Beware of bogus South Korea visa scheme, Filipinos warned
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Seoul, South Korea warned Filipinos against fake visa processing services being offered to irregular migrants.
In an advisory on Monday, the embassy said these services are usually advertised on social media and claim to provide assistance to Filipinos who wish to acquire a valid visa and enable them to legally work and stay in Korea.
These services are supposed to be provided for “free” or for a “small” attorney’s fee, the embassy said.
The embassy said South Korean authorities prohibit such services.
The Korea Immigration Service (KIS) does not process the visa applications of irregular and undocumented migrants based in Korea, it added.
“Members of the Filipino Community are encouraged to advise kababayans not to entertain these schemes, nor spread these in social media,” the embassy said. /gsg
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