Enforcement Decree Of The Resident Registration Act


Published: 2011-12-21

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters delegated by the Resident Registration Act and other matters necessary for the enforcement thereof.
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 Article 2 (Delegation of Authority)   print
(1) Pursuant to Article 3 (2) of the Resident Registration Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), the Minister of Public Administration and Security shall delegate his/her authority for guiding and supervising the head of each Si/Gun/Gu (the head of a Gu refers to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) to the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, each Metropolitan City Mayor or Do Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/ Do Governor"), and his/her authority for granting approval for access to or utilization of electronic data of resident registration under the main sentence of Article 30 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "electronic data") to a Mayor/ Do Governor or the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province: Provided, That authority over the following matters shall be excluded herefrom: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
1. Matters concerning the management, operation, etc. of the electronic information processing system under Article 7 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "computation system");
2. Matters concerning the issuance, etc. of resident registration certificates under Article 24 of the Act;
3. Authority for granting approval for output data in which two or more units of the Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, a Do and a Special Self-Governing Province are involved.
(2) Mayor/Do Governor may re-delegate authority for granting approval for output data for the unit under each Si/Gun/autonomous Gu, out of his/her delegated authority for granting approval for output data under paragraph (1), to the head of each Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by municipal ordinances of the local government concerned.
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 Article 3 (Burden of Expenses)   print
(1) Pursuant to Article 5 (2) of the Act, the Minister of Public Administration and Security shall bear part of the expenses incurred in issuing resident registration certificates in any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Where all resident registration certificates are issued for simultaneous renewal pursuant to Article 24 (4) of the Act;
2. Where a replacement for a resident registration certificate is issued pursuant to the proviso to Article 27 (3) of the Act.
(2) The burden of expenses incurred pursuant to paragraph (1) shall comply with the scope of projects eligible for subsidies and the standard subsidization ratio under the Article 4 of the Enforcement Decree of the Subsidy Management Act.<Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23264, Oct. 26, 2011>
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 Article 4 (Registration of Military Personnel not Belonging to any Household)   print
A military person who falls under Article 6 (2) of the Act but who does not belong to any household shall be registered by the head of the Si (excluding a Special Metropolitan City Mayor and a Metropolitan City Mayor, but including the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province; hereinafter the same shall apply)/ Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the reference domicile under Article 10 (1) of the Act on the Registration, etc. of Family Relationship (hereinafter referred to as "reference domicile"). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 5 (Resident Registration of Persons who Renounce Emigration)   print
Any person who is willing to file for resident registration in accordance with Article 6 (3) of the Act shall file a resident registration report with the head of Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over his/her domicile by accompanying the application for verification of invalid passport prescribed by the Passport Act.
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 Article 6 (Preparation of Resident Registration Record Cards)   print
(1) The resident registration record card for an individual resident under Article 7 of the Act shall be prepared in the attached Form 1 hereof, while the resident registration record card for each household shall be prepared in the attached Form 2 hereof.
(2) The resident registration record card for each household shall be recorded in the named order of the householder, his/her spouse, lineal ascendants and descendants, while those other than above-named household members shall be recorded in accordance with a report filed by the householder: Provided, That those who do not fall within the scope of a family under Article 779 of the Civil Act shall be recorded in the blanks for house-mates.
(3) The index book for resident registration record cards by household under Article 7 of the Act shall be divided into the list of households in the attached Form 3 hereof, the list of moving-out residents in the attached Form 4 hereof, and the list of moving-in residents in the attached Form 5 hereof.
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 Article 7 (Resident Identification Numbers)   print
(1) The head of Si/Gun/Gu must, before issuing a resident identification number pursuant to Article 7 (3) of the Act, verify the reference domicile of the resident concerned, without exception.
(2) The head of Si/Gun/Gu shall, whenever he/she issues a resident identification number pursuant to Article 7 (3) of the Act, record the number in the register of resident identification numbers in the attached Form 6 hereof.
(3) The issuance of resident identification numbers pursuant to Article 7 (3) of the Act may be processed by the computation system.
(4) Matters necessary for the issuance of resident identification numbers shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 8 (Correction of Resident Identification Numbers)   print
(1) If any of the following events occurs, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the registered domicile concerned (hereinafter referred to as "head of a Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile") shall demand the head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has issued the resident identification number concerned (hereinafter referred to as the "head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has issued a resident identification number") in attached Form 7 hereof to correct the resident identification number concerned:
1. Where it is necessary to correct the resident identification number pursuant to Article 14 of the Act as a result of correcting any description of the resident registration record;
2. Where a resident files a petition for the correction of an error in the resident identification number;
3. Where an error in the resident identification number is discovered.
(2) In receipt of a request for the correction of the number pursuant to paragraph (1), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has issued a resident identification number shall correct it without delay and notify the head of Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile of the corrected description in attached Form 8 hereof: Provided, That if he/she fails to discover any error in the resident identification number or fails to confirm the fact that the resident identification number was issued by him/her, he/she shall notify the head of the Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile in attached Form 8 of the reasons for return thereof.
(3) In receipt of the notice under the main text of paragraph (2), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile shall correct the resident registration record card for the relevant resident and household (hereinafter referred to as "resident registration record cards") in accordance with notice of correction; while he/she may, in receipt of a notice of return pursuant to the proviso to paragraph (2), issue a new resident identification number and correct a resident registration record card within his/her discretion.
(4) If a person, whose resident identification number is corrected in accordance with paragraph (3) holds a resident registration certificate already issued, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile shall collect back the old resident registration certificate and re-issue a new resident registration certificate.
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 Article 9 (Entries in Resident Registration Record Cards)   print
(1) Entries in resident registration record cards and other documents pertaining to resident registration shall be made in Korean and Arabic numerals: Provided, That entries therein may be made in the same letters as those recorded in the register of familial relationships and foreign letters, if necessary.
(2) Where any description in a resident registration record card or any other document pertaining to resident registration is corrected, deleted, or inserted, the former corresponding description shall not be removed, and the grounds for such correction, deletion, or insertion is made, the date of correction, deletion, or insertion, and the name of a public official in charge shall be recorded therein.
(3) Each address on documents concerning resident registration, such as a resident registration record card, shall be recorded in a way of marking road name addresses under Article 3 of the Enforcement Decree of the Road Name Address Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), where a road name address under the Road Name Address Act can not be used, it shall be recorded in the order of the Special Metropolitan City/Metropolitan City/Do/Special Self-Governing Province, Si/Gun/autonomous Gu, Gu (referring to a Gu other than an autonomous Gu), Eup/Myeon/Dong (referring to a statutory Dong)/ Ri (referring to a statutory Ri), and the lot number. In such cases, for each collective housing under the Housing Act, the lot number shall be followed by the name of the collective housing, the building number, and the unit number as registered on a building ledger, etc. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(5) In case of a multi-family house under subparagraph 1 (c) of attached Table 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Building Act or a quasi dwelling under Article 2-2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Housing Act, the name and number of a building, and the number of a house may be recorded in parenthesis at the end of the address provided for in paragraphs (3) and (4), if requested by the principal. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011>
(6) Matters recorded pursuant to paragraph (5) may be furnished only as electronic data, in cases where the State or a local government needs them for the delivery of official documents, etc. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011>
(7) Matters recorded pursuant to paragraph (5) shall not be deemed constituents of an address in respect of public law, and shall not be recorded in the certified copy or abstract of resident registration record cards (hereinafter referred to as "certified copy or abstract"). <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011>
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 Article 10 (Management and Preservation of Resident Registration Record Cards)   print
The resident registration record cards and the index books for resident registration record cards by household under Article 7 (1) and (4) of the Act shall be recorded, maintained, and preserved in files by means of magnetic tape or magnetic disk or by any other similar means in compliance with the following methods for management and preservation: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec 21, 2011>
1. In preparation for the destruction or mutilation of resident registration record cards and index books for resident registration record cards by household, input data and programs thereof shall be stored in another memory medium separately and kept safe in an isolated place;
2. The head of each agency responsible for the management of resident registration record cards and index books for resident registration record cards by household shall, when he/she discovers any problem in the computation system, inspect the status of maintenance of resident registration record cards and index books for resident registration record cards by household and restore mutilated resident registration record cards and index books for resident registration record cards by household, if any, to their original status as before being mutilated;
3. Whenever any resident registration record card by household or index book for resident registration record cards is prepared, modified, or destroyed, such preparation, modification, or destruction shall be recorded in a separate file list and the preservation or destruction thereof shall be performed in compliance with the methods provided for by the Act on the Management of Public Archives and the Enforcement Decree of the aforesaid Act;
4. Matters concerning the input, output, edition, search of resident registration record cards and index books for resident registration record cards by household and other matters necessary for the processing and management of resident registration shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Adminstration and Security.
