All Nepali workers in South Korea get a one-year visa extension

Seoul, April 12

The visa term of all the migrant workers, including Nepalis, working in South Korea is to be extended by one year.

The Ministry of Justice here states that a rule has been passed by which the workers whose visa term had expired and who could not return to their home countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic can get their visa term extended for one year from April 13, 2021.

With this extension, the total stay of both categories of Nepali workers staying in South Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS) would be of five years and 10 months.

The Migrants Trade Union (MTU) president Udaya Rai says no foreign migrant worker has entered South Korea in the past 13 months except a few from Cambodia.

It is said the South Korean government brought this rule in order to fulfill the shortage of workers and to provide relief to those workers unable to return to their home country due to the pandemic.

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