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on Marriage
I. International Marriage and
I. International Marriage and Residency Management 05 Residency Management
II. International Marriage and Nationality 10
III. Divorce and Sojourn, Nationality Issues 19
IV. Laws on Women 23
1. Domestic Violence 24
2. Sexual Abuse 27
3. Prostitution 34
4. Adultery 38
Appendix 39
Women related legal support counseling organizations / Women migrants
support groups / Korean Legal Aid Corporation / Immigration district and
branch offices / Medical institution guide / Emergency phone numbers /
National Health Insurance Corporation regional headquarters
Guidebook for Immigrant Women on Marriage 06 07 International Marriage and Residency Management

Q 01 Alien Registration and Extension of Stay for

Residency (F-2) Status Holders
Documents required are as follows:
(1) Application (combined form)
(2) Passport and alien registration card
If you want to stay in Korea more than 90 days, you are
required to apply for alien registration and extension of stay at (3) Copy of spouse’s family registration (indicating fact of marriage)
(4) Copy of spouse’s resident registration or resident registration card
a local immigration office having the jurisdiction over the
(5) Letter of guarantee (authentication unnecessary)
place of your stay within 90 days from the date of your entry (6) Fees (₩20,000)

Documents required are as follows:

(1) Application (combined form)
(Refer to the downloadable forms on the Immigration Bureau
website www.immigration.go.kr under the Ministry of Justice.)
Q 03 Letter of Guarantee
The Korean spouse must guarantee for your identity.
However, if your Korean spouse is deceased or you have
(2) Passport and 2 color photos (3 x 4cm)
(3) Copy of spouse’s family registration (indicating fact of divorced or separated, your identity might be guaranteed by a
marriage), copy of resident registration relative of your former Korean spouse or a third party is
(4) Letter of guarantee (authentication unnecessary) qualified for guarantee (a person who is at least up to 20 years
(5) Fees (₩30,000 : ₩10,000 for Alien Registration and ₩20,000 for old and has regular job).
Extension of Sojourn Period)
※ Documents that verify qualification for guarantee: certificate of employment, tax
payment verification, property taxation verification

Q 02 Extension of Stay (Alien Registration holders)

If you want to continue staying in Korea under F-2
Q 04 Employment in Korea for Residency (F-2) Status
A foreign spouse of a Korean national is free of
status, you must register at a local immigration office having
the jurisdiction over the place of your stay before your sojourn specific restrictions on the scope of employment activities and
period ends, and should be accompanied by your Korean may work in Korea as a Korean national can.
※ The application would be possible from two months before sojourn period expiration date
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Q05 Change in Residence

If you want to change the place of residence, you are
required to notify the change to the new city, county, or
(5) Letter of guarantee
(6) Fees (₩50,000)

district office, or the local immigration office having the

jurisdiction over the new place of your stay, within 14 days
from the date you moved. You should take your passport and
alien registration card with you. Q07 Foreigners who are allowed to stay, if your Korean
spouse is deceased, missing, or if you have divorced

Q06 Application for Permanent Residency (F-5) Status

Residency (F-2) status holders, who have been married
and lived in Korea for over two years, can apply for a change
or separated
- Foreigners whose Korean spouses have died or are missing,
due to sickness or accidents etc, while maintaing marriage
status after the foreigner entered Korea and filed a marriage
in residency status to permanent residency (F-5) status
without being restricted in period of stay, while maintaining
- Foreigners who have gotten divorced or separated from their
original nationality.
Korean spouses due to the Korean spouse’s fault (violence,
discord etc.)
Documents required are as follows: - Foreigners who have children born with their Korean
(1) Application (combined form) spouses regardless of to whom the fault of divorce or
(2) Passport and alien registration card separation lies
(3) Copies of spouse’s family registration (indicating fact of
marriage) and resident registration
(4) Documents establishing property relations
Select one among following documents that can prove a regular
income: certificate of bank balance exceeding ₩30 million
under the name of the applicant or applicant’s family; copy of
real estate registration; copy of house lease contract; or
certificate of employment of applicant or applicant’s spouse
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Q13 Issuance of Resident Registration Card after

