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Country Profiles

South Korea

Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Lee, Chulwoo

Published: February 2017

Country expert(s)

Lee, Chulwoo

Current citizenship law

Nationality Act as amended 20 December 2016 (Act No. 14407) (note the translation is that of Nationality Act updated up to amendment on 19 June 2014) LANGUAGE: uk


국적법 (2016개정, 법률 제14407호) LANGUAGE: South Korea

Enforcement Decree for the Nationality Act (Presidential Decree No. 567) LANGUAGE: uk


국적법시행령 (대통령령 제26844호) LANGUAGE: South Korea

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law South Korea domestic case law
International case law South Korea International case law
Citizenship News N/A