa as soon as I got an invitation letter from NIIED in early July. The process of doing visa here is a bit complicated and it takes about one week to get it done. Here are the required documents for doing visa at the Korean embassy in Cambodia:
- Visa Application Form (you can download it here)
- Invitation Letter from NIIED
- Copied of Undergraduate Certificate (certified by local government office)
- Copied of Undergraduate Transcript
- Copied of Birth Certificate (Khmer & English Translated)
- Copied of Cambodian Identity Card
- Copied of Passport
- Medical Certificate from Hebron Medical Center
- One visa photo (4×6 size with white background and taken within 6 months)
After I have got my visa, I waited for a month to get an E-flight ticket. NIIED organized and bought the tickets either from Korean Air or Asiana Air for all the KGSP recipients. I have received my flight ticket from Korean Air last week. I have also done reserving my seat (thanks to someone from KGSP global group for telling us how to do it). I wanted to sit next to the window so I have to reserve it; otherwise, I might end up sitting in the middle or aisle seat. Moreover, as a KGSP recipient, I am also a GTR customer (GTR refers to Government Transportation Request) so I am allowed to have a free-baggage for 32kg plus one carry on bag for 12kg. I will depart from Phnom Penh Int’l Airport to Incheon Int’l Airport then transit to Gimhae Int’l Airport as I will be in Busan for the first year.
I think that’s all for now. I gotta go and check my preparation list then pack my things. I still have lots of things to do like getting a haircut, dyeing my hair, exchange money to Korean won, get my copy of transcript certified, and the most important of all is a family farewell dinner. ❤️
HELLO KIMCHI! See you in 2 weeks! 😁✌️