Naturalization Permission Granted
1) Report of family registration
be issued written confirmation of foreign nationality
renunciation. However, if you do not give up your original
nationality within six months due to unavoidable
Within a month of receiving notification of permission of circumstances, you must be issued written confirmation of
naturalization, you must report naturalization in person at a foreign nationality renunciation reserve confirmation at a local
family registration government office (city, district, or town immigration office.
office) and be issued three copies of family registration. (You
must take with you the notification of permission of 4) Application for resident registration card issuance
naturalization.) You must take a copy of family registration and written
confirmation of your foreign nationality renunciation to your
2) Renunciation of foreign nationality local town office and report resident registration and apply for
After receiving notification of permission of naturalization, you issuance of resident registration card.
should immediately notify the foreign embassy or your country
on renunciation of your original nationality, and be issued a 5) Return alien registration card
“foreign nationality renunciation certificate.” If you do not The alien registration card should be returned to the local
perform renunciation of nationality within six months after immigration office where you underwent alien registration.
receiving permission of naturalization, you automatically lose (Be sure to take your notification of permission of
your Korean nationality. naturalization, copy of family registration, resident registration
card, and alien registration card.)
3) Confirmation of renunciation of foreign nationality
You must visit the Nationality and Refugee division of the
Ministry of Justice (local immigration offices, the Sejongro
Seoul immigration office). You should submit your “foreign
Q14 How to re-acquire Korean nationality after losing
Korean nationality from failure to denounce original
nationality within six months, even after receiving
nationality renunciation certificate,” copy of family naturalization permission
registration, and naturalization permission slip. You will then You can re-acquire Korean nationality that you lost if you
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undergo procedures to give up your former nationality within a registration office (city hall, district office, or town office) of
year of losing nationality and submit a written statement of your Korean spouse’s place of permanent address, register
nationality acquisition to the Minister of Justice. the fact of adoption, enter the adopted child (under the age of
20) into Korea, and submit documents applying for permission
Documents required are as follows:
for special naturalization at the Nationality and Refugee
(1) Statement of nationality acquisition division of the Ministry of Justice or at a local immigration
(2) Copy of family registration office. When adopting persons 20 years or older, you must
(3) Documents proving the fact and date of foreign nationality reside in Korea over three years to apply for naturalization.
(4) Fees (₩10,000)
2) Apply together with foreign spouse for nationality
acquisition (collective acquisition)
When the foreign spouse submits an application for

Q15 Whether you lose your Korean nationality if your

Korean spouse dies or you get a divorce after acquir-
naturalization approval, children under 20 years of age may
also acquire Korean nationality if the spouse marks his/her
ing Korean nationality and have your name entered in intent for the child in the “collective acquisition relationship”
your spouse’s family registration box on the application. Documents verifying the parent-child
If you have acquired Korean nationality after you marry a relationship should be attached.
Korean, you do not lose your Korean nationality in the event of
your spouse’s death or your divorce. Documents required for special naturalization permission
through adoption are as follows:

Q16 Nationality acquisition of children born in the former

country before the foreign spouse acquires Korean
(1) Application for permission of naturalization (Ministry of Justice
form, available at the Nationality and Refugee division at the
Ministry of Justice)
nationality (2) Copy of passport, copy of alien registration card
1) Adoption by Korean spouse (3) Verification of immigration fact
You must submit the “adoption notification” form at the family (4) Documents establishing property relations
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Select one among following documents that can prove a regular

income: certificate of employment of applicant or applicant’s
family, certificate of prearrangement of employment, proof of
bank balance exceeding ₩30 million; copy of real estate
registration; copy of house lease contract; or copy of business
operator registration card and business location lease contract
if a self-managed businessperson
(5) Copy of adoptive father’s or mother’s family registration
(indicating adoption of the applicant) and a copy of resident
(6) 4 copies of identity verification (stationary shop form, picture to
be attached on each copy) III. Divorce and Sojourn,
(7) Fees (₩10,000) - It is advised that applicant be accompanied by
both adoptive parents when applying Nationality Issues
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Q17 Whether foreign spouses who run away from home

are illegal residents Q19 Divorce by agreement and application for naturaliza-
In order to protect foreign spouses harmed by domestic In the case of divorce by agreement, it is impossible to apply
violence, foreign spouses do not become illegal residents for “naturalization by marriage,” but you may apply for
automatically even if the Korean spouse reports the foreign naturalization if you reside legally in Korea for over five years
spouse to have run away from home. under the conditions of “general naturalization.”

Q18 Expiration and extension of sojourn period during

divorce proceeding Q 20 Nationality acquisition after marriage ends
When the marriage comes to an end in the event of the Korean
If your sojourn period ends while you are still in the legal spouse’s death, disappearance, or any other reasons in which
process of settling your divorce, you can apply for extension the foreign spouse is legally free of blame, or if the foreign
of stay by submitting documents could be verified the fact that spouse is raising (or will raise) underage children born from
you are in the middle of legal proceedings. Residency (F-2) the said marriage, the foreign spouse can acquire Korean
status will be granted, however visa must be extended every nationality.
three months until the lawsuit ends.

Q 21 Nationality acquisition after divorce by settlement

If the settlement includes content specifying that the Korean
spouse will pay a certain amount of money in compensation, it
Documents required are as follows:
(1) Passport, alien registration card can be used when applying for nationality acquisition
(2) Application for Extension of Sojourn Period (fixed form) (naturalization approval) as proof that verifies the Korean
(3) Proof of filing of lawsuit (issued by the court in which the spouse’s fault.
lawsuit was initiated)
(4) Letter of guarantee
(5) Fees (₩20,000) Q22 Korean spouse initiates a lawsuit filing for dirorce
from a foreign spouse that has run away from home
due to domestic violence
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A Korean spouse may file for a divorce lawsuit citing the fact
that the foreign spouse has run away or other faults. In
principle, the foreign spouse must be notified of the lawsuit,
but in the case that the foreign spouse’s whereabouts are
unknown as the person has run away, “service by public
notice” is allowed. The facts submitted by the Korean spouse
will be referred to and a divorce ruling will be brought out. The
foreign spouse can initiate a lawsuit (subsequent appeal)
within two weeks after knowing of the divorce ruling through
service by public notice, with evidential data that can overturn
the reasons attributable or prove a basis for compensation. IV. Laws on Women
Q 23 Status after getting divorced through a lawsuit
When a foreign nationals have been divorced from their
Korean spous without their faults or if the foreigner must raise
a child born as a result from the marriage with the Korean
spouse regardless of reasons attributable for the divorce, the
foreigner is allowed to stay and work in Korea under
residency (F-2) status.

