Voluntary exit program for illegal immigrants
Good news for those who are here illegally and would like to go back to their home countries.
The government will launch an incentive program aimed at encouraging foreign workers who overstayed their visa to leave the country “voluntarily,” the Ministry of Justice said Monday.
Under the program, those who exit will be exempt from fines and will not be regulated on a possible revisit to the country.
The authorities are aiming to reduce the number of illegal sojourners here ― estimated at 180,000 ― before the G-20 Summit slated for November.
The program will run from May 6 to September 31.
Employers who come clean with such workers will also be granted exemptions from fines and be given priority in recruiting substitute workers.
The workers will have to report to immigration offices at airports with their employer, passport and flight ticket to confirm departure.
AFAIK, those who voluntarily exits Korea are not fined (I could be wrong) but they are not allowed to come back for a period of time.