Special Act On Support For The Acquisition Of Legitimate Residency Status And Settlement Of Koreans In The Old Soviet Union


Published: 2013-03-23

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to assist Koreans in the former Soviet Union to acquire legitimate residency status, and to promote their rights and interests and livelihood stabilization.
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 Article 2 (Definition)   print
The term "Koreans in the former Soviet Union" used in this Act means those who immigrated to Russia and the former Soviet Union by reason of agricultural immigration, resist-Japanese independence movements, forced mobilization, etc. during the period between around 1860 and August 15, 1945, and those who currently reside in the said areas as those immigrants' relatives under Article 777 of the Civil Act.
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 Article 3 (Policy Making, etc.)   print
The Government shall formulate and implement policies to assist Koreans in the former Soviet Union to acquire legitimate residency status in their countries of residence as well as to stabilize their livelihood, and shall make every diplomatic effort to cooperate with those relevant countries in relation to such policies.
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 Article 4 (Relationship to other Acts)   print
With respect to support for Koreans in the former Soviet Union, this Act shall apply unless any other Act provides otherwise.
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 Article 5 (Reporting to National Assembly)   print
The Government shall submit to the National Assembly annual reports on the status of implementation of assistance projects, etc. provided for in Article 6, before the regular sessions of the National Assembly begin each year.
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 Article 6 (Assistance Projects, etc.)   print
The Government shall implement the following projects to assist Koreans in the former Soviet Union: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Investigation into the actual conditions of Koreans in the former Soviet Union;
2. Assisting Koreans in the former Soviet Union in acquiring legitimate residency status, including nationality of their country of residence;
3. Assistance in forming a basis for their economic self-sufficiency;
4. Assistance for cultural activities, including the establishment of Korean culture centers;
5. Assistance for educational activities, including teaching Korean language and information and technology;
6. Other projects deemed necessary by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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 Article 7 (Application by Related Organizations for Assistance, etc.)   print
(1) The Minister of Foreign Affairs may provide assistance to organizations related to Koreans in the former Soviet Union that conduct any project provided for in any subparagraph of Article 6. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Any organization related to Koreans in the former Soviet Union that seeks assistance under paragraph (1) shall file an application with the Minister of Foreign Affairs for such assistance. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (2), the Minister of Foreign Affairs shall decide whether to provide such assistance and notify the applicant of such decision. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The standards for assistance to organizations related to Koreans in the former Soviet Union, methods and procedures for examination, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 8 (Entrustment of Duties)   print
The Minister of Foreign Affairs under this Act may be partially entrust part of his/her duties to the Overseas Koreans Foundation under the Overseas Koreans Foundation Act, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.