Immigration Homepage (http://www.immigration.go.kr)

For the further information refer to ’Information Service’
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B. Punishment of perpetrators of domestic violence

A report to the police does not lead automatically to
punishment. Domestic violence cases can be punishable as
1. Domestic Violence criminal cases, or be settled as “domestic protection cases”
by putting a restraining order on the perpetrator for a certain
period of time, or require the perpetrator to perform
community service, attend lectures, or take counseling etc.
A. Domestic violence cases settlement procedures
If a family member (spouse or former spouse as well as direct
blood relative descendants by law) gives physical,
psychological harm to or damages the property of another
family member, the injured party can notify and report it to the
police, and the injurer may be punished under the Special Act
for the Punishment of Domestic Violence.
The notified police must immediately go the crime scene and
do the following: 1) refrain the perpetrator from further acts of
violence and start the investigation with the offender and
victim separately; 2) take the victim to a domestic violence
related relief center or protection center if the victim wishes;
3) take the victim to a medical facilities if in need of urgent
treatment; and 4) apply for legal “temporary measures” if the
act of violence reoccurs.

Call “112” to reach the police.

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Settlement procedure for domestic violence cases

Domestic violence case occurs

Complaint Report
2. Sexual Abuse
Emergency measures Temporary measures
(1) Restrain violent act Emergency measures (1) Order of withdrawal or
Separate assailant and Apply for temporary segregation
victim measures (2) Prohibited from coming
(2) Guide victim to protection within 100 meters at home A. Punishment of sexual crimes
facility Post-investigation Transference or work
(3) Guide victim to medical (3) Entrust to medical Out of respect for the victim, most sexual crimes are only
treatment institution institution
(4) Inform possibility of (4) Confinement in prison punishable if the victim files a complaint. Without the
applying for temporary Prosecution
measures if violent act Claim temporary aggrieved person’s complaint, the offender will not be
reoccurs measures
punished, even if the police register the crime report and
begin the investigation or directly witness the sexual crime
and arrest the offender on the spot. However, in order to
Non-prosecution disposition Domestic violence case Criminal procedure prevent sexual crimes from rapidly increasing and enforce
stronger punishment, offenders will be punished even without
Temporary measures Decision Prosecution File
victims’ complaints in certain circumstances, such as when
they carry deadly or dangerous weapons or if two offenders
Court Court
or more commit sexual crimes together.
Protection measures Investigation Deliberation
(1) Restraining order B. Types of sexual crimes
(2) Restricted paternal rights
(3) Order of social service
Protective measures or
No measures
Judgment 1) Cases that require victims to file complaints
(4) Probation
(5) Protective custody by
Rape or indecent act by force (including indecent acts on
protective facility No measures victims while they are asleep); sexual intercourse by an
(6) Treatment by medical - In cases where protective measures are unavailable
institution or unnecessary employer on an employee by deceit or ostentation of power;
(7) Counseling by relief center - In cases where measures are inappropriate
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sexual intercourse under false pretense of marriage; In sexual crime cases that require victims to file complaints,
unwanted sexual contact in a public place such as in a bus, the victim must file a complaint within a year since the day the
subway, concert, or assembly (by groping victim’s body with victim first met the offender. (General crimes’ period of
one’s hand or intentionally pressing and rubbing one’s sexual complaint is six months after knowing the offender.)
organs on victim etc.); and filming of victim’s sexual parts with
a camera without the victim’s consent. D. Information on reporting (filing a complaint on) a sexual
2) Cases that do not require victims to file complaints 1) When reporting criminals taken in an act of a crime, police
Rape (indecent act by force) by a robber; rape (indecent act officers called out to the crime scene will investigate the
by force) by breaking and entering into the victim’s home; rape circumstances if you report the crime to “112.”
(indecent act by force) by threatening the victim with a deadly
weapon; rape (indecent act by force) by a relative; rape 2) When submitting a complaint, you must file a complaint
(indecent act by force) by two offenders or more together; stating the personal information of the offender, victim, and
rape (indecent act by force) resulting in injuries or death of the injury, to be submitted to the civil petition office at the police
victim. station.

