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Gijang-gun

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  • Busan is with you so that Multicultural family can be happy.
  • Our city is promoting various policies to promote social integration by supporting the early settlement and stable living of multicultural families who are not accustomed to living in korea.

Support for Stable Settlement of Multicultural Families

1. Operating Multicultural Family Support Center an d Healthy Family・Multicultural Family Support Center
  • Status : 14 places ▹ Multicultural Family Support Center(6), Healthy Family·Multicultural Family Support Center(8)
  • Major business : Educational counseling for multicultural families and children, Interpretation·translation and information, providing comprehensive services including support for capacity building, etc.
  • Base center : Namgu Multicultural Family Support Center(Women’s Hall)
2. Emergency Support System for Marriage Immigrant Women

(1) Immigrant Women’s Shelter : 1 place(to provide accommodation, counseling, medical treatment, departure support, etc. for up to 2 years)

(2) emergency Support Center(Danuri Call Center, Busan) : 1 place(☎1577-1366)

  • Support areas : 3 areas including Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongnam
  • Available languages : 13 languages including Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Cambodian, Russian, etc.
  • Contents : 24-hour Hot-Line, preventing domestic violence, connection of shelters, interpretation service, etc.
3. Cultivating Gender Equality·Human Right Awareness
  • Object : Multicultural family members
  • Contents : Gender equality education, human rights sensitivity improving education, etc.
  • Inquiry : 14 Multicultural Family Support Centers and Integration Centers
4. Supporting Marriage Immigrants for Living Convenience

(1) International Express Fee(EMS) Discount : Post offices affiliated to Busan Regional Communications Office

  • Contents : 10% discount for marriage immigrants’ post delivery to their home country
    ▹Alien Registration Card or Family Relationship Certificate required

(2) Discount for remittance charge to overseas banks, etc.: Busan Bank

  • Contents : Exemption of remittance charge for money transfer to overseas banks and 80% advantage for current exchange(USD, JPY), etc.
    ▹Alien Registration Card or Family Relationship Certificate required

(3) Multi-language service for disaster safety information alarm

  • Disaster safety information alarm by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety App(Emergency Ready App) : Emergency disaster alarm in English and Chinese
  • Busan Foundation for international Cooperation Global Center Website : Disease prevention rules, etc. in 6 languages(Korean, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Russian)
  • Busan Life Guide App(Life in Busan) : Disaster safety alarm test messages in 6 languages(Korean, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Russian)

Reinforcement of Stable Base for Family Life

1. Reinforcing Family-unit Counseling
  • Object : Multicultural family members
  • Contents : Counseling to improve relationships between couples, parents, children and about family conflict from multicultural families
  • Inquiry : 14 Multicultural Family Support Centers and Integration Centers
2. Interpretation·Translation Service for Multicultural Families
  • Object : Individuals or institutions including multicultural family members and foreign residents
  • Contents : Communication support for family·life
  • Operating institution : 11 Multicultural Family Support Centers(Vietnamese)
3. Emergency Medical Service

(1) Expanding medical interpretation service

  • Object : Foreign residents and multicultural families not fluent in Korean
  • Contents : Interpretation at medical institutions
  • Languages : 16 languages(English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Thai, etc.)

(2) Providing medical expenses in emergency

  • Object : Marriage immigrant women before acquiring nationality and their children, foreign workers and their children, refugees, etc.
  • Contents : Admission, operation, pre- and post-process(Operated by: 6 hospitals)
  • Inquiry : Busan Public Health and Sanitation Division(☎ 888-3416)
4. Multicultural Fathers’ School
  • Object : Fathers and their elementary school children from multicultural families
  • Contents : Various experiential programs and communication programs
  • Inquiry : Busan Women’s and Family Division(☎ 888-1542)
5. Free Health Checkup for Low-income Multicultural Family
  • Period : July~August
  • Participants : 100 people from low-income multicultural families
  • Institution : Korea Medical Institute, Busan
  • Inquiry : Busan Women’s and Family Division(☎ 888-1542)
6. Phased Package Program to Help Marriage Immigrants’ Settlement
  • Object : Marriage immigrants who have lived in Korea for 3-5 years or more, etc.
  • Contents : Future planning program(Find the Future), etc.
  • Inquiry : 14 Multicultural Family Support Centers and Integration Centers
7. Mentoring Program for Marriage Immigrants
  • Object : Marriage immigrants
  • Contents : Connecting non-multicultural families and multicultural families
  • Inquiry : Multicultural Family Support Center
8. Financial Support for Low-income and Single-parent Multicultural Families
  • Object : Low-income and single-parent multicultural families
  • Contents : Child-rearing expenses, financial support for school supplies for middle and high school students
  • Inquiry : Consultation and application at Community Center in your Gu or Gun(province)
9. Supporting Transportation Fee for Middle and High School Students and Elementary School Supplies Fee for Low-income and Single-parent Multicultural Families
  • Object : Children of low-income and single-parent multicultural families
  • Contents : Supporting transportation fee for middle and high school students and school supplies for elementary school students
  • Inquiry : Consultation and application at Community Center in your Gu or Gun(province)

