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Activists Call for Protection of 20,000 Unregistered Immigrant Children in S. Korea

Activists Call for Protection of 20,000 Unregistered Immigrant Children in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of undocumented immigrant children in South Korea is estimated to exceed 20,000, but their basic rights to education and health are not protected, civic activists said Thursday, calling for swift countermeasures from the government. Unregistered children of foreign migrant workers live all across South Korea after arriving [...]

Foreigners Awaiting Naturalization Take Oath of Citizenship

Foreigners Awaiting Naturalization Take Oath of Citizenship

CHUNCHEON, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine foreign nationals awaiting naturalization participated in a rehearsal for an upcoming citizenship ceremony at the Chuncheon Immigration Office in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on Tuesday. “As a proud citizen of the Republic of Korea, I solemnly swear that I will abide by the Korean Constitution and its laws and [...]

Chinese National Tries to Exit Korea After Illegal Entry at Incheon Airport

Chinese National Tries to Exit Korea After Illegal Entry at Incheon Airport

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese national who was waiting for a connecting flight out of Incheon International Airport was apprehended after sneaking past immigration and then getting cold feet. According to immigration officials, the Chinese national who arrived in Incheon from Qingdao, China jumped over an immigration counter that was one meter [...]

Korean-Chinese Top List of Foreign Spouses

Korean-Chinese Top List of Foreign Spouses

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — According to statistical data published yesterday by the government, Chinese and American nationals topped the number of international grooms who married Korean women, while Chinese and Vietnamese women were the most common foreign brides. As per data released by the Korean Immigration Service, the number of foreign spouses who [...]

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 17,000 Foreigners Barred from Flying to S. Korea over Past Year

Over 17,000 Foreigners Barred from Flying to S. Korea over Past Year

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea prevented more than 17,000 foreign nationals, who committed crimes or were highly likely to do so, from entering the country from April 2017 to this March by implementing a system to screen passenger information prior to their boarding South Korea-bound planes, the justice ministry said Monday. The system, which went into effect April 1, 2017, calls for the ministry to receive passenger information from an airline at the [...]

Increasing Number of South Koreans Consider Emigrating Over Fine Dust Issues

Increasing Number of South Koreans Consider Emigrating Over Fine Dust Issues

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Korean parents are considering moving to another country for their children as concerns over fine dust show no sign of stopping soon. According to data released by Daumsoft at a symposium on fine dust issues today, the number of South Koreans considering emigration for environmental [...]

Seoul to Launch Friend Matchmaking System for Foreign Youth

Seoul to Launch Friend Matchmaking System for Foreign Youth

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – As a growing number of young foreign nationals are struggling to integrate in South Korean society after moving to the country during their adolescence, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is taking matters into its own hands with a new friend matchmaking project. Seoul’s new program will help connect foreign national [...]