3) Acts by superiors or fellow employees in the workplace that 3) When filing an oral complaint at the civil petition office of
result in sexual mortification or disgust such as sexual jokes, the police station, you can write down a complaint after
display of obscene photographs or pictures, or light sexual talking to the women counseling police officer on complaint
contact (touching buttocks or hugging shoulders etc.) fall filing procedures (the complaint may be written by another to
under the category of “sexual harassment,” and disciplinary the victim’s dictation) or receive information on complaint
actions on the offenders should be carried out by the business filing procedures by telephone (area code + 0118).
E. Presence in company of persons having fiduciary relations
C. Period of complaint When courts and law enforcement agencies (police stations,
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prosecutors’ offices) examine sexual violence victims, the After the victim receives physical and psychological care,
victim may be accompanied by someone who the victim could the victim must decide whether to file a complaint against
trust or could help the victim (sexual violence relief center the offender or not. The victim may file a complaint against
counselors etc.). the perpetrator so that the perpetrator will receive criminal
punishment, or the victim may initiate a trial to claim financial
F. Importance of victim testimony compensation for damage done. As compilation of evidence
In sexual crimes, the testimony of injured parties is very is especially difficult in sexual crimes, the injured party’s
important and victims should testify in court if possible. If the actions in taking the appropriate measures to secure
victim is unable to testify in accordance to trial schedules evidence are very important.
due to unavoidable circumstances, the victim can tell the
reason to the prosecutor and ask for help. The prosecutor 2) Cases where victims are raped by family members or
can request for a witness examination at the court in relatives
advance before the trial begins. If you were raped or forced to have sexual contact with a
family member or relative under assault and threat, you can
G. Steps after sexual crimes just report it to the police as it is a crime that is punishable
1) Cases where the victim is raped by someone outside the without the victim’s complaint filed. This can serve as grounds
family for divorce, and it is important to secure relevant evidence.
If you were raped or forced to have sexual contact with
someone who is not your husband under assault and threat, H. Sexual harassment at the workplace
first go to someone you can depend on in your family or If you have been a victim of sexual harassment at the
among your relatives and talk to them about it. Then, contact workplace, immediately notify your employer and take
a sexual violence relief agency and ask for help. Even if you disciplinary action or other such actions on the offender. If
do not want to press criminal charges on the assailant right your employer does not take the appropriate measures,
away, it is better to receive aid from a sexual violence relief contact a sexual harassment counseling center (sexual
agency for the victim’s psychological stability. violence relief center etc.) and ask for assistance. If the
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employer fires or gives certain disadvantages to the victim, Settlement procedure for sexual crime cases
the victim can bring a charge against the employer to the
police. Moreover, the victim can also initiate a lawsuit
Relief center, support
against the offender (for sexual jokes or actions) and the facilities (hospitals) Victim Counseling & Support
- Duty to report
employer (for giving certain disadvantages) claiming
financial compensation for infliction of emotional distress. Complaint & Report
Victim protection
- Presence in company of persons
having fiduciary relations
- Preservation of pictures or
Ways to secure substantiated evidence Police &
(1) Do not wash your body, but go to the hospital as soon as possible. ※Persons under 13 or physically disabled
who do not have full decision making or
Receive treatment and be examined by an obstetrician, and also judgment capacity
make sure to extract the offender’s semen or public hair. (Go to the - Special cases of evidence
hospital as fast as you can even if you have washed your body.) - Prohibition of leaking victim’s
(2) Take pictures of any bruises or cuts on your body. identity or private secrets
Investigation - Trial not open to the public
(3) Take your clothes or other pieces of evidence from the time of
the event and keep them in a paper bag.
(4) It is necessary in certain cases to get a prescription for
medication to prevent pregnancy or be examined for venereal
disease. Non-prosecution Prosecution Notification of complaint
(5) If the assailant was a stranger, take notes of what you
remember of the assailant’s voice, appearance, and clothes.

Some hospitals lack concern for sexual violence victims Court

and avoid extracting evidence or issuing written diagnosis

certificates. Thus, contact a sexual violence relief organization and Investigation & Trial
receive information on hospitals. When you arrive at the hospital,
you must tell the hospital officials that you are a victim of sexual Judgment
violence in order to be examined to secure substantiated evidence.
※ Probation, social service, and lecture service possible in suspension of execution
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Prostitution counseling centers

Together Again (Dashi Hamke) Center 02) 814-3660
3. Prostitution Magdalena’s Home 02) 704-8382
Saeumteo 031) 867-4655
Dooraebang 031) 841-2609

A. Prohibited acts In principle, those engaging in prostitution activities are

1) Prostitution; punished along with the business operator, but if a person
2) Procuring prostitution and associated acts; engaged in prostitution by force or procurement, the person
3) Human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution; will be defined as a prostitution victim, escape punishment,
4) An act of employing and recruiting another person for the and all advance payment debts are annulled.
purpose of prostitution, or introducing and intermediating
work with the knowledge that the work is associated with D. Protection of foreign women under investigation
prostitution; and Eviction orders or protection enforcement does not apply to
5) An act of advertising for activities and/or an agency where foreign women under investigation by reports, complaints, or
such activities are carried out, which fall under charges of prostitution until the case is disposed (non-
subparagraphs 1), 2), 3), or 4). prosecution, indictment etc.).

