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Read our specially curated articles informing foreigners on how to navigate the legal pathways of South Korea.

Penalty Clause in Franchise Agreement

Pureum Law Office (PLO) is committed to providing practical and valuable legal information to our clients, so we delve into the intricacies of a penalty clause in franchise agreements and explore the role of penalty clauses in resolving disputes.

Misrepresentation: Franchise Law Disputes and Solutions in Korea

Franchise in Korea: Misrepresentation disputes and solutions Michael Park, a specialist in Franchise Law at Pureum [...]

Recovering South Korean Nationality and Acquiring Dual Citizenship in 2024

Recovering Korean Nationality and Acquiring Dual Citizenship in 2024:  A Comprehensive Guide for Korean-Americans Many Korean [...]

Korea Inheritance Tax Advice in 2024 (How To Save It)

Korea Inheritance Tax Advice in 2024 Many of our foreign clients here at Pureum Law Office [...]

Sex Crimes in Korea (2024 Korean Criminal Law)

Sex Crimes in Korea Since 2014, PLO has represented various foreign nationals in sex-related offenses. Let’s [...]

Extradition law in the Republic of Korea (Extradition to Korea in 2024)

Extradition to Korea in 2024   After first signing an extradition agreement with Australia in 1991, the Republic of Korea had such treaties with 78 countries by 2022, including Canada, [...]

F-6 Visa in Korea 2024 (Newly revised requirements and exemptions).

Revised requirements and exemptions for issuing F-6 in Korea from 1st January 2024 Foreigners marrying Koreans are eligible for the F-6 visa in Korea, allowing them to live in Korea. [...]

South Korea’s New Digital Nomad Visa in 2024

South Korea's Ministry of Justice launched a digital nomad visa in 2024 that allows foreign remote workers to stay and work in the country for up to two years.

3 Protection Systems under Korean Franchise Law in 2024 (to better understand Korean franchise business)

Korean Franchise Law: 3 Franchisee Protection Systems   In South Korea, new types of commercial activities such as franchising, factoring, and leasing have already spread throughout the industry and become [...]

Divorce in Korea (Korean Divorce in 2024)

Divorce in Korea for Foreigners – #1 Divorce Lawyer in Korea Untying the knot in South Korea doesn’t have to turn into a K-pop drama, but getting a divorce in [...]

Korean Inheritance Law (based on 2024 Korean Civil Code)

Korean Inheritance Law – Wills in Korea In a previous article, we talked about the legal effect of a will created in Korea by a foreigner and methods of creation [...]

K-ETA Korea Electronic Travel Authorization

Travel to Korea – K-ETA Application Note: As of April 1, 2023, K-ETA requirements have been waived for several nationalities, such as US citizens, so please check with travel experts [...]

5 Steps for Collecting Debt in Korea (in and out of court)

5 Steps for Collecting Debt in Korea (in and out of court)     Collecting Debt from Korea There are many different ways to collect on debts in Korea.  Pureum [...]

5 Tips Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Korea (tips for finding a good lawyer)

5 Tips to Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Korea   Simon Lee is a managing partner at Pureum Law Office (PLO). He has been practicing law since 2012, establishing [...]

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed   The client was accused of forcible molestation by a disabled woman sitting in front of the client who was on the way to work [...]

75 points are enough for F-2 Korean visa

Foreigners residing in South Korea who wish to retain their F-2-7 visa should be aware of the rules and exemptions.

COVID-19 Immigration-related Measures

COVID-19 Immigration-related Measures The following immigration-related measures are a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and points provided by the Ministry of Justice Situation Room in regards to the COVID-19 [...]

Division of inheritance in Korea (Korean Civil Law article 1000, 1001, 1003 and 1009)

Division of inheritance in Korea This time we will talk more about the division of inherited property — division of inheritance in Korea — according to the Korean inheritance law. [...]

Legal effect and validity of a will created in Korea

Legal effect and validity of a will created in Korea Lately, we have been receiving an increasing number of inquiries about inheritance and wills in Korea. In response to this, [...]

How to Get a Quick Easy Amicable Divorce Settlement in Korea

Uncontested Divorce in Korea Sometimes things just don’t work out. You’re both good people, but somehow you drifted apart. Or maybe you just want different things out of the future. [...]

How to deal with a Call from an Investigator in Korea: Criminal Procedure in Korea Part 3

Criminal Procedure in Korea – How to handle a Call from Investigator in Korea   What to do if one day you, as a foreigner in Korea, receive a phone [...]

Detention and release in Korea- Korean Criminal Procedure 2

Detention and Release in Korea Today we will take a look at the procedure that may let you get released if you were detained and how the investigation is going [...]

Arrest procedures in Korea (How can I possibly be detained in Korea)- Korean Criminal procedure 1

Arrest Procedures in Korea: How can I possibly be detained in Korea? Our law office is a firm specializing, among other areas of law, in criminal matters regarding foreigners. Our [...]

