Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
Seoul appoints non-Koreans who love and cherish Seoul as much as its Korean residents as Honorary Citizens on October 28, Honorary Citizens Day, when candidates are officially presented with Honorary Citizens certificates.
As of 2016, there are now a total of 770 Honorary Citizens.
They are provided with opportunities to participate in events hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and are given free entry to place such as the Seoul Museum of Art , Seoul Museum of History, and Seoul Grand Park.
Action star Jackie Chan, a longtime fan of Korean culture (1999)
Guus Hiddink, the man who took Korea’s national soccer team to the 2002 FIFA World Cup semi-finals (2002)
overseas VIPs or non-Koreans living in Korea who deserve Honorary Citizen