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 Article 11 (Computerization, Preservation, and Management of Images of Handwritten Resident Registration Record Cards)   print
(1) Handwritten resident registration record cards shall be computerized by converting their current appearance into images without altering descriptions therein, and matters necessary for such processing shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) The method of preservation and management of handwritten resident registration record cards shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 12 (Processing of Resident Registration for Images of Resident Registration Record Cards)   print
(1) Computerized images of resident registration record cards under Article 11 (1) (hereinafter referred to as "resident registration record card images") shall be deemed to be handwritten resident registration record cards from the time when the Minister of Public Administration and Security approves them. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu may process administrative affairs for resident registration related to resident registration record card images through the electronic information center for resident registration, but further details thereof shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 13 (Reporting, etc. on Deletion)   print
(1) A report on deletion or registration of unknown domicile under Article 8 of the Act shall be prepared in attached Form 9. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(2) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu in receipt of a report on deletion of resident registration, or registration of unknown domicile under paragraph (1) shall promptly make adjustment on the relevant registration record cards. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 14 (Resident Registration Report Forms)   print
A resident registration report under Article 10 (1) of the Act shall be made in the attached Form 10 hereof.
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 Article 15 (Follow-up Verification of Reported Facts)   print
(1) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, when a person obligated to report files a resident registration report under Article 10 (1) of the Act or a move-in report under Article 16 (1) of the Act, prepare the output of data for follow-up verification, including reported facts, by the computation system and dispatch it to the competent head of Ri (referring to the head of Tong, if the precinct concerned is a Dong; hereinafter the same shall apply) within 15 days from the filing date of the report.
(2) The competent head of Ri shall verify as to whether the reported facts are true within 15 days from the day on which he/she receives the data for follow-up verification under paragraph (1), notify the competent head of Si/Gun/Gu of the results thereof, and the head of Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving the notice, require the public official in charge to sign or affix his/her seal on the data for follow-up verification.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the head of each Si/Gun/Gu may, when a person obligated to report files a move-in report under Article 16 (1) of the Act, waive the follow-up verification of reported facts, if the person had a definite date confirmed by the office of Eup/Myeon/Dong or a branch office on his/her lease agreement pursuant to Article 3-2 of the Housing Lease Protection Act.
(4) Necessary matters for the data for follow-up verification under paragraph (1) and the method of verification of such data and other relevant matters shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 16 (Issuance of Receipts)   print
The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, when he/she accepts a resident registration report, a move-in report, an emigration report, or a re-registration report pursuant to Article 10 (1), 16, or 19 of the Act or Article 32 of this Decree, issue a receipt to the person who filed the report at his/her request.
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 Article 17 (Special Skills Subject to Reporting)   print
The special skills subject to the reporting under Article 10 (1) 11 of the Act are qualifications and licenses acquired for techniques under the National Technical Qualifications Act or any other Act and subordinate statutes and specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 18 (Reporting in Person)   print
Any person who intends to file a report in person in accordance with the proviso to Article 11 (1) of the Act or the proviso to Article 12 of the Act shall have confirmation of the householder concerned, the person responsible for the management of the dormitory, or the custodian of the household concerned: Provided, That if it is impossible to obtain confirmation of the householder, the person responsible for the management of the dormitory, or the custodian of the household concerned, such confirmation may be substituted by factual investigation by the competent head of Eup/ Myeon/ Dong or branch office.
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 Article 19 (Reporting Delegated by Householder)   print
(1) Any person who intends to file a report with the power delegated by the householder concerned in accordance with the proviso to Article 11 (1) of the Act shall submit the report on which the householder placed his/her signature or affixed his/her seal, and display the householder's resident registration certificate, passport, driver's license, or any other identification certificate specified by the Minister of Public Administration and Security (hereinafter referred to as "identification certificate"). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) A public official in receipt of a report under paragraph (1) shall verify whether the person who files the report is any of the following persons with the identification certificate of the person who files the report, a certified copy of family register for removed persons, or a certificate of records of familial relationship: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
1. Householder's spouse;
2. Householder's lineal blood relative;
3. A lineal blood relative of the householder's spouse;
4. The spouse of the householder's lineal blood relative.
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 Article 20 (Corrective Report)   print
(1) A corrective report under Article 13 of the Act shall be prepared in the attached Form 9 hereof.
(2) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving a corrective report under paragraph (1), send an inquiry immediately to the head of Si/Gun/Gu administering the former domicile or the head of Si (referring to a Si with no Gu installed therein) or Gu (including a non-autonomous Gu) or the head of Eup/Myeon of the reference domicile (hereinafter referred to as the "head of Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon administering the reference domicile") on the reported facts to verify as to whether they are true, and make a correction according to the results of the inquiry: Provided, That if a certificate issued by an agency having authority for verifying the corrected facts is submitted, it is permitted to make a correction according to the certificate without the need to send an inquiry to the competent agency.
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 Article 21 (Adjustment of Resident Registration Record Cards According to Reports on Registration of Familial Relationship)   print
(1) A notice of a fact reported in accordance with Article 14 (3) of the Act shall be issued in the attached Form 11 hereof: Provided, That the method of giving notice by utilizing a computerized organization and a computerized information processing organization prescribed in the Act on the Registration, etc. of Family Relationship shall be separately determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011>
(2) The facts on which a resident registration report may be substituted by a report under the Act on the Registration, etc. of Family Relationship pursuant to Article 14 (4) of the Act are as follows:
1. Birth;
2. Death or disappearance;
3. Alteration of reference domicile;
4. Alteration of name, date of birth, or gender.
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 Article 22 (Notification and Verification of Items in Resident Registration Cards)   print
(1) Pursuant to Article 15 (1) of the Act, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu administering a registered domicile shall notify the head of the Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon administering the relevant reference domicile (referring to the place of reporting where the reference domicile is different from the place for reporting under Article 4 of the Act on the Registration, etc. of Family Relationship) of the name, date of birth, and resident identification number of the relevant resident along with facts corrected or deleted with respect to the resident in attached Form 12. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(2) The head of a Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon, in receipt of a notice under paragraph (1), shall compare and verify facts notified with the relevant register of familial relationship within three days from the date on which the notice is delivered, and shall notify the head of a Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile of discrepancy, if any, in attached Form 13. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(3) The head of a Si/Gu or the head of a Eup/Myeon in receipt of a notice under paragraph (1) shall enter the progress of receipt and disposition of the notice under paragraph (1) in the register of receipt and disposition of notices of the reference domicile in attached Form 14. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(4) When the head of a Si/Gun/Gu administering the registered domicile concerned amends the resident registration record card according to the notice issued pursuant to paragraph (2), he/she shall record the reasons for and date of such amendment and the name of the public official in charge.
