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S. Korea to Terminate Temporary Visa Policy for Foreign Spouses

S. Korea to Terminate Temporary Visa Policy for Foreign Spouses

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will terminate its temporary service that allows foreign spouses of South Koreans whose short-term visas are close to expiry to apply for marriage migrant visas while staying in the country, starting next week, the justice ministry said Monday. South Korea has temporarily allowed foreign spouses who entered [...]

S. Korea to Allow More Foreign Students to Work Here to Tackle Population Decline

S. Korea to Allow More Foreign Students to Work Here to Tackle Population Decline

SEJONG, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to allow more foreign students to work here from 2022 as part of its efforts to tackle population decline, officials said Thursday. If a foreigner graduates from a university of engineering or science in South Korea, the foreigner will get a non-professional employment visa, or E-9 [...]

S. Korea Begins to Restrict Visa Issuance, Flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh over Virus

S. Korea Begins to Restrict Visa Issuance, Flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh over Virus

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea began to suspend visa issuance and non-scheduled flights to restrict entry from Pakistan and Bangladesh Tuesday in the face of a spike in new coronavirus cases imported from the two nations. The government decided on Sunday to stop issuing new visas to nationals of Pakistan and Bangladesh, [...]

S. Korea to Suspend Visa Exemptions for 90 Countries Starting Monday

S. Korea to Suspend Visa Exemptions for 90 Countries Starting Monday

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will suspend visa-free entry and visa waiver programs for 90 countries imposing entry bans on South Koreans from Monday next week as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus inflow from overseas, officials said Thursday. Along with the planned suspension of visa exemptions, all 90-day visas that [...]

S. Korea to Temporarily Halt Visa Waivers for Countries with Entry Bans on Koreans

S. Korea to Temporarily Halt Visa Waivers for Countries with Entry Bans on Koreans

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will temporarily suspend visa-free entry and visa waiver programs with countries imposing entry bans on Koreans, as it seeks to stem imported cases of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said Wednesday. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun also said the government will expand entry restrictions on foreigners traveling without [...]

Euronet Worldwide and Visa Partner Together to Fuel Fintech Growth in Asia Pacific, the World’s Fastest Growing Digital Payments Landscape

Euronet Worldwide and Visa Partner Together to Fuel Fintech Growth in Asia Pacific, the World’s Fastest Growing Digital Payments Landscape

LEAWOOD, Kan., Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT), a leading global financial technology solutions and payments provider, and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced a strategic collaboration to fuel and sustain the growth of fintech companies in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership utilizes Euronet’s Digital Integrated Payment Cloud [...]

New Visa to Allow Seasonal Migrant Workers to Stay Here for Five Months

New Visa to Allow Seasonal Migrant Workers to Stay Here for Five Months

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will extend the maximum period of stay for seasonal migrant workers on Tuesday from the current three months to five months to tackle chronic labor shortages in its agricultural and fisheries sectors, the Ministry of Justice said Wednesday. Under the current law, foreign seasonal workers invited by [...]