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Honorary Citizenship

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Honorary Citizenship of Busan Metropolitan City

Based on

「 Enforcement Rules of Busan Metropolitan City Ordinance for the Conferment and Control of Honorary Citizenship Certificate (enacted on Oct. 12, 2016) 」

「 Busan Metropolitan City Ordinance on the Conferment and Control of Honorary Citizenship Certificate (enacted on Jul. 12, 2017) 」

Granted to

Non-Busan Citizens (Foreigners·Koreans living abroad·Koreans living in other cities)

  • those who have promoted Busan's standing in Korea or abroad
  • those who have contributed to making citizens' lives better or promoted Busan's culture
  • those who have contributed to local scientific·technological·economic development or city affairs
  • those to whom the Mayor wishes to grant Honorary Citizenship to

Hon. Citizens

249 (139 Koreans, 110 foreigners)

Hon. Citizens
  Total '66~70 '71~80 '81~90 '91~2000 '01~10 '11~13 '14~16 '17 '18 '19
Total 249 16 16 20 27 101 36 23 8 0 1
Korean 139 - - - 9 81 25 18 6 0 -
Foreigner 110 16 16 20 18 21 11 5 2 0 1
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Procedure

Submission of Recommendation → Deliberation by Selection Committee → Consent of Busan Metropolitan Council → Deliver Results of Selection → Hon. Citizenship Granted

Benefits

Administrative convenience, greeting cards, invitation cards to a variety of city events, etc.

Cancellation

Honorary Citizenship can be cancelled should the grantee's behavior be unbecoming of an Honorary Citizen or if it is the expressed wish of the grantee.