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 Article 23 (Move-in Report)   print
(1) A move-in report under Article 16 (1) of the Act shall be prepared in the attached Form 15 hereof.
(2) If a householder or the custodian of a household at a newly moved-in domicile is not the householder or the custodian of the household at the former domicile at the time when a move-in report is filed in accordance with Article 16 (1) of the Act, the report shall be confirmed by the house-holder or custodian of the household at the former domicile or the resident moving in: Provided, That if it is difficult to get confirmation of the householder or custodian of the household at the former domicile or the person moving in, such confirmation may be substituted by factual investigation of the competent head of Eup/ Myeon/ Dong or branch office.
(3) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving a move-in report under Article 16 (1) of the Act, enter the date of the move-in report, the reasons for moving-in, and the name of the public official in charge in the resident registration record card of the resident moving in and the index book of resident registration record card by household.
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 Article 24 (Disposition of Official Records in Former Domicile)   print
The head of Si/Gun/Gu administering a former domicile shall, when he/she transfers a resident registration record card and relevant public records pursuant to Article 16 (3) of the Act, enter the vacation date in the resident registration record card by the household concerned and the address of the new domicile and the vacation date in the list of residents moving out, respectively, if all household members or some of household members, including the householder moving out, or enter the address of the new domicile and the vacation date in the blanks for residents moving out in the resident registration record card for the household and the list of residents moving out, respectively, and the vacation date in the resident registration record cards for individual residents if the householder is not included among the residents moving out.
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 Article 25 (Oral Reporting)   print
(1) Except as otherwise provided for in this Decree, a person who intends to report orally in accordance with Article 18 of the Act shall appear at the competent Eup/ Myeon/ Dong office and report the facts, which he/she shall otherwise report in writing, to a public official in charge.
(2) Any public official in charge in receipt of an oral report in accordance with paragraph (1) shall note the facts reported orally in the prescribed reporting form, read it to the person who files the report, and require the person to affix his/her signature and seal thereto. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 26 (Report on Emigration)   print
(1) A report on emigration under Article 19 of the Act shall be prepared in the attached Form 15 hereof. In such cases, a report on emigration shall be completed before filing an application for a passport for emigration, and the competent head of Si/Gun/Gu shall enter the words "emigration reported" in the resident registration record card of the person who files the report and should also enter the date of the report and the name of the public official in charge therein.
(2) The Minister of Justice shall notify the list of emigrants under paragraph (1) who have departed from Korea, if any, as of the end of each month to the Minister of Public Administration and Security in the attached Form 16 hereof, and the Minister of Public Administration and Security shall, in turn, notify the list to the competent head of Si/Gun/Gu through the competent Mayor/ Do governor. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(3) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving a list of emigrants who have departed from Korea pursuant to paragraph (2), enter the words "deleted, as the emigrant has departed" in the resident registration record card and shall also enter the name of the country of immigration, the date of departure, the date of receipt of the notice of the list of emigrants who have departed from Korea, and the name of the public official in charge.
(4) Any person who intends to renounce emigration before departing from Korea due to a change in circumstances, or for any other reason after filing a report on emigration shall file a report on renunciation of emigration in the attached Form 17 hereof, along with a letter of confirmation on renunciation of emigration under the Emigration Act. In such cases, the competent head of Si/Gun/Gu shall enter the words "renunciation of emigration reported" in the resident registration record card concerned and shall also enter the date of the report and the name of the public official in charge therein.
(5) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, if a person who has filed a report on emigration under paragraph (1) has not been cleared as an emigrant who has departed from Korea pursuant to paragraph (3), verify as to whether the person emigrated or not with the competent agency and shall clear off his/her resident registration record card.
(6) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade shall notify the list of emigrants who had settled in a foreign country while abroad, if any, as of the end of each month in the attached Form 18 hereof to the Minister of Public Administration and Security who shall, in turn, notify the list to the competent head of Si/Gun/Gu through the competent Mayor/ Do governor. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(7) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving a list of emigrants settling abroad while abroad pursuant to paragraph (6), enter the words "deleted, as emigrant has settled in a foreign country while abroad" in the resident registration record card concerned and then enter the date of settling abroad, the date of receipt of the notice of the list of emigrant settling abroad, and the name of the public official in charge therein.
(8) The date of the deletion of the resident registration of the person who has departed from Korea for emigration or who has settled in a foreign country while abroad under paragraph (3) or (7) shall be the date of receipt of the notice or verification.
(9) The notice under paragraphs (2) and (6) may be issued through electronic medium.
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 Article 27 (Factual Investigation and Confirmation)   print
(1) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall check and verify as to whether the actual domicile of each resident is true and correct with the resident registration record card at least once a year and shall take measures under Article 20 of the Act.
(2) Details of a factual investigation under Article 20 (1) of the Act shall be provided for in attached Form 19, and each factual investigation report shall be signed by a person obligated to report under Article 11 or 12 of the Act: Provided, That if it is impossible to obtain confirmation of the person obligated to report, confirmation of the competent head of a Ri or the public official in charge suffices as a substitute.
(3) Identification cards under Article 20 (8) of the Act shall be provided for in attached Form 20. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 28 (Peremptory Notice and Public Notice)   print
(1) A peremptory notice under Article 20 (2) of the Act shall be issued in accordance with attached Form 21.
(2) A public notice under Article 20 (3) of the Act shall be issued in accordance with attached Form 22.
(3) A public notice under paragraph (2) may be issued by posting it on the bulletin board or the Internet website of the competent Eup/Myeon/Dong office. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(4) A peremptory notice or public notice under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be issued with a grace period of not less than seven days.
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 Article 29 (Scope of Public Records as Grounds for Discretionary Measures)   print
Public records under Article 20 (5) of the Act are as follows:
1. The register of familial relationship, a certificate of records of familial relationship, and documents notified by the agency responsible for processing the registration of familial relationship;
2. The register of special skills required in connection with the resident registration report and certificates;
3. Documents notified by a police agency;
4. Documents issued by the State or a public organization to certify identification;
5. Certificates on birth and death issued by a medical doctor, an oriental medicine doctor, or a midwife;
6. A list of inmates in nursing homes for the aged, in orphanages, boarding houses, dormitories, and other communal accommodation;
7. Other documents prepared by the State or a public organization for an official purpose.
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 Article 30 (Methods of Taking Discretionary Measures)   print
(1) Where the head of each Si/Gun/Gu completes the resident registration, deletes or corrects any description of registered facts, or registers unknown domicile pursuant to Article 20 (5) of the Act at his/her own discretion, he/she shall enter measures taken, such as "discretionary registration", "discretionary deletion", "discretionary correction", or "discretionary registration of unknown domicile", the date of registration, deletion, correction or registration, and the name of a public official in charge of the resident registration record card concerned. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(2) In deleting any description of registered facts, or registering unknown domicile pursuant to Article 20 (5) of the Act, the deletion of any description of registered facts and the registration of unknown domicile shall not be made with respect to a person in active military service, a person who is away for long-term medical treatment, or a prisoner. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 31 (Notification and Public Notice of Discretionary Measures)   print
A notice under Article 20 (7) of the Act shall be issued in accordance with attached Form 23, while a public notice shall be issued by posting it in the attached Form 24 on the bulletin board or the Internet homepage of the competent Eup/ Myeon/ Dong office. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 32 (Re-registration, etc. of Deleted Persons and Persons Registered with Unknown Domicile)   print
(1) Any person whose resident registration is deleted or who is registered as his/her domicile unknown, but who intends to file a report on re-registration and move-in shall file a report on re-registration and move-in with the head of the Si/Gun/Gu administering his/her domicile in attached Form 15. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(2) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu in receipt of a report on re-registration and move-in under paragraph (1) shall verify the identity of the person through the computation system or by any other means: Provided, That if it is impossible to verify his/her identity, the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu may require the head of the competent agency to verify the identity of the person who files the report or may require a household member of not less than 17 years old in the same household, the spouse, a lineal ascendant or descendant or a sibling of the person to confirm his/her identity for verification.
