How to obtain a police certificate - South Korea

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

How and where do I obtain one?

If you live in South Korea
You should request a Criminal History Information Record –  Bumjoi Gyung-ryuck ·Soosa Gyung-ryuck Jo Hoi Hoibo-seo (범죄경력 · 수사경력조회 회보서) – from the nearest police station. Please note that all police certificates must indicate that all records have been searched, including any lapsed records. Original police certificates must be submitted.

If you live outside South Korea
You should request a Criminal History Information Record (Bumjoi Gyung-ryuck ·Soosa Gyung-ryuck Jo Hoi Hoibo-seo, 범죄경력 · 수사경력조회 회보서) from a police station in Korea. Immediate family members (parents, spouses, siblings) may request a certificate on your behalf. Please note all police certificates should include all records, including any lapsed records. Original police certificates must be submitted.

Please see the following examples of how you should complete your forms.

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