- A “Registered Seal Impression” is the ‘print of a seal’ stamped for the purpose of comparison and submitted to the governing dong office. This seal is used to verify the identity of the person concerned.
- A "Seal" is 'a print of a seal' already stamped for comparison purpose which is different to a stamp. A person who wants to obtain a certificate of seal can declare a seal to the governing dong office and the person can receive the registered "legal seal' as necessary. As a rule, this 'legal seal' is available person can receive one 'legal seal' only.
- The "certificate of seal" refers to a certificate from a dong office that it is identical to "a print of one's seal" which had been declared in the dong office. This is used to verify the person concern is the person him/herself.
- In registering real estate, the person registered of ownership is required to submit a certificate of seal as a person bound to make registration.
- A person wish to receive a certificate of seal can receive a certificate of seal by declaring a 'Seal' at the governing dong office.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO DECLARE A SEAL
ONE SET OF A SEAL DECLARATION
A STAMP TO REGISTER AS A SEAL (SEND A PAPER STAMENTED WIDTH THE SEAL STAMP IF DECLARING IN WRITTEN DOCUMENT)
A PICTURE IDENTIFICATION CARD TO CONFIRM
- Native Koreans ： Resident registration, driver's license, passport, welfare card for the disabled.
- Korean Nationals Living in Abroad ： Domestic Residence Report Certificate, Passport
- Foreigners ：Domestic Residence Report Certificate, Certification of Registration
- When declaring in person, you must submit the registered seal impressions of a legal guardian and guarantor. Minors and quasi-incompetent persons must also submit a written consent signed by a legal guardian. (A Certificate of Kinship is not required as it may be verified through the administrations information system.)