|Illegal Vietnamese workers in South Korea who voluntarily return home from May 1 to September 30 this year will not have to pay administrative penalties. – Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Illegal Vietnamese workers in South Korea who voluntarily return home from May 1 to September 30 this year will not have to pay any administrative penalties.
This was announced by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Under government regulations, Vietnamese contract workers who had fled their workplaces in South Korea or were staying illegally in the country even after the expiration of the labour contract but voluntarily returned will not be fined for administrative violations.
The move is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the return of Vietnamese workers and reducing the rate of workers illegally staying and working outside Viet Nam.
Doãn Mậu Diệp, deputy labour minister, said South Korea had recently issued an order granting amnesty from April 1 to October this year to all foreign workers illegally staying in their country if they opt to return home voluntarily.
These workers will have the opportunity to return to South Korea for work and will not be banned from re-entry for five years as they would have been if there were no amnesty and they got caught, Diệp said.
The regulation states illegal workers abroad may have to pay administrative fines of up to VND100 million (over US$4,440) on their return. – VNS