(3) A report on re-registration and move-in under paragraph (1) shall be filed in accordance with the procedure under Article 23 (2) and (3).
(4) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu in receipt of a report on re-registration and move-in under paragraph (1) shall notify the head of the Si/Gun/Gu administering the deleted domicile or place of registering the unknown domicile, and the head of the Si/Gun/Gu administering the deleted domicile or place of registering the unknown domicile in receipt of the notice shall promptly transfer the resident registration record card concerned and relevant public records through the computation system to the head of the Si/Gun/Gu administering the reported domicile of the resident. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 33 (Objection)   print
(1) An objection under Article 21 (1) of the Act shall be filed in the attached Form 25 hereof.
(2) The notice of the results of examination on any objection under paragraph (1) shall be issued in the attached Form 26 hereof.
(3) Whenever a correction is made on a resident registration record card pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the Act, the words "corrected upon receiving an objection" along with the date of correction and the name of the public official in charge shall be noted on the resident registration record card.
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 Article 34 (Preparation of Replacement Resident Registration Record Cards)   print
(1) Notices under the proviso to Article 22 (1) of the Act shall be issued in the attached Form 27 hereof, while a public notice shall be issued in the attached Form 28 hereof.
(2) When a replacement resident registration record card is prepared, the reasons for such replacement, the date of replacement, and the name of the public official in charge shall be noted on the prepared resident registration record card, and the old resident registration record card as unchanged shall be preserved and maintained separately along with a list prepared by the computation system.
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 Article 35 (Issuance of Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) A resident registration certificate under Article 24 (1) of the Act shall be issued to a resident on or after the first day of the month immediately following the month in which he/she attains the age of 17.
(2) Where the head of each Si/Gun/Gu intends to issue a resident registration certificate pursuant to Article 24 (1) of the Act, he/she may issue it after receiving confirmation by the head of Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon administering the reference domicile in accordance with Article 15 of the Act and Article 22 of this Decree.
(3) The procedure for the application for inserting a resident's blood type in his/her resident registration certificate in accordance with the proviso to Article 24 (2) of the Act, the procedures and method of inserting a blood type therein, and other necessary matters shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security; however matters of medical science concerning blood types, including a testing institution for blood types, methods of testing, and procedures for confirmation, etc. shall be subject to consultation with the Minister for Health and Welfare Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
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 Article 36 (Procedures for Issuing Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall, before he/she issues a resident registration certificate pursuant to Article 24 (1) of the Act, issue a notice in accordance with attached Form 29 to a resident eligible for the issuance to inform him/her that he/she shall file an application within a prescribed period of not less than 12 months, but if it is impossible to deliver the notice because the person eligible for the issuance moved his/her domicile without filing a report or due to any other reason, such notice shall be publicly issued by posting on the bulletin board or the Internet website of the Eup/Myeon/Dong office, and the fact that the notice or public notice has been issued shall be recorded in the resident registration record card concerned. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011>
(2) Any person to whom a notice or public notice was issued in connection with the issuance of his/her resident registration certificate pursuant to paragraph (1) shall appear in person within the period prescribed in the notice or public notice for filing an application for the issuance before the public official in charge in the Si/Gun/autonomous Gu with which he/she is registered as a resident (hereinafter referred to as "Si/Gun/Gu administering a registered domicile", submit one copy of photo (referring to a bust photo, 3 ㎝ wide by 4 ㎝ long or 3.5 ㎝ wide by 4.5 ㎝ long, taken without wearing a hat within six months; hereinafter the same shall apply) to the public official, shows his/her identity, and affix his/her fingerprint to an application in attached Form 30 for the issuance of a resident registration certificate in the presence of the public official: Provided, That if it is difficult to verify his/her identity with the photo submitted, the public official in charge may demand the applicant to submit supplements, but further details on this matter shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011>
(3) Proof of an applicant's identity in accordance with paragraph (2) may be made by producing a certificate (only with a photo thereon) issued by the State, a local government, or a public organization, by getting confirmation of the head of Ri administering his/her registered domicile, or by being accompanied with a household member of not less than 17 years of age in the same household or the spouse, a lineal relative by blood, or a sibling of the applicant for confirmation. In such cases, the public official in charge may inquire into relevant facts necessary only for verification, if his/her doubt as to the applicant's identity is reasonable.
(4) In issuing a resident registration certificate, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall request the Minister of Public Administration and Security to issue the resident registration certificate for a relevant resident and shall, upon receiving the resident registration certificate issued, enter details therof in the register for the issuance of resident registration certificates in attached Form 31 and keep the certificate.<Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(5) Photos and thumbs prints of the right hand required for the issuance of resident registration certificates may be managed by the computation system.
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 Article 37 (Form, etc. of Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) The size and contents of each resident registration certificate under Article 24 (5) of the Act are as provided for in the following subparagraphs, but the material of resident registration certificates and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. The size of each resident registration certificate: Shall be 8.6 cm wide by 5.4 cm long;
2. Details on the front of each resident registration certificate: Name, photo, resident identification number, address, issue date, issuing agency, and blood type (only when indicating in accordance with Article 35 (3));
3. Details on the back of each resident registration certificate: Fingerprint and changes ofaddresses;
4. Photo: Shall be placed on the right upper corner of each resident registration certificate and shall be one half of a name card in size.
(2) In issuing a resident registration certificate pursuant to paragraph (1), affixing an official seal may be substituted by printing an imprint of the official seal. In such cases, the size of the imprint of an official seal may be separately determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security, notwithstanding Article 35 of the Rules Governing Efficient Management of Administrative Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec. 21, 2011>
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 Article 38 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 17, 2008>   print
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 Article 39 (Exception to Verification with Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) Cases for which verification shall be made with any certificate other than a resident registration certificate pursuant to the proviso to Article 25 of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Where a civil petition and any other documents are submitted by mail;
2. Where a person has no resident registration certificate because a resident registration certificate or a replacement thereof has not been issued yet;
3. Where an Act or its subordinate statute requires submission of any other documentary certification. In such cases, the competent Minister shall, if he/she intends an Act or any subordinate statute to be enacted to require the submission of any other documentary certification, consult with the Minister of Public Administration and Security;
4. Where it is impossible to verify one's identity with his/her resident registration certificate due to any other reason.
(2) Matters concerning the procedure for consultation under paragraph (1) 3 shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(3) When the State or a local government verifies a person's identity with his/her resident registration certificate pursuant to Article 25 of the Act, it shall rubber stamp the civil petition or any other document received with words "verified with a resident registration certificate" as illustrated in attached Table 1 hereof, write down personal information verified with the resident registration certificate, and then the public official in charge shall place his/her signature or affix his/her seal thereon: Provided, That if any person other than an applicant submits a civil petition or any other document on the applicant's behalf, the person acting for the applicant shall write down his/her resident identification number and name, and the public official in charge place his/her signature or affix his/her seal thereon.
