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Provides information on services that will help you make a living, including life support and childcare support.

Multicultural Family Support Centers
Multicultural Family Support Centers
Target Contents Inquiry Related Departments
Multicultural Families (marriage immigrants, spouses, children, children who entered Korea midway) Multicultural Family Support Centers provide family education, counseling and cultural services for multicultural families, to support the adaptation of immigrant women to Korean society in their initial stages of settling, and to help multicultural families lead stable family lives. http://mfsc.liveinkorea.kr Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
National Basic Living Security System
National Basic Living Security System
Target Contents How to Register Inquiry Related Departments
  • Foreigners who reside in Korea and are married to Korean nationals
    • In case the person or spouse is pregnant
    • In case the person is raising an underage child of Korean nationality (including divorcees and widowers)
    • In case the person is sharing their livelihood or residence with the spouse's linear ascendant of Korean nationality
  • Must qualify both standards for income approval and duty to support.

Supports the following allowances: Living (regular living benefit), housing, education, childbirth and funeral. Submit an application to the local '-eup' or '-myeon' office or '-dong' residential center.

Social welfare service and allowance (change) application

Health and Welfare Call Center 129 Ministry of Health and Welfare
Emergency welfare support
Emergency welfare support
Target Contents How to Register Inquiry Related Departments
  • Person who is married to a Korean citizen
  • Person who is divorced or widowed from a Korean citizen and is taking care of the lineal ascendants and descendants of Korean nationality
  • Person recognized as a refugee under Article 76-2 of the 'Immigration Control Law'
  • Person who is a victim of a fire, crime, or natural disaster without the person's attributable reasons
Living allowance, medical allowance, housing allowance, social welfare facility use allowance, other allowances (fuel, electricity, childbirth, funeral) City (-gun or -gu) office of the local residential area, public health and welfare hotline 129 Health and Welfare Call Center 129 Ministry of Health and Welfare
Childcare Cost Support for Children from Multicultural Familie
Childcare Cost Support for Children from Multicultural Familie
Target Contents How to Register Inquiry Related Departments
Multicultural children who are 5 year old or younger in accordance with the Multicultural Families Support Act Provides child support regardless of the household income and asset level Apply for child support at the local '-eup' or '-myeon' office or '-dong' residential center. 1577-5432 Ministry of Health and Welfare
Childcare Cost Support for Children from Multicultural Families
Childcare Cost Support for Children from Multicultural Families
Target Contents How to Register Inquiry Related Departments
Marriage immigrants, multicultural families and others Information for multicultural families, guide and linkage to institutions, life interpretation service (10 languages) Consultation via phone (24hours) 1577-5432 Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Living Support
Living Support
Organization Telephone Number Description
National Health Insurance Service 1577-1000 Provides consulting service for health insurance (Weekdays: 09:00-16:00)
Korea Legal Aid Corporation 132 Provides free legal consulting service (Weekdays: 09:00-18:00)
Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations 1644-7077 Provides legal consulting on civil, criminal, and domestic cases (Weekdays: 10:00 - 17:00)
Interpretation Service (BBB Korea) 1588-5644 Connects service requests, foreigners and BBB volunteers through a 24-hour interpretation service
KT Together Call Center 080-008-0100 Addresses wire/wireless communication complaints and provides consulting on living (Weekdays: 09:00-19:00)
120 Dasan Call Center 120 Provides information on everyday life, tourism information, public transit information and reservation services (09:00-22:00 year-round)
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