Divorce between a Korean national and foreigner
Reporting of divorce in accordance with Korean law
- Uncontested divorce
- Bring a copy of family register, resident registration, report of divorce, resident registration card, and chop and file the documents with the court. Procedure: Both parties must appear in court and be confirmed of uncontested divorce. In three months, bring a confirmation of uncontested divorce to the family registry division and report the divorce to the family registry division of the local government.
- Contested divorce
- Bring two copies of report of divorce and family register of husband or wife (in which case it would be a register of the wife’s family) and file them with the court. Procedure: One of the couple after the court appearance may obtain an official copy of adjudication and confirmation and submit a copy of each with the family registry division of the local government.
Divorce in accordance with foreign law
Bring a certificate of divorce issued by the foreign country or family register that indicates a divorce, report of divorce. If there was a trial, bring the original or copy of adjudication of divorce and report of divorce. Procedure: You may report the divorce at the Korean embassy or consulate overseas or the family registry division of the local government in Korea.