Agreement reached to extend expiring CCVI of Korean job seekers by six months

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Agreement reached to extend expiring CCVI of Korean job seekers by six months


Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 09:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 08, Colombo: A discussion was held on Friday between Minister of Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara and the Country Director of the Human Resources Department of Korea, Mr. Lee on the Certificate of Confirmation Visa Issue (CCVI) of Korean job seekers at the Foreign Employment Bureau.

Mr. Lee, the residential director of the Korean Human Resources Department, met the Minister at the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment to discuss the current situation of the Korean Recruitment Program to increase the weekly departures from Sri Lanka.

The discussion focused on achieving the goal of sending 5,800 Sri Lankans to work in Korea by the end of this year, and to accelerate the process.

The Minister discussed concerns put forward by the job seekers about their CCVI being expired before getting a job agreement from Korea and requested from the director to extend the expiring CCVI again. Accordingly, he agreed to extend such expired CCVIs of job seekers by another six months within two weeks.

The two parties also discussed the number of visas granted per week and delays related to obtaining the visa and found out that the delays are caused as a result of the delays in obtaining the police clearance reports.

The Minister has discussed this concern with the Inspector General of Police over the phone to find out what can be done to eliminate such delays.

Minister Nanayakkara has agreed to provide the Police Department with additional infrastructures such as computers and laptops to speed up the process of releasing police clearance reports of Korean job seekers.

Currently, the Korean Embassy issues about fifty visas a day for job seekers under this program and the Minister said he will be discussing with the Korean Ambassador the possibility of increasing that number to seventy-five per week.

At the same time, necessary steps are being taken to further speed up the obtaining of medical records by bringing additional hospitals to conduct necessary medical tests, the Minister informed.

He noted that the ministry’s flagship program for migrant workers, the Korean program brings in much-needed foreign remittances to the economy.

Given the demand for foreign employment, the Minister hopes to facilitate 330000 foreign employment by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, the 729th group leaving for Korean work had left for Korea from Katunayake Airport yesterday afternoon.

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