Seoul quickly resolves complaints of 160,000 foreigners in the southwest region… Opened ‘Yeongdeungpo Immigration Center’

Visiting employment (H-2), overseas Koreans (F-4), various reports such as extension of stay and change of qualifications and issuance of certificates
Available to 160,000 foreign residents under the jurisdiction of the existing Seoul Southern Immigration Office… Open on the 2nd of next month

湲 蹂肄

[아시아경제 임철영 기자] In the future, foreign residents living in the southwest region will be able to quickly process civil affairs such as extension of stay and change of qualification through the Immigration Center on the 1st floor of the nearby Southwest Global Center without visiting the Seoul Southern Immigration Office.

On the 24th, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it would open the ‘Yeongdeungpo Immigration Service Center’ on the first floor of the Southwest Global Center in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Yeongdeungpo-gu on the 2nd of next month. Foreigners who are not good at Korean have great difficulties in online reservations and document preparation in the process of getting permission to extend their stay. It is a long way from home to the immigration office and there is a lot of waiting, so you need to make a reservation online at least 2-3 months in advance.

The Yeongdeungpo Immigration and Citizenship Center handles immigration-related tasks such as visiting employment (H2), overseas Koreans (F4) change of status of residence, extension of period, change of sojourn, etc. handle From the 25th, advance online reservations can be made on the Hi Korea website, and information is being provided through the Seoul foreigner portal and SNS at the foreigner support facilities.

In addition, foreigners who are not good at Korean can handle residence complaints more easily with the help of interpreters and translators at the Southwest Global Center. The Southwest Global Center plans to provide a more convenient one-stop comprehensive service to foreign residents by enabling consultation services for foreigners, various education (Korean language, computer classes, etc.) and cultural programs, as well as processing of immigration officials.

Kim Seon-soon, head of the Gender Equality and Family Policy Office in Seoul, said, “With the opening of the Yeongdeungpo Immigration Citizenship Center within the Southwest Global Center, we expect that residents of areas with a high concentration of foreigners in the southwest will be able to handle civil affairs such as extension and change of stay in a much easier and simpler way.” “Through the Southwest Global Center, which provides various services such as interpretation and translation to foreign residents, we will actively support foreigners living in Seoul so that they can use better administrative services,” he said.

By Lim Cheol-young, staff reporter [email protected]

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