Koreans heading to Northern European countries on rise

August 30, 2014

Northern European countries remain to be hot destinations for Koreans

In a bit to pursuit better quality of life and enjoy superior welfare and educational system, a great number of Koreans particularly between 30 and 40 years of age are immigrating to Northern European countries.

As the immigration laws getting more stringent for popular countries such as the United States, Australia, and Canada, more Koreans are heading towards Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands.  

A data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that the number of Koreans immigrated to Denmark has tripled from 120 to 358 over the past three years. During the same period, the number of Koreans who have acquired permanent residency in the Netherland is increased from 614 to 853 noting to a rise of 39%, whereas, a rise of 26% is observed in the Norway on the same.

In spite of strict immigration rules, Northern European countries welcome immigrants with college degrees or professional skills. For example, people with a master’s degree or professional occupation can easily immigrate to Denmark under technical immigration. Koreans who can invest over $ 70,000 can easily immigrate to Sweden. Besides this, the non-competitive environment in Northern European nations attracts most of the Koreans.

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