(4) The Minister of Public Administration and Security or the head of the competent Ministry may confirm as to whether there is any agency or organization that requires documentary certification in violation of Article 25 of the Act and may demand an agency or organization that does not comply with such provisions to take corrective measures. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 40 (Replacement of Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) Any person who intends to have his/her resident registration certificate replaced with a new one pursuant to Article 27 of the Act shall file an application for re-issuance of a resident registration certificate in attached Form 32 hereof with the head of a Si/Gun/Gu.
(2) Any person who has filed an application for re-issuance of a resident registration certificate may withdraw the application only during the business hours of date on which such application was filed.
(3) The term "ground specified by Presidential Decree" in Article 27 (1) 3 of the Act means as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 17, 2008>
1. Where there is a change in any description other than of an address among the descriptions of a resident registration certificate: Provided, That the same shall not apply to resident registration certificates of military personnel who are in active military service and stationed on a military base or on a naval vessel in accordance with the provisions of Acts or subordinate (hereinafter referred to as a "military person stationed at a military base");
2. Where blanks in a resident registration certificate are not enough for entering any change in description;
3. Where a person who has immigrated to a foreign country has returned for permanent residence;
4. Where alteration of a person's face by surgical operation or due to any other cause has made it difficult to verify his/her identity;
5. Where a resident registration certificate has been collected pursuant to Articles 44 (1) 4 and 5.
(4) Any person who intends to have his/her resident registration certificate replaced by a new one shall submit one copy of photo to the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu disclose produce his/her identify. In such cases, the proviso to Article 36 (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters concerning the photo, while Article 38 (3) shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters related to an applicant disclosing his/her identify.
(5) Where it is difficult to verify an applicant's identity in the manner prescribed in paragraph (4), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may take the applicant's fingerprint with his/her consent thereto and verify it with the electronic date of the resident registration and by electronic means.
(6) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall, before issuing a replacement resident registration certificate, ascertain as to whether the applicant has ever received another replacement, verify the applicant's identity, enter the date of re-issuance in the blanks for the issuance of resident registration certificates of the resident registration record card for the individual resident, scan the photo submitted in accordance with paragraph (4) into the computation system, and return the original photo to the applicant.
(7) In issuing a replacement resident registration certificate, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall request the Minister of Public Administration and Security to issue a replacement resident registration certificate for the relevant resident and shall, upon receiving the replacement for the resident registration certificate issued, keep and preserve a record of details therof in the register for the issuance of resident registration certificates in attached Form 31 hereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(8) If a person who has filed an application for his/her replacement resident registration certificate with the head of any Si/Gun/autonomous Gu not administering his/her domicile does not claim the re-issued resident registration certificate within six months, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu that keeps the re-issued resident registration certificate shall forward the certificate to the head of Si/Gun/Gu administering the applicant's domicile for managing such.
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 Article 40-2 (Issuance or Re-issuance of Resident Registration Certificates of Severely Disabled Persons)   print
(1) "Guardian prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 27-2 (1) of the Act means any of state following persons:
1. A householder of a household to which a severely disabled person as provided for in Article 27-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "severely disabled person" belongs;
2. The spouse of a severely disabled person or his/her lineal relative by blood;
3. The head of a Li (limited to cases where there exists no person to file an application for issuance or re-issuance on behalf of a severely disabled person, such as the case where he/she lives alone or has no spouse or lineal relative by blood.
(2) A person who wants a public official to visit a severely disabled person to issue or re-issue the resident registration certificate (hereafter referred to as "issuance or re-issuance by visit") of such severely disabled person shall file an application in attached Forms 42 and 43, accompanied by the following documents:
1. A material verifying the severely disabled person;
2. A material verifying that the applicant is eligible for the application (limited to cases where the application is filed by a person who is not a severely disabled person).
(3) Where a person who is not a severely disabled person files an application pursuant to paragraph (2), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall confirm the intention of the severely disabled person for such application by telephone or other proper means.
(4) Where an application is filed pursuant to paragraph (2), the head of Si/Gun/Gu shall determine whether the case is eligible for the issuance or re-issuance by visit, and notify the applicant of result thereof within 10 days from the date on which the application is filed. In such cases, he/she shall also notify the severely disabled person who is the object of the issuance or re-issuance by visit of such matters as the date of visit and the name of the visitor, etc., and the date of visit shall be fixed by no later than 15 days from the date on which such notification is made.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29, 2011]
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 Article 41 (Issuance of Certificate of Application Filed for Issuance of Resident Registration Certificate)   print
If a person who has filed an application for issuing a new resident registration certificate or his/her replacement resident registration certificate in accordance with Article 24 or 27 of the Act requests to certify that he/she has filed such application, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall require him/her to submit a photo and issue a certificate of application filed for issuance of a resident registration certificate in attached Form 33 hereof: Provided, That when a certificate of application filed for issuance of a resident registration certificate is issued by the computation system, the submission of a photo is not required, except where it is difficult to verify the applicant's identity.
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 Article 42 (Report on Loss of Resident Registration Certificate)   print
(1) If a person has lost his/her resident registration certificate or his/her lost resident registration certificate is recovered, the person, a household member of not less than 17 years old in the same household or the spouse, a lineal relative by blood or sibling of the person may file a report on the loss of the resident registration certificate or a letter of withdrawal of such report in the attached Form 34 hereof "Report (Withdrawal of Report) on the Loss of a resident Registration Certificate" with the head of any Si/Gun/Gu.
(2) The head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving a report (withdrawal of report) on the loss of a resident registration certificate under paragraph (1), shall notify the head of Si/Gun/Gu administering the domicile concerned in the attached Form 35 hereof without delay. In such cases, the notice may be issued through the computation system.
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 Article 43 (Disposal of Resident Registration Certificates Found)   print
(1) Where the head of each Si/Gun/Gu administering a registered domicile receives a resident registration certificate found and forwarded or transferred by a post office, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "resident registration certificates found"), he/she shall confirm whether a replacement resident registration certificate has been issued, and destroy it in accordance with Article 44 (2) if the person in question falls under any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
1. Where a replacement resident registration certificate has been already issued;
2. Where it is unable to know the resident's domicile because he/she has moved in to another domicile without reporting, his/her resident registration has been deleted at discretion, or has been registered as his/her domicile unknown;
3. Where the resident has not claimed the certificate for at least one year since a notice was issued to inform him/her of the way to claim it.
(2) If a person whose lost resident registration certificate was found has not yet been issued a replacement certificate and the found certificate has not yet been destroyed in accordance with Article 44 (2), the head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall send it to the person immediately.
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 Article 44 (Collection and Destruction of Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) Where any of the following cases occurs, the head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall collect a resident registration certificate already issued: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
1. If a person who holds the resident registration certificate is deceased;
2. If a replacement for the resident registration certificate is issued on any grounds referred to in any subparagraph of Article 27 (1) of the Act: Provided, That the cases where a replacement for a lost resident registration certificate is issued are excluded herefrom;
3. If it is impossible to deliver a resident registration certificate found because a replacement for the resident registration certificate found has already been issued to the person concerned or the relevant resident registration has been deleted or the person concerned has been registered as his/her domicile unknown;
4. If a found resident registration certificate has not been claimed by the resident concerned for at least one year since a notice was issued to inform him/her of the way to claim it;
5. If a resident registration certificate issued pursuant to Article 24 or 27 of the Act has not been claimed for at least three years since the date of its issuance.
