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Registration

Those who need to be registered

  • An foreign national who intends to stay in Korea for more than 90 days
  • A person who has given up his/her Korean nationality and acquired another country’s nationality; an foreign national born in Korea who intends to stay in Korea for more than 90 days from the day the status of sojourn is given.
  • The following foreign nationals are exempt from the obligation of foreign national registration:   
    1. A holder of a diplomatic or official passport or a person carrying out a treaty and his family (A-1, A-2, A-3)
    2. A person engaging in important diplomatic, industrial or defense business and his family; a person concerning whom the Justice Minister recognizes the need for exemption from the obligation of foreign national registration
    3. A Canadian national who intends to stay for less than 6 months and carry out one of the following activities → artist (D-1), religion (D-6), visiting or joining family (F-1),  accompanying spouse (F-3), miscellaneous (G-1)
    4. A registered foreign national under 17  years of age (He/she should be registered as an foreign national within 90 days of turning 17.

Registration Period

  • Foreigners who intend to stay in Korea for more than 90 days.
    → Registration must be done within 90 days of entry.
  • Foreigners granted the status to stay or to change their status.
    → Registration should be done immediately after receiving permission.

Required Documents

  • Application Form
  • Passport
  • Color Photograph (3.5X4.5)
  • Documents required per the status of sojourn
  • Fee : 20,000 Won (as of September 2013)
  • Power of attorney, a copy of the entrustor’s ID, and the entrustee’s employment certificate (if applicable)

Report on changes

In the case of a change relating to the following, a registered foreign national should submit a report a change in any details registered at the Immigration Control Office within 14 days. 

  • Personal name, gender, DOB or nationality
  • Number, date of issuance, validity of passport
  • Artist (D-1), student (D-2), general trainee (D-4) whose institution or organization has been changed (including a change in the name)
  • Journalism (D-5), religion (D-6), business supervisor (D-7), corporate investor (D-8), international trade (D-9) whose institution or organization has been changed (including a change in the name)

Introduction to relevant institution

  • Tel :82-2-2650-6212~5
  • Fax :82-2-2650-6293
  • How to go :By subway: Omokgyo Station (Line 5; Exit 7) / By bus: 5012, 6619, 6624, 6640, 6620, 517