Republic of Korea: The procedure to obtain a passport (follow-up to KOR36945.E of 22 May 2001)
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||16 August 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||KOR37745.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Republic of Korea: The procedure to obtain a passport (follow-up to KOR36945.E of 22 May 2001), 16 August 2001, KOR37745.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be581b.html [accessed 6 December 2013]|
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On 22 May 2001 an official at the Canadian embassy in Seoul stated the following, in reply to the questions (1) "what is the procedure for a Korean citizen to apply for a passport?" and (2) "what documents must he or she submit in support of his or her application for a passport?"
Reply to (1)
Overseas: you must go to a Korean embassy or consulate with your old passport and any foreign visas (e.g. IMM1000) that grant you your legal status in that country. To apply for a regular passport, you have to submit the documents described in [the reply to (2), below].
In Korea: you can go to any district (gu) office or Dong (town) office in Korea. You have to bring the documents described in [the reply to (2), below].
Or you can ask your travel agent to submit your application on your behalf (to any of the above offices) and receive the passport from him or her.
Reply to (2)
Overseas (e.g. Korean consulate in Vancouver):
– passport application form
– old passport and any visas (must bring original)
– Certificates that prove your legal status (e.g. Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Employment, etc.)
– two passport photos taken within the last six months (colour, 3.5 by 4.6 cm)
– Certificate of Military Service Completion
– a fee of C$45.00
In Korea [ ...]
– an application form
– one piece of ID (Korean photo ID)
– Two copies of a photograph for the passport (referred to as a 3.5 by 4.5 cm colour bareheaded photograph of the upper half of the body in which the length of the face is 2.5 to 3.5 cm, taken within six months from the day on which the application for a passport is submitted.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Canadian embassy, Seoul. 22 May 2001. Correspondence.