The Korean National Police Agency issues "Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificate" for foreign nationals who have previously lived in Republic of Korea and have requested it through the following procedure.
1. Application for Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificate
2. A colour photo(3cmX4cm) taken within the last 6 months with date stamp on the back
3. A valid passport
* If you obtain a new passport after you departed from Korea, you should present the old passport you had in Korea.
How to Apply:
Submit the Application for Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificate at the Korean Embassy.
* The applicant must visit the Korean Embassy in person (→ application sent by mail will not be accepted)
※ The contact information for National Police Agency is the following:
Korean National Police Agency
Sinwonban, Foreign Affairs and Planning Division,
97, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03739
※ The Criminal Background Check which is provided through the Korean Embassy does not include your "lapsed records" and can not be provided for employment