Acquiring citizenship

Procedures for Acquirement of Nationality

  • Naturalization Petition Form and Document Submission: Immigration Office (Branch) in Jurisdiction
  • Qualification Screening: Written Test and Interview
    ※ If an applicant has already completed the Social Integration Program, the written test and interview are waived.
  • Naturalization Approval Notice Receipt: It usually takes about one year before approving
  • Inquiries: 1345 (www.hikorea.go.kr)

Resident Registration Report Procedure after Acquiring Nationality

  • Issue 3 Copies of Basic Certificate: Neighboring Gu Office or Eup/Myeon/Dong Community Center
  • Renunciation of Foreign Citizenship or Pledge for Nonuse of Foreign Citizenship:
    • For more information, please contact the Immigration Office (Branch) in Jurisdiction
  • Resident Registration Report:
    • Required Documents: Certificate of Renunciation of Foreign Citizenship or Pledge for Nonuse of Foreign Citizenship, Basic Certificate, 2 Photos (3x4cm), and one copy of the Naturalzation Approval Notice Receipt
  • Foreign Registration Certificate Return
    • Within 30 Days of Completing Resident Registration (Immigration Office in Jurisdiction)
  • Inquiries: 1345 (www.hikorea.go.kr)