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South Korea Labour Visa Kazakhstan
The deputies asked to work with the South Korean government on the issue of simplifying the receipt of a labor visa for Kazakhstanis. Deputy Elnur Beisenbayev said this at a meeting of the Mazhilis, Daynews.kz reports .
He noted that South Korea is one of the most attractive countries for our citizens in terms of labor migration. There is the possibility of obtaining a tourist visa for further illegal work.
According to the data published in the media, problems are often observed in regulating the legal and illegal labor migration of Kazakhstani youth to developed countries.
After the abolition of visas for Kazakhstanis in 2014, the number of illegal labor migrants from our country to South Korea increased from 359 to 12 thousand people in 2019. Most of them are men of active working age under 35,” the deputy said.
Some of our compatriots are dying in this country from diseases and injuries, since they do not have the right to free medical care, Beisenbayev noted.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, in 2020, almost 10 thousand of our compatriots were in Korea illegally.
“The main stream of illegal citizens of Kazakhstan arriving in South Korea are residents of the southern regions of our country: Turkestan and Almaty regions, Almaty and Shymkent,” the mazhilisman added.
National bank statistics show that from 2012 to 2019, the total volume of personal gratuitous remittances from abroad to Kazakhstan increased from $ 279 million to $ 614 million, that is, more than 2 times.
At the same time, the inflow of remittances from South Korea to Kazakhstan during the same period increased from 1.7 million to 105 million dollars. That is, remittances have increased 60 times over six years. All these facts indicate that this trend will remain and will only develop. Our citizens, first of all, young people, despite the difficulties, will go to these countries to earn money, “the deputy said.
Deputies of the Nur Otan party believe that the government needs to take this issue under special control, work with the South Korean government on issues of simplifying obtaining a work visa, guaranteeing the safety of our citizens, and the ability to legally work.