Dificulties for Transexual Visiting from Philippines.

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ktulux
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Dificulties for Transexual Visiting from Philippines.
My friend is coming over to visit me from the Philippines. She is a full time transexual and she is worried about being restricted from coming over to Korea to visit me. What can she do to ensure she is not stopped at the border? She has traveled to Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Macau, but she is worried to visit Korea because of the strict rules. Is there any thing she can do to make sure she can visit Korea?
joshuabeagle
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Joined: 09/16/2009 - 13:02
Re: Dificulties for Transexual Visiting from Philippines.

What strict rules? Korea has transexuals too.

Chilli
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Joined: 07/02/2012 - 20:25
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Allegedly- I think you mean, "in your opinion", that might be better way to phrase that. You cannot say that as a fact.

expatwife
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Joined: 09/21/2012 - 09:00
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Well Korea (Busan & Geoje) have / had transexual bars. The one in Okpo opened (this particular one is now closed) a few years back with lots of very public banners displayed all over town advertising the fact. My daughter was young but not so young she couldn't read the huge banners "whats a transexual mum?"! & there was a bar across from my '5 star condo' here on Haeundae Beach until very recently (might still be there?!). I wouldn't like to say whether you friend would have difficulties entering Korea or not the place is awash with hypocrisy. But the fact is transexuality does seem to exist here in Korea & why wouldn't it?
robertpusan64
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Re: Dificulties for Transexual Visiting from Philippines.
What gender is listed on the passport of the person? Immigration officers around the world tend to question people who do not look like their passport photo . In America you may not change your gender on your passport . Non Americans are given a gender test to make sure the gender is correct when becoming a citizen .Korean friends have told me Koreans can change their gender on their documents .Its just my opinion your friend may be questioned as anyone maybe if they do not look like their passport photo .Questioning and barring entry into a country are two different things .