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Honorary Citizenship

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Honorary Citizenship of Busan Metropolitan City

Based on

「 Busan Metropolitan City's Regulation on Granting Honorary Citizenship and Honorable Treatment of Honorary Citizens (enacted on June 7, 1966)」

「 Busan Metropolitan City's Enforcement Rule on Granting Honorary Citizenship and Honorable Treatment of Honorary Citizens (enacted on Dec. 31, 1998)」

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' life better or promoted Busan's culture
  • those who have contributed to local scientific·technological·economic development or city affairs
  • those to whom the Mayor recognizes Honorary Citizenship should be granted

Hon. Citizens

248 (138 Koreans, 110 foreigners) ※ As of November 1, 2017

Hon. Citizens
  Total '66~70 '71~80 '81~90 '91~2000 '01~10 '11~13 '14 '15 '16 '17
Total 248 16 16 20 27 102 36 8 9 6 8
Korean 138 - - - 9 80 25 6 8 4 6
Foreigner 110 16 16 20 18 22 11 2 1 2 2
Click to see a "List some of the more notable honorary citizens" excel file List some of the more notable honorary citizens Excel File Download

Procedure

Application·Recommendation → Discussion by City Council 
		→ Deliberation (City Affairs Mediation Committee) → 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 Honorary Citizen or if it is the expressed wish of the grantee.