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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 [...]

Over 200,000 Foreign Residents Take out Life Insurance Policies: Data

Over 200,000 Foreign Residents Take out Life Insurance Policies: Data

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign residents who took out life insurance policies here topped 200,000 in 2015, with their subscriptions rising at an annual rate of 16 percent over the past five years, industry data showed Sunday. According to the data compiled by the Korea Insurance Development Institute, a total [...]

Korea Implements ‘Seasonal Employee’ Program

Korea Implements ‘Seasonal Employee’ Program

BOEUN, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) – There’s an unfamiliar face working alongside Korean farmers at Mr. Song’s garlic farm in a peaceful town in Boeun County, North Chungcheong Province. His name is Tran, and he’s a 45-year-old Vietnamese citizen who arrived in Korea last week to help out with Song’s farming operation.  Tran was recommended [...]

Gov’t to Simplify Process for Foreigners to Open Mobile Accounts

Gov’t to Simplify Process for Foreigners to Open Mobile Accounts

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecom authority said Wednesday it plans to allow foreign visitors to the country to open a mobile phone account more quickly. Starting Thursday, foreigners will be permitted to get a mobile phone number at airports by submitting only their passports, the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future [...]

Foreigners Join Anti-crime Campaign

Foreigners Join Anti-crime Campaign

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners and naturalized Korean citizens in the country will work as volunteers to help immigrants settle down and deter them from committing crimes, prosecutors said Thursday. The Southern District Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release they have established a committee on Tuesday comprised of Korean and foreign nationals [...]