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Foreigner workers under new laws working with the correct work permit and under certain conditions are legally obliged to receive social benefits from their employer such as health insurance, sick leave etc. See more information on this site.

This site can be used to get general health updates and information for Hong Kong.

Location: Hong KongWebsite: https://www.dh.gov.hk/eindex.html

Here you will find all the latest news, information and regulations about Labour and Employment in Hong Kong. Workers can file e-complaints here: :https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/ld0001/en/

Location: Hong KongWebsite: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/

All the information you need to find out about ID cards, visas, getting married and more can be found here.

Location: Hong KongWebsite: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/

This is the official government site for paying online bills (tax, water bills, student loans etc)

This official site for the Government of Hong Kong is well designed with clear information and instructions for residents and non-residents. 

Location: Hong KongWebsite: https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/

This site acts as a central directory with links to all the other government sites.

Location: JapanWebsite: https://www.e-gov.go.jp/en/

This site outlines the Japan pension scheme and can be used to find out the latest information and policies.

The official site for the Ministry of Labor in Vietnam. You can find documents outlining the labor laws in the country.

This site contains the information and laws relating to the tax system in Vietnam.

Location: VietnamWebsite: http://www.gdt.gov.vn/wps/portal/english

This is just a general information page relating to Education in Vietnam. There is little information relating to English teaching though.

Location: VietnamWebsite: https://en.moet.gov.vn/Pages/home.aspx

This is the official government portal site for Vietnam. The English site contains brief information about visas, embassies, travel etc.

This site has all the information related to immigration and an online visa application system. English language version available.

Location: ThailandWebsite: https://www.immigration.go.th/index

There is no English site available. There is an online system and mobile app for the Pensions system but again no English version.

This site is purely an informational site giving all details about taxes (Personal and Business). For the online tax system visit the Thai site.

Location: ThailandWebsite: http://www.rd.go.th/publish/index_eng.html

This site gives information regarding the education laws. For English teachers there is a section which outlines the process for acquiring Teaching Licenses and Temporary Teaching Permits.

Location: ThailandWebsite: http://www.en.moe.go.th/enMoe2017/

This English language site has all the latest news and regulations relating employment and work. All the Labor Laws are available to view in English.

Location: ThailandWebsite: http://www.mol.go.th/en/anonymouse/home

Parts of this site are in English but some are in Thai. Information relating to insurance and welfare can be found here although the site is not so easy to navigate.

Location: ThailandWebsite: https://www.sso.go.th/wpr/

On this site foreigners can find information about the tax laws and regulations.

Location: TaiwanWebsite: https://www.dot.gov.tw/en/

"The BLI’s primary mission is the handling of labor insurance services; it has also continually been commissioned other social security services. The scope of the BLI’s services has been expanded to include social insurance, labor protection, social welfare allowances and so on."

Location: TaiwanWebsite: https://www.bli.gov.tw/en/

This sites has all the important information relating to employment laws including labor standards, insurance, welfare etc.

Location: TaiwanWebsite: https://english.mol.gov.tw/

"The Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) serves one of the core functions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by providing passport services, visa services, document authentication and the coordination of emergency assistance to the ROC citizens abroad."

Location: TaiwanWebsite: https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-2.html

The official site for the Education Ministry with all the latest news, policies, laws and statistics.

Location: TaiwanWebsite: https://english.moe.gov.tw/mp-1.html

This site has all the information related to immigration. There is also an online application area.

Location: TaiwanWebsite: https://www.immigration.gov.tw/5475

This official website outlines the laws and immigration procedures for all foreigners including information about visas.

Location: JapanWebsite: http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/

A database of translated Japanese laws. Note that "the translations are not official texts, and not all of the translations are finalized versions. Only the original Japanese texts of the laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference materials to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations."

This is an important site for foreigners living and working in Japan as it provides all the information relating to social security and welfare including healthcare, childcare, pension and labor laws.

