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Child born to Korean and foreign parents

Bring a report of birth and birth certificate.
Where to file: the family registry division of the local government If the child is born overseas, the birth may be reported to the Korean embassy or consulate or the parents may report it at the family registry of the local government upon return to Korea.

Person who needs to report the birth of the child: father or mother The birth must be reported within one month of birth.

Child born to a Korean father and foreign mother

If the child is born in a marriage, the father can report the birth and add the child on his family register. Bring a report of birth and birth certificate.

If the child is born outside of marriage The child may not be added on the father’s family register. The father needs to file for recognition of the child as a foreigner with the Ministry of Justice. If the child is a minor, he/she may become naturalized. If the child is an adult, he/she may apply for permission to naturalize from the Ministry of Justice. Once he/she becomes naturalized, then the child may be added on the father’s family register.

Child born to a Korean mother and foreign father

  • If the child is born within marriage:
    • The mother may report the birth on her family side. Required documents: Report of birth and birth certificate a copy of each
    • If the father has already reported the birth, then the birth certificate of the foreign country may be used as evidence. Required documents: Report of birth and birth certificate a copy of each. The birth certificate may be one from a foreign country or may be substituted by a family register that indicates the birth. If the child is born outside of marriage: : The mother may add the child on her family register. However, if the mother is unable to do so, then she may start a new family lineage. Required documents: Report of birth and birth certificate one of each

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