(2) With respect to resident registration certificates collected pursuant to paragraph (1) and those collected from persons who filed a report on emigration, details thereof shall be entered in the register for the collection of resident registration certificates in attached Form 36 and such certificates shall be destroyed as frequently as at least once each quarter of a year.
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 Article 45 (Adjustment of Resident Registration Certificates According to Change of Domicile)   print
(1) Any person who holds a resident registration certificate shall, when he/she changes his/her domicile and files a move-in report, submit his/her resident registration certificate to the head of Si/Gun/Gu administering the new domicile: Provided, That the same shall not apply to a military person stationed within a military base.
(2) The head of Si/Gun/Gu administering the new domicile shall immediately return the resident registration certificate to the person who files the report after entering the change in the resident registration certificate submitted in accordance with paragraph (1).
(3) Any person who was unable to have descriptions amended in accordance with paragraph (2) may file an application to the head of any Si/Gun/Gu not administering his/her domicile to make such adjustment, and the head of each Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving an application for such adjustment, verify the applicant's latest address through the computation system, make the adjustment in accordance with paragraph (2), and enter details thereof in the attached Form 37 hereof.
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 Article 46 (Operation of Electronic Information Center for Resident Registration)   print
(1) The Minister of Public Administration and Security shall, upon receiving a request from the head of any Si/Gun/Gu to issue a resident registration certificate pursuant to Article 36 (4) or 40 (7), instruct the electronic information center for resident registration under Article 28 of the Act to issue the resident registration certificate. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may assign the electronic information center for resident registration to carry out the following affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Establishment and management of a comprehensive database for entering various data in resident registration record cards and index books of resident registration record cards by household;
2. Issuance and delivery of resident registration certificates at the request of the head of each Si/Gun/Gu;
3. Supply of electronic data pursuant to Article 30 of the Act;
4. Management and operation of the on-line network for resident registration;
5. Authentication of names and resident registration numbers pursuant to Article 57;
6. Authentication of resident registration certificate pursuant to Article 58.
(3) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may instruct to carry out or perform the following affairs with the backup system established for electronic information for resident registration pursuant to Article 28 (2) of the Act in preparation for natural disasters and calamities: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Establishing and managing a comprehensive database constantly consistent with the electronic data in the electronic information center for resident registration;
2. Performing functions of the electronic information center for resident registration, in cases where it is impossible to operate the electronic information center for resident registration in normal conditions due to the occurrence of a disaster or calamity;
3. Conducting simulated training programs at least once a year in preparation for disasters or calamities.
(4) The Minister of Public Administration and Security shall take all measures necessary for the protection of data, such as establishment of an exclusive communication network and installation of fire walls, to preserve data in the electronic information center for resident registration and the backup system therefor from illegal intruders. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 47 (Inspection of Resident Registration Record Cards or Issuance of Certified Copies or Abstracts thereof)   print
(1) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu (including the head of a non-autonomous Gu), the head of each Eup/Myeon/Dong or the head of a branch office (hereinafter referred to as "head of each agency responsible for the inspection or issuance of a certified copy or abstract") shall issue a certified copy or an abstract of a resident registration record card only to a registered resident whose identity has been verified by the head of a Si/Gu/Eup/Myeon administering the reference domicile concerned pursuant to Article 15 of the Act and Article 22 of this Decree: Provided, That he/she may also issue to a foreign spouse a certified copy or an abstract of the resident registration record card of the householder and members of the household where the spouse belongs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
(2) Applications for inspection of a resident registration record card or issuance of a certified copy or an abstract thereof may be filed orally, in writing (including an electronic document), or by an unmanned civil petition processing machine. In such cases, the name and address or the name and resident identification number of the relevant resident shall be stated precisely.
(3) Article 25 (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis to cases where an oral application is filed pursuant to paragraph (2). In such cases, "report", "reporting form" and "person who files the report" referred to in Article 25 (2) shall be construed as "application", "application form" and "applicant", respectively. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(4) The scope of persons who have a legitimate interest, such as a claim or an obligation, under Article 29 (2) 6 of the Act pursuant to attached Table 2, and the term "where it is required for any other public interest" in Article 29 (2) 7 of the Act means a case under any of the following subparagraphs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
1. Where the competent head of each Si/Gun/Gu deems necessary to carry out a project for public purpose, which will affect the resident concerned or any household member in the same household;
2. Where the Minister of Public Administration and Security deems necessary for achieving the objectives of medical treatment, research, or statistical collation;
3. Cases recognized by the Minister of Public Administration and Security where providing information to any person other than the resident concerned or a household member in the same household is deemed obviously beneficial to the resident concerned or a household member.
(5) Any person who intends to file an application for inspection of a resident registration record card or issuance of a certified copy or an abstract thereof in accordance with paragraph (2) shall produce his/her identification certificate (in cases where an application is filed in the name of an institution, an employee identification certificate or an employment certificate proving that the person filing the application is an employee of the institution shall be produced together with the application) and submit an application with the grounds for the application described therein and documents proving such grounds, and further details necessary for such shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security: Provided, That where it is possible to verify accompanying documents by sharing administrative information pursuant to Article 36 (1) of the Electronic Government Act, the submission of accompanying documents may be substituted by verification in such manner, but if the applicant does not consent to such verification, the applicant shall be required to attach accompanying documents to the application. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
(6) Notwithstanding paragraph (5), if an applicant designates the name and address of the resident on the resident registration record card of which the applicant desires to have a certified copy or an abstract as the addressee for the delivery of the copy or abstract or if an applicant request to dispatch a certified copy or an abstract to the State or a local government because it is required for public service, the head of each agency responsible for the inspection or issuance of a certified copy or an abstract may waive the verification of the applicant's identity and the submission of certification. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
(7) Where the head of each agency responsible for the inspection or issuance of a certified copy or an abstract receives the application from the resident concerned or deems it necessary even though no application has been received, he/she may inform the person by mail or mobile phone text message of the fact regarding the inspection of his/her resident registration record card or the issuance of a certified copy or an abstract therof: Provided, That this shall not apply to cases where the resident registration record card is inspected or a certified copy or an abstract thereof is issued under Article 29 (2) 1 and 7 of the Act. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 17, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
(8) The inspection of a resident registration record card shall be made through an electronic document or in the presence of the public official in charge at the office of a Si/Gun/Gu (including a non-autonomous Gu), the office of Eup/Myeon/Dong, or the branch office administering the registered domicile concerned.
(9) A certified copy of a resident registration record card shall be prepared according to the resident registration record card for the relevant household while an abstract of a resident registration record card shall be prepared according to the resident registration record card for the relevant individual resident.
