Americans, major visa violators in S’Korea – Report

Americans are among the top three nationalities overstauong their visas in South Korea.
Ahead of American overstayers are Chinese and Vietnamese.
The number of foreigners overstaying their visas in the country increased for the second straight month last month, the South Korean immigration office said Monday.
According to data from the office, the figure was tabulated at 214,615 as of February, accounting for 10.8 percent of the total number of 1,986,353 foreigners staying in the nation, Yonhap News Agency reports.
The figure was an increase from 208,971 in December and 211,320 last month, the data said.
Meanwhile, the total number of foreigners staying in the country last month was down from 2,013,779 in January.
By nationality, China was at the top with 1,001,311 or 50.4 percent, followed by Vietnam (7.4 percent), the United States (7 percent), Thailand (4.8 percent) and the Philippines (2.7 percent), according to the data.
Foreign entrants numbered 1,284,241 last month, up 3.6 percent on-month.
Of them, Chinese visitors accounted for 614,158, up 5.6 percent from a month ago, the data said.

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