Qualifications for Residence
- Alien Registration Form (available at the district ('gu') office of residence )
- Passport or entry permit
- 3 photographs (taken within 6 months, 3 x 4 cm)
- A fee of 10,000 won
The Certificate of Alien Registration is issued one week after application at the place of registration.
In case the Certificate of Alien Registration is misplaced or damaged, or if there are no space for further information or a change in the contents of the certificate, you need to visit the Busan Immigration office with documents supporting the changes within 14 days.
If there is a change of residence, one must report to the dong community service center within 14 days.
※ To see district offices in Busan, visit City Government > Autonomous Districts or click here
Busan Immigration Office
- Website : http://www.moj.go.kr/HP/IMM80/index.do
- Address : 14 Chungjang-daero, Jung-gu, Busan
- Telephone : +82-51-461-3030,3041,3061
- Location : Five minutes walking distance from Jungang Station along the metro line 1
Issuance of Seal Impression Certificate
When a foreigner wishes to sell a car or estate in Korea, a Seal Impression Certificate is required. The Seal impression is made by using a rubber stamp called a 'dojang'. A stylized version of the person's name is usually used to make the seal. Foreigners can be issued to Seal Impression Certificate at the resident dong office.
When you go, take your Alien Registration Certificate and your registered seal (dojang)
When a foreigner wishes to sell his/her real estate, another method substitutes for the Seal Impression Certificate.
First, if a foreigner wants to dispose of property in Korea without entering Korea.
- Write a letter to an attorney which shows transferring of all his right of disposal to his agent in Korea.
- To substitute the Seal impression Certificate one has to receive a certificate from the authority of one's home country that confirms the signature is authentic. On the letter to an attorney, the objects to be disposed of, have to be specified.
Second, if the foreigner is in Korea, he has to receive a certificate that proves the signature used is his own from the Embassy or the Consulate of his home country in Korea.
The certificate forms can be found at Embassies and Consulates.