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Multicultural Family Plus Plan
Busan is committed to creating a foundation for happy multicultural families.

Busan is promoting various measures for social integration as part of early settlement and stable life support for multicultural families unfamiliar with life in S. Korea.

Multicultural Family Support Policy

Strengthening multicultural family support infrastructure
  • Operating Multicultural Family Support Center: Nine locations
    • Major Programs: A comprehensive service, including training, consulting, self-help group, interpretation/translation services, and language development projects
    • Base Center: Nam-gu Multicultural Family Support Center (Women's Center)
  • Operating Multicultural Family Support Council: Sixteen experts, twice per year (the first and second half of the year)
  • Operating marriage immigrant representative conference: Sixteen, two times per year (the first and second half of the year)
  • Enhancing supervision of international marriage brokerage business: guidance and supervision (twice per year), educating international marriage brokers (once a year)
Capability strengthening for the settlement and financial independence of marriage immigrants
  • Supporting Korean language education for marriage immigrants
    • Korean language training: Operated by Gu and Gun Office, three courses (a regular course, an immigrant children's course, and an intensified course)
    • Provides Korean-language textbooks by language and step: Propagation through Gu and Gun Office, Women's Center
    • On-site Korean-language training services: The Multicultural Family Support Center
      • - Project Details: The Multicultural Family Support Center's instructors perform on-site training twice per week (Two-hour per session)
      • - Project Target: Married immigrants (5 years or less since being admitted into S. Korea), and immigrant children (19 years old or below)
      • - Training Period: 10 months
  • Providing translation/interpretation service for multicultural families: eight locations of the Multicultural Family Support Center
    • Chinese (Gijang-gun), Vietnamese (Nam-gu, Sasang-gu, Saha-gu, Buk-gu, Haeundae-gu, Dongnae-gu, Busanjin-gu)
  • Marriage immigrant employment link training: Multicultural Family Support Centers
  • Network built programs, such as self-help gatherings of marriage immigrants: Multicultural Family Support Centers
  • Native-language books for marriage immigrants: Multicultural Family Support Center
  • Supporting marriage immigrants' livelihood
    • 10% EMS (Express Mail Service) fee discount: 10% EMS discount when shipping to one's country from a post office in Busan
      * Required to present certification of alien registration or family relation certificate
    • Exemption from foreign-currency remittance service fee: Foreign-currency remittance charges are exempted if remitted through Busan Bank; also offered special preference
      * Required to present certification of alien registration or family relation certificate
  • Multicultural Family Homepage and smart phone application service: providing five foreign language service; integrated operations with 9 centers and related organizations
  • Marriage immigrant consultants: Mon. - Fri. from 2 PM to 6 PM (☎ 051-888-1531)
  • Strengthening of Migrant Female Risk Management System
    • Migrant Women's Shelter: One location (Sweet Home, Busanjin-gu) with capacity for 15 people
    • Emergency Support Center for Migrant Women (Busan Medical Center in Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu ☎1577-1366), provides native-language speaker consultants
  • Operation of internship programs for marriage immigrant women
    • Financial support for businesses hiring marriage immigrant women as Interns through New Job Centers for Women (Saeil Center) (8 locations) (limited to 600,000 won per person)
    • Intern Eligibility: Marriage immigrant women who have registered to seek jobs at New Job Center for Women
    • Internship Period and Work Conditions: Five months, full-time (five days a week, 30-hour or more per week)
    • Intern Recruitment Financial Support: Limited to three million won per person, 600,000 won per month

※ Status of New Job Centers for Women (Saeil Center)