B. Cases where prostitution is forced E. Presence in company of persons having fiduciary relations
You must clearly state that you refuse to engage in When courts and law enforcement agencies examine the
prostitution. If you are still forced, ask for help at a prostitution reporter or victim of prostitution crimes, the reporter or victim
counseling center or notify the police by calling 112. may be accompanied by a person having fiduciary relations
(sexual violence relief center counselors etc) if wishes and
C. Punishment for victims of prostitution applies.
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F. Claims for compensation of damages to prostitution Settlement procedure for prostitution cases
business operators or dealers (punishment for procuring prostitution)

You may initiate a lawsuit claiming financial compensation of

Counseling support
damages to the perpetrators if: you are forced to engage in Prostitution Relief center
victim or Supporting
prostitution by prostitution operators or dealers; you have been witness facilities
exchanged in human trafficking for prostitution purposes; you Report
(including complaints, accusations) Duty to report
have been physically or verbally assaulted or confined.
Moreover, if a prostitution operator or dealer harms a Investigative
prostitution victim by inflicting injury, fraud, extortion, (prosecution,
embezzlement, or breach of trust, the victim can apply for Investigation Company of persons having
fiduciary relations
financial reparation for injury to the court during the criminal
trials for the prostitution operators or dealers.
Procuring Prostitution
Prostitution Prostitution Human trafficking for
G. Money in the form of advance payments that prostitutes prostitution
borrow from private moneylenders or financial institutions Dispatch Indictment
protection case
on prostitution operators’ or dealers’ guarantee
Advance payments from the illegal cause of prostitution do Protection of Transference
prostitution victims Family
not need to be repaid. Thus, if the private moneylender or - Notify family court
Court Court

financial institution knew that the loan was to pay for the - Protect physical
wellbeing Investigative trial Investigative trial Investigative trial
advance payment debt of a prostitute and still sealed the - Non-public
investigative trial
contract, the credit is invalid. - Transfer to relief center Protection measures Judgment Judgment
※Foreign women: Order
1. Prohibition of entry ※ Additional
of forced departure,
2. Probation confiscation
probation of
H. Serving as guarantor of another prostitute’s advance protection etc. 3. Order to do social service or take lectures
4. Protective custody by protective facility
payment debt by order of prostitution operator 5. Counseling by relief center
6. Treatment by medical institution
Advance payment credit of the operator’s prostitute is invalid No punishment
as well as the guaranty debt.
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4. Adultery

A. Prohibited acts
If a person, who has a spouse, engages in sexual intercourse
with a third party of the opposite sex, the person is subject to
a maximum of two years in prison for crimes of adultery. The
third party who had sexual intercourse with the married
person will also be punished regardless of his/her married
status, on the condition that the party was aware that the
other party was married.

B. Filing a complaint
Adultery can only be punished if the spouse files a complaint
with a statute of limitations of six months. However, the
spouse cannot file a complaint if the spouse gave prior or post
approval of the act of adultery, or if the complaint is not filed
after filing for divorce. Moreover, even if the divorce lawsuit
was initiated at the time of filing the complaint, if the divorce
suit was dismissed or withdrawn, the complaint will be
deemed to be withdrawn and the spouse cannot be punished.
Women related legal support counseling organziations Women Migrants Support Groups

