The Republic of Korea online visa application form has a section where it asks if you have used any other names.

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However when we generate a PDF after filling out the form, this question changes to something different:

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Now I have never been to Korea, however I want to answer this question as yes. But if I answer yes then it is a misleading answer.

Any ideas on how to handle this?


I further checked and found more gaps in the web application form. It seems to be very ad-hoc. Also I noticed on the VFS page that minor corrections on page are allowed, which indicates that they don't expect the web form info to be perfect.

So I will be filling out the web form keeping the PDF as a source of truth.

  • If the first image is a Web page, perhaps try altering size/zoom to see if there is any un-displayed text after "alias, etc.)". Or try selecting that text and/or using the browser's developer tools to inspect it.
    – TripeHound
    Commented Mar 3 at 17:26
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    If you have never been to Korea, how could you answer "Have you ever used any other names to enter or depart Korea?" with Yes? the answer must be No. Commented Mar 3 at 18:37
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    If the PDF is what you actually submit, answer the questions that it asks. Commented Mar 3 at 18:44

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The .pdf application form on the Canadian Embassy website (non-fillable) supports your Korean language translation with their bilingual form:

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I think it's fairly clear what they are after.

Interesting that the Korean language machine translates as "have you.." and the English refers to "has the applicant .. ".

  • Why do you assume it is a language machine translation?
    – EarlGrey
    Commented Mar 6 at 7:47
  • @EarlGrey No assumptions. I did a machine translation on the Korean in the form above and compared English to Korean. Commented Mar 6 at 14:39

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