Latest Immigration News

Catch up on our latest immigration alerts from around the world:

CHINA – New Work Permit System to Commence Early in Shanghai

NIGERIA – New Immigration Regulations Published

NEW ZEALAND – Non-Compliant Employers to Be Temporarily Prevented from Hiring Migrant Labour

GEORGIA – European Parliament Approves Schengen Visa Waiver for Georgian Nationals (UPDATED)

LUXEMBOURG – New Immigration Law Bring Extensive Changes

SOUTH KOREA – Clarification: For-Profit Activities Not Allowed on Business Visa or Visa Waiver

 

SOUTH KOREA – Clarification: For-Profit Activities Not Allowed on Business Visa or Visa Waiver

In its latest Visa Issuance Guidance Manual issued on 20 March 2017 (the “Guidelines”), Korean immigration clarified, and, in effect, narrowed the scope of permissible activities under the visa waiver status and C-3-4 short-term business visa, by classifying “for-profit activities” as permissible only under the C-4 short-term employment visa.

This clarified policy will particularly affect short-term business travellers handling installation, repair, maintenance, quality control and similar work in the shipbuilding, oil and gas, energy, engineering and construction, machinery, manufacturing and other sectors.

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SOUTH KOREA – Clarification: For-Profit Activities Not Allowed on Business Visa or Visa Waiver

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kim, Chang & Lee.

South Korea – New Peregrine Partner – Reloko

We are delighted to announce Reloko as our latest partner for Immiguru.  Reloko is a relocation service provider in Seoul, Korea and a member of the Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group, along with several of our other partners in Asia.

Reloko has already started reviewing the data we have in Immiguru on immigration and work authorisation in South Korea, alongside law firm Kim, Chang & Lee, our existing partner in Korea.