Emergency Counseling for Women 1366 Support group Contact information Other (interpretation,
(open 24 hours a day everywhere in the nation) www.1366.or.kr translation support)
Women Migrants Human Rights Center 02) 3672-7559 Chinese, Vietnamese,
Women Migrants Human Rights Center 02) 3672-7559 Russian, Uzbekistan,
(offers counseling, education, and relief to women migrants) www.wmigrant.org Mongolian, English
Foreign Women Migrant Workers’ 02) 708-4181/3
Korea Women’s Hotline (operates relief center 02) 2269-2962 Aid Center (Sunflower)
for victims of domestic violence and sexual crimes) www.hotline.or.kr Home of Friends (Beoddeului Jip) 02) 929-5366
Miriam Women Migrants Aid Center 02) 747-2442
Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations 02) 780-5688 Gangseo Yangcheon 02) 2699-9943
(legal counseling related to women and family issues) www.lawhome.or.kr Women Migrants Home
Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center 02) 338-2890 Social Welfare Center An-yang 031) 466-2876 Vietnamese, English
(counseling and education on sexual violence, www.sisters.or.kr Jeon Jin Sang Wehome
sexual harassment, sexual education) Vietnamese, English Ansan 031) 492-8785 Chinese, English
Women Migrants Aid Center
Christian Center for Violence Against 02) 2266-8275 Incheon(032)
Women in KAWT (family related counseling) www.8275.org Family Community Haneulmaeum 032) 576-8114
Incheon Women’s Hotline
-Women migrants relief center ‘Ooh-la-la’ 032) 529-2545
Profamily Service Center 02) 830-1816
Friends Without Borders
(family related counseling) www.familyss.com
(operated collectively by nuns) 032) 345-6734
Joy House (Catholic Incheon district) 032) 881-1094
Moise- Women Migrants Aid Center 041) 556-2666
Chungbuk Women Migrants Aid Center 043) 223-5253
Korean Legal Aid Corporation
Busan Women 051) 505-2603
The Korean Legal Aid Corporation provides legal counseling
Migrants Human Rights Center
and legal aid (criminal defense, representation through
Eulim 051) 802-3438
lawyers etc.) to foreigners who lack legal knowledge and are
Pusan Women’s Hotline 051) 817-4321
unable to obtain legal means of protection due to financial
reasons that go under one of the following :
Ulsan Women’s Hotline 052) 246-6712
(1) foreigners who reside in Korea with a monthly average
income of less than ₩2 million won; (2) foreign women
Daegu Women’s Hotline 053) 471-6482, 6483
residing in Korea that are victims or defendants in criminal
Hanwoori Family Love Center 053) 253-2236
cases related to domestic violence; or (3) foreign women
residing in Korea who have been injured from domestic
Gumi Catholic Workers’ Center 054) 452-2314
violence or sexual abuse. (Call 132 for counseling)
Changwon Women’s Hotline 055) 266-3722
Jeonnam Gwangju(061)
Mokpo Women Migrants Aid Center 061) 245-3130
Hampyeong Saeumteo 061) 323-4655
Korean Legal Aid Corporation (District and branch offices)
Yeonggwang Women’s Hotline 061) 353-4994
District Office : DO, Branch Office : BO
Naju Marriage Immigrants Support Center 061) 331-0709
Name Address Phone No.
Goheung Marriage Immigrants Support Center 061) 833-3070
Gwangju(062) Headquarters #1703-10, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 132

Foreign Workers Group 062) 230-9625 Seoul Central DO #1703-10, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 132
Jeonbuk(063) Counseling c/o Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office, 02) 536-5577
Jeonju Women’s Hotline 063) 283-9855 Team 2 Banpo-ro Seocho-gu, Seoul

Jeonbuk Women Peasants 063) 253-1129 Seoul Dongbu DO Suite 402, Jeil Bldg., #216-2, Jayang-dong, 02) 453-5888
Gunsan Women’s Hotline 063) 445-2285 Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Seoul Nambu DO c/o Nambu Branch of the Seoul District 02) 2648-5966 Chuncheon DO 1st Fl. Hwanam Bldg., #709-10 Hyoja-dong, 033) 251-8301
Prosecutors’ Office, #313-1, Sinjeong-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
Gangneung BO 3rd Fl., #898-4 Gyo 1-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do 033) 645-3163
Seoul Bukbu DO Suite 503, Dongshin Bldg., #661-8, Gongneung 02) 972-1765
Wonju BO c/o Wonju Branch of the Chuncheon District 033) 748-0763
1-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul
Prosecutors’ Office, #1008, Hakseong 1-dong,
Seoul Seobu DO c/o Seobu Branch of the Seoul District 02) 713-6009 Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
Prosecutors’ Office, #105-1, Gongdeok-dong,
Sokcho BO 2nd Fl. Dongmeung Bldg., # 280-2 033) 636-8511
Mapo-gu, Seoul
Dongmeung-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Uijeongbu DO 3rd Fl. Sekwang Bldg., #362-18, Ganeung-dong, 031) 874-0100
Yeongwol BO c/o Yeongwol Branch of the Chuncheon District 033) 373-1910
Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do
Prosecutors’ Office, #877-1, Youngheung-ri,
Goyang BO c/o Goyang Branch of the Uijeongbu District 031) 902-5132 Yeongwol-eup, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
Prosecutors’ Office, #885, Janghang-dong,
Daejeon DO c/o Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office, 132
Ilsan-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
#1390 Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon
Incheon DO c/o Incheon District Prosecutors’ Office, 032) 874-3370
Hongseong BO 3rd Fl., #288-2, Ogwan-ri, Hongseong-eup, 041) 634-4476
#278-1, Hakik-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon
Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Bucheon BO c/o Bucheon Branch of the Incheon 032) 325-4500
Gongju BO 2nd Fl., #226-1, Banjuk-dong, Gongju-si, 041) 857-6132
District Prosecutors’ Office, #445-2, Sang-dong,
Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Nonsan BO c/o Nonsan Branch of the Daejeon District 041) 745-4478
Suwon DO 1st Fl. Misong Bldg., #90-14, Woncheon-dong, 031) 213-1331
Prosecutors’ Office, #46-1, Daeheung-ri,
Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Ganggyeong-eup Nonsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Seongnam BO Suite 303, Shinsaeng Bldg., #94-3, Dandae 1-dong, 031) 748-3509
Seosan BO c/o Seosan Branch of the Daejeon District 041) 667-4054
Sujeong-gu Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
Prosecutors’ Office, #804-8, Dongmun-dong,
Yeoju BO 3rd Fl. Dongbu Bldg., #72-8, Hongmoon-ri, 031) 883-7630 Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Yeoju-eup, Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Cheonan BO 3rd Fl. Seoul Bldg., #473-7, Sinbu-dong, 041) 563-6174
Pyeongtaek BO c/o Pyeongtaek Branch of the Suwon District 031) 656-9144 Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Prosecutors’ Office, #245-1, Dongsak-dong,
Cheongju DO 2nd Fl., #82-1, Sugok-dong, Cheongju-si, 043) 284-7777
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do
Ansan BO c/o Ansan Branch of the Suwon District 031) 482-2767
Chungju BO 9th Fl., #700, Keumneung-dong, Chungju-si, 043) 854-0402
Prosecutors’ Office, #711, Gojan-dong,
Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do
Jecheon BO 3rdFl. #68-19, Jungangno 2-ga, Jecheon-si, 043) 646-5011 Prosecutors’ Office, #1133, Jaesong-dong,
Chungcheongbuk-do Haeundae-gu, Busan