Status of New Job Centers for Women (Saeil Center)
Center Name Location Contact Information
Busan New Job Center (Busan Women’s Center) 356, Suyeong-ro, Nam-gu 610-2011
Seo-gu New Job Center (Seo-gu, Busan) 39, Nambumin-ro, Seo-gu 240-3560
Busan-jin New Job Center
(Busanjin Woman Resource Development Center)
Yeongdong Plaza 2F, 94, Bujeon-ro, Busanjin-gu 807-7945
Dongnae New Job Center
(Dongnae Woman Resource Development Center)
5, Chungnyeol-daero 126beon-gil, Dongnae-gu 501-8945
Haeundae New Job Center
(Haeundae Woman Resource Development Center)
International Building, 575, Haeundae-ro, Haeundae-gu 702-9196
Sasang New Job Center
(Sasang Woman Resource Development Center)
Songwon Center Building 9F, 76, Gwangjang-ro, Sasang-gu 326-7600
Dongnae New Job Center
(Dongnae Woman Resource Development Center)
YMCA 3F, 319, Jungangdae-ro, Dong-gu 464-9882
Gijang New Job Center
(Gijang-gun, Busan)
560, Gijangdae-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun 709-4652
Expanding educational support for children of multicultural families
  • Creation of bilingual family environment programs
    • Eligibility: Multicultural families with infants
    • Programs: Support parenting class and self-help group with teaching materials and tools, including content related to bilingual activity programs
    • Executing Organization: Multicultural Family-Support Center (* With placement of bilingual language coach at seven centers)
  • Language Development Assistance for Children
    • Eligibility: Multicultural children of age 12 and under
    • Programs: Language development evaluation, education courses, parental guide advice
    • Method of Teaching: Twice a week (40-minute per session); individual (1:1) and group classes
    • Executing organization: Multicultural Family Support Center
  • Door-to-door Service by Multicultural Family Support Center: Education services for parents, children’s life support service
    • Home visit education service by instructor of multicultural family-support center twice per week (Two-hour per session)
    • Education services for parents
      • - Eligibility: Marriage immigrants who need to foster children aged 12 years or younger
      • - Period: Three times in total (5 months for each session and total 15 months)
    • Children's life support service
      • - Eligibility: Multicultural children of age 3-12, migrant children
      • - Period: Ten months
        * Cost: Varies by income level (free to 2,000 won per hour)
  • Operation of College Student Cultural Mentoring Program
    • Eligibility: College students as mentor (foreign students and Korean) and multicultural children
    • Period: July - August (A total of 8 times, twice a week during summer vacation)
    • Programs: Hands-on cultural experience of Busan (exhibitions, historical sites); career consulting
  • Multicultural Youth Global Camp
    • Purpose: To establish identity, history, cultural understanding, and youth exchanges with the parent country.
    • Eligibility: Multicultural Youth
    • Programs: Exchange with local youth, voluntary service activities, enterprises and facility visiting
  • On-site educational support for children from multicultural family
    • Eligibility: 3-year-old children in elementary school or younger
    • Programs: Business agreement with Daekyo Inc. (December 2015)
      Door-to-door education of basic subjects for children before and after school age
  • Operation of Multicultural Family Father School
    • Eligibility: Multicultural families (fathers, children in elementary school)
    • Programs: Programs for the happy growth of multicultural children and the organization of multicultural families
Promoting social acceptance of multicultural families
  • Public projects to support multicultural families
    • Project Details: Discover and support excellent public programs to make the most of public expertise
    • Target of Participation: Non-profit corporations and organizations located in Busan
    • Public Offerings: Employment and venture support, children and youth support, and education of multi-cultural understanding
  • Education of Multi-Cultural Understanding: Twice a year
    • Target: citizen, personnel involved in related organizations, and civil servants
    • Programs: Training to promote an understanding of multicultural families and the cultural diversity of regional communities

Multicultural Family Support Centers

  • Projects by Program
    • [Family] Programs for setting up bilingual environments, improving family relationship and communication between family members, and children's education
    • [Gender equality] Programs for training spouses and couples
    • [Human Rights] Courses on understanding multiculturalism, education to improve human rights sensitivity
    • [Social Integration] Basic education for employment, connection with job training agency, training and activities with voluntary service groups, self-help group, improvement of multicultural awareness, and mentoring projects for married immigrants
    • [Consultation] Family, personal and group consulting; case management; psychological tests; and home economics instructor projects
    • [Promotion and resource Linkage] Community promotion and networking
  • Specialized Projects: Translation and interpretation services, language development support programs
  • On-site training services: Korean language and parent training, offspring life services
  • Operation of Base Center: Nam-gu Center
    • Development of new programs, professional training, network building, etc.

