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South Korea extends visa of Nepali migrants

South Korea extends visa of Nepali migrants


Kathmandu, April 14

The South Korean authorities has determined to increase by 50 days the visa of Nepali employees who had gone there by way of the Employment Permit System.

According to the Ministry of Employment and Labour of South Korea, migrant employees from 15 nations, together with Nepal, will profit from this choice.

As per the choice, employees who had reached South Korea beneath the EPS and whose visa expired at present, however couldn’t go house as a result of coronavirus pandemic will get visa extension of 50 days. Workers going to Korea beneath EPS can keep and work there for 4 years and 10 months.

Nearly 18,500 migrant employees with E-9 visa have benefited from this choice. Before this additionally, the visa time period of this class of employees was prolonged by 50 days in February.

Meanwhile, these Nepali migrant employees who’re awaiting their flip to go to South Korea to work beneath EPS have additionally been impacted by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

The EPS Korea Section, beneath the Department of Foreign Employment, stated there was no means any migrant employee may very well be despatched to South Korea.

“We have briefly halted the method of sending labourers to international nations,” stated Krishna Prasad Khanal, director of EPS Korea Section, including that flights will likely be rescheduled as soon as the scenario turns into regular.

According to Khanal, dozens of Nepali employees head to South Korea each week throughout regular instances after passing their crucial examination. He added that Nepali migrant employees in South Korea have been protected.

“No case of any Nepali being contaminated by coronavirus has but been reported.

“Moreover, the federal government has taken crucial precautionary measures among the many Nepali neighborhood in Korea by way of the Nepali Embassy in Seoul.”

More than 60,000 Nepali employees have gone to South Korea since 2008 and round 40,000 migrant employees are nonetheless there.

Khanal added that they didn’t have the precise knowledge of the variety of migrant employees that have been scheduled to return to Nepal after finishing their work tenure.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 15, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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