Yeongdong BO 2nd Fl., #678-11, Gyesan-ri, Yeongdong-eup, 043) 744-9600 Ulsan DO c/o Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office, 052) 257-4676
Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do #635-3, Ok-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan

Daegu DO c/o Daegu District Prosecutors’ Office, 132 Changwon DO c/o Changwon District Prosecutors’ Office, 055) 266-3381
#458-2, Beomeo 2-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu #1, Sapa-dong, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Andong BO c/o Andong Branch of the Daegu District 054) 856-2595 Jinju BO 2nd Fl., #296-100, Sangdae-dong, Jinju-si, 055) 755-6922
Prosecutors’ Office, #235-2, Jeongha-dong, Gyeongsangnam-do
Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Tongyeong BO c/o Tongyeong Branch of the Changwon District 055) 649-1830
Gyeongju BO c/o Gyeongju Branch of the Daegu District 054) 741-6111 Prosecutors’ Office, #859, Dongdal-ri,
Prosecutors’ Office, #203-1, Dongbu-dong, Yongnam-myeon, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Miryang BO c/o Miryang Branch of the Changwon District 055) 356-5131
Gimcheon BO c/o Gimcheon Branch of the Daegu District 054) 433-1780 Prosecutors’ Office, #428, Naeyi-dong, Miryang-si,
Prosecutors’ Office, #1222, Samlak-dong, Gyeongsangnam-do
Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Geochang BO c/o Geochang Branch of the Changwon District 055) 942-8436
Sangju BO c/o Sangju Branch of the Daegu District 054) 535-3277 Prosecutors’ Office, #1-11, Sangrim-ri,
Prosecutors’ Office, #652-2, Mansan-dong, Geochang-eup, Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gwangju DO c/o Gwangju District Prosecutors’ Office, #342-1, 132
Uiseong BO c/o Uiseong Branch of the Daegu District 054) 832-5502 Jisan-2-dong, dong-gu, Gwangju
Prosecutors’ Office, #748, Joongni-ri,
Mokpo BO c/o Mokpo Branch of the Gwangju District Prosecutors’ 061) 277-2002
Uiseong-eup, Uiseong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Office, #818, Yeonghae-dong, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Yeoungdeok BO c/o Yeongdeok Branch of the Daegu District 054) 734-1745
Jangheung BO c/o Jangheung Branch of the Gwangju 061) 863-8856
Prosecutors’ Office, #311, Namseok-ri
District Prosecutors’ Office, #88, Namdong-ri,
Yeongdeok-eup, Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
Pohang BO c/o Pohang Branch of the Daegu District 054) 251-6111
Suncheon BO c/o Suncheon Branch of the Gwangju 061) 725-6539
Prosecutors’ Office, #768, Yangdeok-dong,
District Prosecutors’ Office, #419, Maegok-dong,
Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
Busan DO c/o Busan District Prosecutors’ Office, 132
Haenam BO c/o Haenam Branch of the Gwangju 061) 536-9945
#1501, Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu, Busan
District Prosecutors’ Office, #390, Gugyo-ri,
Dongbu BO c/o Dongbu Branch of the Busan District 051) 781-0710 Haenam-eup, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
Jeonju DO Suite 403, Dongseong Bldg., #1407-1, 063) 251-4033 Pohang BO #58-13 Hanggu-dong, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, 054) 247-2971
Deokjin-dong 1-ga, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do Gyeongbuk

Gunsan BO c/o Gunsan Branch of the Jeonju District Prosecutors’ 063) 452-6696 Daejeon IO #16-8 Jungchon-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon 042) 254-8811~4
Office, #880, Jochon-dong, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Daesan BO #197-8 Daesan-ri, Daesan-eup, Seosan-si, 041) 681-6181
Jeongeup BO c/o Jeongeup Branch of the Jeonju District 063) 533-9644 Choongnam
Prosecutors’ Office, #609-7, Suseong-dong,
Gwangju IO #366-1 Hwajeong 3 dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju 062) 381-0015
Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do
Mokpo BO #982-2 Okam-dong Mokpo-si, Jeonnam 061) 282-7294
Namwon BO 2nd Fl., #10-4, Hajeong-dong, 063) 626-5789
Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do Yeosu IO #944 Hwajang-dong, Yeosu-si, Jeonnam 061) 684-6971~3