Status of Multicultural Family Support Center

Status of Multicultural Family Support Center
Name Location Service Area Phone / Fax
Dong-gu 1, Gucheong-ro, Dong-gu (Dong-gu Office 7F) Dong-gu, Jung-gu, Yeongdo-gu 051-465-7171/465-7172
Busanjin-gu 160, Baegyang-daero Busanjin-gu 051-817-4313/817-4314
Dongnae-gu 20-7, Sajikbuk-ro 63beon-gil Dongnae-gu 051-506-5766/506-5767
Nam-gu 356, Suyeong-ro, Nam-gu Nam-gu, Suyeong-gu, Yeonje-gu 051-610-2027/610-2049
Buk-gu 76, Hyoyeol-ro, Buk-gu Buk-gu 051-365-3408/365-3409
Haeundae-gu Jwa 1-dong Community Service Center, 91, Yangun-ro, Haeundae-gu Haeundae-gu 051-702-8002/782-7321
Saha-gu 2F-3F, 177, Sinsan-ro, Saha-gu Saha-gu, Gangseo-gu 051-205-8345/205-8342
Sasang-gu 51, Gayadae-ro 196beon-gil, Sasang-gu Danurim Center 4F Seo-gu, Sasang-gu 051-328-1001/328-0043
Gijang-gu 206, Chaseong-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun Gijang-gun 051-723-0419/724-0419

Status of Multicultural Families (Statistic)

※ As of January 2015

Status of Multicultural Families (Statistic)
Classification Grand Total Married Immigrant Children
Total Men Women Sub-total Men Women Naturalized Citizen
(neutralized by marriage)
other reasons Non-naturalized citizen
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total 20,537 6,253 14,284 11,380 1,569 9,811 3,443 150 3,293 1,410 433 977 6,527 986 5,541 9,157 4,684 4,473
Jung-gu 345 95 250 224 38 186 62 4 58 36 15 21 126 19 107 121 57 64
Seo-gu 729 211 518 436 51 385 144 6 138 56 21 35 236 24 212 293 160 133
Dong-gu 710 182 528 423 38 385 125 4 121 58 15 43 240 19 221 287 144 143
Yeongdo-gu 957 255 702 539 47 492 174 3 171 49 13 36 316 31 285 418 208 210
Busanjin-gu 1,975 570 1,405 1,110 131 979 322 12 310 122 35 87 666 84 582 865 439 426
Dongnae-gu 965 284 681 540 70 470 174 8 166 67 22 45 299 40 259 425 214 211
Nam-gu 1,557 486 1,071 794 113 681 241 10 231 81 22 59 472 81 391 763 373 390
Buk-gu 1,668 501 1,167 905 91 814 338 10 328 112 43 69 455 38 417 763 410 353
Haeundae-gu 2,174 839 1,335 1,124 276 848 296 24 272 169 56 113 659 196 463 1,050 563 487
Saha-gu 2,485 714 1,771 1,377 146 1,231 444 17 427 157 40 117 776 89 687 1,108 568 540
Geumjeong-gu 1,141 358 783 643 93 550 185 8 177 69 26 43 389 59 330 498 265 233
Gangseo-gu 713 209 504 389 51 338 104 2 102 35 12 23 250 37 213 324 158 166
Yeonje-gu 873 268 605 478 70 408 130 5 125 67 21 46 281 44 237 395 198 197
Suyeong-gu 935 332 603 536 139 397 134 12 122 76 24 52 326 103 223 399 193 206
Sasang-gu 2,182 596 1,586 1,232 118 1,114 439 16 423 119 28 91 674 74 600 950 478 472
Gijang-gun 1,128 353 775 630 97 533 131 9 122 137 40 97 362 48 314 498 256 242

※ Status of foreign residences among local governments in 2015 (approval statistics of the Ministry of the Interior​)