The Philippine Embassy in Seoul warned the public against fake visa processing services offered to irregular migrants, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in an advisory issued on Monday.
Usually advertised on Facebook, these services claim to provide assistance to Filipinos who would like a valid visa, enabling them to legally work and stay in Korea.
According to DFA, these services should be provided for “free” or “small” legal fees.
The DFA stated that the Korea Immigration Service (KIS) does not process applications for visas for irregular and undocumented migrants based in Korea.
Members of the Filipino community are encouraged to advise Kabayans not to engage in these schemes or to spread them to social media.
In June, Han Dong-Man, Korean Ambassador to the Philippines, said that the South Korean government is making the country more accessible to Filipino tourists by reducing the number of visa requirements.
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