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Departure Order for Foreigner who Drove 1 Meter While Intoxicated Unfair: Commission

Departure Order for Foreigner who Drove 1 Meter While Intoxicated Unfair: Commission

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A departure order for a foreigner who drove approximately 1 meter while under the influence of alcohol has been ruled unfair, the Central Administrative Appeals Commission (CAAC) said Tuesday. The CAAC, under the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, said it has repealed the immigration authorities’ departure order for the [...]

Immigration Detention Centers to Resume In-person Visits After 7 Months

Immigration Detention Centers to Resume In-person Visits After 7 Months

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Immigration detention centers in South Korea, where foreign nationals are held till deportation, will start welcoming back visitors for the first time in seven months, officials said Friday, in accordance with changing COVID-19 circumstances. The Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center in Gyeonggi Province and the Cheongju Immigration Detention Center in [...]

“One-Strike” Policy Prohibits International Marriage for Those Convicted of Domestic Violence

“One-Strike” Policy Prohibits International Marriage for Those Convicted of Domestic Violence

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A “one-strike” system will be introduced to prevent ex-convicts of domestic violence from inviting foreigners from Vietnam and other countries to get married internationally. The measure is aimed at preventing such incidents as the “Vietnamese marriage immigrant assault case,” in which a video clip of indiscriminate assault on a [...]

80 pct of Unmarried Men and Women Want to Date a Non-Korean

80 pct of Unmarried Men and Women Want to Date a Non-Korean

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that 8 in 10 unmarried men and women were willing to have a relationship with a non-Korean. Matchmaking agency Duo Info Corp. conducted a survey of 408 unmarried men and women, specifically 197 men and 211 women, and released the results on Thursday. According [...]

Gov’t Asked to Allow Foreigners to Pay Immigration Fees by Credit Card

Gov’t Asked to Allow Foreigners to Pay Immigration Fees by Credit Card

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A government civil rights watchdog said Thursday it has asked the Ministry of Justice to allow foreigners staying in South Korea to use their credit cards to pay immigration fees. According to the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, foreigners are currently required to pay fees related to immigration and [...]

Gov’t Plans to Lift Exit Ban on Foreign Fine Defaulters

Gov’t Plans to Lift Exit Ban on Foreign Fine Defaulters

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign residents’ failure to leave South Korea because of their unpaid fines is expected to disappear starting later this year, government officials said Friday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said the Ministry of Justice has recently accepted its recommendation to terminate the current practice of blocking international [...]