The exercise aims to prevent issuance of visas to people looking to overstay and work illegally in the country, Ambassador Park Noh-wan said. "South Korea’s five-year visa policy for Vietnam could result in people staying in South Korea illegally. The two countries are considering simplifying visa issuance processes to prevent interference from middlemen (third parties that provide visas unofficially)," Park said at a press meet. He was referring to a South Korean policy issued last year, allowing Vietnamese from Hanoi, Da Nang and HCMC to have C-3 visas, which would allow holders to stay in South Korea for up to 30 days with no restrictions on the number of visits for a period of five years. The two countries are moving towards allowing visa exemption for their citizens, he added. South Korea is one of the largest labor export markets for Vietnam. Its Yonhap News Agency reported that Vietnamese were the third largest group of foreign nationals in the country with 196,633 (8.3 … [Read more...] about Vietnam, South Korea to curb visa brokering
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The Republic of Korea will temporarily waive the visa application fee for Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. The Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has decided to temporarily waive fees for short-term visas for citizens of all ASEAN member states, including Vietnam, in a bid to boost visitor numbers from the regional community and entice people to make business trips. Accordingly, the appraisal-fee waiver has been applied to people travelling on short-term visas from 10 ASEAN countries, including Vietnam, for three months, from October 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. The 10 ASEAN members include Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Brunei. The exemption will only be valid for travelers with a duration of stay of less than 90 days on a C-3 short-term visa, which is suitable for people travelling to the RoK for activities such as visiting relatives, business trips, medical … [Read more...] about South Korea waives visa application fee for Vietnamese visitors
Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, Vietnam’s top female swimmer, is set to compete in three events in the upcoming 18th FINA World Championship, which is scheduled to take place in the Republic of Korea on July 12-28. Vietnam’s top female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien Vien is one of seven Vietnamese swimmers who will compete in the event. The Can Tho native is the nation’s most successful swimmer after winning a total of 19 golds, seven silvers, and two bronze medals, in addition to breaking 11 records at the SEA Games. She also won two bronze medals at the Asian Games as well as a one silver and two bronze medals during previous FINA World Cup competitions. Tran Duc Phan, deputy director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, said Vien is a key member of the Vietnamese swimming team that will take part in the SEA Games. She has set a target of winning eight gold medals during the course of the tournament. At the FINA World Championship in 2017, Vien … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s top swimmer Anh Vien ready to compete at FINA World Champs
According to the London-based NGO Save The Children, the report it released this week ranks countries based on eight factors - malnutrition, child labor, being out of school, teen pregnancy, homicide, being displaced by conflict, child marriage, and death before age five. Vietnam scored 831 out of 1,000, up from 816 last year. The report said Vietnam and three other countries, Bangladesh, Brazil and Ethiopia, have used additional resources from social investment and economic growth to create highly effective programs benefitting children. It also pointed out that a significant reduction in stunting has helped Vietnam gain 67 points since 2000 when it only had 764. Vietnam has also cut the child labor rate by two thirds since 2000 to 9 percent. Its progress in tackling poverty has improved living conditions for many families and reduced their need to send children to work. Vietnam has invested heavily in education, ensuring high enrollment rates, with a particular emphasis on ethnic … [Read more...] about Vietnam moves up in country rankings for providing safe, healthy childhood
Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Vietnam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees. Retirement age increase necessary for Vietnam: ILO specialist Retirement age adjustment needs to be flexible: expert Doan Mau Diep. — Photo tienphong.vn How do you respond to a proposal that Vietnam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?