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Gov’t Hosts Talk on Inconveniences Faced by Foreign Residents of South Korea

Gov’t Hosts Talk on Inconveniences Faced by Foreign Residents of South Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A discussion on the difficulties foreign residents face in South Korea was held yesterday at the Central Government Complex in Seoul. Titled “Panel Talks on Improving Public Services in Korea” and hosted by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the discussion was held by top foreign dignitaries residing [...]

Banks Target Foreign Residents in South Korea

Banks Target Foreign Residents in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With more than 2 million foreign residents in South Korea, and the number of individuals with voting rights surpassing 100,000 people for the first time this year, local banks are targeting foreign retail banking customers to cash in on the rising expat population. Some banks have started offering banking [...]

Seoul City Gov’t-Woori Bank to Give Break in Remittance Charges to Foreign Residents

Seoul City Gov’t-Woori Bank to Give Break in Remittance Charges to Foreign Residents

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) – From now on, all foreign residents living in Seoul can send money to their home country without fees. Starting on July 1, Woori Bank will exempt 100 percent of remittance charge (from 10,000 won to 30,000 won) to foreigners residing in Seoul when they visit any of its bank offices nationwide. In [...]

Foreigners Living in Seoul Can Learn Korea Better by Joining Volunteer Programs

Foreigners Living in Seoul Can Learn Korea Better by Joining Volunteer Programs

SEOUL, Korea, Oct 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign residents living in Seoul are actively participating in volunteer activities sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan City Government. The Seoul Global Center, a city government organization established to support foreigners in the city, said on October 25 that it has signed on a total of 738 foreign nationals [...]