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“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 [...]

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 [...]