Illegal immigrant voluntary exit program

The Immigration Office has just released a notice on the voluntary exit program for illegal immigrants. From the period July 7, 2017 to October 10, 2017, illegal immigrants who will exit on their own will be exempted from the 5-year ban or will have a reduced ban to 1 year. However, this does not include illegal immigrants with criminal cases.

The exemption on the 5-year ban is not allowed on illegal immigrants who were caught by the Immigration and were ordered for deportation.

If the illegal immigrant has stayed for 5 years or less – NO ENTRY BAN

If the illegal immigrant has stayed for more than 5 years but exits voluntarily – 1 year ban only.

There is an estimated 223,000 illegal immigrants in Korea.

For more information, please visit the website of the Immigration Office or call 1345 (Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 6pm, except from 1-2 pm).

(May nagtanong po kung pwede pa ba magtrabaho sa Korea sa EPS kung dating illegal immigrant, tandaan po natin na isa sa requirement sa EPS ay dapat walang rekord ng overstaying sa Korea kahit kailan.)

Screenshot of the announcement from the Immigration Office

불법체류 외국인 자진출국 촉진기간’ 운영

법무부는 오는 7월 10일부터 3개월 동안(2017. 7. 10. ~ 2017. 10. 10.) 한시적으로 “불법체류 외국인 자진출국 촉진 기간”을 운영합니다.
해당 기간에 불법체류 외국인이 자진출국 하는 경우 불법체류 기간 5년 미만자는 입국금지를 면제하고, 5년 이상자에 대해서도 입국금지 기간을 1년으로 단축하여 적용됩니다. 단, 위·변조 여권 행사자, 밀입국자, 형사범은 제외됩니다.
자진출국하지 않고 단속에 적발되어 강제 출국되는 경우에는 불법체류 기간에 상관없이 5년간 입국이 금지됩니다.

※ 보다 자세한 내용은 출입국·외국인정책본부 홈페이지(www.immigration.go.kr)를 참조하여 주시기 바랍니다.

Source from the Immigration Office website

12 comments

  1. May pinsan po ako 2 years tnt sa korea. Gusto nyang mag voluntary exit ngayong July 7-oct 10, 2017 pero expired na po ang passport nya. Paano daw sya makakauwi? Anong requirements pag expired na ang passport?

  2. Mam ana pano po yung process pag nasa immigration kana sa airport voluntary exit po.marami po bang pipirmahan na mga documents dun?

  3. Kc po yung freind ko wala po nakuha na flight na 9 to 9:30 pm.nag aalala po cya kung makukuha nya sa airport yung kukmin nya kc nakuha nya pong available ng flight eh 11:15 po ng gabi.need po sana ng info kung hanggang anong oras po yung keb currency exchange sa loob ng immigration.tnx po kung masasagot po agad yung question kopo…godbless

  4. Hi Mam Ana Park,good day po,
    Maam Ask ko lng po kng pwede po ba makabalik ng korea ulit?ngvoluntary exit po kc ako,5months po kc ako ng stay sa korea,naka tourist visa lng po ako,salamat po,

  5. Hi mam ana…naghihintay po kasi ako ng amnesty this 2018….balak ko po kasi mag voluntary exit pag may amnesty.1yr 2 mos pa lang akong tnt..pag uwi ko ba ng pinas next yr makakapag apply po ba ako ng tourist visa agad? Or maghihintay pa ako ng years..thanks po.

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