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Application for Police Clearance Certificate of Korea

DATE
2016-06-01

o The Korean National Police Agency issues "Criminal Background Checks" for foreign nationals who have 
   previously lived in the Republic of Korea and have requested it through the following procedure:

o Required Documents
   a. Application for Criminal Background Check 
   b. A recent passport size colour photo 
   c. A valid passport 
   d. A passport you used in Korea (if not same as the valid passport)
   e. A copy of your Foreign Registraion card or a copy of your Korean visa

o How to Apply
   a. Application for Criminal Background Check:  Apply at a Korean Consulate. The information on the 
       application must be legible and it should be hand written.
   b. Present the required documents at a Korean consulate. You must obtain an official approval/stamp that 
       the individual requesting the background check was present in person and that your purpose for the 
       request is valid. 
   c. After your application is received by the consulate, your criminal background check will be completed 
       within 1 week. 
   d. The individual requesting the background check may pick up the document in person at the consulate 
       after being informed through phone call. 

 
o If you cannot come in person to apply, please contact the National Police Agency in Korea and apply 
through them directly. This process would take about 30 days or more.


  • o The contact information for National Police Agency is the following
  •    a. Korean National Police Agency
           Sinwonban, Foreign Affairs and Planning Division,
           97, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, 120-704  Seoul Korea, TEL overseas. +82-2-3150-2676 / TEL in Korea 182
  •        http://www.police.go.kr/eng/main.do 

 

o All materials received by the Police Department cannot be returned. We recommend that you keep

  •    a photocopy of the completed application.

 

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