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Accommodation Reporting System Kicks Off for Short-term Visitors

Accommodation Reporting System Kicks Off for Short-term Visitors

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Short-term stay foreigners are obliged to report their places of accommodation here to immigration authorities under the government’s latest measure to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Justice said Friday. The ministry said the accommodation reporting system for short-term visitors went into effect on Thursday [...]

Foreign Residents Dispersing Across the Country: Study

Foreign Residents Dispersing Across the Country: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners, once concentrated in certain parts of Seoul, are now widely distributed across wider regions including Gyeonggi Province and other areas. The Chonnam National University Institute of Regional Geography reported a 8.1 percentage point decrease in foreigners living in Seoul between 2010 (30.8 percent) and 2018 (22.7 percent) in [...]

No. of Foreign Residents Rises 8 pct to Top 2.22 mln in 2019

No. of Foreign Residents Rises 8 pct to Top 2.22 mln in 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreigners residing in South Korea exceeded 2.22 million as of November last year, marking an on-year increase of about 8 percent, government data showed Thursday. According to the data released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, 2,216,612 foreigners were registered as residents nationwide, accounting [...]

Foreigners Shop for Apartments in Seoul amid Real Estate Crisis

Foreigners Shop for Apartments in Seoul amid Real Estate Crisis

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns are being raised as Chinese millionaires are reportedly purchasing additional luxury apartments in Seoul, further raising housing prices amid a lack of housing supply. Recently, a Chinese study-abroad student in his 30s was found to have purchased eight apartments across South Korea, seven of which were being rented [...]

Chinese Account for Majority of Health Insurance Benefits for Foreigners

Chinese Account for Majority of Health Insurance Benefits for Foreigners

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Among foreigners who received South Korean health insurance benefits over the past five years, Chinese people accounted for more than two thirds of the total. For cases of illegal health insurance coverage that happened during the same period, the clawback amount remained low at less than 50 percent. According [...]