What are the F-2-7 and F-2-99 visas?

Today we are entering another mini-series of articles by Pureum Law Office. This time we will discuss two sub-types of F-2 visa: F-2-7 and F-2-99. First, we are going to [...]

F-6 Visa after Divorce in Korea (Alimony, custody, child support and the loss of F-6)

F-6 Visa after Divorce in Korea (Alimony, custody, child support and the loss of F-6)   In the previous articles of PLO we have talked about whether it is possible [...]

Divorce Procedure in Korea and How Long It Takes – #1 Divorce Lawyer in Korea

Advice from a Divorce Lawyer in Korea Dear expats, this is the second article in our series on divorce procedures in Korea. We previously determined whether or not foreigners can [...]

Can I divorce in Korea under Korean Law?

Divorce in South Korea 1. My spouse and I have never registered nor reported our marriage to the Korean government; can we still divorce in Korea? Yes, as long as [...]

How to Apply for Korea F-5 Visa While on F-6 Spousal Visa

How to Apply for Korean F-5 Visa While on a Spousal Visa (F6) One of our most common inquiries is whether someone can apply for the F-5 visa if they [...]

How to Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Special Naturalization (3 Categories)

Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Special Naturalization   What is Special Naturalization? Special Naturalization has been established to allow for a variety of unique circumstances which Korean society would like [...]

How to Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Simplified Naturalization

How to Become a Korean Citizen : Korean Simplified Naturalization   Korean Simplified Naturalization vs. Generalized Naturalization Simplified naturalization in Korea, despite its name, is only simple if you happen [...]

How a Foreigner Becomes Korean: South Korea’s Naturalization Process

This article is the first in a 4-part series. Skip to the end of the article for links to the following 3 parts and more detailed processing information. Applying For [...]

3 Things You Must Do When Renting an Apartment in Korea

We live in a country where you don’t just put down your first and last month’s rent when you move into a new place. You could be putting down millions, [...]

Korean Labor Laws You Should Know

South Korean Labor Law In recent years, South Korea has experienced an influx of foreigners with working visas. Unfortunately, the quality of working conditions for foreign workers seems to have [...]

Have You Been in Korea for 5 Years?

Have you been in Korea for 5 consecutive years? Do you know what F-2-99 Visa is? If you’ve been here for 5 years you should! F-2-99 Visa grants you residential status [...]

Atty Simon Appointed by SGC

Atty Simon(이도경 변호사) was appointed to work as a Certified Legal Counselor of Seoul Global Center this year again by Park, the Mayor of Seoul. Atty Simon has been under the duty [...]

Simon’s Free Consultation Schedule at SGC

Attorney Simon Lee has been providing pro bono legal services at Seoul Global Center (SGC) since 2014. (Post-pandemic normalization of in-person counseling remains on hold, we will update the days/hours [...]

Facebook Page of Pureum Law Office

Facebook Page of Pureum Law Office We have a Facebook page so our clients can easily stay up to date with our operating hours and to receive notifications of new [...]

Penalty Clause in Franchise Agreement

Pureum Law Office (PLO) is committed to providing practical and valuable legal information to our clients, so we delve into the intricacies of a penalty clause in franchise agreements and explore the role of penalty clauses in resolving disputes.

Misrepresentation: Franchise Law Disputes and Solutions in Korea

Franchise in Korea: Misrepresentation disputes and solutions Michael Park, a specialist in Franchise Law at Pureum Law Office, explains. I’d [...]

Recovering South Korean Nationality and Acquiring Dual Citizenship in 2024

Recovering Korean Nationality and Acquiring Dual Citizenship in 2024:  A Comprehensive Guide for Korean-Americans Many Korean Americans (especially those over [...]

Korea Inheritance Tax Advice in 2024 (How To Save It)

Korea Inheritance Tax Advice in 2024 Many of our foreign clients here at Pureum Law Office (PLO) have asked about [...]

Sex Crimes in Korea (2024 Korean Criminal Law)

Sex Crimes in Korea Since 2014, PLO has represented various foreign nationals in sex-related offenses. Let’s learn about sex-related offenses [...]

Extradition law in the Republic of Korea (Extradition to Korea in 2024)

Extradition to Korea in 2024   After first signing an extradition agreement with Australia in 1991, the Republic of Korea [...]

F-6 Visa in Korea 2024 (Newly revised requirements and exemptions).

Revised requirements and exemptions for issuing F-6 in Korea from 1st January 2024 Foreigners marrying Koreans are eligible for the [...]

South Korea’s New Digital Nomad Visa in 2024

South Korea's Ministry of Justice launched a digital nomad visa in 2024 that allows foreign remote workers to stay and [...]

