The Employment and Labor Department of Philippines has published an advisory asking all the citizen from Philippines who are overstaying in South Korea to make use of the government of Korea’s voluntary program of departure for avoiding penalty of being banned from visiting or entering that nation.
According to the Labor Secretary, the Government of South Korea has implemented a voluntary departure program for illegal immigrants that has been started on 1st April last month and would conclude on 30th September 2016.
He told that all the illegitimate immigrants seeking to leave the nation should have a feasible passport and ticket of airline and should report to the office of immigration on day of their exit.
Since the start of this year, there are around 54,437 citizens from Philippines living in Korea and around 12364 of them are illegitimately residing or doing job in the nation.
As per the Labor Secretary, the Philippine foreign labor office in South Korea is looking to cooperate with government of South Korea by extensively disseminating the program of voluntary return through its official web portal and social media site and by distributing pamphlets of the program at section of Consular.
Most of the illegitimate migrants come from Philippines, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mangolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, East Timor and Russia.
if any illegitimate immigrant is caught, he might be imposed ban on re entry for five years period and improved criminal punishment and bigger fines.