(10) Matters concerning the inspection of resident registration record cards, the information that shall be contained in each certified copy or abstract, and the notification to the resident concerned under paragraph (6) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 17, 2008>
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 Article 47-2 (Requests for Restriction on Inspection of Resident Registration Record Cards of Domestic Violence Victims or on Issuance of Certified Copies and Abstracts thereof)   print
Where a domestic violence victim intends to restrict the inspection of his/her resident registration record cards, or the issuance of a certified copy and an abstract thereof pursuant to Article 29 (6) of the Act, he/she shall file an application with the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Minister of Public Administration and Security.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009]
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 Article 48 (Inspection of Resident Registration Record Cards of Persons Registered in other Districts or Issuance of Certified Copies or Abstracts Thereof)   print
Notwithstanding Article 47 (8), the head of each agency responsible for inspection or issuance of a certified copy or an abstract may allow a person who is registered as a resident in any other district to inspect his/her resident registration record card or issue a certified copy or an abstract of such a record card through the computation system. In such cases, inspections of resident registration record cards shall be made in the presence of the public official in charge at the office of a Si/Gun/Gu (including a non-autonomous Gu), the office of a Eup/Myeon/Dong, or the relevant branch office.<Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 17, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
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 Article 49 (Issuance of Certified Copies or Abstracts of Resident Registration Record Cards through Unmanned Civil Petition Processing Machine)   print
(1) When the head of a Si/Gun/Gu issues a certified copy or an abstract of a resident registration record card through an unmanned civil petition processing machine pursuant to the proviso to Article 29 (3) of the Act, he/she shall make it possible to verify the applicant's fingerprint with the fingerprint contained in his/her resident registration certificate or the applicant's fingerprint with the contents of his/her resident registration certificate by the computation system.
(2) When the head of a Si/Gun/Gu issues a certified copy or an abstract of a resident registration record card through an unmanned civil petition processing machine pursuant to the proviso to Article 29 (3) of the Act, he/she shall take measures for the security control to protect personal information as well as the computation system for resident registration.
(3) When the head of a Si/Gun/Gu issues a certified copy or an abstract of a resident registration record card through an unmanned civil petition processing machine pursuant to the proviso to Article 29 (3) of the Act, he/she shall ascertain the current status of the operation and security of the unmanned civil petition processing machine at least once a month and take necessary measures, while if it is anticipated that the computation system for resident registration is likely to malfunction or that data therein may possibly leak therefrom, he/she shall stop issuing certified copies or abstracts of a resident registration record cards by means of the unmanned civil petition processing machine.
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 Article 50 (Use, etc. of Electronic Information Data of Resident Registration)   print
(1) Any person who intends to have access to or utilize electronic data pursuant to Article 30 of the Act shall file an application, stating the following matters, with the head of the competent central administrative agency in attached Form 38:
1. Purposes and grounds for having access to or utilizing the electronic data;
2. Scope of the electronic data that he/she intends to have access to or utilize;
3. Methods of providing electronic data, the agency responsible to manage the data, measures for security control, and other relevant matters.
(2) An application for access to or utilization of electronic data under paragraph (1) shall be filed only for the minimum data required, but reproduction or provision of resident registration record card itself may not be requested.
(3) The head of the competent central administrative agency in receipt of applications under paragraph (1) shall examine the following matters, and notify the applicant of the results thereof in attached Form 39:
1. Legitimacy of the purposes of having access to or utilizing the electronic data;
2. Appropriateness of the scope of the electronic data;
3. Reasonableness, appropriateness, and public good of the application;
4. Whether it is likely to infringe on the privacy of any person;
5. Whether measures for preventing the electronic data from being used for any other purpose and security control have been set in place.
(4) Any person who intends to have access to or utilize electronic data shall file an application for approval with the Minister of Public Administration and Security or the competent Mayor/Do Governor or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu under Article 2 in attached Form 38, along with a notice of the results of examination under paragraph (3): Provided, That in cases where the head of a central administrative agency intends to have access to or utilize electronic data, he/she may file an application for approval in a document stating the grounds for and purposes of utilizing the electronic data, the measures for safety security, and other relevant matters. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(5) The Minister of Public Administration and Security, the competent Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu shall, upon receiving an application for approval under paragraph (4), examine the following matters, and if it is concluded unnecessary as a result of the examination to provide the electronic data, he/she may refuse to provide the same: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Matters referred to in subparagraphs of paragraph (3);
2. Whether it is possible to process the data requested by application via the computation system;
3. Whether processing the data requested by the application is not likely to cause any hindrance to the performance of administrative affairs of resident registration.
(6) The Minister of Public Administration and Security, the competent Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu shall, whenever he/she grants approval as a result of the examination under paragraph (5), enter and keep the records of details of such approval in the register for the access to electronic information data of resident registration in attached Form 40. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(7) Service charges may be collected as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, in exchange for having access to or utilizing electronic data pursuant to paragraph (6). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(8) "Ground specified by Presidential Decree" in the proviso to Article 30 (1) of the Act means any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
1. Where applications have been repeatedly filed to have access to or utilize electronic data on the same content as approved;
2. Where an application is filed pursuant to Article 47 (4) 2;
3. Where an application is filed pursuant to Article 47 (4) 3.
(9) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
(10) Except as otherwise provided for in this Decree, matters necessary for having access to, utilizing, and providing electronic data shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 51 (Guidance for and Supervision, etc. over Persons Assessing or Utilizing Electronic Data of Resident Registration)   print
(1) A persons to whom 10,000 items or more of electronic data (including electronic data supplied pursuant to other Acts and subordinate statutes) have been provided during a year shall be subject to guidance and supervision under Article 32 (1) of the Act: Provided, That State organs and local governments shall be excluded herefrom. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
(2) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may, if necessary for guidance and supervision under Article 32 (1) of the Act, demand a person subject to guidance and supervision under Article 32 (1) of the Act to submit the following data concerning the disposal of electronic data: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Data concerning the results of disposal, including the utilization of electronically processed information;
2. Data concerning the current status of the provision of electronically processed information and protective measures for the provision of such information.
(3) Any person who receives a demand to submit data in accordance with paragraph (1) shall submit relevant data within 30 days, except where there is any justifiable reason to the contrary.
(4) The Minister of Public Administration and Security shall, when he/she intends to conduct a field inspection on the current status of utilization of data pursuant to Article 32 (1) of the Act, notify a person subject to the inspection of the purposes and scope of the field inspection, personal data of the public official in charge, the date and time of the inspection, and other relevant matters in advance. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(5) The Minister of Public Administration and Security shall inform a person subject to inspection under paragraph (4) of the results of filed inspection and may demand the person to take corrective measures for the problems discovered as a result of the inspection. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Articles 52 through 55 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>   print
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 Article 56 (Processing of Civil Petitions Pertaining to Resident Registration by Electronic Document)   print
(1) Any person who files a civil petition related to resident registration by electronic document in accordance with Article 34 (1) of the Act shall send it to the electronic civil petition counter under Article 9 (2) of the Electronic Government Act (hereinafter referred to as "electronic civil petition counter"). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
(2) Any person who intends to obtain a certified copy or an abstract of a resident registration record card in accordance with paragraph (1) shall use a paper, 210mm wide by 297mm long, in white color.
(3) Whenever the head of an agency responsible for the management and operation of the electronic civil petition counter permits a person to inspect a resident registration record card or issues a certified copy or an abstract thereof through the electronic civil petition counter, he/she shall take all measures for preventing forgery or alteration and verifying the authenticity thereof.
(4) The agency which receives a certified copy or an abstract of a resident registration record card pursuant to paragraph (1) may verify the authenticity thereof through the electronic civil petition counter.
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 Article 57 (Verification of Authenticity of Names and Resident Identification Numbers)   print
(1) The Minister of Public Administration and Security shall establish an electronic information system necessary for verifying authenticity of names and resident identification numbers (hereinafter referred to as the "real name verification system for elections") in the electronic information center for resident registration pursuant to subparagraph 1 of Article 35 of the Act and Article 82-6 of the Public Official Election Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) Pursuant to subparagraph 1 of Article 35 of the Act and Article 82-6 of the Public Official Election Act, any online media company, political party, or candidate may use the real name verification system for elections during the election campaign period under Article 59 of the Public Official Election Act in order to take technical measures for verifying the authenticity of the name and resident identification number of any person who intends to post his/her opinion in support of or opposition to a political party or candidate on an open message board, chat room, or any similar medium in Internet websites.
