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 – Revised Rules for Frequent Visitor Visas

Effective 1 March 2017, foreign nationals qualifying for a five-year multiple-entry visa as frequent visitors to South Korea will have to apply for this visa at a Korean consulate before travelling, rather than receiving it at the port of entry on arrival, as currently.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Apex Relocation.

SOUTH KOREA – Tuberculosis Test Required for Certain Long-Term Visa Applicants

Effective 2 March 2016, certain applicants for long-term consular visas or post-arrival change of status or visa extension, who are nationals of eighteen “high TB-burden countries”, must submit a “Certificate of Health”, including a tuberculosis test result.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Reloko.

New Data in Immiguru: South Korea – E-7 Visa for Local Hire

We’re very pleased to announce that a new process for South Korea has been added to Immiguru this week: the E-7 Visa for Local Hire.

The E-7 visa is for employees hired locally (contract and payroll) by an entity in Korea.  The job description must match one of 83 categories of occupation classified by the immigration department in Korea.

Many thanks to our partner in Korea, Yonjoo Oh at Reloko for her help with this!

Follow this link for more information about Immiguru, our revolutionary new global immigration knowledge software.

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.

New Data in Immiguru: South Korea – Work Permit Exemption for Machinery Installation/Repair etc. (up to 90 Days)

We’re very pleased to announce that a new process for South Korea has been added to Immiguru this week: Work Permit Exemption for Machinery Installation/Repair etc. (up to 90 Days).

Some work-related activities in South Korea are permitted without a work permit, for a period of up to 90 days, including installation, repair, inspection and training in the operation of machinery.

Many thanks to our partner in Korea, Jung Un at Kim, Chang & Lee for his help with this!

Follow this link for more information about Immiguru, our revolutionary new global immigration knowledge software.