Bad news. It’s already difficult to get a visa to Korea. Now, the Korean embassy has decided to halt accepting OFW visa applications “temporarily.” This is because of the alleged extortion of the Bureau of Immigration officials to Koreans in the Philippines. The full story is posted on Inquirer’s website.
Koreans can enter the Philippines without a visa and stay as tourists for 21 days. However, there are some who try to ignore the visa law of the country by staying longer or by working or operating their business. The same can be said of some Filipinos in Korea. It’s just sad that now, the ordinary folks are the ones paying for the government’s faults.