Reinforcement of Marriage Immigrants’ Capability and Expansion of Their Social·Economic Participation

1. Practical Korean Classes for Marriage Immigrants
  • Object : Marriage immigrants, immigrated children, etc.
  • Educational Institution : 16 places including Multicultural Family Support Center, etc.
  • Courses : 7 courses(child education, local culture, immigration, job-seeking, TOPIK reading, TOPIK listening, TOPIK writing)
    ※ Partially providing Korean materials to Korean Education Institutions every year
2. Expanding Academic Background of Marriage Immigrants
  • Object : Marriage immigrant women
  • Contents : Qualification exam classes for elementary, middle, high school graduation
  • Operation by : Seo-gu, Dong-gu, Busanjin-gu, Buk-gu Multicultural Family Support Center
3. Education for Written Test and Technical Test for Drivers’ License
  • Object : Marriage immigrants, children of 20 years or above from multicultural families
  • Contents : Education for written and technical tests for Drivers’ License
  • Inquiry : Multicultural Family Support Center
4. Education for Acquirement of Nationality
  • Object : Marriage immigrants
  • Contents : Basic classes of Korean history, politics, culture, etc.
  • Inquiry : Multicultural Family Support Center
5. Vocational Education Training Course for Marriage Immigrants
  • Object : Marriage immigrant women
  • Contents : Vocational training for industry with a high demand which is open for marriage immigrants
    ※ Hotel room manager, Organizing and storing expert, Korean cuisine cook, group catering cook, etc.
  • Operation by : 4 Women’s New Work Centers(☎ 1544-1199)
6. Internship for Marriage Immigrants
  • Object : Marriage immigrant women registered on job-seeking
  • Contents : Internship at companies, financial aid, etc.
  • Inquiry : 11 Women’s New Work Centers (☎ 1544-1199)
7. Active Support for Employment Between Institutions
  • Object : Marriage immigrant women
  • Contents : Basic vocational education and job-seeking connection, registration to Worknet connected with eSaeil System and active connection to Saeil Center
  • Inquiry : 14 Multicultural Family Support Centers and Integration Centers
8. Vocational License and Qualification Course for Employment
  • Object : Marriage immigrant women
  • Contents : Legal interpreter license class, drivers’ license, confectionery and bakery, barista, computer license, nail artist course, children’s cuisine cook, etc.
  • Inquiry : Gu·Gun offices and 14 Multicultural Family Support Centers and Integration Centers
9. Marriage Immigrant Representative Meeting
  • Object : 16 representatives of marriage immigrants(recommendation by each Gu․Gun)
  • Contents : Receiving complaints and opinions about multicultural family’s life in Korea(Twice a year)
  • Inquiry : Busan Women and Family Division(☎ 888-1544)

Fostering Future Talents by Supporting Children

1. Emotional Stability and Job-seeking Support(Dagagam)
  • Object : Children of school age(Age 7 – 18)
  • Contents : Professional psychological counseling about domestic/academic/friends issues of children of school age, employment consulting including job-seeking and employment support, post-care(more than 4 times a year)
  • Inquiry : Multicultural Family Support Center and Integration Center(2 places: Buk-gu and Seo-gu)
2. Preparation for School Admission(Dabaeum)
  • Object : Pre-school children, low graders at elementary school from multicultural families
  • Contents : Academic supports including basic Korean for pre-school children, basic math, reading and writing, etc. for pre-school children
  • Inquiry: 8 Multicultural Family Support Centers and Integration Centers(Dong-gu, Busanjin-gu, Haeundae-gu, Buk-gu, Seo-gu, Dongnae-gu, Geumjeong-gu, Suyeong-gu)
3. Multilingual Storybooks
  • Contents : Providing and lending bilingual storybooks for children at Multicultural Family Support Centers
  • Inquiry : Busan Women and Family Division(☎ 888-1544)
4. University Student-Multicultural Family Children Cultural Mentoring
  • Object : Children of multicultural families, university students in Busan(Korean and international students)
  • Contents : One-to-one match for multicultural children and university students and provide cultural experience and career counseling
  • Inquiry : Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (☎ 711-6845)

