South Korea is cutting the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors to just 3 months

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South Korea is cutting the time limit for interrogating North Korean defectors from 180 days to 90.

The screening process is used to ensure North Korean agents aren't disguising themselves as defectors, and is followed by a mandatory three-month education on South Korea.

The change was announced with new measures to help defectors enter the workforce more easily.

Each year more than 1,000 North Koreans defect to the South.

South Korea will cut the time it spends interrogating North Korean defectors in half.

The country's Ministry of Unification confirmed to Business Insider it will shorten the questioning period — from up to 180 days down to 90 — for all defectors who arrive to South Korea.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to make America great according to one of the three cofounders of Black Lives MatterSee Also:Olympics host Pyeongchang changed its name so people would stop confusing it with North Korea's capitalMeet North Korea's mysterious 'princess' Kim Yo Jong the 30-ish sister of Kim Jong Un who just shared a historic handshake with South Korea's presidentSouth Korean president Moon Jae-in could receive a historic invitation to North Korea from Kim Jong Un's sisterSEE ALSO: North Korea and South Korea met in the 'truce village' of Panmunjom these extraordinary photos show what it's like