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Resident Service

Report of Change
in Residence

  • Resident Service
  • Administrative Services
  • Report of Change in Residence

Service Summary

When a foreigner who has registered as a foreigner changes his/ her place of residence, he/ she must report the change to the head of the city, county or gu, the community service center, or the immigration office that has jurisdiction over the place of residence within 14 days of the move. This civil service entails changing the place of residence indicated on the alien registration card of the foreigner reporting the change.

Related laws

Article 36 of the Immigration Control Act and Articles 45(1) and 83 of the Enforcement Rules of the Act

Required Documents

  • Foreigners should submit their alien registration card (or domestic residence card) and address certificate(housing rental contract, etc.) to complete the report
  • You also need to submit a certificate of residence/ housing provision [a copy of ID card and confirmation (signature or seal) of the provider]

FAQ

  • Q)

    Can a holder of a domestic residence report card report the change in the place of residence to a gu office or a community service center?

  • A)

    Anyone with an alien registration card or domestic residence report card can report their change in the place of residence to the gu office, the community service center or the Immigration Office that has jurisdiction over the place of residence (within 14 days of the move).

  • Q)

    Is it possible to report the change in my place of stay if my period of stay indicated on my alien registration card has expired?

  • A)

    You should visit the Immigration Office that has jurisdiction over your place of stay and first extend your stay and then report the change.

  • Q)

    Where can I apply for the issuance of an alien registration card, change the status of my stay, or extend the period of stay?

  • A)

    For the report of change in the place of stay and the issuance of a certificate of fact on alien registration, visit a gu office. A community service center provides only the services of seal registration or change, the issuance of a certificate of seal and the issuance of a certificate of fact on alien registration. (via fax).
    Please note that for the issuance of a new alien registration card (or a domestic residence report card), change in the status of stay and the extension of stay, you should visit the Immigration Office that has jurisdiction over your place of residence.