Special Renunciation of Korean Nationality (예외적 국적이탈 허가) goes into effect from October 1st, 2022
Good news! Special Renunciation of Korean Nationality
You or your children can now give up your South Korean nationality without having to complete compulsory Republic of Korea military duty or reaching 38 years of age first, as based on the new Korean Nationality Act, which will be effective from October 1st, 2022.
How do I renounce my Korean citizenship under the Special Renunciation process?
Please contact the legal experts at Pureum Law Office (PLO) to determine if you or your children meet the requirements for Special Renunciation of Korean Nationality (예외적 국적이탈허가). Please fill out the form below and submit it to us. * Please note that we started charging consultation fee(110.00 USD) for our professional answers from 1st November 2022 due to an excessive amount of inquiries.
Application of Visa to enter Korea
If you or your children meet the requirements, PLO can help you give up your Korean nationality, which will enable you or your children to apply for a Visa* to enter South Korea and reside in the country as a non-citizen.
* F-4 visas are only available after the year in which when you or your children turn 40 years of age (i.e. you may apply for an F-4 visa from January 1st during the year in which you turn 41).
Dual Citizenship Korea
Please also see our related article on dual citizenship in Korea or our other useful posts on legal issues affecting foreigners and expats residing in South Korea.
*** Revised immigration bill(Special Renunciation of Korean Nationality) passed National Assembly on 1st September 2022. For more information, please click here.