Jeju DO c/o Jeju District Prosecutors’ Office, 064) 753-9954 Gwangyang BO #1359-5 Jung-dong, Gwangyang-si, Jeonnam 061) 792-1139
#950-1, Ido 2-dong, Jeju-si
Masan IO #2-6 Weolpo-dong, Masan-si, Gyeongnam 055) 222-9272~5

Tongyeong BO #171-10 Dongho-dong, Tongyeong-si, 055) 645-3494


Sacheon BO #44-5 Donggeum-dong, 055) 835-4088

Korean Legal Aid Corporation
Sacheon-si, Gyeongnam

Geojae BO #535-2 Majeon-dong, Geoje-si, Gyeongnam 055) 681-2433

Immigration Office : IO, Branch Office : BO Jeonju IO #27 Hyosung-dong 1 ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si 063) 245-6161~3
Name Address Phone No. Gunsan BO #49-32 Jangmi-dong, Gunsan-si, Jeonbuk 063) 445-2581
Seoul IO #319-2 Shinjeong 6 dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul 02) 2650-6221~33
Chuncheon IO #709-10 Hyoja 2 dong, Chuncheon-si, 033) 244-7351~3
Uijeongbu IO 7th Fl. Seogwan SEoyeong Bldg., #494-8 031) 876-5561~2 Gangweon-do
Uijeongbu 2 dong, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do
Donghae BO #847 Cheongok-dong Donghae-si, 033) 535-5721~2
Busan IO #17-26 Joongang-dong 4 ga, Joong-gu, Busan 051) 461-3021~5 Gangweon-do

Ulsan BO #139-16 Maeam-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan 052) 261-7545 Sokcho BO c/o of Sokcho Harbor Support Center, #53-3 033) 636-8613~4
Dongmyeong-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangweon-do
Incheon IO #1-17 Hang-dong 7 ga, Joong-gu, Incheon 032) 889-9907~9
Cheongju IO #791 Biha-dong Hongdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, 043) 236-4900~1
Suwon IO #919-6, Gu-un-dong, Gweonseon-gu, Suwon 031) 278-3311~5
Jeju IO #673-8 Geonam-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 064) 722-3494

Daegu IO #1012-1 Geomsa-dong Dong-gu, Daegu 053) 980-3512

Medical Institution Guide Emergency Phone Numbers

Red Cross Hospitals Information Phone No. Information Phone No.

Region Phone No. Region Phone No. Caller-paid toll calls 101 Inquiry on person or vehicle 182
Telephone connection 110 Emergencies concerning 1366
Seoul 02) 2002-8852~4 Daegu 053) 252-4701~7
failure report violence on women
Incheon 032) 280-2103~6 Sangju 054) 530-3107 Emergency, special calls, 112 Youth protection 1388
Tongyeong 055) 644-8901(exchange 102) Geochang 055) 944-3251~6 crime report Emergency disease 1399
Anticommunism 113 counseling and hospital guide
Local Corporation Medical Centers counseling and report Traffic information 1333
Region Phone No. Region Phone No. Telephone number guide 114 Agencies specializing in 02) 777-0182
Telegraph request 115 missing children
Seoul 02) 3430-0201 Cheonan 041) 570-7200
Current time information 116 City and province civil 120
Busan 051) 507-3000 Gongju 041) 855-4111 Water service 121 application centers
Daegu 053) 560-7575 Hongseong 041) 630-6114 failure report Electricity service 123
Environmental 128 failure report
Incheon 032) 580-6000 Seosan 041) 661-6114
pollution report Weather report 131
Suwon 031) 257-4141 Gunsan 063) 472-5000 Legal aid counseling 132 Tourism information guide 134
Uijeongbu 031) 828-5000 Namwon 063) 620-1114
Anseong 031) 674-7520 Sunchon 061) 759-9114
Icheon 031) 635-2641 Gangjin 061) 430-1114
Geumchon 031) 941-5811 Mokpo 061) 260-6500
National Health Insurance Corporation
Pocheon 031) 539-9114 Pohang 054) 247-0551 regional headquarters
Wonju 033) 761-6911 Andong 054) 858-8951
Gangneung 033) 646-6910 Gimcheon 054) 432-8901 ● Seoul regional headquarters 02) 2126-8999
Sokcho 033) 632-6821 Uljin 054) 785-7015 ● Gyeongin regional headquarters 031) 230-7840~5
Yeongweol 033) 370-9101 Masan 055) 249-1000 ● Daegu regional headquarters 053) 650-8900
● Gwangju regional headquarters 062) 250-5650
Samcheok 033) 572-1141 Jinju 055) 745-8000
● Daejeon regional headquarters 042) 605-7100
Cheongju 043) 279-2300 Jeju 064) 720-2222 ● Busan regional headquarters 051) 801-0561~4
Chungju 043) 841-0114 Seogwipo 064) 730-3101