The government of Nepal has deported a Korean national for misusing his tourist visa. The Ministry of Home expelled Yeon He Lee after the Department of Immigration, in the course of an investigation launched on the basis of a complaint, found the Korean national’s involvement in propagating Christianity in Nepal, according to Jhalak Ram Adhikari, the department’s director-general.The secretary-level decision of the ministry has also barred the Korean national from returning to Nepal for a year. The immigration department deported him to Seoul on a Korean Air flight on Monday evening.Acting on the complaint regarding the Korean national’s alleged involvement in spreading Christianity, the department had directed the Tourist Police to produce him in person. Subsequently, tourist police produced the foreign national at the department on March 20. In the course of questioning at the department on March 21, the foreigner reportedly failed to come clean on the charge of misusing his visa for propagating the faith.
The Korean national had obtained his tourist visa on February 13, 2023, which was to expire on May 23. Before that, he had been staying in Nepal on a business visa and running a business, which has been closed.