Seoul, February 5 The South Korean government is going to extend the entry permit of Nepal and other foreign workers in Korea for 13 months by working in Korea on different visas and changing the entry permit to work.
In particular, the Ministry of Justice has stated that the workers who are not able to return home even after the expiry of the entry permit due to COVID-19 will be allowed to work as temporary seasonal workers by adding the entry permit.
Additional visas will include F-1 (Visit and Family Visa), F-3 (Dependent Visa), H-2 (Visit and Work Visa), E-9 (Employment Permit Visa), etc. This rule will be effective from March 2. Has been told. Through this process, the temporary entry permit will be extended for 13 months till March 31, 2022.
Workers who obtain a temporary entry permit will be allowed to work in agriculture and fisheries. Due to the global spread of Kovid-19, foreign workers have not entered Korea for about a year. The ministry said that the rule was brought to fill the shortage of foreign workers for a long time. Korea plans to add 79,000 entry permits as temporary seasonal workers last year.
Similarly, foreign nationals of Korean origin who have been granted entry permit for more than 90 days as seasonal workers will be exempted from various fees. He said that if they want to change the entry permit, they will also relax the rules for changing the entry permit.
Similarly, the waiting period for a labor agreement for Korea in Nepal will be extended by six months. This information was given by E Gang Sun, Secretary of the Department of Migrant Labor of the Ministry of Employment and Labor of Korea. Under the Employment Permit System (EPS), employers and migrant workers from 16 eligible countries are placed on the roster to go to work in Korea after passing the language test and are automatically canceled if they are not selected for two years. Due to the Corona epidemic, the roster period has been extended again from November 1, 2020 due to non-receipt of labor agreement within a period of two years. (RSS)