(3) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may deny verification, if an online media company, political party, or candidate who intends to have access to the real name verification system for elections in accordance with paragraph (2) fails to establish and take measures for security control, including measures for preserving the system from being used for any other purpose and preventing a third party from intruding on privacy. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(4) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may demand an online media company, political party, or candidate to submit data concerning measures taken in accordance with paragraph (3) and examine them (hereinafter referred to as "guidance and supervision"), even while an online media company, political party, or candidate has access to the real name verification system for elections. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(5) The Minister of Public Administration and Security shall, if a candidate forfeits his/her qualification after the election is finished or due to any other reason, order him/her to immediately cease accessing the real name verification system for elections (without informing him/her of the reason therefor) and may order him/her to cease accessing the real name verification system for elections, if he/she falls under any of the following subparagraphs. In such cases, the online media company, political party, or candidate who is ordered to cease accessing the system shall be informed of the reason therefor: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. If he/she fails to comply with guidance or supervision;
2. If he/she uses the real name verification system for elections for any other purpose;
3. If he/she has not taken measures for security control, including preventive measures for preventing a third party from intruding privacy without authorization for access to the real name verification system for elections.
(6) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may allow an online media company, political party, or candidate who has been ordered to stop accessing the system pursuant to paragraph (5) to recommence access to the system, if the online media company, political party, or candidate takes measures for correcting the cause of the order to cease access to the system. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(7) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may inquire the Chairperson of the National Election Commission of a list and website addresses of online media companies, political parties, and candidates, and the Chairperson of the National Election Commission shall, upon receiving such inquiry, provide such information without delay. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(8) Other matters necessary for the use and operation of the real name verification system for elections shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 58 (Verification of Authenticity of Resident Registration Certificates)   print
(1) If deemed necessary for verifying the authenticity of a resident registration certificate pursuant to subparagraph 2 of Article 35 of the Act, the Minister of Public Administration and Security may verify its authenticity by computation system, such as the automatic telephone answering system, the electronic civil petition counter, and the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) The scope of information verifiable through the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates by the computation system under paragraph (1) shall be limited to the content of each resident registration certificate.
(3) Any agency that intends to have access to the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates under paragraph (1) for any of the following purposes shall file an application with the Minister of Public Administration and Security in attached Form 41: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
1. Where the State or a local government needs to verify the authenticity of a resident registration certificate for public service;
2. Where a financial company, etc.needs to verify the authenticity of a resident registration certificate in order to establish order in financial transactions.
(4) The Minister of Public Administration and Security may, upon receiving an application for access pursuant to paragraph (3), deny verification, if he/she concludes it unnecessary as a result of the examination of the following matters to have access to the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates. In such cases, he/she shall notify the applicant for having access to the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates of the results of the examination: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Legitimacy of and necessity for the purposes of the verification of the resident registration certificate;
2. Appropriateness of access to the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates and measures taken for security and safety control;
3. Whether it is possible to process requested matters by the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates;
4. Whether processing requested matters is unlikely to cause any hindrance to the performance of administrative affairs for resident registration.
(5) The scope of financial companies, etc.under paragraph (3) 2 and other matters necessary for having access to the verification system for the authenticity of resident registration certificates shall be determined by the Minister of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
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 Article 59 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>   print
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 Article 60 (Preservation of Documents Relevant to Resident Registration)   print
The preservation period of each document pertaining to resident registration is as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 17, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug. 29. 2011>
1. Resident registration record cards for individual residents or house-holds: Permanent;
2. Deleted resident registration record cards for individual residents or households: Permanent;
3. Registers of resident identification numbers and registers of combination of resident identification numbers: Permanent;
4. Registers of issuance of resident registration certificates: Permanent;
4-2. Applications for issuance of resident registration certificates: Permanent (five years in cases where they are kept separately in an electronic form);
4-3. Tabulation of issuance of resident registration certificates: Five years (one year in cases where they are kept separately in an electronic form);
5. Registers of receipt of reports on emigration: Ten years;
6. Registers of found, collected, destroyed resident registration certificates: Five years;
7. Documents pertaining to notification of registered domicile: Five years;
8. Documents pertaining to resident registration reports; Five years (Provided, That in cases of moving-in reports shall be ten years);
9. Document pertaining to factual investigations and discretionary measures: Five years;
10. Documents pertaining to imposition and collection of fines for negligence: Five years;
11. Documents pertaining to corrections of resident identification numbers: Five years;
12. Lists of households, lists of vacating residents, or lists of occupying residents: Five years;
13. Documents pertaining to issuance of resident registration certificates, which do not fall under subparagraph 4: Five years;
14. Documents reporting the current status of resident registration and resident registration certificates issued: Five years;
15. Documents pertaining to discretionary adjustment and daily settlement: Five years;
16. Documents pertaining to transfer of resident registration record cards: Five years;
17. Documents pertaining to objections: Three years;
18. Registers of inspection of resident registration record cards and issuance of certified copies and abstracts: Three years;
19. Registers of access to and approval for electronic data: Three years;
20. Documents pertaining to notices and public notices, other than those under subparagraph 8: Three years;
21. Documents pertaining to notification of emigration (emigration while abroad): Three years;
22. Registers of changes of addresses in resident registration certificates of residents residing in other Eup/Myeon/Dong: Three years;
23. Documents pertaining to applications for verification of authenticity of resident registrations: Three years;
24. Documents pertaining to applications for inspection of resident registration record cards and issuance of certified copies and abstracts: Three years.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008]
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20615, Feb. 22, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measure Concerning Destruction of Resident Registration Certificates Found)
The period under the amended provisions of Article 43 (1) shall commence from the date when this Decree enters into force, in cases where a person who received a notice informing how to claim a found resident registration card has not claimed it until before the date this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measure Concerning Time to Collect Back Resident Registration Certificates Following Former Amendment to President Decree)
The period under Article 40 (1) 4
Article 4 (Transitional Measure Concerning Forms in Use)
The forms prepared and in use pursuant to former provisions as of the date this Decree enters into force may be used continuously, but the details of the amendment herein shall be reflected in the forms.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20947, Jul. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on February 4, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 28 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21164, Dec. 2, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force three month later than the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measure)
The forms prepared and in use pursuant to former provisions as of the date this Decree enters into force may be used continuously, but the details of the amendment herein shall be reflected in the forms.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21683, Aug. 13, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on October 2, 2009.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21835, Nov. 20, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 22, 2009.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 5, 2010.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22311, Jul. 26, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22323, Aug. 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Revision of Forms)
Forms under the former provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force may be used along with those under this Decree until December 31, 2010.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23102, Aug 29, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 36 (1), 47 (6), 51, 58, and 60 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, while the amended provisions of Article 40-2, attached Forms 42 and 43 shall enter into force on August 31, 2011.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Period of Application for Issuance of Resident Registration Certificates)
Where a notice was issued on the issuance of a resident registration certificate under the former Article 36 (1) and the period of application for issuance thereof has not yet passed as at the time this Decree enters into force, the period extended by six months from the deadline of the relevant application shall be deemed the period of application for issuance.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Amendment of Forms)
Forms provided for in the former provisions as at the time this Decree enters into force, may be used concurrently with the forms prescribed by this Decree until December 31, 2011.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23264, Oct. 26, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on Oct. 26, 2011.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec. 21, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its Promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.