SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of migrant women who have come to South Korea for marriage are concerned with family problems, a survey showed Tuesday.
The Seoul Counseling Center for Migrant Women reported that among 12,341 counseling cases last year, 35.8 percent dealt with family issues, followed by administrative complaints (18.3 percent) and legal problems (16.5 percent).
Another 7.4 percent dealt with immigration issues.
Other topics included criminally punishable cases like sexual violence (4.2 percent) and non-sexual violence (3.4 percent).
Immigrants from China accounted for 26 percent of the total, followed by those from Vietnam (20 percent), Mongolia (12 percent), the Philippines (7 percent) and Thailand (3.7 percent).
The data also showed that 43 percent of clients held marriage visas (F6) and 15 percent were naturalized citizens.
Others held F1 visas for visiting the country to stay with family members, F2 visas for acquiring a green card, F4 visas for expatriates and E9 Visas for non-professional job seekers.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)