In South Korea, the immigration office may remove or deport from South Korea any person who breached the Immigration Control Act(“ICA”) of South Korea. Any person who is released after receiving a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or heavier punishment may be deported by the deportation order as well.
When the immigration officer reasonably finds a foreigner falling under the requirements for the deportation and risk of her running away, the officer can detain the person with approval from the head of immigration office. The duration of detention cannot exceed 10 days, which can be renewed up to 10 more days. During this detention, the officer interviews and decides whether to deport the individual or not.
When the immigration officer decides to deport a foreigner, the officer shall deliver the deportation order to the foreigner and immediately take action to make the person leave South Korea. But, when the individual files a claim for refugee protection, the deportation order cannot be executed until the refugee claim is decided by the Korean authority.
Then, can you appeal the deportation order issued by the Korean immigration office? Yes, you can. There are two possible ways to stop the deportation. First, Continue reading