The Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Seoul informs that, under Article 35 of the Immigration Act of the Republic of Korea, foreign citizens living in this country must report to the South Korean Government any changes in Alien Registration Matters, namely:
- Report any changes in Alien Registration Card, including, Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number / Date of Issue / Expiry Date, to the Chief of the Immigration Office having jurisdiction over the place of sojourn within 14 days and in accordance with Article 100 of the Immigration Act, administrative fees of less than 1 million KRW can be imposed for violations of the provision of the Act.
- The mandatory reporting period is calculated starting 30 days after the issue date of a passport, taking into consideration that there exists difference between the passport issue date and the collection date when passports of foreign citizens are re-issued or renewed while staying in Korea. Thus, the period of imposing fines is calculated starting 44 days after the issue date of a new passport.
Report of changes in Alien Registration Matters can be made through e-Application services at www.hikorea.go.kr, or Civil Petitions by Fax Services (1577-1346), as well as by making in person visits to the jurisdictional immigration offices. Required documents for Report of Changes are copies of a new passport and an alien registration card. For further inquiries and assistance, please contact the Immigration Contact Center (1345).
Additionally, under Article 36 of the Immigration Act, foreign resident citizens must report any change in place of stay, to either the office of Si . Gun . Gu, the office of Eup . Myeon . Dong, or the Immigration Office having juristiction over the new place of residence within 14 days from the change.
Also, under Article 23 of the Immigration Act, foreign citizens born in the Republic of Korea should obtain Status of Stay within 90 days from the date of his/her birth by filling an application to the Immigration Office having jurisdiction over the place of residence. Family members can file the application on behalf of the child born in Korea, with a proper certificate of family relations issued by a consul. In the case of Portuguese citizens, that certificate (certidão de nascimento) should be obtained at this Consular Section after communication of the birth by the parents or relatives.
Consular Section of the Embassy of Portugal in Seoul, 04 july 2018