Improving Multicultural Acceptability and Multicultural Family Policy Promotion system

1. Multiculture-understanding Education
  • Object : Public officers, citizens, employees of relevant institutions, marriage immigrants
  • Contents : Special lectures to improve multicultural sensitivity about multicultural society
  • Inquiry : Busan Women and Family Division(☎ 888-1544)
2. Da-eum Business for Marriage Immigrants
  • Contents : Multicultural friendly activities to train marriage immigrant women to become local society activists working at schools and kindergartens
  • Qualification : Marriage immigrants, residence in Korea for more than 2 years, TOPIK level 4 or higher, university or college graduates
  • Inquiry : 14 Multicultural Family Support Centers
3. Interaction and Communication Space for Multicultural Families
  • Contents : Community among multicultural families, open space to connect with local society
    • Supporting self-help gathering, children growth support programs, etc.
  • Operation by : 3 Multicultural Family Support Centers(Buk-gu, Haeundae-gu, Saha-gu)
4. The 17th Busan Global Gathering
  • Object : Foreign residents in Busan and Busan citizens
  • Contents : Gathering for interaction and communication between foreign residents and Busan citizens, pre-ceremonial performance, opening ceremony, sister city invitation performance, cultural experience booth, etc.
5. Cultivating Global Environment and Global Citizen Mindset Education
  • Object : Elementary school ~ university students and anyone living in Busan interested in global culture
  • Contents : Basic language introduction, cultural introduction and learning
  • Inquiry : Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (☎ 711-6878)

Multicultural family present condition

November 1st, 2020 criteria

Multicultural family present condition
section total marriage immigrant children
subtotal male female nationality unacquired nationality acquired
sum male female sum male female sum male female sum male female
sum 26,050 8,267 17,783 13,787 2,076 11,711 7,365 1,307 6,058 6,422 769 5,653 12,263 6,191 6,072
Jung-gu 373 110 263 240 44 196 137 22 115 103 22 81 133 66 67
Seo-gu 824 242 582 462 61 401 222 29 193 240 32 208 362 181 181
Dong-gu 905 286 619 526 96 430 253 41 212 273 55 218 379 190 189
Yeongdo-gu 1,040 304 736 546 56 490 260 31 229 286 25 261 494 248 246
Busanjin-gu 2,390 732 1,658 1,274 162 1,112 709 104 605 565 58 507 1,116 570 546
Dongnae-gu 1,333 412 921 691 80 611 395 53 342 296 27 269 642 332 310
Nam-gu 1,831 590 1,241 916 139 777 502 94 408 414 45 369 915 451 464
Buk-gu 2,102 648 1,454 1,051 109 942 498 52 446 553 57 496 1,051 539 512
Haeundae-gu 2,740 1,060 1,680 1,406 352 1,054 850 268 582 556 84 472 1,334 708 626
Saha-gu 3,115 928 2,187 1,678 196 1,482 830 103 727 848 93 755 1,437 732 705
Geumjeong-gu 1,482 471 1011 798 120 678 416 66 350 382 54 328 684 351 333
Gangseo-gu 1,324 412 912 686 113 573 401 76 325 285 37 248 638 299 339
Yeonje-gu 1,139 371 768 573 87 486 334 57 277 239 30 209 566 284 282
Suyeong-gu 1,198 424 774 644 153 491 381 109 272 263 44 219 554 271 283
Sasang-gu 2,794 813 1,981 1,523 192 1,331 757 131 626 766 61 705 1,271 621 650
Gijang-gun 1,460 464 996 773 116 657 420 71 349 353 45 308 687 348 339

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※ 2019, Local government foreign resident status (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs approval statistics)