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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea/Republic of Korea: Whether defectors from North Korea are monitored by South Korean authorities in South Korea; if so, the nature of the monitoring and whether it continues after North Koreans obtain South Korean citizenship; whether defectors who object to being monitored have recourse to government or other remedies

1 March 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Democratic People's Republic of Korea/Republic of Korea: Processing times for North Koreans to obtain South Korean citizenship and passports; whether there are any restrictions on international travel for North Koreans who have defected to South Korea

1 March 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Democratic People's Republic of Korea/Republic of Korea: Whether North Korean defectors to South Korea are issued government documents that indicate they are genuine defectors

29 February 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

République populaire démocratique de Corée/ République de Corée : information indiquant si les Nord-Coréens qui passent en Corée du Sud reçoivent des documents de la part du gouvernement selon lesquels ils sont des transfuges authentiques

29 February 2012 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. Is there a border crossing between Yanji and North Korea? 2. Are Chinese nationals who are also ethnic Korean able to freely come and go across the border? 3. Would a Chinese national who is ethnic Korean have to register his presence in North Korea with local authorities if staying a few nights with a North Korean family? 4. Would it be even possible for a Chinese national to stay with a family in North Korea without applying for permission beforehand? Would that person be closely watched by security officials while there? 5. How would North Korean officials react to a Chinese national being found with the Bible and suspected of trying to evangelise North Koreans? Would that result in a detention of only 3 days or deportation or something more serious? 6. Are there many North Korean defectors living in this part of Jilin province? 7. What is their status - are they considered as illegal immigrants or are they tolerated by Chinese authorities? 8. Is there a lot of missionary activity by South Korean Christians or church ministers in that area? Is their presence in that area tolerated by Chinese authorities?

28 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: 1. Some purported North Koreans state that they have never held a travel document in their hands, and does not know the identity recorded in their passport. If true, this implies that such passengers and their escorts are confident that Immigration officials accept documents that are handled exclusively by their escorts, and that the officials do not engage directly with the passenger. Can the Department indicate whether or not this is usual practice? (The incoming passengers may well be part of tour groups from China.) 2. What do North Korean ID cards look like and in what circumstances must a person carry one? 3. (a) Is there any information on DPRK (truck) driver licences? (b) Is there any information on the age or other requirements to undertake such work? 4. Do young men undertake military training or camps whilst at school? Were there any periods where famine required them in practice to work instead on farms? 5. What foreign languages are taught in DPRK schools? (Chinese?) 6. (a) Where is Sunghu-Dong? (b) Please. provide, if available, a map and details of landmarks, etc. for Hyesan City. (c) Is there cross-border traffic between Hyesan and the neighbouring PRC localities? 7. Is there any information on DPRK medical exemptions to military service? 8. Do reports indicate or suggest the extent to which North Koreans in China adopt false names or take other measures to avoid PRC authorities?

20 July 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: 1. Do persons who are born in North Korea have a right to enter and reside in South Korea? If so, what is the legal source/basis of this right? 2. Are there exceptions or limitations to the right of a North Korean to enter and reside in South Korea? If so, what are they and what is the legal source/basis of these exceptions? 3. What is the relevance or effect of The Act on the Protection and Settlement Support of Residents escaping from North Korea on the right of a North Korean to enter and reside in South Korea?

17 February 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

République populaire démocratique de Corée/République de Corée : situation des citoyens de la République populaire démocratique de Corée (Corée du Nord) qui demandent la citoyenneté aux ambassades de la République de Corée (Corée du Sud) au Canada ou dans d'autres pays; information indiquant si les Nord-Coréens sont automatiquement acceptés à titre de citoyens sud-coréens et, dans la négative, comment leur citoyenneté est déterminée; procédures de d'obtention de la citoyenneté; méthode utilisée pour déterminer l'identité nord-coréenne; information indiquant si les demandeurs nord-coréens se voient offrir de l'aide pour se rendre en Corée du Sud

3 June 2008 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Democratic People's Republic of Korea/Republic of Korea: The situation of citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) who approach embassies of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in Canada or in other countries to request citizenship; whether North Koreans are automatically accepted as South Korean citizens and, if not, how this is determined; citizenship procedures; method to establish North Korean identity; whether North Korean applicants are provided assistance to allow them to travel to South Korea

3 June 2008 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Korea: 1. Who would the "local security people" be - the police or the intelligence service? 2. What powers do they have? 3. What is the political tension like between North and South Korea? 4. What security checks are there at the airports for persons departing South Korea?

6 November 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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