SL Embassy in South Korea mobile service
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul conducted 10 consular and labour
mobile services in April and May for Sri Lankan citizens living and
employed in South Korea.
The mobile services were conducted parallel to the New Year
celebrations organised by Sri Lankan associations in South Korea.
The embassy held 10 mobile services in Anseong, Daegu, Ulsan,
Uijeongbu, Busan, Gwangju, Cheonan, Paju, Gunsan, and Gimhae.
In addition to general consular services, such as issuance/renewal of
passports, registration of births/death/marriages, and authentication of
documents including driving licenses, consent letters, signing of
affidavits and power of attorneys, these mobile services are expected to
provide the Sri Lankan community with labour related assistance
including settlement of industrial disputes and labour related
grievances, and attending to issues of compensations and wages, changing
workplace, visa extension and immigration regulations.
These mobile service gatherings also provide an opportunity for the
embassy to meet and address the Sri Lankan community and migrant workers
in particular matters of managing finance, organizing personal and
social lives, and helping workers integrate into the Korean society by
teaching them about the Korean culture and its norms.
Arrangements have also been made to discuss and educate the Sri
Lankan community about the latest immigration regulations and labour
policies introduced on a regular basis by the Korean government.
The Mission also takes measures to educate the public on Korean legal
regulations in connection with criminal and illegal crimes to prevent
any involvement in such activities.
The services offered by the Embassy at various cities in South Korea
have proven to be a success and are supported by Sri Lankan associations
and friendship organisations in South Korea. Sri Lankan migrant workers
also commend the mobile services for its convenience and efforts to
educate and update them on new and current policies and regulations in
The Mission believes that interactions of this spirit will pave the
way to foster friendship between the Embassy and the Sri Lankan
community as well as Korean friends of Sri Lanka, including volunteer
and cultural associations, Korean employers, government, immigration,
labour, and migrant welfare authorities, the police, and overall, the