This site gives information about the laws, policies & plans, and statistics relating to Japan's Education system.

Location: JapanWebsite: http://www.mext.go.jp/en/

"A web portal that aims to make foreign residents feel at home and have a more enjoyable life in the city. To achieve this objective, we strive to collect and deliver information regarding multicultural coexistence, while working with citizens, public institutions, and organizations in the city."

Location: JapanWebsite: https://www.lifein.tokyo.jp/en/

"As an organization designated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) as a "Recognized Local International Exchange Association," the Tokyo International Communication Committee (TICC) aims to fulfill its mission of promoting internationalization in local communities."

Location: JapanWebsite: https://www.tokyo-icc.jp/english/

The official website of the Government of Japan, provides a wealth of information on important issues.

Location: JapanWebsite: https://www.japan.go.jp/japan/

This useful website provides foreigners in Beijing with guides and information about various processes like applying for a drivers license or getting a divorce certificate.

Location: ChinaWebsite: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/

English version of this site is not available. If you are outside China, Google translate can help you navigate the site for finding some information. The site has the latest news, laws and statistics available to view online.

Location: ChinaWebsite: http://www.nhsa.gov.cn/

English version of this site is not available. If you are outside China, Google translate can help you navigate the site for finding some information.

Location: ChinaWebsite: http://www.mohrss.gov.cn/

Like many of the Chinese Government English sites this is an informational style site with lots of details and info regarding the laws and regulations for taxes in China.

Location: ChinaWebsite: http://www.chinatax.gov.cn/eng/

This official website lists out what the Ministry of Education does and its purpose. It has all the latest news and up-to-date documents outlining the laws and services. Contact details are provided too.

Location: ChinaWebsite: http://en.moe.gov.cn/

The official government website providing information about studying in China, working in China, Living in China.

Location: ChinaWebsite: http://english.gov.cn/

The official site of the Republic of Korea run by the Korean Culture and Information Service which serves as a communication bridge to promote Korea overseas, to shed light on international cultural exchanges and to bring that news back to the Korean audience.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://korea.net/

This is a useful site which has a searchable database of all the Korean laws in both Korean and English

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://law.go.kr/engLsSc.do?tabMenuId=tab45

The Ministry of Government Legislation provides foreign investors, workers, students, and married immigrants in Korea with legal information.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://www.moleg.go.kr/english/

This is an online petition service which allows foreigners to submit official complaints, petitions, and requests to solve legal disputes related to labor or human rights.

Find all the information relating to National Health Insurance here. They have a hotline for foreigners 02-3381-2000

You can check your pension status and whether your home country is covered in the Korean pension scheme here.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://www.moel.go.kr/english/main.jsp

Information about Employment and Labor laws in Korea can be found here. There are hotlines numbers to call listed and also a Q&A section but queries and complaints should be filed at the e-people site.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://www.moel.go.kr/english/main.jsp

The official site for the city of Seoul Metropolitan Government. Find general information about living and visiting Seoul.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://english.seoul.go.kr

The National Tax Service offers a hot-line for foreign taxpayers 1588-0560, and also interpretation services.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: https://www.nts.go.kr/eng/

The government office in charge of the EPIK and TALK programs and selecting teachers for these programs. See the schools section for more information about each individual program.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://www.niied.go.kr/eng/main.do

This site is for the Multicultural Family Support Centers throughout the country that provide free services to help multicultural integration such as Korean Language Education, Intepretation & Translation, Family Counseling, and Social Training.

A comprehensive support center for foreign residents in Seoul offering daily living, business activities, administrative services, various educational courses and international exchange events. Also provide free counseling regarding legal, labor, tax and real estate related issues.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: http://global.seoul.go.kr/index.do

Hi Korea eGovernment for foreigners is a general site that focuses on visas but also provides other immigration-related information and registration for appointments at Immigration offices.

Location: South KoreaWebsite: https://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/main_en.pt