3 Protection Systems under Korean Franchise Law in 2024 (to better understand Korean franchise business)

Korean Franchise Law: 3 Franchisee Protection Systems   In South Korea, new types of commercial activities such as franchising, factoring, [...]

Divorce in Korea (Korean Divorce in 2024)

Divorce in Korea for Foreigners – #1 Divorce Lawyer in Korea Untying the knot in South Korea doesn’t have to [...]

Korean Inheritance Law (based on 2024 Korean Civil Code)

Korean Inheritance Law – Wills in Korea In a previous article, we talked about the legal effect of a will [...]

K-ETA Korea Electronic Travel Authorization

Travel to Korea – K-ETA Application Note: As of April 1, 2023, K-ETA requirements have been waived for several nationalities, [...]

5 Steps for Collecting Debt in Korea (in and out of court)

5 Steps for Collecting Debt in Korea (in and out of court)     Collecting Debt from Korea There are [...]

5 Tips Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Korea (tips for finding a good lawyer)

5 Tips to Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Korea   Simon Lee is a managing partner at Pureum Law [...]

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed

Sexual Harassment on Subway dismissed   The client was accused of forcible molestation by a disabled woman sitting in front [...]

75 points are enough for F-2 Korean visa

Foreigners residing in South Korea who wish to retain their F-2-7 visa should be aware of the rules and exemptions.

COVID-19 Immigration-related Measures

COVID-19 Immigration-related Measures The following immigration-related measures are a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and points provided by the [...]

Division of inheritance in Korea (Korean Civil Law article 1000, 1001, 1003 and 1009)

Division of inheritance in Korea This time we will talk more about the division of inherited property — division of [...]

Legal effect and validity of a will created in Korea

Legal effect and validity of a will created in Korea Lately, we have been receiving an increasing number of inquiries [...]

How to Get a Quick Easy Amicable Divorce Settlement in Korea

Uncontested Divorce in Korea Sometimes things just don’t work out. You’re both good people, but somehow you drifted apart. Or [...]

How to deal with a Call from an Investigator in Korea: Criminal Procedure in Korea Part 3

Criminal Procedure in Korea – How to handle a Call from Investigator in Korea   What to do if one [...]

Detention and release in Korea- Korean Criminal Procedure 2

Detention and Release in Korea Today we will take a look at the procedure that may let you get released [...]

Arrest procedures in Korea (How can I possibly be detained in Korea)- Korean Criminal procedure 1

Arrest Procedures in Korea: How can I possibly be detained in Korea? Our law office is a firm specializing, among [...]

What are the F-2-7 and F-2-99 visas?

Today we are entering another mini-series of articles by Pureum Law Office. This time we will discuss two sub-types of [...]

F-6 Visa after Divorce in Korea (Alimony, custody, child support and the loss of F-6)

F-6 Visa after Divorce in Korea (Alimony, custody, child support and the loss of F-6)   In the previous articles [...]

Divorce Procedure in Korea and How Long It Takes – #1 Divorce Lawyer in Korea

Advice from a Divorce Lawyer in Korea Dear expats, this is the second article in our series on divorce procedures [...]

Can I divorce in Korea under Korean Law?

Divorce in South Korea 1. My spouse and I have never registered nor reported our marriage to the Korean government; [...]

How to Apply for Korea F-5 Visa While on F-6 Spousal Visa

How to Apply for Korean F-5 Visa While on a Spousal Visa (F6) One of our most common inquiries is [...]

How to Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Special Naturalization (3 Categories)

Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Special Naturalization   What is Special Naturalization? Special Naturalization has been established to allow for [...]

How to Become a Korean Citizen: Korean Simplified Naturalization

How to Become a Korean Citizen : Korean Simplified Naturalization   Korean Simplified Naturalization vs. Generalized Naturalization Simplified naturalization in [...]

How a Foreigner Becomes Korean: South Korea’s Naturalization Process

This article is the first in a 4-part series. Skip to the end of the article for links to the [...]

3 Things You Must Do When Renting an Apartment in Korea

We live in a country where you don’t just put down your first and last month’s rent when you move [...]

Korean Labor Laws You Should Know

South Korean Labor Law In recent years, South Korea has experienced an influx of foreigners with working visas. Unfortunately, the [...]

Have You Been in Korea for 5 Years?

Have you been in Korea for 5 consecutive years? Do you know what F-2-99 Visa is? If you’ve been here [...]

Atty Simon Appointed by SGC

Atty Simon(이도경 변호사) was appointed to work as a Certified Legal Counselor of Seoul Global Center this year again by Park, [...]

Simon’s Free Consultation Schedule at SGC

Attorney Simon Lee has been providing pro bono legal services at Seoul Global Center (SGC) since 2014. (Post-pandemic normalization of [...]

Facebook Page of Pureum Law Office

Facebook Page of Pureum Law Office We have a Facebook page so our clients can easily stay up to date [...]

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